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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6446

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-08-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: in GC review 3/7/11. Needs punctuation added to topics. Instr. Qualifications. Updated - to GC 4/4/11, Appd. To USF system 5/3/11; ready for SCNS 5/11/11. Approved effective 5/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2425 2010-12-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Jeff Konin 8133969627 jkonin@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ATR 6446 Medical Conditions of Adolescents

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Med Conditions of Adolescents
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Focuses on non-orthopedic conditions in children such as review of pharmacology, guidelines for pre-participation examinations, diabetes, exercise induced bronchospasm, sudden cardiac death, concussions, and infectious diseases in the adolescent athlete.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    There are over 350 accredited undergraduate athletic training programs and only 14 recognized post-graduate athletic training programs in the U.S. Though approximately 70% of certified athletic trainers hold masters-level degrees, few pertain to athletic- training- specific education. USF will offer a degree of interest via a predominantly online format that would allow individuals to continue their employment at other institutions yet have those schools pay their tuition toward our degree. This degree has been specifically designed to prepare certified athletic trainers for career growth in the area of youth sports injury. Based on previous feasibility studies, it is evident that a hybrid learning (combination of online and resident learning) athletic training master’s program is viable at the University of South Florida.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent, and appropriate training and experience in the topic


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Understand the importance and components of a pre-participation examination including current position statements and evidence-based practice on the use of diagnostic tests for screening for SCD.

    2. Recognize common pathological conditions of the respiratory system seen in the adolescent patient, including common screening methods, determining standard medical treatment and implications for participation in athletics.

    3. Describe the contemporary treatment of Exercise Induced Bronchospasm in the adolescent athlete, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment.

    4. Recognize common pathological conditions of the cardiovascular system seen in the adolescent patient, including common screening methods, determining standard medical treatment and implications for participation in athletics.

    5. Discuss the various position stands for adolescents participating in athletics with family history of sudden death, Marfan’s disease, sickle cell trait/disease or other cardiovascular or connective tissue anomalies.

    6. Discuss the Bethesda Guidelines for participation in athletics.

    7. Recognize systemic/endocrine disorders in the adolescent athletic including standard medical treatment and implication for participation in athletics

    8. Understand the implications for participation for the athlete with infectious diseases including Infectious mononucleosis, MRSA, conjunctivitis or other infectious diseases.

    9. Appreciate typical treatment and prevention measures of pathological conditions seen in persons with selected disabilities.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. After completion of assigned readings and online exercises, students will understand the importance and components of a pre-participation examination including current position statements and evidence-based practice on the use of diagnostic tests for screening for SCD.

    2. Students will develop competence in recognizing common pathological conditions of the respiratory system seen in the adolescent patient, including common screening methods, determining standard medical treatment and implications for participation in athletics, through the completion of online activities.

    3. Students will be able to describe the contemporary treatment of Exercise Induced Bronchospasm in the adolescent athlete, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment through the completion of writing assignments.

    4. Through online activities, students will develop skills in the recognition of common pathological conditions of the cardiovascular system seen in the adolescent patient, including common screening methods, determining standard medical treatment and implications for participation in athletics.

    5. Through online activities and an exam, students will discuss the various position stands for adolescents participating in athletics with family history of sudden death, Marfan’s disease, sickle cell trait/disease or other cardiovascular or connective tissue anomalies.

    6. Students will discuss and explain the Bethesda Guidelines for participation in athletics in online activities and an exam.

    7. Students will become adept at recognizing systemic/endocrine disorders in the adolescent athletic including standard medical treatment and implication for participation in athletics through the completion of online exercises.

    8. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the implications for participation for the athlete with infectious diseases including Infectious mononucleosis, MRSA, conjunctivitis or other infectious diseases by participating in online discussion and writing activities.

    9. Students will learn to appreciate typical treatment and prevention measures of pathological conditions seen in persons with selected disabilities through the completion of assigned readings and online exercises.

    C. Major Topics

    Pre-participation examinations.

    Pharmacology review.

    Respiratory Conditions in the Adolescent Athlete.

    Cardiovascular Conditions.

    Sudden Cardiac Death.

    Concussion.

    Infectious Diseases.

    Endocrine and Systemic Disorders- Diabetes.

    Psychological conditions.

    Special Populations.

    D. Textbooks

    Cuppett M, Walsh KM (2011). General Medical Conditions in the Athlete. (2nd Edition)

    Missouri: Elsevier Mosby.

    ISBN: 0-323-02623-0

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Discussions 30%

    Quizzes: 20%

    Written Paper: 20%

    Final Exam 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Reading Assignments:

    Specific chapters in the textbooks required for the course will be assigned for each module. The reading assignments are the primary means by which each student will acquire the core content of the course. It is essential that students complete the reading assignments for comprehension early in each unit.

    Class Discussions:

    Class discussion topics will be introduced throughout the course. All students are expected to participate in, and in some cases, lead the class discussions. Question and answer activities, as well as identification of valuable web resource will be the focus of the discussions. Discussions are asynchronous, meaning that participants post messages to discussion lists. The advantage of this is that participants do not have to find a time when everyone can log in simultaneously. However, because exchange of ideas is so important, participants will have to be working on the same topics at roughly the same time. It is not possible, therefore, for participants to work entirely at their own pace, for example by doing all coursework in the first few days of the course or by leaving all coursework until the end. Therefore, it is imperative that you be able to participate in the discussions on a regular basis during the course. If you have questions about whether the course will be flexible enough for your purposes, please contact the course instructor. Students are expected to be active members of the class, and therefore each student should be able to log into the class at least twice a week to check for announcements and to participate in the class discussions. At a minimum, students will be required to respond to each discussion prompt, adding meaningful reflection or information in each post (short comments such as “I agree” or “Good point” do not count towards your participation in the discussion).

    Quizzes:

    For each module, a quiz will be posted on Blackboard with which students can self-test their level of comprehension of the reading assignment. The quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish so that you can determine your level of understanding of the reading material. Grades will be recorded in the grade book for completing each quiz.

    Written Paper:

    The submission of a written paper will be required as part of the completion for class credit. This paper will focus on a specific medical disorder in the adolescent athlete. The paper will focus on the etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, current treatment trends and any controversy revolving return to play. A grading rubric will be provided in advance so the expectations are clearly outlined.

    Final Exam:

    This exam will be comprehensive of all material covered during the entire course. The specific days and time during which the Final exam will be available will be identified in the course schedule. You will be able to take the Final exam only once and a time limit to complete the exam will be in operation.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Online

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No work will be accepted late without prior approval from the instructor. If you anticipate missing a due date for an assignment, please contact the instructor to discuss your reason(s) and alternative options. The instructor maintains the discretion to accept or refuse late work based on individual student circumstances.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Science, Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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