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Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Advanced Technical Certificate

Available on Campus Campus

The goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) domains. The sonographer assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to make diagnostic decisions. The program is fully accredited in general diagnostic medical sonography by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756-6039, Telephone: 727.210.2350,Fax: 727.210.2354,


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
DMSO 1210 Introduction to Sonography 2
DMSO 1441 Abdominopelvic Sonography 4
DMSO 1202 Basic Ultrasound Physics 2
DMSO 1355 Sonographic Pathophysiology 3
DMSO 1351 Sonographic Sectional Anatomy 3
Semester 2
DMSO 2441 Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology 4
DMSO 2405 Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology 4
DMSO 1342 Intermediate Ultrasound Physics 3
DMSO 1266 Sonographic Practicum I (or Field Experience) 2
Semester 3
DMSO 2351 Doppler Physics 3
DMSO 2342 Sonography of High Risk Obstetrics 3
DMSO 2253 Sonography of Superficial Structures 2
DMSO 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 2

Year 2

Semester 1
DMSO 2243 Advanced Ultrasound Physics 2
DMSO 2130 Advanced Ultrasound and Review 1
DMSO 2467 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician (Capstone) 4
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 44

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.