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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

By Virtue of an agreement between Union County College and Muhlenberg Snyder Schools, Plainfield, New Jersey, Union County College confers a degree of Associate in Science upon graduates of the Hospital-Sponsored school who have fulfilled the requirements for the degree specified by Union County College. 
Students in the program earn college credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, social sciences and humanities electives in classes and laboratories conducted at Union County College. Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses are the primary responsibility of the program. Students must apply to Muhlenberg for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program by March 31 for the fall semester. Candidates must be high school graduates and must have had high school biology and algebra.

ADMISSION INTO THE PROGRAM IS COMPETITIVE.
 
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) with the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) accredits Muhlenberg Snyder Schools Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Program Number 110144).
Students are enrolled in the Schools of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and are matriculated by Union County College. They are eligible to participate in all student activates at Union County College and have the same rights and privileges as all other college students.
 
Students interested in the program should contact the Muhlenberg Snyder Schools at 908-668-2400 or 908-668-2844 for additional information.


Graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be able to:
 
  • Obtain, review , and integrate pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results;
  • Perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician;
  • Record, analyze, and process diagnostic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician;
  • Exercise discretion and judgment in the performance of sonographic and/or other diagnostic services;
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and colleagues;
  • Act in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and/or other diagnostic techniques, and promote principles of good health.

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Curriculum

28-month Full-Time Curriculum
Students Must Complete The General Educational Requirements For The Associate in Science Degree and CAAHEP Entrance Accreditation Requirements Before They Can Enter Into The Professional Phase.
The following comprise the General Education courses requirements prerequisite to the Professional phase.

General Education Requirements

First Semester

RNTM 101 - Medical Terminology
BIO 105 - Anatomy & Physiology I
ENG 101 - English Composition I
MAT 119 - Algebra
IDH 101 - Fundamentals of Health and Disease

Second Semester

BIO 106 - Anatomy & Physiology II
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
DMSM 101 - Patient Care
PSY 101 - General Psychology OR
SOC 101 - Sociology
PHY 101 - General Physics I AND
Phyl 111 Mechanics Laboratory OR
PHY 125 - Elements of Physics AND
PHYL 125 - Elements of Physics Lab

Professional Courses

Professional Courses AND the remaining general education courses required for graduation

Third Semester (Summer I and II)

DMSM 100 - Introduction to Sonography
DMSM 102 - Cross-sectional Anatomy
DMSM 103 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
CLPS 901 - Clinical Sonography I

Fourth Semester (Fall)

RNTM 102 - Healthcare Today
DMSM 105 - Ultrasound of the Abdomen I
DMSM 109 - Obstetrical Sonography I
DMSM 104 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
CLPS 902 - Clinical Sonography II

Fifth Semester (Spring)

DMSM 106 - Ultrasound of the Abdomen II
DMSM 117 - Obstetrical Sonography II
CIS 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications OR
CIS 101 - Introduction to Information Systems
CLPS 903 - Clinical Sonography III

Sixth Semester (Summer I and II)

DMSM 107 - Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis
DMSM 111 - Superficial Structures I
MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics
CLPS 904 - Clinical Sonography IV

Seventh Semester (Fall)

DMSM 118 - Superficial Structures II
DMSM 116 - Registry Review - Sonography
RNTM 201- Fundamentals of CT
ENG 102 - English Composition II
CLPS 905 - Clinical Sonography V

All of the above, both general education and professional courses, must be successfully completed prior to graduation eligibility.

Career Options

Upon completion graduates are eligible to sit for the credentialing examinations of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Graduates will also be prepared to advance to a Bachelor’s Degree and will be counseled on an individual basis regarding this intention.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Science Degree

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