PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 177 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) This entry-level course of study is designed to prepare students in the field of medical sonography. The medical sonography program includes on-campus lectures; extensive, hands-on training in our ultrasound laboratory; online courses; and a 12-month focused or combined externship in a clinical- or hospital-based setting. Graduating students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sonography (B.S.—MS). Students will take a combination of general courses in the health science field and focused core courses in the medical sonography field. In the second year of the program, students will complete the extensive experiential clinical training program while continuing to take online courses. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to sit for professional registry exams, based upon completion of program and clinical requirements. 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