CURRICULAR GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0790  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2004)

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer provides patient services in a variety of
medical settings using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a
physician. Sonographers assist the physician in gathering sonographic data
necessary to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Sonographers
obtain, review, and integrate patient history and supporting clinical data to
facilitate optimum diagnostic results. They perform appropriate procedures and
record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data as well as
sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure
for interpretation by a physician. They provide patient education related to
medical ultrasound and promote principles of good health.

The D.M.S. curriculum is an integrated five semester program that incorporates
didactic and clinical training designed to prepare the student for employment
in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Graduates of the program are
prepared for examination by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical
Sonographers. The associate degree option is intended for students with no
previous background in an allied health field as well as for allied health
professionals who have completed the certificate of achievement and who wish
to complete additional course work toward this degree.

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a
candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements
beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for
this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Diagnostic
Medical Sonography Program.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each
academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students
who have been admitted to the program for the 2002/2003 academic year.  For
the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

For current information about admission requirements, students must contact
the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200,
telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 52 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 145    Introductory Anat & Physiology                                   4
IDMS 200    Sonographic Introduction (See Note 1)                            2
IDMS 201    General Sonography I: Abdomen                                    4
IDMS 202    OB/GYN Sonography I                                              4
IDMS 234    Sonographic Physics                                              2
IDMS 245    Sonographic Instrumentation                                      2
IDMS 265    General Sonography II                                            4
IDMS 266    OB/GYN Sonography II                                             3
IDMS 280    Clinical Experience I                                            7
IDMS 281    Clinical Experience II                                           7
IDMS 282    Clinical Experience III                                          9
PHYS 200    Applied Physics (See Note 2)                                     4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

1.    IDMS 200 may be waived by a D.M.S. program advisor for students with an
      allied health credential.
2.    Students with prior physics education should consult with a D.M.S.
      program advisor before enrolling in this course.

It is recommended, but not required, that students complete their General
Education Core courses in Semester I prior to admission to the Diagnostic
Medical Sonography program.  Courses listed in Semester II must be completed
prior to admission to the D.M.S. Program as part of the Phase I requirements
for admission. MATH 112 is also required for admission to the program and may
be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam.  IDMS courses begin only
in the fall and are offered once a year in the following sequence.  Students
are admitted to the program in the summer and will be assigned to begin
Semester III in the fall semester.

I                 II
Lim.Ch.           BIOL 145
Lim.Ch.           PHYS 200

III (Fall)        IV (Spring)       V (Summer)
IDMS 200          IDMS 245          IDMS 282
IDMS 201          IDMS 265
IDMS 202          IDMS 266
IDMS 234          IDMS 281
IDMS 280