PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 184 Time keeping: Time keeping during clinical externship is completed through the clinical reporting system, Trajecsys. The student will be given instructions on the use of the system during the clinical introduction course, prior to the first day in the clinical externship site. Any student believed to be tampering with or manipulating the clock-in, clock-out, or documentation process will be sent to the CSP and may be subject to disciplinary action for unethical and unprofessional behavior, including, but not limited to, dismissal and receiving a failing grade for the clinical course (even without any prior failure on record). • Academic progression during clinical externships is based upon records indicating the number and type of procedures performed by the student, the examination findings, the extent of student supervision, and the level of student involvement in scanning/performance. Records must be maintained and must document that the student meets the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures established by the program. Students and clinical coordinators ensure that all required clinical competencies are assessed by vetted clinical instructors holding the appropriate credentials to the assessed clinical competencies. Students who do not achieve the required clinical competencies or the minimum number of procedures and types of procedures as established by the program, will not be able to graduate from the program. • Clinical extension of program: If, for any reason, the student does not fulfill the requirements for clinical externships (BMS 4500, 4600, and 4700), the program has the authority to extend the student’s clinical externships, which may result in additional cost to the student. Please also refer to the section on Academic Promotions and Progression. Students, for whom it becomes apparent will be unable to complete their clinical requirements by the end of their third clinical course, may be offered the chance to complete the needed requirements under the provisions of the Incomplete Coursework section of this handbook, if it is determined by the clinical coordinator/director of Clinical Education that the student will be able to complete the requirements within 30 days. If it is determined by the clinical coordinator/director of Clinical Education that the needed requirements will not be completed within 30 days, the student will be required to enroll in a clinical extension course, incurring additional tuition and related costs and extending the time before completion of degree requirements and graduation up to one additional semester. If, upon completion of the clinical extension course of up to one semester, the clinical requirements have still not been satisfied, the student will receive a failing grade for that course, will be referred to the CSP, and may be dismissed from the program. Electronic Communications Electronic communications, including faxes and electronic mail, must adhere to the university policy. The use of cellular phones and other unauthorized electronic devices are not permitted during the lectures or lab sessions. Students may be requested to step out of the auditorium or the laboratory if the student uses a cellular phone or any other unauthorized electronic device without authorization from the instructor. Recurrent behavior will be referred to the CSP for unprofessional behavior. Clinical Site Requirements Students in off-site clinical sites will be required to comply with all the special requirements of the facility. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, fingerprinting, proof of vaccinations, proof of insurance, and so on. The college does not assume any responsibility, other than informing the student of the requirements. The student must fully comply with all requirements of the specific facility before participating in any activities at that facility. Failure to be eligible to participate in activities at