DMS 101 Introduction to Sonography, 2 credits

This course will focus on introducing the student to the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Topics include, but are not limited to; the history and foundations for the use of medical ultrasound as a diagnostic tool; medical terminology specific to sonography; ergonomic considerations; clinical assessment; and role of medical imaging modalities with emphasis on correlations to sonographic examinations. The attributes of professionalism will be appraised through discussion of communication skills, medical ethics, legal issues, scope of practice, certification, and accreditation.