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ADMISSION & RETENTION POLICIES
the college of health and allied medical professions
The College of Health and Allied Medical Professions (CHAMP) is the merger of the former College of Nursing (CON) and College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology (CPMT) of the University of San Agustin. CHAMP is home to a number of board topnotchers, internationally and nationally acclaimed professors and instructors, scientists, and outstanding alumni. The college offers the university’s flagship courses – Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.
A dynamic college upholding excellent Augustinian education in the delivery of health care for the holistic formation of outstanding professionals in the field of health and allied medical professions.
MISSION The College commits itself to produce competent and service-oriented Augustinian pharmacists, medical technologists/medical laboratory scientists, nurses, nutritionists, and pharmacy technicians, working for the common good.
Specifically, it aims to:
develop a strong sense of Christian-Augustinian values and tradition;
provide the students with knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to meet the demands of their respective professions in the local and global arena;
implement internship programs, related learning experience, and practicum programs in consonance to prescribed standards;
foster and sustain a culture of research among faculty, students, and alumni;
build and strengthen partnerships with public and private sectors and the community;
develop organizational capability and empowerment of faculty, staff and students;
improve infrastructure and office/laboratory facilities.
On behalf of the College of Health and Allied Medical Professions (CHAMP), I sincerely welcome you to our university, the first Catholic university in Region VI. There are four (4) undergraduate board programs and one (1) graduate program being offered by our college, namely, Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, and the Masters in Medical Technology. We take pride in our very good track record in licensure examinations which is an indicator of academic excellence.
With our well-equipped research and science laboratories coupled with a high caliber faculty line-up, there is an assurance that our students will be given excellent education. Our university likewise puts premium on the spiritual and social development of the students as exemplified by the various religious and civic activities where service to God and the marginalized in the community are of the highest priority. The opportunities for honing a student’s innate giftedness through various curricular and co-curricular activities in sports, arts, theater, journalism, music, etc. are available in the campus for a student to choose from.
After four years of stay in the university, the graduates of CHAMP are envisioned to become transformative community builders oriented towards God, restless, critical & creative thinkers and social communicators of the truth. It is in this context that I am extending an invitation for all of you to visit our university and further validate the opportunities that we have to offer. Mabuhay and Viva San Agustin!
THE PHARMACY PROGRAM
Pharmacy education is a four-year bachelor’s degree which provides a broad spectrum of scientific training and can lead to employment in a wider range of scientific fields principally in higher education institutions, community drug stores, hospitals, government agencies, research establishments, public health, and pharmaceutical industry. It also encompasses pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, household hazardous substances, drug delivery devices, and veterinary medicines.
The main concern of Pharmacy Education is to provide the country with pharmacists who are scientifically competent to deliver the full spectrum of pharmaceutical services required in health care delivery. After finishing the program, the graduate shall have acquired and developed the knowledge, skills, aptitude, and competencies in:
1. conducting scientific research methods and processes; 2. developing drugs for prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, and treatment of diseases of man and animals; 3. identifying, compounding, manufacturing, storing, and dispensing of drugs; 4. managing drug establishments based on sound entrepreneurial practice; 5. providing pharmaceutical care as well as counseling clients in the proper use of both prescribed and patient-chosen medications; 6. providing drug and health-related information; 7. advocating professional and ethical pharmacy practice; 8. contributing to the overall social, mental, emotional, and physical health of individuals, communities and the country. THE CORE COMPETENCY STANDARDS (Philippine Practice Standards for Pharmacists Manual)
Practices in a professional, legal and ethical manner.
Places client’s/patient’s welfare at the center of practice.
Demonstrates leadership and management skills.
Demonstrates cultural competence and effective communication.
Engages in inter-professional collaboration.
Commits oneself to continuing professional development.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO) Three to five years after graduation, the Pharmacy graduates shall be:
practicing pharmacists in various fields while integrating social, cultural, Augustinian attributes in their professional endeavour;
active members and leaders of the Philippine Pharmacist's Association and other pharmacist's professional organization;
effective implementers of pharmaceutical care and are technically competent in providing health care information to the community; and
engage in lifelong learning activities such as graduate studies research and development or technical seminars.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO) By the time of graduation, the students of the BS Pharmacy program shall have the ability to:
know the history and development of pharmacy including legal and ethical standards of practice;
perform honest and accurate mathematical calculations for competent pharmacy practice;
apply the principles of pharmacovigilance in pharmaceutical care;
recognize the need for lifelong learning to keep current with the developments in the field of pharmacy;
promote health awareness and disease prevention methods;
understand the concepts of administration, management, and marketing in relation to pharmaceutical entrepreneurship;
apply the principles of biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics in the design of a rational drug therapy and monitoring;
identify the importance of crude drugs and their medicinal uses in the pharmaceutical industry;
apply the physico-chemical properties and theoretical principles of drugs as they relate to drug development;
perform tests and assays in the quality control of raw materials, bulk, intermediate, and finished drug products in coherence with official standards;
know contemporary issues in the practice of Pharmacy;
work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams ;
communicate effectively in verbal and non-verbal communication; and
know and understand the fundamental Augustinian values (such as concern for the common good of the society, sense of community, spirit of general service, love for peace and order, constant pursuit of excellence, etc).
DESCRIPTION OF PROFESSIONAL COURSES Introduction to Pharmacy (Phar1, 3 units) The course orients the student in the history and development of pharmacy and the standards of its practice.
Pharmaceutical Botany with Taxonomy (PBSci1, 5 units) The course is an extensive presentation of plant life and related living forms, inclusive of morphoanatomy and hierarchical organization and its value as an integral part of the ecosystem and the pharmaceutical field.
General Principles of Pharmaceutical Care (PCare1, 3 units) The course deals with the holistic approach in the promotion of health. It includes discussions on the human life cycle, health problem identification, health care strategies, essential health intervention, and health sectors that support health-related issues and policies
Pharmaceutical Calculations (Phar2, 4 units) This course covers metrology and calculations applied in the practice of pharmacy.
Drug Delivery Systems (Pharmaceutics 1, 5 units) This course deals with the basic pharmaceutical principles and technologies applied in the preparation of pharmaceutical dosage forms and drug delivery system.
Chemistry and Pharmacy of Medicinals 1 (PChem1, 5 units) The course covers the chemistry and pharmacy of inorganic and organic medicinals, with emphasis on those official in the USP and NF, their preparations, properties, tests and uses. It includes the concepts and chemical reactions related to qualitative analysis of inorganic compounds. This also includes the study of structure and physico-chemical properties in relation to biological activity, preparation and/or synthesis, uses and doses of organic medicinals.
Chemistry and Pharmacy of Medicinals 2 (PChem2, 5 units) This is a continuation of Medicinals I which emphasizes on the study of structure, physicochemical properties in relation to biological activity, preparation and/or synthesis, uses and doses of organic medicinals.
Pharmaceutical Biochemistry (PBSci3, 5 units) The course deals with the molecular hierarchy of the living cell. It covers the study of the biomolecules, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids in relation to their structure and functions in the living system, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, biosynthesis of biomolecules and the transmission and expression of genetic information. It also discusses the importance and correlation of biomolecules to health and diseases.
Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Parasitology (PBSci5, 5 units) The course deals with microorganisms, particularly those pathogenic to man, and the parasitic helminthes of man - their biology, the infections they cause, host response to these infections, and their mode of transmission, prevention and treatment. The course provides laboratory experience in studying microorganisms and parasitic helminthes, and in utilizing aseptic techniques for microbial control. It also discusses microbiological aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Special attention is given to sterilization and disinfection, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents.
