PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 175 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 and password to log on 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 M.H.Sc. option (generalist curriculum). Students who enroll in this concurrent M.H.Sc. program will graduate with a B.S.—CVS and a M.H.Sc. Both programs will be completed in 24 months. If interested in the concurrent M.H.Sc. option, please contact an admissions counselor or the program office for further details. Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography (B.S.—MS) Program Objectives—Minimum Expectations Prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the following concentrations: • abdominal sonography—extended • obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) sonography • vascular sonography Academic Calendar The B.S.—MS program follows the same term schedule, starting in the summer term of the respective academic year, and continuing through the end of the summer term two academic years later, for an overall program length of 27 months. The specific start and end dates are based on the overall schedule mandated by the university. Please refer to online university resources for specific calendar and term dates and holiday observances. All purely online courses at the bachelor’s level are on a three-term calendar. Refer to the academic calendar published in this handbook and on web-based resources by the online B.H.Sc. program for specific term dates. The classroom and lab-based courses, including the clinical externships, are on a three-term calendar.