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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR6835

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-04-30
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. Approved Effective 12/1/13. Nmbr 6832 apprd as 6835


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4771 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 6835 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training - III

    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
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Clin AT - III
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Performance of mid-level athletic training skills under the supervision of a clinical instructor at various sites. Experience will also include general medical experience and surgery observation. Weekly seminar also required.


  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. Demonstrate a musculoskeletal assessment of upper extremity, head/face, and spine (including the ribs) for the purpose of identifying (a) common acquired or congenital risk factors that would predispose the patient to injury and (b) a musculoskeletal injury. This will include identification and recommendations for the correction of acquired or congenital risk factors for injury. At the conclusion of the assessment, the student will diagnose the patient’s condition and determine and apply immediate treatment and/or referral in the management of the condition. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the patient’s status. While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the assessment should be documented using standardized record-keeping methods.

    2. Synthesize information obtained in a patient interview and physical examination to determine the indications, contraindications and precautions for the selection, patient set-up, and evidence-based application of therapeutic modalities for acute and chronic injuries. The student will formulate a progressive treatment and rehabilitation plan and appropriately apply the modalities. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the patient’s status and the prescribed modality(s). While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the treatment plan should be documented using standardized record-keeping methods. Modalities to be included:

    a. Infrared modalities

    b. Electrical stimulation modalities

    c. Therapeutic ultrasound

    d. Mechanical modalities

    e. Massage and other manual techniques

    3. Obtain and communicate patient education materials regarding physician-prescribed medications, over-the-counter drugs, and performance-enhancing substances using appropriate references.

    4. Abide by federal, state, and local regulations for the proper storage, transportation, dispensing (administering where appropriate), and documentation of commonly used medications.

    5. Activate and effectively follow locally established poison control protocols.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to conduct an intervention and make the appropriate referral of an individual with a suspected substance abuse or other mental health problem. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the patient’s status. While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the intervention and referral should be documented using standardized record-keeping methods.

    7. Demonstrate the ability to select and integrate appropriate motivational techniques into a patient’s treatment or rehabilitation program. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal motivation, visualization, imagery, and/or desensitization. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the techniques. While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the program should be documented using standardized record-keeping techniques.

    8. Demonstrate the ability to counsel a patient in proper nutrition. This may include providing basic nutritional information and/or an exercise and nutrition program for weight gain or weight loss. The student will demonstrate the ability to take measurements and figure calculations for a weight control plan (e.g., measurement of body composition and BMI, calculation of energy expenditure, caloric intake, and BMR). Armed with basic nutritional data, the student will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a pre-participation meal and an appropriate exercise and nutritional plan for an active individual. The student will develop an active listening relationship to effectively communicate with the patient and, as appropriate, refer the patient to other medical professionals (physician, nutritionist, counselor or psychologist) as needed.

    9. Demonstrate the ability to recognize disordered eating and eating disorders, establish a professional helping relationship with the patient, interact through support and education, and encourage vocal discussion and other support through referral to the appropriate medical professionals.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will participate in active weekly discussions regarding their clinical rotations.

    Students will write a weekly journal relating experiences from their clinical rotations.

    Students will complete clinical proficiency assignments with their individual preceptors.

    Students will be evaluated by their individual preceptors at the midpoint and endpoint of each clinical rotation.

    C. Major Topics

    Course Introduction, Planning for Semester, Goals and Expectations

    Clinical Scenarios

    Assessing Core Temperature (RL)

    Concussion Management

    Intubation Techniques

    D. Textbooks

    None

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Study Guide for the Board of Certification, Inc., Entry-Level Athletic Trainer Certification Examination, 4th Edition. SL Rozzi, MG Futrell, DM Kleiner. Davis Publishers, 2011.

    ISBN #10: 0-8036-0020-8 (Required)

    Athletic Training Exam Review: A Student Guide to Success, 4th Edition. LV Ost, K Manfre, K Lew. SLACK Incorporated Publishers, Thorofare, NJ. 2009.

    ISBN #978-1-55642-854-8 (Recommended/Optional)

    www.caate.net (Forms Section)

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Pre-Season Evaluation 5%

    Mid/End Rotation Evaluation #1 10%

    Mid/End of Rotation Evaluation #2 10%

    Clinical Proficiencies 25%

    Journal and Portfolio 15%

    Surgery Observation/Critique 10%

    Ortho Rotation 10%

    Class Participation 10%

    Professionalism 5%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Clinical Assignments:

    The Clinical Coordinator and Program Director make clinical assignments. The assignments are based upon availability of sites, preceptors, and student preference. Each clinical experience will be within the USF Sports Medicine Facilities or with approved affiliates. Students are assigned to a preceptor for two rotations during the semester as well as a pre-season or post-season rotation. You may be assigned to the same preceptor for more than one rotation to allow you to experience an entire season with a team.

    Clinical Performance Evaluations:

    Each student will complete and turn in all evaluation forms utilizing the E*value evaluation (evaluation of preceptors, evaluation of course, evaluation of instructor) by due date. Each student will also be evaluated by his / her preceptor on the basis of performance throughout the semester. You will have access to view these evaluations on E*value once your preceptor has completed them. This performance is based on skills, motivation, personality, and attitude as compared with peers within their own class. Late evaluations will result in a loss of 3% off final grade.

    Clinical Proficiencies:

    The student will accomplish clinical proficiencies as outlined in their clinical course packet. These are based on their didactic course experience and clinical instruction. The proficiencies must be met by the end of each semester. Failure to meet all proficiencies will result in the student remediating the material. If the proficiencies are not completed by the start of the next clinical course, the student will be restricted from progressing to the next level. You will not be allowed to enter the class until the next time it is offered. Classes are only offered one time per year.

