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Paul S. Roche- Shell Practical: Course Syllabus

Lackawanna College

BIO 115 Biological Science On-Line

Summer II 2017

Online Classroom: 3 credits

Spring 2017: July 09- August 11

 

Instructor

Paul S. Roche

Phone:

570-212-1283

Office

Allied Health Professions

E-mail

paul.roche@falcons.lackawanna.edu

Office Hours

Online through Chat or by phone at a mutually convenient scheduled time.

 

Online chat by appointment in Google Hangouts

by phone: Weekdays 1000-1300

Weekends by appointment and 24 hours notice

 

Text:

Krough, D. (2009) Biology: A Guide to the Natural World, 5th edition. Pearson Prentice-Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Description:

BIO 115 Biological Science On-Line Summer II 2017:

http://hos.lackawanna.edu/academics/descriptions/results.asp?crs_cde=HTH

 

Objectives:

 

 

1. Develop a medical vocabulary and knowledge of medical terminology.

2. Utilize medical terminology in communications (verbal and written) with colleagues, and others involved in patient care.

3. Adapt usage of medical terminology based on communicating with health professionals, patients, and non-health professionals.

4. Compare and contrast the role of the relationship of healthcare providers and how it is reflected in written documentation.

5. Define basic documentation format for allied health professions and how medical terminology is implemented into a daily note.

 

Online Course Attendance Policy:

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lackawanna College will fail any course(s) in which they accumulate absences beyond the maximum number allowed. This pertains to online courses as well.

Attendance is defined by participating in an academic activity within the online classroom, which includes posting in a graded discussion forum or submitting a written assignment. Postings not related to the aforementioned activities will not count for attendance purposes.

 # of Days Required for Discussion in an Online Course

Maximum # of Weeks Allowed without Discussion

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 

0  

 

 You are required to engage in discussion at least TWICE on FOUR days throughout the week for a total of EIGHT posts in all, minimum.

  • You should respond to the initial DQs posted AND respond to your classmates.
  • Responses MUST be substantive. See the document titled Good Discussions in your Handouts and Links or click here for downloadable version: https://portal.lackawanna.edu/ICS/Academics/POC/POC_302/1617_SP-POC_302-RP/Syllabus.jnz?portlet=Downloadable_Version
  • Responses that do not move the conversation forward by providing information to which others can respond and build upon will NOT be counted toward your weekly score.
  • Students who miss one week of discussion will be DROPPED from the course.
  • Students who do not log on to the course within the drop/add period for the course will be DROPPED from the course. 

 Online Course Discussion Policy

In order to understand, remember, and benefit from what we learn in class, discussion and interaction are critical. Responses such as, “I like what you said.” “I agree.” Or “Good thinking.” are NOT acceptable. Also, you should NOT simply repeat what someone else has already said. Use of your own medical terminology must be observed by instructor.

You MUST post no less than 8 times per week – twice on any four days.

Good Discussions in Handouts and Links will help you, but you should also use this rubric to gain all possible points for your contributions and, more importantly, to get the most out of our class discussion!

 

Online Classroom Discussion and Interaction Rubric

25 points per week for a total of 175 points each- 2 Discussions

What Should I Do?

Points Available

Did I do This?

Where?

Points Earned

Answer both Discussion Questions directly demonstrating a clear understanding of the material, support your response with research or reading, and promote conversation (2 posts)

 30

 

 

 

Twice on any four days in a week (8 total)

 20

 

 

 

Continue both conversations with at least one additional reply to each peer (2 posts)

 20

 

 

 

Respond to at least one of the teacher’s secondary questions, conversing with a classmate who responds to the same question (2 posts)

 20

 

 

 

Be sure all responses are detailed and clear and are posted twice on four separate days.

 20

 

 

 

Be sure that all responses relate to the course reading and notes, your own everyday life, or to both

 20

 

 

 

Provides the class with a response that is non-generic and inspiring – meaning that they learn from what you have contributed and can continue the conversation

 20

 

 

 

Use proper grammar, spelling, and netiquette

 25

 

 

 

TOTAL POINTS for EACH WEEKLY DISCUSSION:

 175

 

 

 

Withdrawal Policy:

A student has the privilege of withdrawing from any courses or from the College itself without academic penalty up to and including the final date for withdrawal indicated on the College calendar.

To withdraw officially from a course or from the College, a student must obtain the proper withdrawal form from the Student Affairs Office or from your Center Director, complete this form and submit it to the Registrar's Office before the final day for withdrawal without academic penalty as indicated on the College calendar. If a student stops attending a course for which he/she is registered after the published census date (end of drop/add) without having officially withdrawn from the course, the student will be assigned an AW (penalty-grade failure) for the class. No exceptions will be made.