Public Health (PCare2, 3 units) This course will introduce the students to community health which includes both the private and public (government) efforts of individuals, groups, and organizations to promote, protect, and preserve the health of those in the community.
Interpersonal Communication Skills for Pharmacists (PCare3, 3units) This course deals with the study of basic concepts of interpersonal relationships and effective communication. It covers a variety of areas of learning interpersonal communications and acquiring skills needed by pharmacists to meet the responsibilities of a patient-centered pharmaceutical care services.
Pharmacognosy and Plant Chemistry (PBSci4, 5 units) The course deals with the study of the classification, physical and chemical properties, pharmacological and pharmaceutical uses of natural drugs (including Philippine medicinal plants). It also covers the biosynthesis, extraction, isolation, purification, and identification of drug constituents.
Physical Pharmacy (Phar3, 4 units) This course involves an analysis of application of basic physiochemical principles and methodology as they relate to drug dosage form design, preparation, stabilization and evaluation. It also considers the relationship of these principles to selected therapeutic problems.
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (Phar4, 3 units) This course deals with the basic principles and factors affecting drug liberation, absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, including the appropriate mathematical models that describe drug behavior in the body in both normal and altered physiologic states which are necessary for the design of a rational dosage regimen.
Manufacturing Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics2, 5 units) This course presents the basic principles, methods, and technology involved in the production of various drug dosage forms and delivery systems, from the initial design of the dosage forms to their actual manufacture, including the requirements for packaging, equipment, and facilities.
Pharmacy Informatics (Comp101p, 3 units) An introduction to methods of gathering and using drug and health-related information from various sources with focus on Information Communication Technology (ICT) using different websites and search engines.
Hospital Pharmacy (Phar5, 3 units) This is an introductory course to the practice of pharmacy in a hospital setting. It includes organizational structure of the pharmacy department and its relation to other departments. It covers the different drug distribution systems, bulk compounding methods, parenteral admixtures, practice standards, pharmacy and therapeutics committee, and general pharmacy administration.
Quality Control 1 – Drug Testing and Assay (PChem3, 5 units) This course deals with the important theories, principles, techniques, and applications of various quantitative pharmaceutical analyses, as applied in the quality control of raw materials and drug products.
Quality Control 2 – Drug testing and Assay with Instrumentation (PChem4, 5 units) This is a continuation of Quality Control I with application of instrumental methods of analysis. It includes the principles, organization, and function of quality control in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. In-process test, the use of quality control charts for solid pharmaceuticals, stability testing, as well as quality assurance functions in various stages of manufacture are discussed.
Pharmacology 1 (PBSci6, 4 units) The course deals with the study of drugs and their biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetic properties. therapeutic uses, adverse reactions, toxicological effects, and interactions.
Pharmacology 2 (PBSci7, 5 units) This course, a continuation of Pharmacology I, deals with the pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, toxicological and therapeutic properties of drugs used in the management of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, metabolic,CNS,immunologic, oncologic, and infectious conditions.
Dispensing and Medication Counseling (PCare4, 3 units) This course deals with the basic concepts of dispensing, dispensing techniques and the ethical policies that govern this important facet of the professional practice of pharmacy. It also deals with the study of theoretical perspectives and contemporary issues relevant to social and behavioral aspects concerning therapeutic medication counseling. Furthermore, this course provides opportunities for experiential learning of the techniques and skills of patient medication counseling roles of pharmacists.
Clinical Pharmacy (PCare5, 4 units) This course defines the role of pharmacists in drug therapy, which includes P-R-I-M-E, C-O-R-E, and F A-R-M.
Clinical Toxicology (PChem5, 3 units) The fundamentals of clinical toxicology including a study of the general classes of toxic agents, mechanism of toxicity, target organ toxicity, management, and their detection .
Pharmaceutical Administration and Management 1 (PharAd1, 3 units) The course deals with concepts, theories, and principles of marketing such as product, price, promotion, and place of distribution combined with learning about entrepreneurship. It includes application through case study methods and business planning, as well as marketing strategy and elements of display.
Pharmaceutical Administration and Management 2 – Marketing and Entrepreneurship (PharAd2, 3 units) The course deals with concepts, theories and principles of marketing such as product, price, promotion and place of distribution combined with learning about entrepreneurship. It includes application through case study methods and business planning, and marketing strategy and elements of display
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence and Ethics (PharAd3, 3 units) The course deals with the study of legal rules and regulations as applied to pharmacy and Pharmacy practice. It also embodies a code of ethics of the profession.
Research and Thesis Writing 1 & 2 (RTW1 – 3 units, RTW2 – 2 units) This course deals with the specific problems related to pharmaceutical sciences that would be worthwhile to investigate during the laboratory work. It will comprise actual pharmaceutical and pharmacologic principles and animal testing which will be conducted inside the laboratory. It also includes thesis writing after experimental results are completed.
GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PHARMACY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The Internship Program is provided to give students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice through hands-on training in the community pharmacy practice.
The general objectives address the core competencies needed to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a beginning practitioner. Specifically, after the completion of the internship program, the pharmacy student is prepared to:
develop skills in community pharmacy services and technical know-how in the giving of pharmaceutical care to the patients (USA);
exercise critical thinking in giving sound decision-making skills;
demonstrate competencies in the performance of tasks as required by the establishments;
use a variety of communication techniques in all health care settings;
undertake the process of scientific inquiry and utilize research findings in advancing the pharmacy profession;
apply leadership, management, and collaborative skills within the health care delivery system in developing, implementing, and evaluating the pharmaceutical care provided to patients;
demonstrate association of ethics and legal issues to pharmacy practice in applying independent judgment and ethical decision making; and
integrate the values and commitment as service to God in the practice of the profession.
By going through the internship program, the intern should grow professionally and get a better understanding of pharmacy practice. As students, the interns will be recognized as part of the pharmacy operation; therefore, their conduct and actions will reflect directly upon the pharmacy department. Keep in mind that the primary objective of the internship is learning by becoming actively involved in the experiences outlined in each of the program. Thus, the intern must:
Exhibit a professional appearance both in manner and dress, and must adhere at all times to the standards specified by the School and the establishment.
Always wear an Identification Card or a name plate.
Keep in mind, at all times that the primary objective of the internship is learning and that learning is not a passive process but requires a deep commitment and initiative.
Be obligated to respect any and all confidences revealed during the training period including pharmacy records, pricing systems, professional policies, medical records, etc. Discussion of the patient outside the pharmacy is prohibited. Violations of these confidences are subject to disciplinary action.
Recognize that the best learning environment is one that fosters mutual respect and courtesy between the preceptor and the student and other authorities.
Never question the advice or directions of the preceptor in public, but discuss any disagreements in private. All criticism should be viewed as a means of learning and not embarrassment.
Do not hesitate to admit not that your knowledge is deficient in a subject area, seek help whenever the need arises.
Encourage communication with all persons involved in his/her training including the pharmacists, physicians, other health professionals and patients.
Do not make professional decisions or judgments without checking with the preceptor.
Take initiative in communicating with physicians and patients but make sure not to step beyond the realm of professional courtesy or common sense.
Be constantly alert to the laws and regulations which govern practice and seek clarification of any points which are not clear.
Be responsible for adhering to the work schedule of the preceptor. For the student’s benefit, it may be necessary at times to devote more than the scheduled time. All absences or tardiness must be recorded.
