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  1. 1. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 1 SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LETTER-OF-INTENT TO EXECUTIVE DEAN(S) PROPOSER E-MAILS LETTER-OF-INTENT AS WORD DOCUMENT TO DR. CANDICE FOLEY, COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT. Dr. Foley determines which campuses are affected by proposal and forwards the Letter-of-Intent to the appropriate Executive Dean(s) for Letters- of- Support. Proposer___Elia Colon-Mallah______ Campus: A____ E____ G_X__ (name) Department/Discipline___Veterinary Science Technology Program _______ Telephone____6301______________ E-mail___colonme______________ Name of Curriculum/Course Proposal___VST 206_________________________ Proposer attaches a brief description and rationale for the proposal on a separate page. Date______10-27-09______________________________________________ College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development completes form below this line. ****************************************************************** * Type of Proposal Course New_________________________________ Revised__X__(Addition of prerequisite)______ Adoption______________________________ Curriculum New__________________________ A.A._____ A.S. _____ A.A.S _____ Revised________________________ Certificate Expedited Revision_______________ This proposal requires the following approval(s) Single Campus __x___ *College_____ *College approval is required when the proposal has an impact on more than one campus. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  2. 2. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 2 Rational for the addition of VST 111 Farm Animal Nursing as a prerequisite for: 1. VST 201 Laboratory Animal Technology 2. VST 202 Clinical Lab Techniques I 3. VST 205 Pharmacy and Pharmacology 4. VST 206 Veterinary Cardiology and Radiology VST 111 Farm Animal Nursing provides VST students with the necessary technical skills and knowledge to support the nursing of farm animals. Instruction in veterinary diagnostics, pharmacology and disease processes of all animals (including farm animals) is extensively discussed in the VST program’s 200-level courses. Successful completion of VST 111 would provide the VST student with a solid foundation in nursing skills that would be needed in the 200-level courses. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  3. 3. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 3 SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE LETTER-OF-SUPPORT FROM CAMPUS DEAN(S) EXECUTIVE DEAN(S) E-MAILS LETTER-OF-SUPPORT TO THE FACULTY MEMBER INITIATING THE LETTER OF INTENT. (Dr. Candice Foley, College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development, receives an electronic copy of Letter- of-Support sent to proposer.) ****************************************************************** * TO: Dr. Elia Colon-Mallah FROM: George Tvelia DATE: October 27, 2009 *********************************************************** Comments: This proposal is designed to improve the success of students in their second year of study. A sound proposal and it has my full support. cc: Dr. Candice Foley, College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  4. 4. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 4 SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE-REVISION PROPOSAL FORM ORIGINATING CAMPUS: ( ) Ammerman ( ) Eastern (X) Grant Date Submitted to Curriculum Committee: __October 30, 2009 To meet the ideals of Suffolk County Community College, new courses should, if appropriate, consider issues arising from elements of cultural diversity in areas of textbook choice, selection of library and audio-visual materials, and teaching methodology. PROPOSER E-MAILS ENTIRE COURSE PROPOSAL PACKET TO THE APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CHAIR AS A WORD DOCUMENT. Proposal Checklist Proposer records appropriate departmental votes here and checks to be sure all the documents are contained within the packet. ( X ) Electronic Letter of Intent (X ) Electronic Letter of Support from Executive Dean(s) ( X ) Vote(s) of Department: Name of Department: Veterinary Science Technology Program, Grant Campus For: __6___ Against: __0___ Abstentions: __0___ Date of Vote: _9/30/09_________Proposer's Initials: __ECM___ Select One: Approved___X__ Not approved_____ (X ) Campus Dean Final Approval Form(s) (Proposer completes form to this line before sending entire proposal packet to the appropriate Curriculum Committee Chair) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- cc: Dr. Candice Foley, College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development Dr. Tina Good, College Curriculum Committee Chair Academic Chairs of affected departments ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  5. 5. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 5 NAME OF PROPOSAL:_____VST 206 Veterinary Cardiology and Radiology____ DEPARTMENT/DISCIPLINE:_____Veterinary Science Technology________ I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: (Complete this section only if you wish to revise the catalog description. Provide the current as well as the proposed description, and state a rationale for the proposed change.) Current Description: Veterinary Cardiology And Radiology Prepares students for participation in two important areas of diagnostic technology. Cardiology portion enables students to understand and participate in process of cardiovascular evaluation; emphasis on electrocardiography. Radiology portion imparts knowledge of X-ray machinery and use, film processing, patient positioning and safety. (3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.) Prerequisite VST112 and CHE120. Offered On Grant Campus in Brentwood Credits: 4 Proposed Description: Addition of VST 111 to the prerequisites for this course Prerequisite VST112, CHE120, and VST 111 or permission of department. Rationale: Successful completion of VST 111 will improve VST student preparation for the VST program’s 200-level VST courses. II. STATEMENT OF COURSE OUTCOMES: N/A Fill out this section only if you wish to add, delete, or revise course outcomes, and state a rationale for the proposed change. III. RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENTS: A. Credits/Contact Hours: N/A (Complete this section only if you wish to change the credits or contact hours for the course, and provide a rationale for proposed change in credits and contact hours. See the formula for credits and contact hours on the Curriculum Website.) Credit Hours _____ Contact Hours_____ Lecture_____ Lab_____ Studio_____ Internship_____ B. Course Fees: N/A (Complete this section only if the proposed revision has an impact on the fees students will be charged when enrolling in the course.) Lab Fees__________ Course Fees__________ ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  6. 6. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 6 C. Prerequisites/Co-requisites Add VST 111 as a prerequisite for VST 206. Rationale: Successful completion of VST 111 will improve VST student preparation for the VST program’s 200-level VST courses. IV. RELATIONSHIP TO FACILITIES/COLLEGE RESOURCES A. Will the proposed course revision require additional staff? If so, please specify. NO B. Will the proposed course revision require additional equipment, space, technology, etc.? If so, please specify. NO V. RELATIONSHIP TO SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS*: N/A (Complete this section out only if you wish to make an existing course a SUNY General Education course.) A. Identify which of the ten SUNY knowledge and skills areas the course will fulfill. The ten SUNY knowledge and skill areas are Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, Humanities, The Arts, Foreign Language, Basic Communication. For a list of existing SUNY-approved General Education courses offered at SCCC, see the curriculum website. B. Demonstrate how the course outcomes map to the SUNY Learning Outcomes for the knowledge and skills areas you have identified. (For a complete list of SUNY-approved General Education Learning Outcomes, see the curriculum website.) C. How does this course incorporate the SUNY infused competencies of Critical Thinking and Information Management? (See the SUNY-approved General Education Learning Outcomes for Information Management and Critical Thinking on the curriculum website.) D. Do the faculty within the department/discipline agree to assess this course according to the approved SUNY-approved Campus Based General Education Assessment Plan or the SUNY-approved Strengthened Campus-Based Assessment Plan, using assessment measures, i.e., instruments that measure the attainment of student learning outcomes as described in the plan? VI. SAMPLE COURSE OUTLINE (See Faculty Handbook online for guidelines.) ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  7. 7. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 7 VST 206 Veterinary Cardiology and Radiology 4 Credits Day Program: Fall 2009 Dr. Elia Colon-Mallah Course Website: Paumanok Hall 109 Office Hours: Posted on course website and outside P109 Office (631) 851 - 6301 CATALOG DESCRIPTION This course prepares students for participation in two important areas of veterinary diagnostic technology. The radiology portion imparts knowledge of x-ray machinery and its use, film processing, patient positioning and radiation safety. The cardiology portion is designed to enable students to understand and participate in the process of cardiovascular evaluation with particular emphasis placed on electrocardiography. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory) Course Objectives Radiology: In lecture, the theoretical aspects of x-ray production, the parts of the x-ray machine, the knowledge of image production, development of film, and trouble shooting problems will be offered in the lecture material. In the laboratory, practical application of radiology techniques will be emphasized. Cardiology: Anatomy and physiology of the heart will be reviewed and electrophysiology, pharmacology and pathology of veterinary cardiology will be introduced to the students. Competence in assisting the veterinarian with the identification and treatment of cardiac disease will be attained through the use of visual/auditory materials, lecture and “hands-on” laboratory experience. COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1. Attend lectures and meet college attendance requirements 2. Read course notes and all reading assignments 3. Use the course website links and other resources to augment the learning process 4. Demonstrate understanding of the VST 206’s Essential and Recommended tasks. 5. Successfully complete hands-on Essential and Recommended tasks. 6. Arrive to lab prepared with required instrumentation 7. Prepare for laboratory sessions using assigned materials 8. Periodic lecture exams and quizzes to evaluate the learning process. All exams are cumulative. 9. Achieve a passing grade of C in all exams and quizzes. 10. Pass the lecture and laboratory portions of the course with a C to be eligible for a passing grade in the course. EXAMINATIONS AND GRADE CALCULATIONS Lecture: Lecture Examinations are cumulative (4 x 15% each =) 60 %, quizzes 10%, midterm exam (15%) will cover the Cardiology portion of the course, the final exam (15%) will cover the Radiology portion of the course. Examination time is limited to 60 minutes and lecture will resume after each exam. Please do not arrive late, as your exam time will not be extended. One point for every 30 seconds will be deducted from the exam grade when the student turns in an exam after the instructor requests the exam. All students will take the exam on Wednesday mornings at 8 A.M. After turning in their exam, students can leave no earlier than 30 minutes after the exam commences. Once the exam is turned in the student cannot access the exam until it is graded. Any student arriving 30 minutes after the exam has commenced will not be able to take the exam. Lecture will resume after each exam with exception of the last exam of the course. Make up exams will only be entertained for valid, documented reasons only, and must be scheduled no later than 24 hours after missing the exam. After 24 hours the grade becomes a zero. This courtesy will not be extended more than once. You will have until 5PM Tuesday before the next lecture to schedule and take a make- up exam. The grade becomes a 0% if the make-up exam is not taken within the specified time. Any exams missed after this courtesy is extended will result in a grade of zero for that exam. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  8. 8. