Course Objectives: At the completion of the course, students will:
Information for Students in Placement (Students not in full placement should scroll down).
The activities that follow are for those students who will be in a placement as part of their course requirements. The learning contract for the residency must include, but need not be limited to, these activities.
A. Resume: All students must prepare a current resume to bring to the first class session.
B. Residency Requirement: Prior to participating in the Residency, each student will work with the course instructor to identify a residency site and a preceptor. This process will be set in motion during the first class session. In addition, the Preceptor Agreement (Posted on WebCT) must be signed. Students must complete 150 hours in the residency. Students should use a log sheet (Posted on WebCT) to record the time spent. This must be signed by the preceptor and turned in to the instructor prior to receiving a grade for the course.
C. Description of Residency Placement and Journal: Within one week of the beginning of the placement, students should post on the Web CT discussion board a description of the residency placement, using the questions posted in WebCT. From that time forward, students are expected to post a journal entry to WebCT twice per week while they are in the residency setting. The entry should describe their residency activities, observations of things they have learned, and discussion of how course content they have learned prior to the residency is being applied.
D. Written Project: A final project is required on a health care issue of the resident’s and preceptor’s mutual choice. Criteria for successful completion will be determined by the goals established for the project. Please send an email to Dr. Harlow via WebCt outlining the agreed upon goals for the residency and the project no later than 2 weeks after placement initiation. A final written, project report should be submitted to the professor at the last class session. This report should include the objectives of the project, a review of the steps undertaken to complete the project, and any results of the project. The student should check with the preceptor to ensure that there is no violation of confidentiality and no proprietary information is disclosed without permission.
E. Preceptor Evaluation: The identified preceptor will evaluate the student at the end of the residency according to the criteria established in the Preceptor Evaluation. (Posted in WebCT) The student, faculty and preceptor will meet face-to-face to discuss this evaluation if possible. The preceptor evaluation must be provided by December
F. Professional Development Plan: Students will develop a five-year professional development plan using the criteria provided. This should be submitted via WebCT email to the instructor no later than 5 pm on May 1, 2010.
Information for Students Not in Placement
These are the class activities for students who are not in placement. The activities should be included in the learning contract.
A. Resume: All students must prepare and post a current resume in the designated discussion area of WebCt. It should be posted as a Word document attachment.
B. Integrative class activities: Students will work with the instructor to identify integrative activities including, but not limited to, community projects, case study analysis, and administrative rotations. These may be both individual and group activities.
C. Professional Development Plan: Students will develop a five-year professional development plan using the criteria provided. This should be submitted via WebCT email.
Grades will be determined as indicated.
F=69% or less
American Psychological Association style
Students may be required to by in a health services organization 150 hours during the semester.
Using direct quotes or sections of writing from other author’s works or that of other students without the appropriate citations is unacceptable. Any assignment may be subject to a computer-based review to assess evidence of plagiarism. The consequences of plagiarism may be up to and including dismissal from the program. We expect all students to write in their own words and not use extensive paraphrasing or quoting in a paper, even if properly cited. Computer-based review of your written work may be done to assess if you are using other’s material inappropriately.
The conduct of students in this course is expected to be consistent with the ethical and professional standards of the health administration profession. Your professionalism is evaluated by the preceptor and the professor for those who are in a placement, and by the professor for those who are involved in the class-based course. Although professionalism is a broad construct, some of the behaviors that are considered are timeliness (meeting deadlines), courteous behavior with those with whom you interact, initiative (acting to begin activities on your own), leadership (helping to set direction, lay out plans, and coordinate activities), excellence (doing the very best possible), attention to detail (ensuring that things are done completely and without careless errors), forward thinking (anticipating problems or barriers and addressing them before they arise), and collaborative (willing to work with others and to carry out your fair share of what is required to get the task completed).