Be punctual in meeting work schedule and arrive ahead of the preceptor whenever possible in order to observe procedures involved in commencing practice or changing of shifts. The student is obligated to notify his/her preceptor as soon as possible in relation to absences or tardiness.
Be responsible for keeping a record of their professional experience. A checklist of professional experiences is provided in the manual.
Do not accept payment for the work experience pertaining to the internship program.
Notify the preceptor if time off is needed from the internship experience.
Not comply with the university calendar in relation to vacation periods and holidays, but will adhere to the schedule devised by the preceptor.
Make up any time missed at the preceptor’s discretion.
All assignments or requirements must be handed in on the due dates set, otherwise they will not be accepted.
Never hesitate to communicate with the Internship Coordinator, when, in his/her opinion, a troublesome situation has arisen or may arise.(PACOP)
MAJOR AREAS OF CORE COMPETENCIES FOR INTERNSHIP 1-4
As future pharmacists, the students must possess the knowledge, skills and attributes required to enable them to fulfill their professional responsibilities.
The following are the CORE COMPETENCIES that must be achieved by the students:
The student must:
Demonstrate appropriate verbal, non-verbal and listening skills.
Display effective writing skills
Use appropriate communication techniques when communicating with peers, health care providers, and staff.
Demonstrate comprehension and fluency in written and verbal communications
Demonstrate respect, sensitivity and empathy when communicating with others.
Demonstrate appropriate and effective patient-interviewing techniques.
Drug Information Provider
The student must:
Assume responsibility for information retrieval, evaluation and dissemination to ensure safe and effective provision of pharmaceutical care.
Respond appropriately to drug information requests.
Identify current and reliable sources of drug information
Evaluate drug literature
Use effective and innovative methods for conveying drug information
Access and use of clinical and scientific literature to support decision making
The student must:
Evaluate and accurately fill a prescription.
Prepare extemporaneously compounded products in a safe manner.
Identify errors, if they exist, and appropriately consult the pharmacist for referral to prescriber.
Make sound recommendations regarding drug selection and dosage consistent with existing protocols and laws.
Adhere to quality control procedures for ingredients when dispensing in a manufacturing plant.
Apply all aspects of the Pharmacy Laws related to dispensing of a product.
The student must:
Use effective teaching/learning strategies for counseling the patient.
Provides correct and appropriate education on the proper use of the patient’s medication including precautions, side effects and assesses patient understanding of the instructions.
Use a systematic approach to assist the clients to select appropriate non-prescription medication, medical or surgical products.
Demonstrate effective patient-interviewing techniques and recommend interventions related to drug therapy, disease prevention and self care.
Provide patient self-care consultations.
Drug Therapy Monitoring
The student must:
Establish a patient database for identifying potential drug-related problems
Assess the clinical significance of the problems
Monitor the patient’s response to drug therapy
Engage in pharmacovigilance
Formulate recommendations for patient care and document therapeutic decisions, outlining the expected outcomes, impact and value of pharmacy services
The student must:
Collaborate effectively with peers, other health care professionals and patients to optimize patient care
Share accurate and salient information when referring to clients
Accept responsibility for actions and decisions made
Demonstrate respect for others
Maintain appropriate inter-professional relationships required to provide quality pharmacy care to individual patients
Consistently provide professional pharmacy care to individual patients that complies with the ethical guidelines governing the profession.
Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
Reject the acceptance of gifts/advantages that give the appearance of bias or conflict of interest
Consistently provide care and services that place the best interest of patients before their own self-interest.
Personal and Professional Development
The student must:
Continuously strive to improve professional competence through the use of appropriate learning to address areas identified for professional improvement / growth.
Display effective self-assessment.
Accept appropriate assessment from others.
Display an aptitude for professional growth and involvement in professional activities.
The student must be able to:
Explain the business principles of operating a pharmacy
Explain the legal requirements for establishing a pharmacy
Manage drug distribution by performing functions of acquisition, preparation, and distribution of drugs to ensure the safety, accuracy and quality of supplied products.
Have a working knowledge of drug procurement and drug inventory management
Legal and Ethical Practice
The student must:
Demonstrate comprehension and understanding of the Pharmacy Laws.
Practice the code of ethics governing the practice of pharmacy
Describe the ethical and legal responsibilities of the pharmacists
Perform all activities in accordance with the laws governing the practice of pharmacy
Accept responsibility and accountability for own decisions and actions.
Maintain client/customer confidentiality at all times.
Judgment and Decision-Making Skills
The student must:
Take an appropriate course of action based on knowledge, ethics and pharmacy law.
Apply functional knowledge while solving problems and making appropriate decisions in matters pertaining to the area of pharmacy practice with the goal of optimizing pharmaceutical care and professional relations. (PACOP)
STRUCTURE OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
As per CHED CMO. NO. 3 series of 2006, the student must have completed the number of hours for community, hospital, and manufacturing pharmacy practicum as requirement for graduation. The number of hours required for major internship must be completed prior to taking the pharmacy licensure examination. The major internship can be done in any of the three areas of internship.
Community Pharmacy 200 hours Hospital Pharmacy 200 hours Manufacturing Pharmacy 200 hours Major Internship 360 hours -------------- TOTAL NO. OF HOURS 960 hours
THE NURSING PROGRAM
The BSN is a four year program consisting of general education and professional courses. Professional courses begin in the first year and threads through the development of competencies up to the fourth year level. The BSN program provides an intensive nursing practicum that will refine clinical skills from the first year level to ensure basic clinical competencies required of a beginning nurse practitioner. The BSN program aims to produce a fully functioning nurse who is able to perform the competencies under each of the Key Areas of Responsibility as enumerated in Article IV Section 5 herein. Graduates of this program as beginning nurse practitioner may pursue the following career paths but not limited to:
Community Health Nursing
Private Duty Nursing
Occupational Health Nursing
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)
After 5 years, the BSN graduates should be:
Highly competent beginning nurse clinicians able to work in any health care settings and cater to various clientele.
A beginning nurse researchers capable of generating new knowledge and applying evidenced based practice in improving client care.
Nurse Managers capable of leading health teams, programs and services effectively and efficiently.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES (PO)
By the time of graduation, the students of the BSn program shall have the ability to:
Apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health
sciences and humanities in the practice of nursing.
Perform safe, appropriate, humanistic and holistic care to individuals, families, population groups and community utilizing nursing process.
Apply guidelines and principles of evidence-based practice in the delivery of care.
Practice nursing in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical and moral principles.
Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting using culturally-appropriate language.
Document to include reporting up-to-date client care accurately and comprehensively.
Practice beginning management and leadership skills in the delivery of client care and in health program development using a system approach.
Work effectively in collaboration with inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
Recognize the need for lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general, and nursing and health developments in particular.
Demonstrate responsible citizenship and pride in being a Filipino Augustinian nurse.
Apply the fundamental Augustinian values in relation to their profession.
Promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”.
THE nutrition and dietetics PROGRAM
DESCRIPTION OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS PROGRAM
The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics is a four- year program consisting of general education subjects and professional courses. The first and second semesters of the fourth year is devoted to field practice in hospital dietetics, foodservice, and community nutrition/public health nutrition.
Promote the role of nutrition and dietetics for human well-being in relation to the needs, resources and potentials of individuals, groups and families.
Practice the concept of comprehensive nutritional care for the total wellness of individuals in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural settings.
Integrate nutrition concerns with local and national development efforts.
Manage nutrition programs for individuals, groups and institutions.
Plan and manage a foodservice unit in hospital or other settings.
Implement an economically viable activity related to nutrition and dietetics.
