Course Information

Course Prerequisite

Students who attend this course must be licensed healthcare professionals, such as EMTs, LVNs, RNs, PAs, Residents, or Medical Doctors. Students must have a solid grasp of medical terminology, surface anatomy, the concepts presented in Bates’ Guide to Physical Exam, and maneuvers necessary for the medical assessment of the patient.

Course Objectives and Expected Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • 1. Demonstrate the basic knowledge of Telemedicine and Telehealth and define those who could benefit from this technology.
  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the Originating/Patient Site and Distant/Provider Site, as well as the clinician and staff roles at each one.
  • 3. Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of telemedicine technology.
  • 4. Demonstrate knowledge of a telemedicine encounter.
  • 5. Demonstrate the basic ability to assess a patient in the ambulatory telemedicine setting.
  • 6. Demonstrate the utilization of knowledge required to present and manage the patient with a specific problem.
  • 7. Demonstrate the application of communication skills in patient and medical team communication.

Course Assessments

Learning in the course will be assessed using attendance, written quizzes, group participation, and the completion of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

Attendance

Attendance is required at all class sessions. Since this is a hybrid course, in-person class time is limited and is vital to the learner. Students should let the Program Manager know in advance if they have extenuating circumstances, and they will be rescheduled for the live sessions.

Grading

    The final course grade will be determined based on the assigned percentages for each assignment category below.
  • - Participation: 10% of final grade.
  • - Online Course: 30% of final grade.
  • - OSCE: 60% of final grade.

Course Schedule

Assignment/Work to be Completed
Complete online modules
Hands-on, in-person learning at the simulation lab, to include:
  • - Live lectures
  • - Equipment demonstration
  • - Hands-on skills lab
  • - Teaching OSCE – walkthrough a simulated case
  • - Final exam – graded OSCE

Academic Integrity

Each student shall be responsible for his/her conduct from the time of the registration through the actual awarding of the certificate. A student may be dismissed for unprofessional conduct such as cheating or plagiarism.

Students with Disabilities

Any students who may, because of a disabling condition, require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the Program Manager as soon as possible to make necessary accommodations.