PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 178 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. Academic Promotions and Progression • Honors: The students may receive academic honors per term based on the completed work for the term. The policy for dean’s or president’s lists follows that in place for the PCHCS. A notice will be sent to the student and notification will be entered on the student’s transcript. • Academic Progress: For each course offered within the program, contact information for the designated contact person for that course will be available in the syllabus of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their professors or lab instructors regarding any issues impeding academic progress. Students are also strongly encouraged to contact the program director, if necessary. • Academic Progress in Clinical Externships: Clinical externships are assessed on different criteria outlined in the syllabi for these courses. Failure to meet the requirements for any of these criteria may result in failure for the externship, with similar consequences as for failure of any didactic courses including, but not limited to, possible dismissal from the program. Students in clinical externships must maintain records of evaluations in sufficient detail to document learning progress and achievements of clinical competencies, as well as of the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures established by the program as requirements for graduation. • Academic Progression: The B.S.—MS is a lockstep program. The sequence of the courses has been thoughtfully determined. Progression from one term to the next is, for sonography courses, based on the successful completion of the courses offered in prior terms. The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic performance. To fully complete the sonography program, students must successfully complete the core sonography courses in the time and sequence that they are offered. Students who receive a final course grade of C- or less in any core didactic course will be referred to the CSP and may be dismissed from the program. The following are considered core courses: Ultrasound Physics I/Lab, Ultrasound Physics II/SPI Exam, Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Ultrasound Cross-Sectional Anatomy, Abdominal Sonography I, Abdominal Sonography II, Obstetrics and Gynecology UltraSound I, Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound II, Small Parts Sonography, Venous Testing/Lab, Peripheral Arterial Testing/Lab, Cerebrovascular Testing/ Lab, and Clinical Preparation and Review. The following are also core courses; however, remediation is not available: Clinical Externship I, Clinical Externship II, and Clinical Externship III.