Design and/or conduct a scientific study on food, nutrition and related topics.
Uphold ethical standards of the profession
Once academic requirements are completed, BSND grad uate has to take and pass the Licensure exam to be addressed as a Registered Nutritionist Dietitians, who can work in the following fields;
Hospital Dietetics, as;
Public Health or Community Nutritionist, as;
Public Health Nutritionist-Dietitian
Nutrition Action Officer
Food Service establishments; (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeteria)
Food Service Manager
Running a Private Nutrition Clinic
THE Medical Laboratory SciencE PROGRAM
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
The University of San Agustin first offered the BS Medical Technology Course (now known as BS Medical Laboratory Science) in Academic year 1962-1963. It is a 4-year course with the first 3 years as preparatory to the internship training given in the 4th year. The University has its own tertiary training laboratory for this purpose that is duly accredited by the Department of Health and the Commission on Higher Education. Affiliations have been established with several training hospitals so that interns can have the feel of the actual work of Medical Technologists.
The MLS program of the University exceeds the minimum requirement set by related regulatory government agencies. It strives to constantly update itself to maintain the academic excellence that has brought the University to the local, national and international scene. The curricular offerings from the basic, to core and professional courses are regularly monitored to keep the program attuned with the needs of the industries and emerging markets. MLS graduates of the University of San Agustin are highly competitive and efficient imbued with Augustinian values making them extremely sought-after.
This program made a name for the University for more than 50 years and is still doing so. Despite the numerous obstacles over the years, the program is way moving steadily in its course from its early days, to the turn of millennium to the 2nd decade of the 21st century producing quality, excellent Medical Technologist (imbued with the Augustinian Graduate Attributes: A transformative community builder oriented towards GOD; A restless critical and creative thinker; A social communicator of the truth), not only in the local and national scene but even in the international forefront.
PROGRAM EXPECTED OUTCOMES
After 3-5 years, the BSMLS graduate should be:
practicing licensed medical technologists/medical laboratory scientists imbued with Augustinian values committed to ethical and sustainable development;
pursuing professional advancement through research, post-graduate studies or programs certified by professional organizations and other accrediting bodies;
active members and leaders of PAMET, PASMETH and other related professional organizations involved in promotion of quality health care and transformation of society for the common good;
medical technologists/medical laboratory scientists with effective leadership and team spirit in their professional and related fields.
After graduation, the graduates of the BSMLS program shall be able to:
articulate and discuss clearly the latest developments and contemporary issues in medical laboratory science/technology
communicate effectively through verbal and non-verbal means
work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
advocate professional and ethical values in the practice of the profession and in the service of society
preserve and promote "Filipino historical and cultural heritage"
demonstrate technical competence in the performance of clinical laboratory procedures needed in the proper diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention of disease
demonstrate critical thinking skills
recognize the need for and engage in lifelong learning
demonstrate research skills relevant to the profession
demonstrate skills in clinical laboratory design, set-up and management
understand the fundamental Augustinian values in relation to their profession
Graduates of the BSMLS program have career opportunities in the following areas:
Free Standing, Hospital-Based or Community Laboratories
Veterinary Laboratory Science
Food and Industrial Microbiology.
COURSE DESCRIPTION OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS
MT 1 3 units Medical Technology Laws and Bioethics The course includes the study of the different Republic Acts, Presidential Decrees, Letters of Instruction, Administrative Orders and Implementing Rules and Regulations related to the practice of the Medical Technology profession, including but not limited to the operation and maintenance of clinical laboratories, blood banking procedures and techniques, newborn screening and screening for dangerous and regulated drugs as well as the study of history of medical technology, PAMET, PASMETH, and the PRC. The course also includes the study of Bioethics, the Med Tech code of Ethics and the application of ethical principles in the practice of the profession and in the resolution of ethical issues and concerns.
MT 1a 2 units Laboratory Management This course deals with the study of basic concepts of management, planning, organizing, leading, staffing, controlling as applied to a clinical laboratory set-up like quality assurance/quality control; policy and procedure manuals; infection controls; biosafety and waste management; and emergency protocols.
MT 2a 4 units Hematology The course deals with the study of the blood and blood cellular components; their formation, development, functions, and physiologic importance to the human body. It also includes the study and identification of blood disorders, the different methods, principles, and techniques for the examination, special hematology evaluation, as well as quality control and assurance.
MT 2b 3 units Hematology 2 The course deals with the knowledge on fundamentals of hemostasis and disorders of coagulation. Emphasis is given on an overview of hemostatic mechanism, platelet structure and function with quantitative and qualitative vascular and platelet disorders, both congenital and acquired, the coagulation system, both extrinsic and intrinsic systems, fibrinolytic system, kinin system, protease inhibitors, complement system, and laboratory evaluation of hemostasis.
MT 3 3 units Immunohematology (Blood Banking) The course deals with the concepts and principles of different red cell antigen systems and the application of specific blood group antigens and antibodies to compatibility testing. It also deals with the entire blood donation process or transfusion medicine.
MT 4a 4 units Clinical Chemistry 1 The course deals with the study of biochemical substances found in body fluids especially blood. This involves the knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and principles of their metabolism, laboratory analyses and diagnostic utility. The course also deals with instrumentation, quality assurance and laboratory safety.
MT 4b 3 units Clinical Chemistry 2 The course deals with the study of kidney function and non-protein nitrogen compounds, liver function, clinically significant enzymes, electrolytes, acid-base balance and blood gas parameters. It involves the knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts and principles of their metabolism, laboratory analyses and diagnostic utility.
MT 4c 2 units The course deals with the study of the nature of endocrine glands with emphasis on the properties, functions and laboratory analyses of the various internal secretions. It also deals with the principles of drug disposition, specific drug groups and their classification, action, therapeutic drug monitoring and laboratory analyses of toxic substances and substances of abuse.
MT 5 3 units General Pathology, Histopathologic/Cytologic Techniques This course is divided into two parts: the first part consisting of General Pathology and the second part, of Histopathologic techniques. The first part consist of the concepts of basics disease processes, correlating the correlating the etiology of disease. The second part includes the basics histologic techniques essential in any histopathology laboratory. Special staining procedures are also included with introduction of cytology.
MT 6 3 units Clinical Microscopy This course deals with the gross or macroscopic, chemical, and microscopic analysis of the different body fluids other than blood, along with their physiologic importance to the body. It also includes the study of the principles and performance of the different analytical procedures for the examination of these body fluids, the interpretation of results, and their clinical significance and importance in the prognosis and diagnosis of physiologic and pathologic processes of the body. Emphasis is given on proper specimen collection, preparation of smears, and different test methods.
MT 7 3 units Parasitology This course deals with the study of human parasites which are of medical importance especially those commonly found in the Philippines. Emphasis is given in the morphology; epidemiology; pathogenecity; laboratory diagnosis of their specific diseases; distribution and life cycle as well as control and preventive measures against infection.
MT 8a 5 units Bacteriology This course covers the study of the different pathogenic prokaryotic microorganisms, their physiology, classification, their relationship with other organisms (host-parasite relationship) and infection and control. Emphasis is given to the different characteristics and tests used in their identification.
MT 8b 2 units Virology and Mycology This course deals with the study of medically important viruses and fungi with emphasis on morphology, physiology, classification pathogenesis, collection and handling of specimens, and different methods of identification.
MT 9 4 units Immunology and Serology This course deals with the basic concepts of immunology and principles of serological procedures, reading, interpretation of results and their clinical significance.
