BI-551: Field Internship in Health Sciences

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-551 Field Internship in Health Sciences

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): n/a

Credits: 2

Pre-requisites (if any): Open only to matriculated students who have completed at least 12 credits of required laboratory courses in the EH, HS or AS curriculum; have a minimum cumulative index of 2.0; and are recommended by the Departmental adviser. Students must contact the Departmental adviser during the semester, prior to enrollment to make necessary arrangements.

Course Description in college catalog:

This internship is strongly recommended for students intending to pursue careers in Environmental Health, Pre- Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy, as well as selected other health science fields. Can be used to satisfy the major concentration but not the basic liberal arts and sciences core, in the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) curriculum.

Students are selected by the adviser for this course on the basis of academic preparation and suitability for the field experience, subject to availability. The field internship supplements classroom theory and laboratory instruction with related profes- sional training without compensation. Students are placed with selected agencies for a minimum of 90 hours. Course requirements include a monthly seminar of at least two hours for the discussion of field assignments, and submission of a final report covering the activities participated in during the experience. The final grade is determined by the departmental adviser. Proof of liability insurance may be required. All internships must be completed before graduation to be included in the student’s degree certification. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This is not required for any program, but is an elective in the Health Sciences A.S. Degree Program.

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Integrate coursework with real-life situations in the workplace

2. Connect with employers and faculty in preparation for career success

3. Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and tools required for entry into or advancement in the job market in their field

Program-specific outcomes

1. Demonstrate proficiency in factual knowledge and conceptual understanding required for transfer to the junior year in a baccalaureate program in health sciences.

2. Disciplinary learning

  • Use algebra and statistics to solve problems in the health sciences
  • Proficiently acquire, process, and analyze scientific information in all its forms
  • Proficiently convey information specific to the health sciences, through technical writing or oral presentation
  • Use current technology to demonstrate concepts related to the field of health sciences
  • Work collaboratively to acquire and analyze data, or solve problems in the health sciences
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional and ethical responsibilities in the field of health sciences

3. This course fulfills Program-specific outcomes 1 and 2.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

  3. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Weekly Progress Reports filled out by the student and signed by the supervisor, 2 Supervisor Evaluations, and a Final Reflective Report about the experience.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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