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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5534

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved; to USF Sys 10/22/13. to SCNS 10/30/13. Appd eff 11/1/14 (Level Change from 6534 to 5534)


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4767 2013-07-11
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medicine MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-000000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Steven Zinder 8133969464 szinder@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ATR 5534 Documentation in Athletic Training

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Documentation in AT
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 25

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Documentation in Athletic Training is designed to prepare athletic training students with an introduction to the foundation of appropriate terminology, documentation, and communication methods as they relate athletic training and sports medicine.


  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?

    This course is part of the core coursework for the proposed Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. The profession of Athletic Training is following other allied health professions and heading toward the entry point being at the graduate level. This is a proactive step in that direction, and will put USF at the forefront of Athletic Training education. There will be significant demand for the program, in that as of this point, there is no avenue for students that have obtained a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to challenge the National Board of Certification exam for Athletic Training. Presently, there is only one other institution in Florida (FIU) with an entry -level graduate Athletic Training Program.

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

    No

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

    Certified Athletic Trainer, MD, PhD, or equivalent.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To become familiar with the basic principles & reasons for medical documentation (communication, reimbursement, medical record etc.)

    2. Understand the various types of documentation (evaluation, rehabilitation, progress and physician notes etc…)

    3. Understand the various styles of documentation ( SOAP, narrative, etc..)

    4. Be able to articulate medical terminology & standardized abbreviations.

    5. Develop and interpret examples of documentation forms.

    6. Recognize common mistakes associated with documentation.

    7. Understand how to identify and minimize legal considerations in documentation.

    8. Be introduced to electronic forms of documentation.

    9. Relate medical documentation to the BOC standards for documentation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. To become familiar with the basic principles & reasons for medical documentation (communication, reimbursement, medical record etc.)

    2. Understand the various types of documentation (evaluation, rehabilitation, progress and physician notes etc…)

    3. Understand the various styles of documentation ( SOAP, narrative, etc..)

    4. Be able to articulate medical terminology & standardized abbreviations.

    5. Develop and interpret examples of documentation forms.

    6. Recognize common mistakes associated with documentation.

    7. Understand how to identify and minimize legal considerations in documentation.

    8. Be introduced to electronic forms of documentation.

    9. Relate medical documentation to the BOC standards for documentation.

    C. Major Topics

    Note Writing

    Documenting the Physical Exam

    Medical Records

    Plan to Care Documentation

    Application of Documentation Skills

    D. Textbooks

    Writing Patient/Client Notes, Ensuring Accuracy in Documentation. Kettenbach, G., FA Davis, Co. 2009 ISBN # 978-0-8036-1878-7, 4th edition.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Readings will be assigned throughout the semester on Canvas as needed.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Exams & Quizzes 25%

    Assignments 20%

    Weekly discussion Board 25%

    Projects 25%

    Professionalism 5%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Assignments: There will be projects assigned to the students during the semester for this course. One individual project will be assigned, and a second project will be completed in-group format. The projects are designed introduce students to the practical application of medical documentation. Details of the project goals, format, and expectations will be explained in class.

    It is expected that all assignments and written examinations will be completed on the scheduled due date. If a student anticipates a circumstance whereby this can’t be completed, it is his/her responsibility to inform the instructor prior to the assigned date. The instructor will work with the student with respect to alternative arrangements as long as a reasonable, fair and acceptable decision can be made. The instructor reserves the right to determine whether or not an individual situation is deserving of an alternative completion date. In the case of an unpredicted emergency, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of such a situation so that a timely and reasonable plan can be made for the completion of an assignment. Unacceptable excuses for missing an exam or not completing an assignment by the due date will result in a grade of “0”. Under certain circumstances, the instructor reserves the right to administer an oral examination to determine student competence following failure to complete an assignment by the due date.

    If unforeseen circumstances result in the inability to access on-line information the instructor will make a decision as to the individual circumstance. It is a priority for students to plan in advance so that last minute inabilities to access internet connections do not result in failed submissions of exams and/or projects that are due. In cases whereby, exceptions are granted, the instructor reserves the right to assign a final grade based upon all work completed.

    Class Participation/Professionalism: Participation in discussion boards are required, detailed directions for this will be placed on Canvas. Students will be arranged in groups and expected to post according to their assigned grouping.

    Examinations/Quizzes: These examinations are intended to assess the student’s awareness and understanding of the concepts covered by the course content. Items on these examinations will be derived from the text and discussions. The content of each examination will usually mirror the content of the unit most recently studied. Examination methodology may include multiple choice, tru0false questions, fill-ins and short answer.

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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

    Make up of missed work will be permitted, but points will be taken off for turning in work after the due date. No work will be accepted two weeks past its original due date and all course work must be turned in by the last day of class to receive credit.

    Academic Dishonesty:

    (USF POLICY)

    Each individual is expected to earn his/her degree on the basis of personal effort. Any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally know to the public at large must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work. Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an “F” with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F” shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    Detection of Plagiarism:

    The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service, which allows instructors to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted to me as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to Turnitin.com. Assignments are compared automatically with a huge database of journal articles, web articles, and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a student's paper was plagiarized.

    For more information about Academic Integrity of Graduate Students see http://www1.usfsp.edu/catalog-grad/academic-integrity-of-students.htm

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Masterof Science in Athletic Training


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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