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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5218C
Tracking Number - 4782

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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


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-07-29
  2. Department: Medicine
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: HSC-10000-613900-000000-000000
  5. Contact Person: Steven Zinder
  6. Phone: 8133969464
  7. Email: szinder@health.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: ATR
  9. Number: 5218C
  10. Full Title: Physical Examination II
  11. Credit Hours: 4
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Physical Exam II
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. 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 Masterís 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 bachelorís 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. 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.
  29. Objectives: Physical Examination II: Head, Spine and Upper Extremity

    ➢ Identify and palpate bony landmarks & soft tissue structures of the face, head, spine and upper extremity.

    ➢ 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 head, spine, and upper extremity and describe the rationale for the selection of various tests.

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

    ➢ Assess circulatory status along the upper extremity.

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

  30. Learning Outcomes: Physical Examination II: Head, Spine and Upper Extremity

    ➢ Identify and palpate bony landmarks & soft tissue structures of the face, head, spine and upper extremity.

    ➢ 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 head, spine, and upper extremity and describe the rationale for the selection of various tests.

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

    ➢ Assess circulatory status along the upper extremity.

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

  31. Major Topics: Cervical Spine

    Head

    Face

    Shoulder and Upper Arm

    Elbow and Forearm

    Wrist, Hand, and Fingers

  32. 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)

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Weekly readings will be posted on Canvas as warranted.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Assessment Percentage

    Written Examinations 40%

    Skills Testing 40%

    Assignments/Quizzes 15%

    Professionalism 5%

  35. 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 studentís ability to perform the skills associated with assessment of injuries to the upper extremity, head and neck.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: 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 studentís ability to perform the skills associated with assessment of injuries to the face/head, cervical spine and upper extremity.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Masterof Science in Athletic Training
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None


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