Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 173 student and delay in degree progress. (Please also refer to the section on Academic Promotions and Progression.) Patient safety is paramount. Any issues pertaining to student progress that are related to patient safety may supersede any policies and procedures on student progress. Students will be required to sign the Clinical Externship Policies Agreement form upon matriculation into the program, attesting to their understanding of and their agreement to follow all of the above clinical externship policies. Electronic Communications Electronic communications, including any form of messaging, posting, texts, blog entries, comments, multimedia content, videos, and emails, must adhere to university and program policy for professionalism, nondiscrimination, and Title IX compliance. This includes activities and communications by, to, or from NSU students using any device on NSU or third-party social media or other sites, if the communications refer to, are addressed to or from, are sent to or from, reference or involve a student, faculty member, or program at NSU. Such communications, if determined to be in violation of said policies, will result in disciplinary action, which may include dismissal from the program and expulsion from NSU. Work submitted as part of class assignments during any didactic or clinical externship courses may not include any identifying information of the patient in conformance with HIPAA regulations. Students may be 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 instructors to videotape or audiotape lectures. Verbal permission is acceptable. To facilitate communication between the student and the program during the clinical externships, the student must provide a cellular phone number to the program clinical coordinator. The expense of the cellular phone and its function will be the student’s responsibility. Computer Requirements All students are required to have unlimited access to a computer (PC or Apple equivalent) with Windows 10 or better, or Mac OS X Lion or better, and Microsoft Office Office suite or equivalent. A secure high-speed Internet connection of 100 Mb/second or better capability is required. A functional webcam with microphone is required. A printer is recommended. The expense of the computer and its connectivity and functionality will be the student’s responsibility. All NSU Office of Innovation and Information Technology (OIIT) policies, procedures, standards, and position papers will be followed and should be referred to for additional guidance. These are available at nova.edu/portal/oiit/policies/index.html. Training Laboratory 1. F oreword: The core sonography courses in the program have been developed to include a large and crucial hands-on training component in the program’s ultrasound training laboratory. This model offers a considerable benefit to the learning process and acquisition of technical skills by the student before the start of clinical externships during the second year of study. The program strives to equip the student with fundamental skills and exam techniques through the use of stateof-the-art equipment for the acquisition of examination information. The program also ensures that the training environment in the ultrasound training laboratory is safe and that all students obtain the training benefits in an equitable manner.