Shadow Health Digital Clinical Experience™:
The Shadow Health™ Digital Clinical Experience™ (DCE) provides a dynamic, immersive experience designed to improve your skills and clinical reasoning through the examination of digital standardized patients. Although these patients are digital, each one breathes, speaks, and has a complex medical and psychosocial history. We will be completing Shadow Health assignments throughout the course.
System-by-System Assignments Overview
With Tina Jones, you can practice taking a detailed health history and performing physical assessments in system-by-system assignments. After each assignment, you will complete post-exam activities. In these activities, you will practice patient-centered communication skills, answer lifespan and review questions, and journal about your experiences. You can also explore concept labs. To help prepare for the Health History Assignment with Tina Jones, you will complete a Conversation Concept Lab with Rachel Adler. In this lab, you will practice asking open and closed questions. For select systems, you will also explore concept labs. The abdominal, respiratory, and cardiovascular concept labs allow you to review the anatomy of each system and practice identifying normal and abnormal sounds.
You will practice relevant skills and apply content knowledge prior to our hands-on practice sessions or lab in order to reinforce content knowledge and improve communication and physical assessment skills. You will complete the system-by-system assignments after reviewing course content, reading the course textbook, and attending lecture or watching demonstrative videos.
The system-by-system assignments with Tina Jones will be worth 10 percent of your final grade. Each assignment will be graded on a pass/fail basis. You must meet a DCE Score of 75% to pass. You will have two attempts.
Using Flexible Turn-In:
With lifetime access to the technology, you can attempt and complete an assignment as many times as you would like, but your instructor will only be considering two of your attempts. The Turn In feature allows for students to designate which of these attempts they would like to have marked as Turned In.
To adjust which attempt you would like to Turn In, navigate to the Experience Overview for the assignment attempt you would like to adjust. This can be done by clicking View Attempt for the proper attempt, located at the bottom of the Assignment Overview page.
Once on the Experience Overview page, you will notice a button labeled Turn In. Click this button to mark the Attempt of your choice as Turned In for your instructor to evaluate.**
Flexible Turn In video
**Assignments which have passed the Due Date will not have the Turn In feature available.
Comprehensive Assessment Assignment Overview
The Comprehensive Assessment provides a fresh start with Tina Jones where you can perform a head-to-toe examination on Tina Jones in one assignment.
Comprehensive Assessment Goal
The Comprehensive Assessment is a way for you to demonstrate mastery of a head-to-toe examination.
Comprehensive Assessment Grading
This assignment will be graded using a the DCE Score. Your first attempt will be submitted for grading. The Comprehensive Assessment will be worth 10 percent of your final grade in this course. You will still be able to access the assignment after your submission for your own practice.
Academic Writing Requirements:
The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments are to be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.