Students who violate the College's Academic Integrity Policy and fail a course in consequence may not exercise the withdrawal privilege in that particular course.

Financial obligations to the College will be determined according to the Refund Policy.

 Instructor Policies:

Each student adds substantial contribution, challenges other students in discussions for further research by making recommendations, and refers to real-life  scenarios in the Allied Health profession

Grading:

The assignments in this course are tracked by points. Use the Points Value column to check your grade based on how many points you have earned. You might also estimate how many more points you need in order to earn the final grade that you want.

Letter Grade

Numeric Range

Points Value

Quality Points

A

96 – 100

480-500

4.0

A-

90 – 95

450-479

3.67

B+

87 – 89

435-449

3.33

B

83 – 86

415-434

3.0

B-

80 – 82

400-414

2.67

C+

77 – 79

385-399

2.33

C

73 – 76

365-384

2.0

C-

70 – 72

350-364

1.67

D+

67 – 69

335-349

1.33

D

60 – 66

300-334

1.0

F

0 – 59

0-299

0

 

Due Dates and Late Penalties:

Assignments: Due Dates:

1 Discussion 1 March 11, 11:59 pm

2 Hierarchy Map and Role Analysis March 18, 11:59 pm

3 Progress Note March 25, 11:59 pm

4 Educating the Patient April 1,    11:59 pm

5 Discussion 2 April 8,    11:59 pm

6 Allied Health Practice Comparison April 15,    11:59 pm

7 Role Model Reflective Analysis April 22,     11:59 pm

8 Quizz May 5,       11:59 pm

Handout Links: (videos, Lectures, Research Articles)

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Late assignments will earn a penalty. Technical difficulties are NOT a justification for lateness.

  • The grace period for late assignments is as follows:
    • 1 day late-20% deduction off of the assignment grade
    • 2 days late-50% off of the assignment grade
    • 3 days late-the assignment will receive a grade of 0%
  • There will be “extra credit.”  as determined by Instructor and college policy

Academic Integrity:

Academic dishonesty in any form, such as plagiarism and cheating, will not be tolerated either in the online or traditional classrooms. Sanctions will include an automatic F for plagiarism, but the severity or frequency of the violation may result in dismissal from the College as well.

 The following are among the forms of dishonesty, in a classroom of any type, for which sanctions may be applied:

  • Using books, notes or other materials during an examination, unless expressly permitted;
  • Using purchased essays, term papers or preparatory research for such papers;
  • Copying others' work or engaging in unauthorized cooperation during an assignment or examination;
  • Allowing another student to copy from an examination or other assignment intended to be performed independently;
  • Borrowing from published works, whether material is taken verbatim or with minor alterations, without proper and/or sufficient acknowledgment;
  • Submitting as one’s own work originally done by someone else;
  • Submitting the same written report in more than one course without prior approval from the instructor(s) involved;
  • Stealing examinations or assignments;
  • Supplying or selling examinations or assignments;
  • Misrepresenting statements concerning work submitted;
  • Falsifying or fabricating experimental data or results;
  • Falsifying or fabricating the need for extensions on papers or make-up examinations.
  • Misrepresenting identity in an online course

 Disability Statement

Lackawanna College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution. Students with disabilities and other needs should feel free to contact the instructor privately if there are services and adaptations which can be made to accommodate specific needs. Students who are having difficulties with class material are strongly advised to seek assistance in the reading and writing lab. If you feel that you have a disability that has not been formally documented, you may meet with Ms. Christine Kiehart in the academic development office to discuss your options. Please note that disability services do not include exemption from participation requirements in courses considered part of the School of Distance Education, including online and hybrid courses.
 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lackawanna College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, union membership or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with State law, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and with Federal law, including Titles VI and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries should be directed to Anita Cola, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 961-7815 or colaa@lackawanna.edu OR Dan LaMagna, Affirmative Action Officer, at (570) 504-1579 or lamagnad@lackawanna.edu.

 Portfolio and Coursework:

Lackawanna College will empower you to experience learning by inspiring your critical thinking, assessing your talents and skills, motivating you toward a career choice, and encouraging you to make a difference. In evidence of this learning, the College requires a graduation portfolio containing Career Documents, including a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a career exploration; Core Coursework, including a research paper from College Writing; three sample papers or projects from Major Coursework; and a Lackawanna College Reflection Paper.

