CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Audiology 2018–2019 127 Failure to adhere to scheduled clinical assignments is considered unethical and unprofessional behavior. Students will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP) for unethical/unprofessional behavior. Review of the circumstances of the incident by the committee may result in the student’s placement on disciplinary probation or dismissal from the program, which will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Students will be assessed on expected clinical competencies. Each clinical placement must be successfully completed before the student is allowed to progress to the next clinical level. Successful completion will be determined by an evaluation of the student’s clinical performance by the student’s preceptor in collaboration with faculty. Faculty coordinating clinical placements will make the final determination of the student’s grade. Students are expected to adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) guidelines for patient confidentiality. Any HIPAA violation will result in immediate referral to the Committee on Student Progress (CSP). Annual HIPAA training is required. Failure to comply will result in referral to the CSP. Students in off-site clinical rotations or placements will be required to comply with all Department of Audiology requirements and the special requirements of the facility. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, fingerprinting, proof of vaccinations, proof of insurance, drug testing, Basic Life Support Training, and a background check. The program does not assume any responsibility other than informing the student of the requirements. The student must fully comply with all requirements of the Department of Audiology and the specific facility before participating in any activities at that facility. Failure to be eligible to participate in activities at an assigned facility will result in the student not being allowed to complete the clinical experience during the assigned semester and may result in a failing grade for the clinical rotation for the semester. This may alter a student’s plan of study. The program will not reassign a student who failed to meet the stated requirements of the facility during the semester in which the original assignment was made. If a student must be reassigned at the beginning of a new semester for failure to meet the facility’s requirements, the student’s individual timeline for completion of the program will be impacted. Students are videotaped in certain academic classes and clinical labs for teaching-learning purposes. Students must sign a release form for videotaping at the time of registration. Students should obtain permission from professors to videotape or audiotape lectures. Verbal permission is acceptable. The department adheres to the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Science zero tolerance policy for drug use. Drug screening may be required at any time during matriculation in the program. When notified of a required drug screening, the student must complete the testing within 48 hours. If a drug screening result is positive, follow-up drug screening must be completed within 24 hours of notification. Failure to comply will result in referral to the CSP. Affiliation Policy Faculty members and students disseminating information that emanates from their work in the audiology program must list Department of Audiology, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Health Professions Division, Nova Southeastern University in the affiliation byline. Attendance Absences and tardiness are strongly discouraged. Students are encouraged to attend all classes and to arrive on time. A student is tardy if he or she arrives after the designated class time. The student is responsible for any information missed. Students who are repeatedly tardy or absent will be referred to the Committee on