MT 10a 2 units Introduction to Research This course deals with the study of the general concepts of the research process. It also includes the study of the rudiments in the preparation of a research including problem identification, literature search, limitations and scope of the study, sampling, statistical analysis, budget and Gantt chart preparation. Students are expected to write and defend a workable research proposal.
MT 10b 2 units Research Paper Writing and Presentation This course deals with the completion of the research process started in MT 10a. Emphasis is on the data collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data and summary of findings and recommendations. The students are expected to defend their research paper.
MLS 101 3 units Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science with Science, Technology, and Society The course is designed to introduce the students to the Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology Profession along with the major disciplines associated with the profession. The students will be introduced to the structure of the clinical laboratory and its role in providing quality healthcare services. The roles, practices, and functions of the Medical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Technologists will be discussed along with the Professional and Ethical Practices associated with the profession. The course also includes an introduction to the basic concepts of infection and the infectious process along with environmental and occupational health and safety practices related to the profession.
MT 11 5 units Medical Biochemistry The course is intended to acquaint the student with the importance of the major biomolecules in the living system, their occurrence, function, structure, and chemistry in the various biochemical systems. This will include the major metabolic pathways where the biomolecules are involved. Emphasis is given on the mechanisms and regulations which will aid the students for disease correlation.
Comm PH 5 units Community and Public Health The course deals with the basics of epidemiology – the core science of public health. It also deals with the fundamentals of biostatistics, communicable and non-communicable epidemiology, public health nutrition, occupational risks and hazards and contemporary issues in health. Application of these principles to the community through community diagnosis as practicum.
BSci 120 3 units Histology This course deals with the study of the fundamentals of cells, tissues and organs with emphasis on microscopic structure, characteristics and functions.
BSci 121m 2 units Cytogenetics This course deals with the study of the concepts related to the study of heredity and inheritance: genetic phenomena, sex determinations, defects in relation to human inheritance. Nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and their application to medical science.
Internship 18 units With the advent of OBE system, the MLS program of the University is nevertheless practicing this system for years already long before its implementation as mandated by the CHED memorandum order. Though the faculty of the program didn’t realize the correct terminology then, this was already the prevailing practice for decades since its birth in the late 60’s. Such can be observed in the MLS Internship Training, whereby MLS interns are given the chance to do actual “hands on” practice under the strict supervision of the Clinical Instructors with follow-up interviews, lectures and seminars, thereby enhancing their skills, increasing knowledge, boosting up morale and confidence. Such outcomes are measurable with numbers of board passing percentages and employability of graduates.
It is one of the few if not the only one in the entire country provided with its own In Campus Training Laboratory and classified tertiary per se. Catering to both internal and external clients offering basic, routine and advanced diagnostic procedures. Such structure and system have been used for benchmarking by other institutions. While the structures and equipment are constantly upgraded, conventional methods and standards methods are still being taught by the training clinical instructors who are constantly updating themselves with continuing professional development programs.
The 52 weeks internship program is an intensive training which balances practical and theoretical aspects whereby the MLS interns are assigned to different affiliated training laboratories under the guidance of highly competent clinical instructors. The training program includes: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Immunology & Serology, Blood Banking, Microscopy body fluids and Parasitology, Histopathology, even seminar and scientific review of researches.
milestones of the college of health and allied medical proffesions
the performance of the MLS/MedTech graduates in the Medical Technology Licensure Examination since 2010 compared to the National Passing Percentage
ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
DETAILED admission and retention policies (nursing)
A. Fresh High School Graduates 1.Report card with general High School average of at least 80 percent or an equivalent of 2.5. 2. Should pass the following:Placement Test in the following Aptitudes with the cut – off percentile rank: Verbal reasoning - 20; numerical reasoning - 20; abstractreasoning - 20; language usage - 20. 3. Should pass the interview conducted by the College of Nursing Committee on Admission, retention and Promotion. (CARP) 4. Certified of Good Moral Character from the Head / Principal of High School graduated form. 5. Photocopy of the birth certificate. (Authenticate by NSO) 6. *Good physical health as reflected in the normal results of the following that should submit: -Chest X-ray -ECG -Laboratories (CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis) - Hepatitis B (HBsAg) screening (to be followed by immunization) Note: If fully immunized with Hepa B vaccine an AntiHbs result is required. 7. Result of differential Aptitudes Test. *Will enroll in English plus if the percentile ranks is below 20 in verbal reasoning, spelling and language usage (20-20-20). *All laboratory results must be supported by a medical certificate that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to take up the Nursing course. B. Transferees /Second Courseswho wish to enrol in the College of Nursing 1.Transcript of records 2. Must have no grade below 2.5 (80 percent) or better in all subjects 3. Certificate of good moral from the Head/ Dean of the school last attended. 4. Photocopy of birth certificate (Authenticated by the NSO). 5. Should pass the interview conducted by the College of Nursing on Admission, Retention and Promotion. (CARP) 6. *Good physical health as reflected in the normal results of the followingthat (should be submitted): -Chest X-ray -ECG -Laboratories (CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis) - Hepatitis B (HBsAg) screening (to be followed by immunization) Note: If fully immunized with Hepa B vaccine an AntiHbs result is required. 7. Result of the differential Aptitude test. *All laboratory results must be by a medical certificate that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to take up the Nursing Course. C. For Married Applicants 1. Good physical health as reflected in the normal results of the following that should be submitted: -Chest X-ray -ECG -Laboratories (CBC, Urinalysis, Fecalysis) - Hepatitis B (HBsAg) screening (to be followed by immunization) Note: If fully immunized with Hepa B vaccine an AntiHbs result is required. 2. Result of Differential Aptitude Test *All laboratory results must be by a medical certificate that the applicant is physically and mentally fit to take up the Nursing Course.
A. Academic Requirements Students in the College of Nursing must have no grade below 2.5 (80 percent) in both minor and major subjects. Specifically for: B.S.N. I, II, III, and IV students with a grade below 3.0 or 75% in any general Education subjects will be made to repeat the said subject. Failure for the third time in the same subject the student will be denied admission in the College. B.S.N. II, III, and IV students with grade below 3.0 or 75% in any major subjects will be made to repeat the said subject only once. Failure in more than two (2) major subjects will be denied admission in the College. The major subjects are: Chem 101N Educ 103N N1 Bsci 104NP Philo 102N N Res 1 Phys 101 Bsci 106N N Res 2 Chem 107 Phar N B.S.N. I,II,III,and IV Students who obtain a grade below 2.5 or 80% in either lecture or RLE of a professional subject will be made to repeat the subject only once, as the case applies. Students with a grade below 3.0 or 75% in either Lecture or RLE of a professional subject will be denied admission in the College. The professional subjects are: NCM 100 NCM 104 HA CA1 NCM 101 NCM 105 TFN CA2 NCM 102 NCM 106 CHN Elec1 NCM 103 NCM 107 A&B INP Elec2 A student who obtains a grade below 3.0 (75 percent) in minor or major subjects, 2.5% or 80% in professional subjects or whose attitude needs to be corrected, must write a letter of undertaking promising to improve his/her academic performance / behavior. If he/she incurs three (3) letter of undertaking due to the same cause, he/ she will be denied admission in the College. A.1 Pre-requisites and Co-requisites. Refer to the pre and co-requisites of the current curriculum. B.Good Physical Health Normal results of specified laboratory / diagnostic tests, Chest X-ray, laboratory studies, e.g. stool, urine, CBC And Anti – HBs ( for those who have been immunized with Hepa B vaccine) are the requirements for promotion to the next level. Typhoid fever immunization is required for BSN 1. Drug test every year is required for BSN 1, II, III, and IV The College reserves the right to require the student to undergo diagnostic tests or routine examination to confirm suspected diagnosis, or to prevent occurrence of a disease condition. *For Returnees: Those students who left the College due to sickness, financial or any other valid reason, must submit a letter of intent prior to leaving the College and upon return, inform and see the college of nursing office. Those students who left the college due to sickness will have to submit the normal laboratory results and medical certificate issued by the university physician that she/ he is physically fit. C. A Sound Mind Students must comply with the requirements, rules and regulations of the College of Nursing and of the University of San Agustin. For the benefit of both, the student and the institution, the College of Nursing reserves the right to require the student to undergo a neuropsychiatric examination is there are manifestations that warrants said examination. A psychiatric clearance is required for the readmission of the student to the college, and a neuropsychiatric evaluation is required for the promotion of the students to the next level. D. Probationary Period Transferees and second coursers must maintain a grade of at least 2.5 or 80% in all subjects enrolled for one year that means two (2) semesters and one (1) summer) during their probationary period.