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 8 During examinations, cell phones, ear phones, any audio, text or image-capable equipment (including but not limited to headphones, wristwatches and cell phones), personal items or notes will not be permitted on the desktop and are not to be accessed for the duration of any exam. Students passing and/or receiving passed items during an exam will earn a failing grade in the course. Laboratory: Will comprise 40% of the final grade. The lab instructor will determine exam formats and numerical values. Lab material missed becomes the student’s responsibility. Lab session make-ups are not available. Make- ups for lab quizzes/exams are at the discretion of the laboratory instructor. Lab meeting times by week: Lab # and day/date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Monday 8/3 1 9/1 4 9/2 1 10/ 5 10/1 2 10/1 9 10/2 6 11/2 11/9 11/1 6 11/2 3 11/3 0 12/ 7 12/1 4 12/2 1 Tuesday 9/1 9/8 9/2 2 9/2 9 10/6 10/1 3 10/2 0 10/2 7 11/3 11/1 0 11/1 7 11/2 4 12/ 1 12/8 12/1 5 Wednesd ay 9/2 9/9 9/1 6 9/2 3 9/30 10/7 10/1 4 10/2 1 10/2 8 11/4 11/1 8 11/2 5 12/ 2 12/9 12/1 6 Thurs 9/3 9/1 0 9/1 7 9/2 4 10/1 10/8 10/1 5 10/2 2 10/2 9 11/5 11/1 2 11/1 9 12/ 3 12/1 0 12/1 7 RADIATION SAFETY IN THE VST PROGRAM 1. No individual will handhold any animal for any procedure. 2. A radiation detection device will be worn by each student during laboratory sessions. 3. During an exposure, the door to the stationary x-ray room will remain closed. Individuals taking a radiograph or observing this procedure must remain behind the screen. 4. When taking dental radiographs, everyone must leave the area of exposure; a hand held control panel on an extension chord is available for taking the radiographs in this manner. 5. When taking radiographs using the portable unit, everyone must stand at least 8 feet away from the area of exposure, behind the nearest wall; use the exposure button on the extension chord only for making exposures. 6. Failure to adhere to these measures will be considered a serious infraction and can result in automatic and immediate dismissal from the course. TEXTBOOKS 1. ECG Manual for the Veterinary Technician. Edwards, WB Saunders, 1993. 2. Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds: a guide to Cardiac and Respiratory Auscultation in Dogs and Cats. CD-Rom. Smith W.K., et al. Saunders, 2006. 3. Radiography in Veterinary Technology. Lavin, WB Saunders, 4th Edition, 2006. 4. Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. McCurnin/Bassert, WB Saunders, 2005. Library Reserves: 1. CD-Rom-Rapid Interpretation of Heart and Lung Sounds: A guide to Cardiac and Respiratory Auscultation in Dogs and Cats. Smith W.K., et al. Saunders, 2006. ABSENCE/LATENESS Absence: If the student misses more than the equivalent of a week of class (one lab and one lecture meeting), the student will receive a grade of “F”. A student will be considered absent if the attendance sheet is not signed. Please note: A valid absence is still an absence. If a lecture is missed, it is the student will obtain the material and /or assignments from classmates before the next meeting. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  9. 9. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 9 Tardiness: Classes and exams will begin promptly at the scheduled meeting time. Students who are late may enter the classroom through the back entrance in a courteous manner and will collect any handouts at the end of the lecture session. One point will be deducted from the course grade for every incidence of lateness. The instructor in charge will set standards for laboratory. Withdrawal: Can occur without a signature on or before October 21, 2009; after this period an “F” will be assigned if the student does not attend class and has not officially withdrawn from the course. Classroom Guidelines: Cell phones are to be turned off while class is in session. RECORDING OF LECTURES IS NOT PERMITTED UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES. LECTURE SCHEDULE Week Topic Reading Assignment 1 (9/2) ECG Basics & Myocardial Physiology Edwards ch. 1 & 5 McCurnin p 81-4, Lecture notes 2 (9/9) Cardiac Cycle & Quiz 1 Regulation of the Cardiovascular System Lecture notes 3 (9/16) Congestive Heart Failure McCurnin pg. 809, 639-40 Exam 1 Lecture notes 4 (9/23) Acquired Valvular Heart Disease Mc Curnin pgs. 811-812,979- & Myocardial Disease 80; Lecture notes 5 (9/30) Congenital Heart Defects McCurnin pgs. 215-16; 810- Exam 2 Canine Heartworm Disease (HW) 11,337, 642-3 & Lecture notes 6 (10/7) Arrhythmia’s and Electrocardiophysiology Edwards chap. 7; Lecture notes Quiz 2 HW 7* (10/14) CPR McCurnin pgs. 603 – 7,834-46 8 (10/21) Cumulative Lecture Final Exam (Cardiology) McCurnin pgs. 277-282, 289-90 Overview of Radiographic Equipment Lecture notes 9 (10/28) Restraint and Positioning Lavin chaps. 