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Course Number: DMSO 1101 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Techniques of Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1110 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonographic Pathophysiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Abdominopelvic Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Ultrasound and Review

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2253 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Superficial Structures

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Advanced Ultrasound Physics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to either the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or the Cardiac Sonography Program.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Including advances in ultrasound technology. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DMSO 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)


Course Number: DMSO 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: 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.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.