Course Schedule:

 

Week

Topic

Course

Objective Met

Related Assignment, Assessment, or Learning Activity

1

The Interdisciplinary Medical Team

Y/N

Draw a hierarchy map of a local researched medical system- Write a 3 page analysis reflecting the roles of each department- Individual Assignment

2

Interdisciplinary Medical Communication

Y/N

Creation of a Progress Note- Group Project (use 5 disciplines, 1 for each member of group) enter blog as part of your portfolio on your discoveries

3

Educating the Patient

Y/N

Create an Individual Presentation sample of educating a patient and family on a topic of your choice (demonstrate an assessment procedure of patient/family understanding, use one communication barrier and how it was resolved)

4

(topic to be determined by Instructor based on class needs observation)

Y/N

DQ entries- 2 DQ Initial responses with 2 replies each to other students

5

Compare an historical Allied Health practice with an Up-to-date practice on a real patient’s case (HIPPA adherence required)

Y/N

Case Study- Group Project

7

Interview 2 Allied Health professional role models you’ve made contact with

Y/N

Reflective Analysis- Individual Assignment. 5 minute Video Blog entry for Portfolio

8

Understanding Interdisciplinary Medical Communication

Y/N

Quizz





 

Rubric Title  Hierarchy map and role analysis of a local researched medical system

Total Points Value- 30

Requirements

Please complete this column as you develop and review your work

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Please be specific about where you met the requirement

Possible points

Actual points earned

-A legitimate local healthcare system (if online student in different locality use your locality)

-Provided with the website link

-Discussion of positions/office held only NO names

-3 pages in length (excluding cover and reference pages)

   

5



5


5


8


points available in this category:

23



-Appearance (including proper spelling/grammar on written portion

   

7

Total points available:

30

Total points actually earned:

_____

  

Rubric Title Creation of a Progress Note- Group Project

Total Points Value- 50

Requirement

Did I do This?

Please complete this column as you develop and review your work.

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Please be specific about where you think you met the requirement.


Points Available

Points Earned

-Group    participation

-Individual Contribution

-Reflects use of proper medical terminology

-No grammatical or spelling errors  (observed by instructor on Google Document)

-Peer Evaluation form submitted

-Link to Blog page provided

   

10


10


5



10



10

5

Total points available

50













Total points actually earned

_____

 

 

Rubric Title Educating the Patient

Total Points Value- 20

Requirement

Did I do This?

Please complete this column as you develop and review your work

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Please be specific about where you think you met the requirement.

Points Available

points available for each requirement

Points Earned

-Real-life professional Allied health patient education used with no HIPPA violations

- presentation and appearance

-5 minute Video Blog- provided link

   


5




10


5

Total points available:

20










Total points actually earned:

_____

 

 

Rubric Title  Historical Allied Health Practice Comparison- Group Project

Total Points Value- 60

Requirement

Did I do This?

Please complete this column as you develop and review your work

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Please be specific about where you think you met the requirement


Points Available

Points Earned

-Group participation

-Individual contribution

-No grammatical or spelling errors  (observed by instructor on Google Document)

-Peer Evaluation form submitted

-Link to Blog page provided

   

15


15

15




10


5

 

 

Rubric Title Role Model Interviews

Total Points Value- 40

Requirement

Did I do This?

Please complete this column as you develop and review your work

Where? (i.e. slide number, page number, paragraph, etc.)

Please be specific about where you think you met the requirement


Points Available

Points Earned

-2 role models provided and discussed

-5-8 pages (not including cover and references pages)

-Profession discussed- details provided

-No grammatical or spelling errors

   

10


10


10



10

Total points available:

_____








Total points actually earned:

_____

 

 

Course Name: Health Care (HTH) Allied Health 101 online (fictitious course)

Faculty Name: Paul S. Roche, RRT, BS, MEd

Semester: Spring A semester

 Menu 1

Week in which Menu 1 items are used

Menu 2

Week in which Menu 2 items are used

Menu 3

Week in which Menu 3 items are used

Instruction

Teacher/Student

 

Interaction

Student/Student

 

Assessment

Student/Content

 

Voice over PowerPoints

 

Team Project

 3 and 6

Journaling

 

Interactive PowerPoints

 

Discussion Debate Teams

 

Presentations

 

Video Lecture or Podcast

 

Discussion Questions & Interaction

 

Blogging

 3 and 7

Simulation

 

 Jigsaw     

 

Essays

 

Case Studies

 

Role Playing

 7

Quizzes

 2

Student Generated Content

 1 and 4

Peer Editing/Review

 3 and 6

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