Course Number and Title: DMS 203 Clinical Internship III
A continuation of Clinical Internship II, this course provides additional self-development in more independent work and confirms proficiency in general sonographic procedures.
DMS Program Student Manual, including policies and DMS Clinical Competency Requirements
CCHS Non-Employee Orientation Manual
Allied Health/Science Department Policy Manual
- Demonstrate continuing competencies as outlined in Clinical Internship I and Clinical Internship II objectives, and develop independent practice in a clinical setting. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Act as an integral team member in the healthcare delivery system. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4)
- Participate in educating other healthcare providers and the public in appropriate applications of sonographic evaluation. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 2, 3, 4)
- Perform the diagnostic medical sonographic procedures independently within the plan of care and scope of responsibility. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
Demonstrate continuing competencies as outlined in Clinical Internship I and Clinical Internship II objectives, and develop independent practice in a clinical setting.
- Perform various ultrasound procedures with proficiency in a clinical setting.
- Comply with college, program, and clinical affiliates policies.
- Perform with competency the clinical competency requirements to include abdomen, superficial structures, and the gravid and nongravid pelvis.
- Perform with competency the clinical competency requirements to include extremity arterial and venous exams, cerebrovascular exams, and abdominal Doppler.
- Act as an integral team member in the healthcare delivery system.
- Demonstrate appropriate interaction skills with the interpreting physician and other healthcare professionals in a clinical setting.
- Act in a professional and ethical manner.
- Work cooperatively with all members of the healthcare team, recognizing and respecting each member’s unique abilities, contributions, and functions.
- Explain the importance of participating in a lifelong learning to comply with the credentialing organization’s mandated continuing education.
- Participate in educating other healthcare providers and the public in appropriate applications of sonographic evaluation.
- Explain procedures briefly and clearly to patient.
- Explain appropriate applications of ultrasound evaluation.
- Verbally or in writing, educate other healthcare providers and the public regarding sonographic applications.
- Perform the diagnostic medical sonographic procedures independently within the plan of care and scope of responsibility.
- Formulate and assist in coordinating and following a plan of action in the performance of diagnostic medical sonographic procedure and other diagnostic tests.
- Identify and prioritize problems.
- Predict consequences of possible solutions.
- Integrate pertinent information to solve problems.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
65-70 Clinical Competencies (equally weighted) (summative)
Midterm Appraisal (summative)
Final Evaluation (summative)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Perform competently a full range of diagnostic medical sonographic procedures pertaining to their learning concentration.
- Utilize professional verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills in patient care, procedure intervention, and professional relationships.
- Act in a professional and ethical manner and comply with professional scope of practice.
- Integrate critical thinking and problem solving skills as expected of a healthcare professional.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.