A. UNIFORM 1. A student is expected to wear the complete Classroom Uniform during classes and the prescribed Clinical Uniform during the RLE. The following are the prescribed uniforms:
For FEMALE a.1. The prescribed school uniform: White short sleeved blouse with pin and checkered (knee length) skirt, black closed shoes (Cuban with 1 ½ to 2 inches heels);and school ID with USA ID Cord. a.2. Skin tone or white brassiere, half slips or pantylettes are required for appropriate dress up. For MALE a.3. The prescribed school uniform: mocha- colored polo shirt with embossed University seal, pin plain white T-shirt as undershirt and bottle- green pants; whitesocks and school ID with USA ID Cord. *Failure to comply the students will: a) Submit and IR and b) render one (1) day or eight hours community service.
For RLE/DUTY (CHN)
For FEMALE b.1.Red and white stripes blouse with nameplate, skin-tone or white brassiere is required for appropriate dress-up and blue pants. b.2. Skin tone foot socks (optional). b.3. Black, closed shoes (Cuban with 1 ½ to 2 inches heels). For MALE b.1. The same uniform for classroom: mocha-colored polo shirt with embossed Universal seal, pin, plain, white T-shirt as undershirt and bottle-green pants; white socks and black shoes. b.2. Nameplate, instead of school ID. Requirements: CHN bag and plain black umbrella, black bag/backpack
For CLINICAL HOSPITAL UNIFORM
For FEMALE 1. Complete duty uniform, cap, nameplate, white or skin-tone underwear, engraved functioning wristwatch, white stocking, white shoes. For MALE 1.1. Complete duty uniform, plain white sando, nameplate, pin, wristwatch, white shoes, white socks. *Non-compliance to the prescribed Clinical Hospital/CHN Uniform would mean that the student will have a marked unexcused absence; however, he/she will still be allowed to attend the RLE for that day. 2. Restrictions on wearing the Classroom and RLE/Duty Uniforms 2.1 It is improper to wear the school or duty uniform in public places such as malls, restaurants, movie houses, airports, or other similar places. Violation of this policy is a valid ground for an absence equivalent to: 2.1.1 Three (3) days community service – for wearing the school uniform in public places. 2.1.2 Three (3) days extension duty in the said clinical area except for the DR/OR for wearing the clinical area uniform in public places. 2.2 All dining places along Jalandoni St. up to the corner of Delgado St. are considered free zones for USA Nursing students. This means that Nursing Students who are in their school uniform are allowed to be in such places. 2.3 In case of RLE at WVMC during Sundays, Nursing students are allowed to dine at Mang Inasal, Mandurriao Supermart ONLY. 2.4 Chain riding (‘kabit’) in public utility vehicles in clinical/CHN uniform within RLE hours is not allowed non-compliance will consult to the following: 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.4. An IR must be submitted and a warning for the first offense and a 8 hours extension duty will be given for the second offense, 16 hours extension duty for the 3rd offense and will be dealt with by the disciplinary committee thereafter. 3. The Uniform and the Cap The uniform and the cap are symbols of the nursing profession and these should be worn proudly with dignity. The manner of folding the cap should be strictly observed: right over left. The cap should be maintained clean, and may be held in place by a bobby pin. The clip of the bobby pin should be concealed so as not to be seen outside the cap. The cap is personal possession; hence, lending or borrowing or borrowed, the student is marked with an unexcused absence for that day, but she will continue to attend the RLE. The student will be de-capped with three (3) days extension duty in the area of assignment. 4. When in Clinical Uniform Ladies must keep their hair tidy and completely off their collar. Pony tails must be tucked under the cap inconspicuously. The males should maintain a clean haircut or thr modifies crew-cut leaving two-finger breadths above the ears and three-finger breadths above the hairline. Semi-kalbo and hair colors are not allowed. Non-compliance will mean one (1) unexcused absence or three (3) days extension duty. 5. Fingernails Must be kept clean and cut to a reasonable length. Nail polish is not allowed. Non-compliance will mean four (4) hours extension duty. 6. For both Regular and Completion Duties Female students assigned in the OR, DR, and CD should report in complete duty uniform (red-and-white stripes). Male students may not wear the smock gown; instead they must change to the prescribed shoes without shoelace, which should be worn within the prescribed units only. Non-compliance to the prescribed uniforms would mean that the student will have a marked unexcused absence; however, he/she could still attend the RLE for that day and get credit for the completed scrubs. For completion duties within Iloilo City, students should come in their complete duty uniform and requirements needed; if outside Iloilo City they can wear their CHN uniform bring all the requirements needed. Non-compliance would mean forfeiture of OR/DR scrubs for the day. 6.1 The data of OR/DR scrubs must be written in the CER notebook and in the scrub forms of the said documents must be checked and signed by the Clinical Instructor daily. Non-compliance would mean four (4) hours extension duty. 6.2 For regular and completion duties, students must bring their own OR/DR blank scrub forms. Non-compliance would mean eight (8) hours extension duty in other areas. 7. Wearing of sweater In the clinical area, white sweater may be worn on duty during cold days, the latter part of the evening and the night shift. For CHN RLE, waterproof jacket/raincoat, umbrellas, hats and bags must be plain dark colored (midnight) blue and black. 8. While in the Clinical Area While in the clinical area, the nursing student is always required to have an engraved, functioning wristwatch, either in gold, silver, or black, with a second hand. Non-com pliance to this rule will require the student to write an incident report, and will be given three (3) days, the student will be made to extend four (4) hours of duty per number of days of non-compliance. 9. Personal Accessories Jewelry, fancy combs, ribbons, flowers, sunglasses, key chains and other accessories should not be worn with the RLE uniform. No other accessories should be attached to the clinical requirements. Otherwise, those accessories will be confiscated; redemption of these items will be upon presentation of a redemption letter. As a consequence, the student will be made to render four (4) hours extension duty per accessory item in the area of exposure. 10. Additional personal requirements must be labelled and or engraves such a pair of bandage scissors, white handerkerchief, red, blue or black pens, pencil with eraser, sphygmomanometer, stethoscope, disposable masks, CER, CEN, procedure manual and student handbook and specific nook which must be placed in the prescribed duty bag. Lacking of these additional requirements would mean an extension duty of four (4) hours per missing or unlabeled requirements in the RLE in the said area. 11. Proper care and handling of the CHN bags and its contents must be observed at all times. Non-compliance will mean four (4) hours extension duty. 12. CER and clearances must be signed during the evaluation day. Non-compliance would mean four (4) hours extension duty.
