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DMSO 1101 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Techniques of Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
Course Description: Scanning techniques. Includes scan protocols and procedures within the laboratory setting utilizing live scanning and/or simulated experience. (3 Lab.)


DMSO 1110 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DMSO 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sonographic Sectional Anatomy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Sectional anatomy of the male and female body. Includes anatomical relationships or organs vascular structures and body planes and quadrants. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonographic Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2201 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in pathophysiology. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen and pelvis. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 1366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in basic health profession skills. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2210 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in advanced health profession skills. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1441 (4 Credit Hours) New course added February 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Abdominopelvic Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound and Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2231 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in general health professions management. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development. (3 Lab.)


DMSO 2243 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Ultrasound Physics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Cardiac Sonography Programs: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Includes advances in ultrasound technology. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DMSO 2253 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Superficial Structures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Detailed study of normal and pathological superficial structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (2 Lec.)


DMSO 2262 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (11 Ext.)


DMSO 2263 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (11 Ext.)


DMSO 2341 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Pathologies and disease states of the abdomen and pelvis as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Emphasizes endocavitary sonographic anatomy and procedures including pregnancy. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2343 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound Physics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Including advances in ultrasound technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Sonography Practices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Exploration of advanced sonographic procedures and emerging ultrasound applications. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


DMSO 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.