2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
    
    May 08, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Optional Practicum Experience


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Optional Practicum Experience (CLRA 6550 )

Students in the M.S. in Clinical Research Administration program may elect to earn a practicum experience by adding an additional course, CLRA 6550 Practicum, to their program of study. Students should contact the Academic Advising Team at any point in their program before completing CLRA 6175  Biostatistics to request the addition of CLRA 6550 Practicum to their program of study.

The M.S. in Clinical Research Administration optional practicum is designed to provide students who have finished their coursework with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge, to develop competence in professional practice, to apply knowledge to the solution of Clinical Research Administration problems, and to develop a respect for and a commitment to continued professional knowledge.

The field practicum takes place in conjunction with registration in CLRA 6560 Capstone. The required hours of agency service may take place only during registration in the appropriate seminar. All work hours must occur on or after the official start date of the approved semester and may not go beyond the end date of the semester. Students who cannot complete the practicum hours in one semester must register for the seminar until all field hours are completed.

Students must have completed the first five semesters of required coursework to begin the practicum and must be in good academic standing. Students are advised to begin seeking a practicum placement as early as possible, but no later than two terms before they plan to begin the practicum. Details about the practicum, the required forms, the approval process, and important practicum application deadlines are available through students’ myWalden university portal.

Optional Practicum Experience (HINF 6950 )

Students in the M.S. in Health Informatics program may elect to earn a practicum experience by adding an additional course, HINF 6950 Practicum, to their program of study. Students should contact the Academic Advising Team at any point in their program before completing HINF 6205 Research and Program Evaluation to request the addition of HINF 6950 Practicum to their program of study.

The M.S. in Health Informatics optional practicum is designed to provide students who have finished their coursework with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge, to develop competence in professional practice, to apply knowledge to the solution of health information problems, and to develop a respect for and a commitment to continued professional knowledge.

The field practicum takes place in conjunction with registration in HINF 6960 Scholarly Project. The required hours of agency service may take place only during registration in the appropriate seminar. All work hours must occur on or after the official start date of the approved semester and may not go beyond the end date of the semester. Students who cannot complete the practicum hours in one semester must register for the seminar until all field hours are completed.

Students must have completed the first five semesters of required coursework to begin the practicum and must be in good academic standing. Students are advised to begin seeking a practicum placement as early as possible, but no later than two terms before they plan to begin the practicum. Details about the practicum, the required forms, the approval process, and important practicum application deadlines are available through students’ myWalden university portal.