EXTENSION / COMPLETION OF DUTY
B1.A Extension Duty The schedule of the extension duty of the students in RLE/virtual Lab must be arranged with the clinical coordinator one (1) week prior to the intended schedule. The clinical instructor is hired outside his/her usual duty hours and it’s therefore paid accordingly. The payment is shared y those who will go on duty and is settled two (2) days before scheduled extension duty. After arranging the schedule with the coordinator, the student must secure three (3) copies of extension duty forms from the office of the college of Nursing. Payment will be coursed through the accounting office. The official receipt and a copy of extension duty form will be given to the clinical coordinator, one for the CI to be presented on the day of RLE, and the last copy is for the student. For extension duty where there are regular students, a clinical instructor is paid accordingly for eight (8) hours of duty to be shared by students who are on make-up duty, or if alone, the pavement is based on the existing prescribed honorarium.
B1.B Virtual Laboratory
Comply with the deficiencies as extension duty;
Submit an explanation letter with a promise not to repeat the same offense.
B.2. Completion Duty The following steps/Procedure must be followed.
Arrange the completion schedule with the clinical coordinator at least 3 days before the proposed schedule
Secure 3 copies of completion duty forms from the office of the college of nursing
Fill-up the completion duty forms and have it signed by the clinical coordinator and the clinical instructor concerned.
After it has been signed pay the corresponding fee to the accounting office.
Photocopies of the official receipt and the completion duty form must be submitted to the clinical coordinator, another copy for the clinical instructor on the day of RLE and the last copy is their own copy.
Lastly before said schedule, the clinical instructor concerned must be notified and reminded.
B2.A On-call/Extension/Completion Duty Students who are on-call/for extension/completion duty should settle their accounts in the accounting office within three (3) days after the completion duty or else the scrub/payment honorarium will be forfeited. Students who fail to report during the scheduled on call/extension/completion duty without notification to the clinical coordinator and clinical instructor in-charge will be made to write an incident report; the honorarium and slot will be forfeited. However, students who fail to make prior arrangement and seek written approval of their extension/completion duty from the OR/DR Coordinator will not be accepted to the area.
Nursing students with CHN subject are required to go into CHN immersion at the assigned barangays as the need arises. Assumption of risk and waiver must be submitted before the exposure.
Attendance is a must in the classroom and in RLE as well as in the University and College activities. A student with absences n the classroom will be subjected accordingly to the provision stipulated in the University Student Handbook.
The following are considered excused absences:
Illness with medical certificate.
Death and burial of an immediate member of the family such as a mother, father, brother, sister and immediate grandparents; or spouse, daughter, son and parents-in-law for married students.
Excused absence in the clinical area is equivalent to 1:1, which means that one (1) day of absence is equivalent to one (1) day of extension duty in the clinical area.
The following are considered unexcused absences;
Sickness without medical certificate
Attending burials of non-immediate families, weddings, and the like.
Unexcused absence in the clinical area is equivalent to 1:3, which means that one (1) day of absence is equivalent to three (3) days extension duty in the clinical area. Unexcused absence in the classroom will mean three (3) points deduction from the attendance component of class standing.
For absences incurred during the required college activities:
The student is marked absent from class if the absence falls on a classroom schedule or from RLE if the absence falls on RLE schedule.
If the absence falls neither on a classroom nor RLE schedule, the student will have an extension duty in the community service program of the College of Nursing for eight (8) hours per activity.
The absence is considered excused only upon the presentation of a medical certificate and duly signed excuse slip within the first three (3) days upon reinstatement. Procedure for the filing of an excuse slip must be strictly observed, as follows:
Get two copies of excuse slip forms from the College of Nursing office
Fill up and present the excuse slip forms and attach the excuse letter (signed by parent/guardian) and medical certificate/death certificate to the instructors concerned for them to determine whether such absence will be considered excused or unexcused.
After all the instructors have signed the excuse slip form, see the guidance counsellor for his/her signature.
If there are exigencies beyond one’s control, inform the Dean’s office and/ or notify the concerned instructor. The office should notify the instructor concerned.
The student must present the excuse slip within three (3) days upon return to school. If the concerned clinical instructor is not around, any clinical instructor could attest to the date and the tine the excuse slip or certificate presented.
In case of absence from classes or RLE during which quiz was given, the student, must arrange -with the concerned clinical instructor/ teacher for make-up test in the classroom or in the clinical area within three (3) days upon return to school or RLE and upon presentation of a medical certificate; otherwise, no make-up quiz will be given. As student who comes late during the given quiz, may take the said exam, however he/she may answer the questions in a given period of time from the time of he/she arrived. Coming late to the classroom after a quiz was given, deprives the student from taking the said quiz.
For Term Examinations:
For excused absence, a student may take the term examinations within five (5) days upon return to school without additional number of items in the said examination. For unexcused absence, the student may take the term examinations within five (5) days upon return to school with, an additional 10 items to the total number of the said examination. That means, a 100 items test will become 110 items.
Whether his/her absence is excused or unexcused, the student who takes the term examinations beyond the five (5) days after returning to school, 20 items will be added to the total number of questions of the said examinations. When a student failed to take two (2) term examinations, he/she has to take the earlier set examination before he/she is allowed to take the latter one. That means, the student will have to take first the prelim examination before the midterm. This provision will also apply to the students with incomplete term exam.
PUNCTUALITY / TARDINESS
Be punctual in attending classes and RLE duties. Please take note that class and RLE hours within the university will be based on the University will be based on the University’s time while RLE hours in affiliated exposure areas outside is based on the affiliated institution’s time. Tardiness in reporting to the RLE has corresponding disciplinary action:
Tardiness of less than 15 minutes = 4 hours extension duty
Tardiness of 15-29 minutes = 8 hours extension duty
Tardiness of 30-45 minutes = 16 hours extension duty
Tardiness of more than 45 minutes or unexcused absence = 3 days extension duty
The number of hours for extension duty corresponds to the number of hours on-duty. Coming late to class or RLE deprives a student from taking the quiz that was missed.
DEPORTMENT AND BEHAVIOR
1. The patient is the center of nurse’s concern. A student should always refrain from entertaining visitors. It is therefore unethical to attend to personal matters while in the clinical area. The telephone in the hospital should not be used for personal call without permission from the Clinical Instructor. Messages received through telephone are relayed to the student by the Clinical Instructor. While on duty, students are not supposed to visit patients, but if a need arises, he/she should request permission from the respective clinical instructor, head nurse and staff nurse. A student is not allowed to sit on patient’s bed and read magazines and comics belonging to the patient. Receiving gifts from the patient and/or relatives is not allowed. Violation of any of these rules mean extension duty to eight (8) hours.
2. Communication equipment like cellphone, iPods, mp3 players and the like, will be confiscated if used in the classroom or in the clinical area. Sim cards, micro SDs, headphones and the likes will not be removed from the communication devices and are included during confiscation, A redemption letter needs to be submitted for the confiscated items. The prohibition from use of any of these equipment covers to and from the area of exposure within eight (8) hours of RLE or within the time of lecture. Non-compliance will result in the following sanctions:
2.1 When the violation is during RLE: 8 hours extension duty with incidental report (IR) 2.2 When the violation in the classroom: 8 hours community service extension with IR 2.3 Number of hours of confiscation: 1st offense = 24 hours 2nd offense = 48 hours 3rd offense = one month 2.4 After the 3rd offense, the student will be referred to the Disciplinary Committee
3. The student nurse should always be polite and courteous. When being addressed by someone, he/she acknowledges and pays attention to what is being said. He/she stands and offers a chair to his/her superiors, when necessary.
