Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PAS6007
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 1/14/13. for MA in P.A.; GC approved 1/28/13. to USF Sys 1/28/13; to SCNS 2/5/13. Approved eff 4/1/13
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 3017 2012-11-26 Department College Budget Account Number Graduate School MD HSC-10009-611600-000000-0000000 Contact Person Phone Larry Collins 813-396-9424 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PAS 6007 Clinical Procedures Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) CLINICAL PROCEDURES Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100
The clinical procedures course is a one-credit course designed to expose the Physician Assistant student to a variety of clinical skills and tasks that will be utilized in a primary care setting.
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?
Consistent with other Physician Assistant Degree Programs
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.)
PA, MD, PhD, ARNP, MSW
- Other Course Information
Demonstrate proficiency and understanding of the following techniques:
• Asepsis, sterile technique, gowning and gloving
B. Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Maintain aseptic technique
Demonstrates strict adherence to aseptic technique in selected settings:
Preparation for participation in surgery
Correctly perform a Venipuncture
Insert needle at proper angle
Withdraw appropriate amount of blood
Withdraw needle and checks for bleeding
Dress area appropriately
Dispose of needle appropriately
Correctly perform stool guaiac testing
Obtain appropriate supplies
Perform rectal exam
Place specimen on guaiac card
Identify positive or negative test
Correctly adhere to universal precaution technique
Dispose of biohazards and sharps
Use gowns, gloves, appropriate masks, and safety goggles when indicated
Correctly perform wet mount and KOH prep
Obtain the specimen
Place and prepare specimen on slide
Perform microscopic examination
Correctly perform pap smear
Position the patient or model
Insert the speculum and identifies the cervix
Demonstrate the proper technique for obtaining the specimen
Understand appropriate indications for immobilization
Understand the differences between splinting and casting
Correctly demonstrate basic splinting techniques
Correctly demonstrate basic casting techniques
Correctly demonstrate basic cast removal
Demonstrate the neurovascular evaluation of an orthopedic patient with a cast or splint.
C. Major Topics
• Asepsis, sterile technique, gowning and gloving
Clinical Procedures for Physician Assistants by Richard W Dehn, David P Asprey. W.B. Saunders, 2001.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Selected journal and technical manual readings
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Course requirements stipulate regular attendance at all lecture and workshop sessions, regardless of prior student experience. Timeliness is a professionalism issue and the expectation is that students will be on time to all lectures/workshops and complete all assignments within the established time frame. The student’s knowledge base will be evaluated through the use of workshop participation and evaluation of clinical skills.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Grading will be based on:
Workshop participation and demonstration of clinical skills – 75%
Quizzes – 25%
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
Didactic Attendance Policies
Students are encouraged to attend all scheduled hours of instruction. Mandatory sessions and participation requirements are listed on the final page of this syllabus. Recognizing that situations arise which require students to miss time from course responsibilities, the procedures presented below will be followed when absence is necessary.
1. Religious Observances
All students, faculty and staff at the University of South Florida have a right to expect that the University will reasonably accommodate their religious observances, practices and beliefs. Students are expected to attend classes and take examinations as determined by the University. The University will attempt, at the beginning of each academic term, to provide written notice of the class schedule and formal examination periods. The University, through its faculty, will make every attempt to schedule required classes and examinations in view of customarily observed religious holidays of those religious groups or communities comprising the University’s constituency. Any student who believes that he/she has been treated unfairly with regard to the above should contact the Office of Student Affairs.
a. Emergencies for Personal Illness, Family Illness, etc.
The student must contact both the Course Directors by e-mail or telephone and Student Affairs by e-mail or telephone to report his/her absenteeism on the first day of being absent. He/she should indicate the nature of the emergency or unexpected illness. The student must also complete and submit the Absence Report Form. Specifics on planned and unplanned absences, as well as unexcused absences, are listed below.
b. Exam Attendance Procedures
Students are expected to attend all scheduled hours of instruction. However, attendance at all examinations is mandatory, and all students should take the examinations on the day and time scheduled.
Absence for attendance at a professional meeting or other educational or research related activity should be submitted for approval to the Course Directors at least 6 weeks prior to the event. Each request for absence will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Personal travel plans should not be considered valid excuses for missing an exam.
To receive an excused, planned absence, the student must submit a completed Exam Absence Request form to the Course Directors. A copy of the written request must also be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs as soon as possible before the exam occurs. The Course Directors or designee will make the final determination to grant or deny the request and will inform the Office of Student Affairs of the decision. The Office of Student Affairs will subsequently notify the student and the Office of Educational Affairs.
If the student has an unanticipated, unplanned absence on the day of an exam, he/she must contact Student Affairs by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the exam. When the student returns to school he/she must fill out and sign the Absence Report form. Documentation for the absence to be excused (e.g. physician’s note, accident report, etc.) will be at the discretion of the OSA.
Students who miss an examination for any reason are required to contact the Office of Educational Affairs (974-2435) prior to returning to class to determine the date and time of the make-up examination. Dates and times of make-up examinations are determined by the Program Director in consultation with Course Directors.
In general, make-up examinations must be taken within 48 hours of the original examination date. If a student’s absence from an examination is unexcused, the grade recorded for the exam will be the student’s actual score or 69, whichever is lower, and will not include a group score. A second unexcused absence will result in a grade of “0” and action taken by the Academic Performance Review Committee (APRC) regarding professionalism.
3. Mandatory Course-Specific Events
In addition to examinations, the following are all considered mandatory events:
b. Small group conferences
c. Problem-solving sessions
d. Team Based Learning sessions
e. Large group/Active Learning sessions
In general, in order to be excused from one of these events, the same procedure for examinations is followed. The student must first directly contact the Course Directors with a copy of the request to Student Affairs. The Absence Request form should be completed and given to the Course Directors as soon as possible for planned absences. The Course Directors will make the determination to grant or deny a request in addition to any required remediation.
An unanticipated absence on the day of an event requires notification of the Course Directors and Student Affairs. Upon returning to campus, the Absence Report form should be completed and given to the Course Directors. The Course Directors will make the determination to grant or deny the absence in addition to any required remediation.
Students who miss course-specific mandatory events are expected to acquire the same level of competency as other students involved in the course. Therefore, students with an excused absence may be assigned work to complete by the Course Directors in order to remediate. In the case of an unexcused absence the Course Directors may assign a “0” or no credit for the missed work and/or require other remediation at their discretion. Multiple absences, or a prolonged absence, could result in failure of the course or a grade of “Incomplete”, at the discretion of the Course Directors. In any event all absences for course-specific mandatory events and the outcome should be reported to the OSA by the Course Directors.
Sign-in sheets will be used for laboratories, case studies and group discussion conferences to determine attendance (Sign-in sheets WILL NOT be used for lectures). Signing an attendance roster when you didn’t attend or arrive late to a lab, or signing the roster for another student is considered an unprofessional act and a violation of the honor code.
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information