Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6516
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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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2427 2010-12-08 Department College Budget Account Number Medical Sciences MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a Contact Person Phone Dr. Jeff Konin 8133969627 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title ATR 6516 Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare 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 - R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Ethical & Legal Iss Healthcare Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
Designed to develop awareness of ethical & legal issues required for athletic trainers to deliver healthcare. Develops a broad understanding of the ethical & legal issues related to healthcare delivery, emphasizing legal terminology and applicability.
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
- Other Course Information
1. Identify the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics and critique the standards according to current professional needs and societal standards.
2. Link ethical theories to athletic training application.
3. Identify potentially unethical professional practice using a systematic analysis technique.
4. Locate and analyze state and federal laws as they pertain to the regulation of athletic training practice.
5. Analyze case law as it pertains to athletic training situational legal interpretations.
6. Prepare a risk management plan for an athletic training clinical facility.
7. Prepare a risk management plan for an academic athletic training education program.
8. Compare athletic training state practice acts to other comparable allied healthcare provides.
9. Define health care malpractice and options for liability coverage
B. Learning Outcomes
1. By completing assigned reading and participating in online discussion, students will identify the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Code of Ethics and critique the standards according to current professional needs and societal standards.
2. Students will develop competence to link ethical theories to athletic training application through the completion of writing assignments.
3. During online exercises, students will learn to identify potentially unethical professional practice using a systematic analysis technique.
4. Students will become adept at locating and analyzing state and federal laws as they pertain to the regulation of athletic training practice through the completion of online assignments.
5. Through the completion of online discussion activities, students will analyze case law as it pertains to athletic training situational legal interpretations.
6. By completing writing assignments, students will prepare a risk management plan for an athletic training clinical facility and a risk management plan for an academic athletic training education program.
7. Students will compare athletic training state practice acts to other comparable allied healthcare provisions through participating in online discussions.
8. Students will operationalize the definition of health care malpractice and options for liability coverage by completing assigned readings and online activities.
C. Major Topics
Professional Association Ethical Standards & Expectations.
Ethical Theory & Athletic Training Application.
Athletic Training Ethical Dilemmas.
Athletic Training Regulation and State Practice Acts.
Allied Health Professions Regulation.
Athletic Training Case Law.
Risk Management for Athletic Training. Clinical Practice.
Risk Management for Athletic Training Education.
Health Care Malpractice and Liability Insurance.
The Future of Athletic Training From a Legal Perspective.
Professional Ethics in Athletic Training. Schlabach G and Peer K. Mosby Elsevier Publishing, St. Louis, 2008.
Promoting Legal Awareness in Physical & Occupational Therapy. Scott RW. Mosby Publishing, St. Louis, 1997.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Written Paper: 20%
Final Exam 30%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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 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 resources 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).
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.
The submission of a written paper will be required prior to completion of the course. This paper will be a reflection of your knowledge as it pertains to ethical decision making and risk management in athletic training and will be based upon your response to a case scenario. The case scenario will be posted on the class web page and will be based upon current events. A grading rubric will be provided in advance so the expectations are clearly outlined.
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
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
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