Undergraduate Course Catalog 2006-2007

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Lewis University | Undergraduate Course Catalog 2006-2007

Undergraduate Course Catalog 2006-2007


Total Credit Hours: 151
Major Credit Hours: 108


The Bachelor of Science program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography offers a course of study that will prepare students for careers as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS). DMS combines biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, with medicine in the application of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. Students may elect to enter the program for the B.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in which the first three years of classes would be at Lewis University with the remaining classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Another option is for students to complete the normal four-year B.S. in Biology and then apply for admission to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a certificate program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a C after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class. 

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.

I. Core Courses (108)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 Microbiology (4)
02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)
02-381 Physiology Journal Club (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
02-335 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (1)
02-494 Research Methods in Allied Health (2)
02-330 Management and Methods of Patient Care for Sonography (1)
02-332 Fundamentals of Sonography (3)
02-338 Medical Terminology (2)
02-341 Sectional Imaging Anatomy for Sonographers (2)
02-343 Principles of Ultrasound Physics I (3)
02-345 Abdominal Sonography & Lab (4)
02-347 Obstetrical-Gynecological Sonography with Embryology (3)
02-349 Clinical Education I (2)
02-438 Ultrasound Image Critique (1)
02-351 Clinical Education II (3)
02-359 Cellular Pathophysiology (2)
02-439 Obstetrical-Gynecological Pathology (4)
02-441 Abdominal Pathology (3)
02-443 Principles of Ultrasound Physics II (2)
02-444 Clinical Education III (3)
02-445 Introduction to Pediatrics & Vascular Imaging (1)
02-451 Specialty Sonography (2)
02-453 Clinical Education IV (4)
02-455 Registry Review (2)

II. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: General Biology Labs I and II, Microbiology Lab, and Research Methods.