Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi

 


Syllabus for CLLS 3320
Intermediate Case Studies
Instructor:Muneeza Esani, Ph.D., MPH, MT(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.426
Phone: 409-772-9456
Email: muesani@utmb.edu
Course Description:The student will be given the opportunity to: 1) apply the problem solving and analysis skills to patient simulations incorporating data from the four major content areas; 2) identify potential legal and ethical problems presented by the case; and 3) determine appropriate course(s) of action to be taken in the case in order to provide optimal patient care.
Affective Objectives:The student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of the profession. Evaluation of these behaviors will be performed using the Affective Objectives and Evaluation checklist as listed in the CLS Program Orientation Handbook.
Required Course Materials:No new textbooks are required for this course. However, all textbooks used in previous Clinical Laboratory Sciences courses will be relevant. It is recommended that students bring textbooks to class for reference. Additional resources obtained from library or web searches may be needed.
Method of Evaluation:Students must obtain an overall average of 70% or higher in order to satisfactorily
complete the course. 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. The grade for this course will be based on the
following:

Learning Activities

Grading

Exams

30%

Attendance and Participation

10%

Individual Presentation

25%

Group Presentation

25%

Case quizzes

10%

Total

100%

Students are required to complete 2 graded exams and a case quiz per case,
attend all class sessions and participate in class discussion of cases, prepare both
an individual and a small group presentation of laboratory cases for this course as
indicated on the course schedule and evaluate student presentations.

Course Policies:Participation: Students will be expected to attend class, take notes, and participate in class projects. Assignments will not be accepted after the due date. Makeup exams will be given only on selected Fridays with documentation of an illness or acceptable excuse as defined in the CLS Attendance and Participation policy in the Orientation Handbook. It is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor, via email, that a make-up exam or lab is necessary

 

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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