General Medical Assessment Lab

Course Details

Course Number: ATRN 3101  Section Number: 201

Spring 2011

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: 219

Days & Times:

Monday 8:00am - 8:50am

Course Attachments

Syllabus  GenMedLABSyllabiARTN3101Lab-20120229-150147.docx


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Benito J. Velasquez   
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Course Objectives

Application of the principles for prevention, assessment, and

management of injuries and illnesses common to the physically active individual. 

Includes practical experience in both laboratory and clinical applications. 

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to:


1.         Recognize signs and symptoms of illnesses common to the physically active individual.


2.         Identify norms and deviations in health status of the physically active individual.


3.         Perform a comprehensive health assessment.


Course Expectations

Learning Experiences:


  1. Each student is required to complete one 28 hour rotation at an assigned clinical site.
    1. Students will be with John Presson, MD at Family Practice Associates


  1. Cumulative Exam “Game Day”—During the first week of class, an exam assessing content from previously delivered athletic training coursework will be given to ATEP students.  All students must make a “C” or better on the exam.  If a student does not pass the exam, it is his/her responsibility to retake and pass the exam during the following week.  The student must continue to take the exam weekly until he/she has successfully completed it.  If a student is unable to pass the exam during the semester, he/she will be removed from the ATEP.


  1. Modules- Students will complete 11 Modules
  2. The student will be required to make up any missed or incomplete modules.  All modules MUST be completed in order to pass the course.  Communicate with the instructor if any complications arise.    


  1. Proficiencies- Students will complete 11 Proficiencies
  2. The student will be required to make up any missed or incomplete proficiencies.  All proficiencies MUST be completed in order to pass the course.  Communicate with the instructor if any complications arise. 


Proficiency and Module evaluations are mandatory assignments for all students enrolled in this course.  Evaluations that are late will not receive any credit but still must be completed in order to pass the course.




  1. Semester Goals– Each student will meet with their assigned ACI to discuss expectations and develop goals for the semester.  At the end of the semester, students will write a reflection discussing why they did or did not attain these goals.


  1. DLS Attendance:  Attendance at the Allied Health Dignified Lecture Series is mandatory.  Students are expected to dress professionally.  There will be 3 DLS lectures this spring.


After attending a lecture, you will submit a short reflection discussing what you learned, how it applies to athletic training, what you found interesting, if you thought it was worth your time, etc.


  1. Portfolio- Students will receive a pass/fail evaluation of their ATEP Portfolio.  If a student fails the portfolio, he/she will have one week to make corrections and resubmit the portfolio.  If the student again makes a failing grade, the student will receive an “F” in the course and must retake the entire course.  Components of the portfolio for 2701 are:
  2. Reference letter from Professor (Not an AT)
  3. Resume #1
  4. Best Work
  5. In-Service/Conference Attended
  6. Community Service
  7. Goals for semester and reflection at conclusion of semester
  8. Summary of Clinical/Field Experience

Grading Standards

Course Evaluation:




5 points each (55 total)


10 points each (110 total)


10 points each (30 total)

Evaluations from Rotations

Minus 5 points each if late



2 Exams (written)

50 points

Comprehensive Practical Final

75 points

Other Assignments

As given 


Final Exam5/8/2011  TBA

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance is mandatory.  A total of two absences will be allowed without penalty.  After the second absence, your semester grade will be dropped one letter grade.  For each additional absence, your grade will drop another letter grade.  Excused absences include university approved absences or those that I receive prior notification of and have approved.   Make up examinations will be provided within one week of return to class, provided the absence is excused. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.