May 20, 2022  
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HSC 231 - Medical Science Observation I

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 4
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Supervised experience in a medical healthcare agency. Enables students to learn about medical health, accumulate site hours for admission into graduate programs, and apply their skills and knowledge by working directly in the professional field.
Competencies
  1. Perform all work at the field experience as specified by the job description at a satisfactory level as determined by the supervisor
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform in the work environment
    1. Observe other staff as they work with clients
    2. Provide direct service to clients, while under close supervision
    3. Respond appropriately to clients within the scope of the program and services which are provided by the agency
  3. List goals to field experience activities
    1. Develop objectives that measure directed activities and performance standards
    2. Identify goals of field experience activities
    3. Develop an awareness of the psychological impact on the disabled patient and how it can alter personalities
    4. Define and understand the various areas that involve medical health care and the types of patients treated in these areas
    5. Define appropriate dress, behavior and appearance for the field experience
    6. Define and understand safety concerns for self and clients
  4. Describe duties completed through field experience
    1. Define skills and knowledge used in professional setting
    2. Recognize the importance of retraining and learning new skills
  5. Document progress of field experience
    1. Write down weekly journal of experience
    2. Examine strengths and weaknesses of each experience
  6. Demonstrate professionalism and self-discipline in all aspects of work at the field experience
    1. Attend work punctually at all scheduled times
    2. Complete all work in a timely manner, meeting all assigned deadlines
    3. Take initiative in seeing work that needs to be done and volunteering to do it
    4. Adhere to professional standards of conduct as discussed in course work and as specified by the field experience agency and supervisor
  7. Evaluate one’s own progress in developing the skills as a professional
    1. Identify strengths and weaknesses of one’s own performance at the field site
    2. Identify areas of the profession where the student’s strengths can be used effectively
    3. Describe the student’s skills and style of work performance
    4. Describe the student’s interaction with other professionals, including supervisor, co-workers, and any professionals from other agencies that the student interacted with
    5. Assess the degree to which the student has met the supervisor’s expectations, particularly those specified in the individual student job description



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