Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi


Syllabus for CLLS 3228
Professional Education Methods
Instructor:Julie Soder, MS, MLS(ASCP)cm
Contact Information:Office: 4.448
Phone: (409)772-5696
Course Objectives:Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Utilize information about their individual learning style to develop strategies to enhance their learning process.
  2. Explain the teaching/learning process and the role of the instructor and student
  3. Utilize teaching strategies in the following:
    1. Planning for presentation of a lecture/demonstration
    2. Writing instructional objectives for a specific course unit
    3. Utilizing key elements of effective presentation techniques
    4. Presenting an in-service, using objectives, appropriate presentation methods and audiovisual aids
  4. Describe the guidelines for the selection, preparation and utilization of media
  5. Describe guidelines for development and implementation of student evaluations
  6. Describe continuing education to include appropriate use, various mechanisms for development, importance in accreditation, licensure and mechanisms for documentation
Affective Objectives:Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the development of behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. During this course the students should be mindful of these actions and should learn to:
  • Work cooperatively with fellow students and instructors interacting as a team.
  • Respect the differences of others and cooperate with individuals of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds to achieve harmony and a common goal.
  • Be punctual in arriving for class sessions at the designated times and turning in assigned work on time.
  • Be self-disciplined and be prepared for classes.
  • Maintain honesty and integrity by accepting your mistakes and assuming the consequences.
  • Recognize your limitations and be willing to seek help when appropriate.
  • Demonstrate an interest in the content of the course through active participation.
  • Demonstrate a desire to promote knowledge of your profession by your interaction and enthusiasm with your teaching audience.
The above behaviors will be evaluated and reflected in the your grade. Professional behavior and respect will be considered a part of your participation grade in the course. You will have the opportunity to develop these attributes in on-line assignments and activities. You will be placed in different work groups or assigned different partners for exercises. You will also be given opportunities to demonstrate your ability to work independently, follow instructions and be creative.
Course Process:Lectures, discussions, videotapes, small group and Internet activities and projects will be utilized to introduce, review and develop expertise in the achievement of the course objectives.
Grading:Class Participation (through web discussions and chats) - 15 %
In-service (including Instructional Unit) - 35 %
Unit Projects (Units 1 -11) - 50 %
Assignments:Students are required to complete all units, the in service presentation, and Internet discussion sessions for this course.


General Policies of the School of Health Professions

Academic Progress:Information regarding the Student's academic progress in this course will be shared with their Academic Advisor and/or Department Chair. Student's making unsatisfactory progress will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.
Academic Integrity:Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, and any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such an act. Procedures to be followed in the event of alleged academic dishonesty are described in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the SAHS Student Handbook. Alleged academic dishonesty issues should be reported to the Student Affairs Officer.
Professional Behavior:As a part of a professional program, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner consistent with the level of trust and responsibility that will be placed on you when you are part of a health care team. You are expected to be honest in your dealings with your instructor and your peers. You are also expected to be able to follow instructions, to act with the utmost integrity, to follow safety protocols while in laboratory, to perform laboratory work with care, and to act in accordance with those standards characteristic of those we call "professionals."
Behavior during examinations, written and practical, will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior may result in pursuance of disciplinary action.
University Statement on Equality, Tolerance, and Affirmative Action:Please indicate by the end of the second week of the semester if you will need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336). If the need for ADA accommodations should arise during the semester you will need to make your request within one week of returning to classes. You may contact your Instructor or the Office of Student Affairs.
Course Evaluation:Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and course near the end of the course/semester. When submitting course evaluations students must follow the guidelines provided by the course instructor or the department.
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