4. The student nurse is cautioned from over-familiarity with the doctors, head nurses, staff nurses, clinical instructors and co-students. In addressing them, the use of family names with their corresponding
5. As a general rule, orders from doctors or hospital personnel should be reported to clinical instructors. A student is not allowed to receive and carry out verb, and telephone orders from the doctors.
6. The student nurse always report back to the person making the request regarding the action taken.
7. While on duty, the student nurse reports to the clinical instructor whatever difficulty is encountered in getting the work done.
8. Whether in uniform or in civilian attire inside or outside the campus as well as during RLE, student nurses are not allowed to take dangerous and prohibited drugs, nor allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic beverages Any violation thereof will be dealt with accordingly (Refer to University Student Manual).
9. Hospital owned articles should not be taken out without asking permission from the clinical instructors.
10. A student is advised to be very prudent in suing his/her tongue especially when he/she is on RLE and in classroom. When a mistake is committed, the student nurse reports to the CI as soon as possible, and is refrained from making public announcement, not even to a classmate. The CI will guide what proper actions to take for such a situation.
11. Bullying in any form, type and by any one is strictly being discouraged. Be cautious in the use of the different mediums of social media. Please assume responsibility in posting, tagging, sharing of information in your respective social media accounts. Observe “think” before you “click”. A detailed account of the incident must be clearly documented and an incident report ust be submitted to the disciplinary committee. Appropriate sanctions will be given after a fair and just deliberation as the case applies (as referred to in the Anti-Bullying Act of 2012).
12. Commission of error. When error on charting, medication and nursing procedure are committed, disciplinary measures will be imposed depending on the gravity of the offense and upon the deliberation and recommendation by the Disciplinary Committee.
13. “Honesty is the best policy”. All students are always expected to observe honesty. A student caught cheating in any form will be subject to the following: 13.A Examinations/Quizzes (lectures) FIRST OFFENSE The student will be made to write an Incidental report (IR) and a letter of undertaking addressed to the Disciplinary Committee. He will be given a mark of failure in that said examination.
SECOND OFFENSE The student will be given a mark of failure in the subject where the student was caught cheating and will voluntarily withdraw from the College.
13.B Sharing/Obtaining from other persons of laboratory specimen (Stool, Urine) for OR/DR exposure/promotion requirement: The student will: a) Write an incidental report (IR) b) Be subjected to forfeiture of OR/DR exposure; c) Render 24 hours (3 days) extension duty in the clinical area other than the special areas or in the community service as the case applies.
13.C When students attending classes/RLE are not officially enrolled, the number of days attended should be considered null and void.
14. Forgery, tampering and falsification of documents and other offenses stated in the University Student Manual will be dealt with accordingly after prompt referral to the Disciplinary Committee.
15. The prescribed school uniform with smock gown and nameplate should be worn by the student nurse when securing patient’s data at the hospital and when receiving or giving endorsements when at the ward. To get the patient’s data or medical history, the student nurse must secure the approval of the hospital chief nurse through a request duly signed by his/her Ci. Non-compliance to this procedure will result in the student’s extension duty for four (4) hours.
16. No student is allowed to write and post anything on the College Bulletin Board.
17. Students in the clinical area are refrained from sleeping/napping, singing, humming, earing, chewing gum, laughing boisterously, dancing, taking loudly and shouting. When caught or proven so, the student will be required a letter of undertaking and four (4) hours extension duty.
18. Absence, regardless of any reason, incurred during endorsements at the OR, DR, and other areas requiring procedures, is a serious offense that would require eight (8) hours extension duty. This sanction is applicable to both in-coming and out-going groups.
19. Public display of affection (PDA) is prohibited while inside the campus or in the dining areas where nursing students are allowed. Non-compliance will mean extension of eight (8) hours in the clinical area or community service as the case applies.
A clearance is required of a student after completion of the RLE in a specific area. This clearance should be submitted within the first two (2) days of exposure without fail. Submitting it on the third day will result to extension of duty in the present area of exposure for sixteen (16) hours, and eight (8) hours thereafter for each day of failure to submit the clearance.
laboratory requirements for special requirements - or/dr
Laboratory results of fecalysis and throat swab should be submitted two (2) week before exposure to the area. However, laboratory results taken a month before will still be considered except ECG and Chest X-ray. Only laboratory results from the USA Clinical Laboratory duly signed by the University Physician are accepted. Throat swab and gram stain (but not necessarily culture test) are acceptable. Completion or on-call duties are covered by this provision. Non-compliance in passing the required lab results at least two (2) weeks before exposure will result to eight (8) hours duty in the exposure area.
If the positive results were submitted on the day of RLE duty, he/she will be marked unexcused absence, and will undergo treatment. RLE schedule will be forfeited. The student will be scheduled for re-exposure in the said area. In cases of USA Clinical Laboratory unavailability and urgency of schedule, students are allowed to have their Laboratory examination in other reputable clinical laboratories.
criteria for honor students/ dean's list
1. A general average of at least 2.0 or 85% and a grade of not lower than 2.2 or 83% in all subjects 2. A full load allocated to the level, whether a regular or an irregular student. 3. One year residency in the College.
candidates for capping and graduation
I.A. All professional and major subjects in level 1 and in the first semester of level 2 should be completed before the capping. No students will be allowed to attend the Capping, Pinning and Candle Lighting Ceremonies unless he/she has passed the following major and professional subjects.
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL Chem 1 Chem 107 TFN NCM 100 Phys 1 BSci 104 NCM 101 CHN Stat 101N BSci 106 I.B. All clinical area and academic requirements should be completed before graduation. No student will be allowed to attend the Ring and pinning Ceremonies and the Graduation Rites unless he/she has complied with all the requirements. Clinical area requirements include, among others, OR/DR scrubs, final research book, extension hours make-up duties and community service extension include. Academic requirements specified by CHED memoranda, copies of which are available in the College office.
Final Research book must be completed and submitted before the end of the first semester of the fourth year.
Passing the comprehensive examination in the Refresher class is a pre-requisite for taking the Nurse’s Licensure Exam.
Absences made during the University related activities, in which students are required to attend, will mean community work and/or contribution to any College activity, e.g. medical mission, donation of medicines, etc...
Very important: All incident reports (IR) must be submitted to the Clinical Instructors concerned within 24 hours, and to the Disciplinary Committee within 48 hours. Non-compliance will mean the student has to render eight (8) hours community extension.
Daily announcements are posted on strategic boards. The students should take the responsibility in updating themselves with the departmental bulletins.
A departmental mass is scheduled monthly and during special occasions where the entire faculty, staff and the students gather together as a family to worship the Lord God. Likewise, class retreats/recollections are integrated in the College calendar of activities, the schedule of which is posted also on the College bulletin board.
partial FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE NURSING PROGRAM
partial faculty members of the nutrition & dietetics program
MARIA NOEMA C. CASTROMAYOR, R.N., R.N.D
Master’s in Business Administration (CAR)
BS Nursing 2004, University of San Agustin
BS Nutrition and Dietetics 2000, University of San Agustin
Faculty Member ND Program since 2008
JOSEPHINE V. ISMAEL, R.N.D., M.B.A.
Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) 2003, I/AME, Manila
BS Nutrition and Dietetics ‘87, University of San Agustin, Iloilo
Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty Member since June 1994