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DMSO 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen, pelvis, and superficial structures. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 1366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1367 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 23, 2013
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Abdominopelvic Cavity
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Normal and pathological abdominal and pelvic structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2101 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Ultrasound Instrumentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: This course focuses on the basic pulse-echo ultrasound system including components and function of the scanner, display system, scan converter, and hard copy units. Emphasis on Doppler production and display and safety and performance issues. (1 Lec.)


DMSO 2130 (1 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added March 22, 2006
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound and Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development. (4 Lab.)


DMSO 2243 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 21, 2013
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound Principles and Instrumentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
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: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography 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)
Offered at ECC

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)
Offered at ECC

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 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound Principles and Instrumentation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in all previous Health Occupations Core Curriculum (HPRS) courses and support courses.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Including advances in ultrasound technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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: 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. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography 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.


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