Each site has a designated Clinical Instructor to oversee and support the student’s clinical education experience at the particular site. The student will be assigned a preceptor staff member of the Department of Respiratory Therapy to facilitate achievement of the clinical competencies and objective of the course. Students and Preceptors will work collaboratively to plan and work together to achieve course competencies throughout the duration of the course.
CompKeepr is a web-based competency and evaluation management tool the RT program utilizes, which is custom-designed to support the RT Clinical Education Program. Students, instructors, support staff, and preceptors can log in to the system online or use their mobile device to accurately track pertinent information, such as the achievement of educational objectives and competency completion and to provide feedback and evaluation to students.
Key Benefits of CompKeepr:
The purpose of the dress code is to promote a neat and professional appearance to patients, visitors and staff, at all times.
Clinical Education Sites may have specific dress code information and uniform requirements. This information will be provided to students by the course coordinator prior to the first day of clinical courses. Violation of site policies may result in students being required to leave the clinical education site. This decision is at the discretion of the Year 3 Coordinator, Clinical Course
Coordinator, or Clinical Preceptor. Any clinical time missed for this reason must be rescheduled at a time convenient to the program and the clinical site.
Students may be scheduled to undertake clinical education coursework at any time throughout year three of the BRT program. The current schedule is as follows:
Year 1 – RESP 1460 Basic Fieldwork 1 - 4 weeks – May
Year 2 – RESP 2380 Basic Fieldwork 2 - 4 weeks – June
Year 3- All Clinical Courses take place beginning the third week in August and end the last week of April.
Weekly schedules will be determined by the clinical education coordinator, in collaboration with the clinical sites. Schedules will be communicated to the students in advance of commencement of the clinical education course by the clinical education coordinator.
Daily evaluation feedback is completed by the preceptors or clinical instructors. The intent of the Daily evaluation is to provide the student time and guidelines to improve their performance before the final evaluation is completed. Students will be provided the feedback necessary to improve performance and areas to focus on each day, so they can successfully reach the course goals.
Final Formative Student Evaluation forms are completed by the Clinical Instructor once the rotation or course is completed.
All evaluations are shared with the student via the CompKeepr System. All evaluations are accessible to the clinical course coordinator.
In order to successfully complete a clinical course the student must:
Clinical courses will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis, reflecting successful completion of all elements listed above.
Please see course syllabus for specific evaluation criteria.
No Letter Grade will be given for Clinical Courses.
Regular attendance is expected of all students in all courses. Unexplained absences or persistent non-attendance may result in disbarment from clinical courses and failure in that course. Refer to the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Student Handbook for more information about this policy.
Plagiarism and Cheating:
You are reminded that plagiarism, cheating and impersonation at any time are serious offences subject to disciplinary measures at the University that may lead to suspension or expulsion. Please read the appropriate parts of the Undergraduate Calendar dealing with this topic.
Use of cell phones and the cellular communications capabilities of other electronic devices in the clinical areas is at the discretion of each clinical site. Personal use such as making telephone calls, texting or engaging in social media, in patient care areas is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Students may be asked to leave the clinical site if they are found to be doing these activities in patient care areas. Please turn cell phones off or switch to silent mode and disable the cellular functions of other devices when participating in Respiratory Therapy patient care activities.
Use is permitted upon the discretion of the clinical site.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy supports the use of these electronic devices in the classroom/clinical RT departments (NOT PATIENT CARE AREAS) as a means to enhance the effectiveness of the teaching and learning environment, and to meet evolving preferences for access to course materials. Some classes may involve activities where the instructor encourages the use of electronic devices as an option for undertaking coursework (e.g., searching the internet for information, generating a small group report, etc.). Students may wish to utilize electronic devices to access course notes made available on UMLearn. This option provides an environmentally sensitive solution to printing paper copies of those notes, and can result in substantial cost savings for the student.
The Department of Respiratory Therapy encourages students to take advantage of the benefits of these devices in an appropriate and professional manner. Students should use discernment and professional judgment in determining appropriate use of laptop computers during other school-related activities outside of classroom instruction. Instructors may use their discretion and indicate to students when behaviours related to laptop use are not appropriate and should cease. We thank you in advance for using your laptop in a respectful and appropriate manner.
It is recognized that Student Accessibility Services sometimes recommends the use of a laptop computer for students for accommodation of special needs. Students are encouraged to discuss these recommendations with instructors prior to commencing class.