    Proficiency assignments will be made throughout the semester, but students may complete the requirement anytime prior to the due date. It is the intention that most of the proficiencies be completed within the context of normal clinical duties. If the opportunity does not present itself, students should ask their clinical instructor to present a scenario to accomplish the proficiency. This should be done at appropriate times and please be cognizant of the clinical instructor’s schedule because each has other duties and students to work with. Students are encouraged to seek out as many learning situations as possible.

    Clinical Performance Evaluations

    Each student will complete and turn in all evaluation forms utilizing the E*value evaluation (evaluation of preceptors, evaluation of course, evaluation of instructor) by due date. Each student will also be evaluated by his / her preceptor on the basis of performance throughout the semester. You will have access to view these evaluations on E*value once your preceptor has completed them. This performance is based on skills, motivation, personality, and attitude as compared with peers within their own class. Late evaluations will result in a loss of 3% off final grade.

    Surgical Observation Critique:

    Each student will observe a minimum of one surgical session at the USF Morsani Center. Students will sign up for surgery sessions in advance. Within one week of completing the observation, the student will submit a one (1) page critique on the procedure. The paper must include the type of surgery, surgical technique used, possible outcomes, and possible rehabilitation scenarios. Be sure to include proper terminology.

    Orthopaedic Observation:

    Each student will sign up and complete a minimum of 10 hours (2 clinics) of orthopaedic clinic during the semester. For each clinic the student will document the number and types of patients seen including diagnosis, their participation (either observing, assisting or performing part or parts of an evaluation) and a brief reflection of the clinic experience. This written summary will be turned into the instructor and should also become part of the portfolio.

    Hour Requirement

    Students will be required to accumulate between 200-300 hours per semester as part of the clinical education plan. This averages out to 15-20 hours per week. There will be variation in the number of hours the student will be in the assigned clinical rotation depending on the preceptor to which the student is assigned and the demands of the clinical assignment.

    • Some exceptions to the hour accumulation guidelines may be considered depending on the clinical rotation. Decisions are considered on an individual basis.

    • Any concerns in obtaining sufficient clinical hours should be addressed with the clinical coordinator.

    You are required to keep track of your own hours utilizing the duty hours tracking system on E*value (e-value.net) and are required to have your hours verified by your preceptor on a weekly basis. If you notice that you are accumulating too many hours (or not enough hours) during your rotation, please talk over your schedule with your preceptor. Adjustments may be able to be made to allow you to have a valuable experience. You may often go over 15 hours per week during peak season, but over the course of the semester, (over 2 rotations) this should be the average out.

    Infractions (Attendance; Participation; Professional Dress / Conduct)

    Students will be required to attend and actively participate in all clinical assignments, seminars, labs, in-services / program meetings and peer mentoring assignments. The student should notify the clinical instructor as soon as possible of an absence due to illness or other circumstance. The student must also notify the Clinical Coordinator by 10:00 am the day the absence occurs. Students should behave and dress in a professional manner at all times. Any indication otherwise will be counted as an infraction and will affect the student’s grade with a 3% final grade deduction for each infraction.

    Additionally, the failure to complete any of the following will result in a reduction of the final grade.

    - Completion of hours

    - Completion of all evaluations

    Clinical Proficiency Outcomes:

    The student will accomplish clinical proficiencies as outlined in their clinical course packet. These are based on their didactic course experience and clinical instruction. The proficiencies must be met by the end of each semester. Failure to meet all proficiencies will result in the student remediating the material. If the proficiencies are not completed by the start of the next clinical course, the student will be restricted from progressing to the next level. You will not be allowed to enter the class until the next time it is offered. Classes are only offered one time per year.

    Proficiency assignments will be made throughout the semester, but students may complete the requirement anytime prior to the due date. It is the intention that most of the proficiencies be completed within the context of normal clinical duties. If the opportunity does not present itself, students should ask their clinical instructor to present a scenario to accomplish the proficiency. This should be done at appropriate times and please be cognizant of the clinical instructor’s schedule because each has other duties and students to work with. Students are encouraged to seek out as many learning situations as possible.

    Athletic Training Journal:

    Each week the student will put entries into a clinical education journal. The journal will be used to reflect on clinical education experiences for the preceding week. Each entry should be no more than two or three paragraphs in length. The journal will be accessed via Blackboard and will be open for entries from Friday at 8am until Sunday at 11:59pm each week for weeks 1-15. Access to the journal will be limited to these times only, so be sure to plan accordingly.

    Attire:

    Normal classroom attire is casual, however, please remember that this is a College of Medicine and that you will possibly interact with medical, physical therapy, and nursing students, faculty and administrators on a daily basis.

    On days which class will be held in a laboratory setting, students will be expected to bring attire appropriate for the body part being evaluated or taped. For hip and knee wrapping and bracing, gym shorts should be worn (not tights). For shoulder evaluations and wrapping/bracing females must wear a sports bra or tank top. (A tee shirt is not considered an acceptable top since the muscles and bony landmarks cannot be visualized.) No hats are to be worn in the classroom and all cell phones must be turned off and put away.

    Class Participation:

    Students are required to take an active role in learning process and will be asked to share their knowledge with the class. As this class is intended to assist students in proficiency development, it is essential that students come prepared each week for the lab / discussion topic. Topics have previously been presented and will not be “re-taught” however some new communication tools will be introduced. Students are expected to work collaboratively to enhance the learning atmosphere of the class. Further explanation of expected student contributions will be explained in class.

    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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