Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 153 a. Conduct in the ultrasound training laboratory will follow the rules and policies outlined for the university and the college in an effort to create an environment adequate to foster optimal learning. b. Food and drink will not be allowed in the ultrasound training laboratory (a capped bottle of beverage can be kept with the student’s personal belongings and used during the breaks outside the laboratory). c. The use of the ultrasound training laboratory will be strictly reserved to training sessions outlined by one of the professors and will be supervised by one of the professors. Students are not allowed in the lab unless supervised by a professor or instructor. d. A copy of the specific rules and regulations pertaining to teaching in the ultrasound training lab will be provided at the first lab session in the first term on campus in the program. The rules will be explained by the professor assigned to the class. All students will sign a copy. e. Safeguards—Instruction sessions in the ultrasound training laboratory are made possible by the participation of students, both as the person scanning and the person being scanned (subject). All the exercises are developed to ensure prudent and safe use of the equipment, as well as the safety of the subject. 4. Participation and Equitable Training: The hands-on training in the lab by necessity consists of students practicing on each other, taking turns as designated “examiner” and as the “patient.” Participation in the role of “patient” for a given lab course or session is voluntary. Election not to participate will not affect grades directly. However, a student electing to not participate as a “patient” does not get to enjoy the benefit of training as an examiner on their fellow students, and will be required to provide their own patient model at their own expense to participate in the course. Online Course Access, Canvas, and NSU Email All of the B.S.—CVS courses that a student has registered for, both purely online and classroom/lab-based courses, will be accessed through the Canvas online learning environment. Students must use their NSU email login and password in order to log in to their courses posted on Canvas. Orientation to the online Canvas learning environment will be provided to students in the first semester, and its online assistance and tutorials are available at any time through the University Office of Innovation and Information Technology and the SharkLink student portal. In addition, it is the students’ responsibility and it is mandatory that students regularly check their NSU provided email accounts for important communications from both their course instructors and the university in general. Concurrent Master of Health Science Option Students who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for the concurrent Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.) option. Students who enroll in this concurrent M.H.Sc. program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science—Cardiovascular Sonography and a Master of Health Science. Both programs will be completed in 27 months. If interested in the concurrent Master of Health Science option, please contact an admissions counselor or the program office for further details.