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School of Sonography

Program Curriculum

Quarter I

DMS 100a Clinical Lab I
DMS 101a Fundamentals of Sonography
DMS 102a Sonography Principals and Instrumentation I
DMS 103a Abdominal Sonography I
DMS 105a Practicum I

 

Quarter II

DMS 100b Clinical Lab II
DMS 102b Sonography Principals and Instrumentation II
DMS 103c Abdominal Sonography II
DMS 104b OB/GYN Sonography I
DMS 105b Practicum II

 

Quarter III

DMS 100c Clinical Lab III
DMS 104d OB/GYN Sonography II
DMS 105c Practicum III
DMS 106c Introduction to Vascular Sonography I

 

Quarter IV

DMS 100d Clinical Lab IV
DMS 103d Abdomen/OBGYN Registry Review
DMS 105d Practicum IV
DMS 106d Vascular Sonography II

 

Quarter V

DMS 100e Clinical Lab V

 

Clinical Education

Clinical education takes place at Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital­–Rockton, Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside, Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville, Women’s Center, Vascular Lab, and at other various Mercyhealth clinics. Students will work in the hospital and clinic with physicians, radiology professionals, and other members of the care team.

Students who successfully complete the Sonography Program are awarded a certificate from the Mercyhealth School of Sonography, and are then eligible to apply for the national certification examinations offered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Technical Standards

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that careful consideration be given to all applicants seeking education or employment. The act also requires that accommodations be provided to the disabled person when proven to be reasonable. It also supports the identification of essential job functions that may be used with other selection criteria in the screening of potential applicants for a professional curriculum or employment.

The diagnostic medical sonographer is a caregiver who plays a fundamental role in the diagnosis of a patient’s medical condition.

Implied in this caregiving role are essential job functions that require the sonographer to demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills. The performance of these job functions must be consistent with the expectation that diagnostic medical sonographers must not place themselves, a fellow worker, or the patient in jeopardy of physical or mental harm.

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