Internship in Respiratory Care

Course Details

Course Number: RESP 4803  Section Number: X1

Summer I 2012

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 301C

Days & Times:

On-Line Class



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MSU Faculty Member
Ann Medford   
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Course Objectives

 

The focus of the internship course is to allow the respiratory care student to participate in and experience the practice of respiratory care in geographic areas other than Wichita Falls.  Field sites are chosen on the basis of the continuum of care supplied, willingness to accept students and completion of a clinical affiliation agreement.  Students are responsible for making the initial contact with the field site, transportation, room and board and any other costs of the field site experience.

 


Course Expectations

 

The focus of the internship course is to allow the respiratory care student to participate in and experience the practice of respiratory care in geographic areas other than Wichita Falls.  Field sites are chosen on the basis of the continuum of care supplied, willingness to accept students and completion of a clinical affiliation agreement.  Students are responsible for making the initial contact with the field site, transportation, room and board and any other costs of the field site experience.

 

REQUIRED CLINICAL HOURS: 120

 

DUTIES OF THE STUDENT

  1. This internship can be completed at your current place of employment as long as it is accomplished in a different area of practice.  Because the internship is NOT a clinical practicum, it may be completed while on the clock if acceptable with your employer.  Make initial contact with the manager. 
  2. Maintain a professional demeanor during all your contacts and during the Internship.
  3. Within the first two days of the Internship (or sooner if possible) you will finalize a schedule with the field site.  Please email this schedule to the course instructor through WebCT email.
  4. Generate a Respiratory Care Internship Portfolio during the Internship experience.

 

RESPIRATORY CARE Internship Portfolio

 

 

The portfolio will be graded on fulfillment of the following criteria:

 

1: Goals and Objectives

List specific goals and/or objectives you wish to accomplish during your internship. Include at least 5 distinct goals or objectives.

 

2: Daily Portfolio Entries

Describe daily the activities in your chosen area.  Include interesting learning situations, communications with therapists, doctors and other health care professionals.  Include the date on each entry. 

 

3: Reflective Report

This is a self-critique of the Internship Experience.  You can start this toward the end of your Internship. Focus on clinical experience, how well you accomplished your goals and objectives and the overall worthiness of the experience. How did this Internship help you grow as a therapist?  If portions of the experience were not as positive as you would have liked what could you have done to improve them?

 

4: Peer Evaluations

You are required to get at least two written peer evaluations of your Internship experience. They must include your willingness to get involved, ability to communicate, work habits, knowledge and how well you worked with other professionals.

 

 


Grading Standards

 

 

APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE

90-100%     A

80-89%      B

75-79       C

70-74       D

<69         F

 

 

A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses.  Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in these courses will prevent the student from progressing in the program.  A student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any respiratory care course may repeat the course one time.  Any student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any two respiratory care courses will be dismissed and not eligible for re-admission. 


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