1, 12, 19 & 20, Definition and Production of Radiographs Lecture notes McCurnin pg. 276, 302-3 10 (11/4) X-ray Tube & Electrical Circuits Lavin chaps. 2 Exam 1 McCurnin pgs. 272-276 Lecture notes 11 (11/18) X-ray Beam & the Radiographic Image Lavin chaps. 5(pgs. 49-54), 6 & 7. McCurnin pgs.283-9, 291-2 Lecture notes 12 (11/25) Image Quality & Radiation Safety Lavin chaps. 3 & 5(pgs 43- Exam 2 48, 54-56); McCurnin pgs. 292-8 Lecture notes ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  10. 10. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 10 13 (12/2) Exposure Factors and Contrast Imaging Lavin chap. 8 – 10, 18 McCurnin pgs. 282-3, 298-302; Lecture notes 14 (12/9) Alternate Imaging Lavin chap. 21 McCurnin pgs. 303-14 Lecture notes 15 (12/16) Cumulative Radiology Lecture Final *Mid-semester: students who submit a course withdrawal form to the registrar on or before October 21, 2009 are guaranteed a grade of “W”. LABORATORY TOPICS You are required to read or complete the following tasks in preparation for lab. Scrub tops and/or a lab coat and name tag are mandatory attire for lab. Week Topic Reading Assignment 1 Cardiovascular Exam and Monitoring Edwards chapter 2, 4, & 5 2 ECG Production ECG produced in lab. Identification of Normal Lead II Complexes Edwards chapter 3 & 5 3 Approach to the Electrocardiogram (I) Lab notes and ECG’s Edwards chapter 6 pages 70 – 77. 4 Approach to the Electrocardiogram (II) Lab notes and ECG’s Edwards chapter 6 pages 74 - 119 5 Practice Evaluating the Electrocardiogram Lab notes and ECG’s 6 Identifying Arrhythmias (I) Lab notes and ECG’s Edwards chap. 7 7 Identifying Arrhythmias (II) As for previous lab 8 FINAL EXAM: Cardiology Orientation to Radiology Lavin, chapter. 2, pages 19-21, 5 on density and contrast pgs. 44-50; 6 on screens/film, pgs. 60 - 62, 67 – 70; McCurnin pgs. 277-82. 9 Film Processing & Lavin, chapters 7, 8, 10, 11 Portable Radiography and 19. McCurnin pgs. 270-72 10 Dental Radiography McCurnin pgs. 886-892. Reserve video at the library on dental x-ray technique 11 Positioning Techniques for Thoracic Lavin, chapters 17 and Abdominal Projections 12 Positioning Techniques for Extremities Lavin, chapters 13 & 14 ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  11. 11. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 11 13 Positioning Techniques for Pelvic, Spinal Lavin, chapters 14, 15 & 16 and Skull Films 14 Double Contrast Pneumocystogram Lavin, chapters 5 & 9 Technique Chart Review: Contrast vs. Density McCurnin pgs. 282-83 15 FINAL EXAM: Radiology LECTURE AND LAB SCHEDULES: Topics and dates are subject to change. The most recent changes will be posted under “lecture topics” on the class website indicated above. The order and type of procedures covered in lab are subject to change at the instructing veterinarian’s discretion pending patient availability and safety during anesthetic exercises. ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  12. 12. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 12 SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS DEAN FINAL-APPROVAL FORM PROPOSER E-MAILS COMPLETED PROPOSAL TO APPROPRIATE EXECUTIVE DEAN(S) AND REQUESTS A COMPLETED CAMPUS DEAN FINAL-APPROVAL FORM. The Executive Dean(s) completes this form and returns it to the proposer. ****************************************************************** * The Campus Dean Final Approval acknowledges a campus’s ability and commitment to support a proposal in terms of:  Academic Merit  Availability of Personnel  Adequacy of Facilities  Budgetary Needs for Supplies and Equipment ****************************************************************** * Name of Proposal: ____VST 206 Veterinary Cardiology and Radiology__________ Campus: A____ E____ G_X__ Type of Proposal: ___New Curriculum ___Curriculum Revision ___Expedited Curriculum Revision ___New Course _X__Course Revision___Inter-Campus Course Adoption Approved_George Tvelia________________Not Approved____________________ (Name of Executive Dean) (Name of Executive Dean) Date__October 29, 2009__________________________ ****************************************************************** * Comments: ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008
  13. 13. Course-Revision Proposal Form, Pg. 13 cc: Dr. Candice Foley, College Associate Dean for Curriculum Development ALL FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY Revised 9/2008