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DMS 50A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PRINCIPLES & PROTOCOLS4 Units
An intensive course about fundamentals of ultrasound principles, protocols, and scanning involving the major abdominal organ structures, gynecology, obstetrics, and vessels. Sonographic terminology, orientation and descriptions of normal and abnormal structures. It is assumed the student has a thorough knowledge of gross and sectional anatomy. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C.
Corequisite: DMS 50B, 60A and 72A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 50B SONOGRAPHY & PATIENT CARE2 Units
Defines the student sonographer's role on the medical team. It prepares the student to enter the clinical environment including instruction in sonographer safety and ergonomics. Legal, ethical, legislative and regulatory issues including scope of practice and standards. Patient care techniques, clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Interacting with cultural, age, and the special needs populations. Professionalism, competency-based education and leadership. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: AHS 200 or equivalent.
Corequisite: DMS 50A, 60A and 72A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 51A SECTIONAL ANATOMY3 Units
Sectional human anatomy for health care professionals, students of Allied Health and nursing professions. Emphasis on transverse, coronal and sagittal planes and correlation to other imaging modalities. Discussions include pathology-related alterations to sectional anatomy images. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 52A PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I2 Units
Principles of diagnostic ultrasound, wave characteristics, artifacts, propagation, acoustic variables, and review of mathematical skills. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 52B PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II2 Units
A continuation of DMS 52A with an emphasis on transducers, pulsed waves, real-time imaging and image display. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 52C PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY III2 Units
A continuation of DMS 52B with an emphasis on advanced principles in medical ultrasound instrumentation, harmonic imaging, volume rendering, hemodynamics, use of doppler imaging and sonographic quality control procedures. Preparation for national examinations. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 52B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 53A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I2 Units
Anatomy and physiology related to the major abdominal organs and major abdominal vessels. Assessment including physical, clinical symptoms, and laboratory findings. Related pathology and its sonographic appearance involving these structures. Scanning protocols, technical factors and image quality. One hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 53B DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II2 Units
Anatomy and physiology related to major and superficial structures and organs including sonography of abdominal organs and superficial structures. Assessment including physical, clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and pathology including the sonographic appearances. Scanning protocols, technical factors and image quality. One hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 53A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 53C DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY III2 Units
Anatomy, physiology and pathology of abdominal organs not yet covered, neurosonography, superficial structures, transplant, and the pediatric patient. Use of sonography in the operating room with a review of aseptic technique. Discussion of related medical ethics and legal issues. One hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 53B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 54A GYNECOLOGY2 Units
Anatomy and physiology of the nongravid pelvis. Pathology, sonographic appearance, and clinical symptoms of the female patient. Sonographic protocols and measurements with correlations to accepted standards. One hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (30 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 54B GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS2 Units
Anatomy and physiology of the nongravid pelvis and first trimester pregnancy. Pathology, sonographic appearance, and clinical symptoms of the female patient. Sonographic protocols and measurements with correlations to accepted standards. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 54A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (30 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 55A OBSTETRICS I2 Units
Normal fetal growth and sonographic measurements with correlation to accepted standards. Development of the placenta, amniotic fluid and cord. Abnormalities, pathology and maternal complications. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 54B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (30 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 55B OBSTETRICS II2 Units
Advanced obstetrical sonography. Abnormal 2nd and 3rd trimester fetal growth and sonographic measurements with correlations to accepted standards. Abnormalities, pathology and maternal complications. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 55A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, .5 hour laboratory. (30 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 56A VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY3 Units
Vascular terminology, principles including doppler physics. Interpretation of frequency spectral analysis. Intracranial, cerebrovascular and peripheral venous applications related to vascular technology. Normal, abnormal and pathologic states of the human vascular system. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 56B ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY2 Units
A continuation of DMS 56A for the advanced principles & theory of noninvasive vascular technology. Comprehensive study of arterial and venous applications including peripheral arterial, abdominal vascular, and assessment of the reproductive tract. Designed to help prepare individuals for the National Board for credentialing as a Registered Vascular Technologist. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 56A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 60A CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY I2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Emphasis on communication skills via written and oral case presentations and critiques. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C.
Corequisite: DMS 50A, 50B and 72A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 60B CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY II2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on abdominal subjects. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 60C CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY III2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on gynecological and abdominal subjects. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 60D CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY IV2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on obstetrical subjects. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 60E CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY V2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on superficial parts, pediatric, neonatal and vascular subjects. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 60F CRITIQUE & PATHOLOGY VI2 Units
Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical and image information. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on superficial parts, pediatric, neonatal and vascular subjects. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60E.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 70A CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP I8.5 Units
A continuation of DMS 72A. Preceptorship to obtain the technical expertise with emphasis on mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing sonographic studies and procedures. Emphasis is on elementary level for abdominal and gynecological examinations as to delineate complete anatomic and functional information for interpretation. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisites: DMS 72A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours laboratory. This is a 13 week course. (415.92 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 70B CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP II8 Units
Preceptorship in a medical setting allows the student to obtain the technical expertise with emphasis on mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing sonographic studies and procedures. The student is exposed to varied methodologies and practice philosophies in a variety of clinical settings. Major emphasis is on the knowledge and performance for abdominal, obstetrics, and gynecology examinations. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 70A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours laboratory. (384 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 70C CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP III8.5 Units
Preceptorship in a medical setting that allows the student to obtain the technical expertise with emphasis on mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing sonographic studies and procedures. Major emphasis is on intermediate-advanced level of knowledge and competency for abdominal, gynecology, obstetrics, and vascular sonography. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 70B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours laboratory. This is a 13 week course. (415.92 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 70D CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP IV8.5 Units
Preceptorship in a medical setting that allows students to obtain the technical expertise with emphasis on the advanced mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing all types of sonographic studies and procedures. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 70C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours laboratory. This is a 13 week course. (415.92 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 70E CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP V8.5 Units
Preceptorship in a medical setting that allows students to obtain the technical expertise with emphasis on the advanced-graduate mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities required performing all types of sonographic studies and procedures. Major emphasis is on terminal competencies leading to program completion. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 70D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
32 hours laboratory. This is a 13 week course. (415.92 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 72A DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROCEDURES & APPLICATIONS11.5 Units
Instruction to develop the fundamental skills, procedures and applications for sonographic image acquisition. Includes instruction in establishing technical quality, interpretation, analysis, and case presentation. Includes hands-on participation in a structured lab setting with emphasis on simulation and live scanning exercises plus clinical preceptorship. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisites: BIOL 40A, 40B and 40C.
Corequisite: DMS 50A, 50B and 60A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 32 hours laboratory. (396 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 72E DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROCEDURES & APPLICATIONS1 Unit
Advanced proficiency levels toward image acquisition, implementing technical quality, interpretation and case analysis with an emphasis on the advanced practice sonographer. Will demonstrate skills through hands-on participation in a controlled lab setting with both simulation and live scanning exercises and demonstration of instructional techniques. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 70D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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DMS 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Diagnostic Medical Sonography beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
DMS 80A ADVANCED SONOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLES4 Units
Continuation of all courses as well as new developments with advanced analysis of current sonographic practice. Final preparation for completion and participation of national registry examinations. Student presentation and critique of neoplastic cases. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 


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