Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi

 


Syllabus for CLLS 4311
Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Instructor:Linda Myers, M.Ed.
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.434
Phone: (409) 772-9471
Email: llmyers@utmb.edu
Course Description:The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to: 1) evaluate patient histories and laboratory test results; 2) recognize and correlate patterns of test results with specific disease processes; and 3) identify confirmatory testing procedures and corresponding results. 3 credit hours (45 hours in discussion and presentation).
Method of Evaluation:

Course ActivitiesPointsGrading Scale
(% of total points)
 
Individual Presentations5090 – 100%A
Group Presentation3080 – 89%B
Participation *2070 – 79%C
Total100%60 – 69%D
 59% and belowF

* Participation is evaluated by attendance, demonstration of behaviors and attitudes consistent with the affective objectives as outlined in the Orientation Handbook, and participation both as a group member and as an audience member.

This course must be completed with a minimum grade of 70%. If less than a 70% is earned, the student must repeat the course regardless of overall grade-point average. Refer to the academic calendar and student handbooks for the program and the university for additional policies relating to academic issues, such as attendance, make-up assignments, leave of absences, withdrawal from the course or receiving a grade of Incomplete.

Course Policies:Students should refer to the Department Academic Policies for general information regarding the Attendance, Methods of Evaluation, and Academic Dishonesty. Those general Policies apply to this course.
Required Course Materials:No Text Required. However, all textbooks used in previous Clinical Laboratory Science courses will be relevant. Additional resources may be obtained from library or web searches.

 

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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