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HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 101 ORIENTATION DIAG MED SONOG 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    An orientation to the field of diagnostic medical sonography followed by techniques for assisting and monitoring patients. Professional ethics, legal issues, and patient care procedures pertinent to sonography will be covered. Chart reading and recordkeeping relative to ultrasound will be presented. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: CPR Certification--Class C and Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. Assessment levels: MA 110, RD 120. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 101L ORIENTATION DIAG MED SONOG No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 101.
MS 102 ACOUSTICAL PHYSICS I 2 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Fundamental principles of acoustical physics including wave propagation, biological effects, acoustical impedance properties, and transducer characteristics will be presented. Basic types of equipment, instrumentation, quality control, and safety are discussed. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: Mathematics foundation and PH 010 or higher and Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITES: MS 201 and MS 225 or consent of program coordinator. Assessment level: RD 120. One-and-a-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
MS 102L ACOUSTICAL PHYSICS I No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 102.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 112 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A study of the fundamentals of abdominal sonography, including the case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the abdominal and superficial structures. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITES: BI 204, BI 205; MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 220 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 112L ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY I No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 112.
MS 113 OBSTETRIC/GYN SONOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A study of fundamentals of obstetrics/gynecology scans of normal and abnormal anatomy. Fetal development, including abnormal etiology and diagnostic techniques, is presented. The detection of abnormalities, pathologies, and deviation from normal is stressed. Body planes, which must be scanned for an accurate diagnosis, are emphasized. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 220. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 113L OBSTETRIC/GYN SONOGRAPHY I No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 113.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 200 IND STY: DIAG MED SONOGRAPHY 1-4 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Through independent study, sonography students will conduct research in cutting-edge diagnostic medical sonography technology, professional advancements and/or case studies. Students will be assigned to diagnostic medical sonography faculty for guidance and supervision. Letter designators in the schedule of classes will distinguish the 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-credit versions of MS 200. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the DMS program or consent of program coordinator. Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit hour.
MS 201 INTRO TO SECTIONAL ANATOMY 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    An introduction to ultrasound sectional anatomy. Anatomy will be presented in the transverse, sagittal, and coronal planes. Laboratory experience required on and off campus. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: BI 204 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITES: MS 102 and MS 225. PRE- or COREQUISITE: BI 205. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 201L INTRO TO SECTIONAL ANATOMY No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 201.
MS 202 ACOUSTICAL PHYS & INSTRUM II 2 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A continuation of MS 102. Fundamental principles of acoustical physics, including speed of sound, reflection, refraction, and attenuation through soft tissue; principles of pulse echo imaging and scanning speed limitation. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 102. COREQUISITE: MS 220. One-and-a-half hours lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 202L ACOUSTICAL PHYS & INSTRUM II No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 202.
MS 210 BREAST SONOGRAPHY 1 semester hour MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A study of the fundamentals of breast sonography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the breast tissue and its visualization with real-time 2-D & 3-D imaging, and Doppler. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 223 or consent of program coordinator. One hour lecture, one hour laboratory each week.
MS 210L BREAST SONOGRAPHY No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 210.
MS 211 PEDIATRIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A study of the fundamentals of pediatric echocardiography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the pediatric heart and its visualization with real-time 2-D & 3-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. (TP/SS only) PREREQUSITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 223 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 211L PEDIATRIC ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 211.
MS 212 ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A continuation of the study of abdominal sonography including interpretation of clinical tests, related clinical signs and symptoms, and normal and abnormal sonographic patterns. This course includes laboratory experience on basic scanning techniques and protocol relative to the abdominal structures and physiology. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 112 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 222. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 212L ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY II No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 212.
MS 213 OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A continuation of obstetrics/gynecology scanning of normal and abnormal anatomy. Fetal development, including abnormal etiology and diagnostic techniques, is presented. The detection of abnormalities, pathologies, and deviation from normal is stressed. Body planes that must be scanned for an accurate diagnosis will be emphasized. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 113 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 222. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 213L OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY II No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 213.
MS 215 ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A study of the fundamentals of adult echocardiography, including the case study review of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the adult heart and its visualization with real-time 2-D imaging, 3-D & 4-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 220 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 215L ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 215.
MS 216 VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    A broad overview of the fundamental theory and skills that are utilized to evaluate vascular disease using noninvasive techniques. Instrumentation, vascular anatomy, physiology, pathology, and physical principles and therapy are emphasized. Testing procedures in areas of cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, and venous testing are included in this course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 220 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 216L VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY I No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 216.
MS 218 ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the adult heart. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 215 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 222 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
MS 218L ADULT ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 218.
MS 219 VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II 3 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Case study reviews of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathological conditions of the cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial and venous systems. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 216 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 222 or consent of program coordinator. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 219L VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY II No Credit MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Laboratory component of MS 219.
MS 220 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM 1 semester hour MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography occurs in hospitals, clinics, and private physician offices. Students will complete a rotation through multiple clinical sites in which the students will be introduced to equipment operation, multiple sonographic examinations, and related clinical correlation. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 201 or consent of program coordinator. Eight hours each week.
MS 221 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM I 2 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Students will continue to build on their previous clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 220 or consent of program coordinator. Twenty-four hours each week.
MS 222 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM II 4 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Students will build on their previous clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 221 or consent of program coordinator. Thirty-two hours each week.
HELP ARTD-Arts   BSSD-Behav. & Social Sci.   HUMD-Humanities    NSLD-Nat. Sci. with Lab   NSND-Nat. Sci. NO lab   [M] - Global & Cultural Prospective
CE -- Credit by Exam available     (...only)  -- offered only on indicated campus(es)     G - Germantown    R - Rockville    TP - Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Course Course Title Semester Hours Subject
MS 223 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM III 4 semester hours MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography to develop the optimal skills necessary to become competent in performing sonographic examinations. All procedures covered in the curriculum will be evaluated for competency during this last clinical course. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 222 or consent of program coordinator. Thirty-two hours each week.
MS 224 SEM DIAG MED SONOG 1 semester hour MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    On-campus seminar addresses issues that will facilitate the graduates' entry into the career of sonography. Topics include registry examination preparation, resume writing, and test-taking strategies. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program or consent of program coordinator. One hour each week.
MS 225 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM IV 1 semester hour MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Student's knowledge and skills will build on their clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 101 or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE: MS 201. or consent of program coordinator. One hundred twenty (120) hours per semester.
MS 226 SONOGRAPHY PRACTICUM V 1 semester hour MS-Diagnostic Medical Sonogrph
Course Description:    Supervised off-campus experience and practice in the multidisciplinary areas of diagnostic medical sonography. Continuous development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. Student's knowledge and skills will build on their clinical experiences. (TP/SS only) PREREQUISITE: MS 225 or consent of program coordinator. One hundred twenty (120) hours per semester.

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