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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5217C

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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. Corrected credits from 8 to 4 on 3/18/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4775 2013-07-12
     
    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 5217C Physical Examination I

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Physical Exam I
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    The study and practice of skills and techniques essential for the evaluation of orthopaedic injuries. Students will learn to formulate an impression of the injury/condition in order to provide the basis for an initial treatment plan and medical referral.


  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?

    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

    Physical Examination I: Lower Extremity

    ➢ Review the components of medical documentation (i.e., subjective, objective, assessment, plan [SOAP] and history, observation, palpation, special tests [HOPS]).

    ➢ Describe common techniques and procedures for evaluating common injuries including taking a history, inspection/observation, palpation, functional testing, special evaluation techniques, and neurological and circulatory tests.

    ➢ Obtain a medical history of the patient that includes a previous history and a history of the present injury.

    ➢ Perform inspection/observation of the clinical signs associated with common injuries including structural deformity, biomechanical abnormalities, posturing and guarding, ecchymosis, and edema/swelling.

    ➢ Measure the active and passive joint range of motion using commonly accepted techniques, including the use of a goniometer and inclinometer.

    ➢ Describe the rationale for strength assessment and perform resistive range of motion, break tests, and manual muscle testing.

    ➢ Learn to communicate the results of an injury assessment to patients, physicians and other allied health professionals.

    ➢ Describe the use of diagnostic tests and imaging techniques based on their applicability in the assessment of an injury when prescribed by a physician.

    ➢ Identify and palpate bony landmarks & soft tissue structures of the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh, hip and pelvis.

    ➢ Apply appropriate stress tests for ligamentous or capsular stability, and provocative tests for fractures and soft tissue and muscle injuries.

    ➢ Demonstrate the ability to perform various special tests for the lower extremity and describe the rationale for the selection of various tests.

    ➢ Describe and perform diagnostic tests to evaluate neurological function of spinal nerves, and peripheral nerves (primarily through the use of myotomes, dermatomes, and reflexes) of the lower extremity.

    ➢ Assess circulatory status along the lower extremity.

    ➢ Identify the etiological factors, mechanisms of injury, and signs and symptoms of sport-related injuries to the lower extremity.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Physical Examination I: Lower Extremity

    ➢ Review the components of medical documentation (i.e., subjective, objective, assessment, plan [SOAP] and history, observation, palpation, special tests [HOPS]).

    ➢ Describe common techniques and procedures for evaluating common injuries including taking a history, inspection/observation, palpation, functional testing, special evaluation techniques, and neurological and circulatory tests.

    ➢ Obtain a medical history of the patient that includes a previous history and a history of the present injury.

    ➢ Perform inspection/observation of the clinical signs associated with common injuries including structural deformity, biomechanical abnormalities, posturing and guarding, ecchymosis, and edema/swelling.

    ➢ Measure the active and passive joint range of motion using commonly accepted techniques, including the use of a goniometer and inclinometer.

    ➢ Describe the rationale for strength assessment and perform resistive range of motion, break tests, and manual muscle testing.

    ➢ Learn to communicate the results of an injury assessment to patients, physicians and other allied health professionals.

    ➢ Describe the use of diagnostic tests and imaging techniques based on their applicability in the assessment of an injury when prescribed by a physician.

    ➢ Identify and palpate bony landmarks & soft tissue structures of the foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh, hip and pelvis.

    ➢ Apply appropriate stress tests for ligamentous or capsular stability, and provocative tests for fractures and soft tissue and muscle injuries.

    ➢ Demonstrate the ability to perform various special tests for the lower extremity and describe the rationale for the selection of various tests.

    ➢ Describe and perform diagnostic tests to evaluate neurological function of spinal nerves, and peripheral nerves (primarily through the use of myotomes, dermatomes, and reflexes) of the lower extremity.

    ➢ Assess circulatory status along the lower extremity.

    ➢ Identify the etiological factors, mechanisms of injury, and signs and symptoms of sport-related injuries to the lower extremity.

    C. Major Topics

    Injury Evaluation Process

    Imaging in Sports Medicine

    Posture

    Foot & Toes

    Ankle & Lower Leg

    Knee

    Patellofemoral Articulation

    Hip, Pelvis & Thigh

    Thoracic & Lumbar Spine

    D. Textbooks

    Starkey, C. & Ryan, J. (2010). Evaluation of orthopedic and athletic injuries. (339. ed.) Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

    Hoppenfeld, S. (1978). Physical Examination of the Spine & Extremities. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. (Recommended)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Weekly readings will be posted on Canvas as warranted.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Assessment Percentage

    Written Examinations 40%

    Skills Testing 40%

    Assignments/Quizzes 15%

    Professionalism 5%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Written Examinations:

    These examinations are intended to assess the student's awareness and understanding of the concepts covered in the course. Items on these examinations will be derived from the textbook, lectures, research papers and discussions. The content of each examination will usually mirror the content of the unit most recently studied. Examination methodology may include multiple choice, diagrams and short answer/essay questions.

    Assignments, Quizzes and Skill Testing Sessions:

    Various assignments/quizzes will be given throughout the term. Assignments can be either individual or group projects. The specific information for each assignment and the due date will be given in class and may include: worksheets, injury scenarios, SOAP notes and lab assignments.

    Skill testing sessions will likely be held after each joint has been covered. These sessions are intended to assess the student’s ability to perform the skills associated with assessment of injuries to the lower extremity.

    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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