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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6836

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1603 2008-01-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Internal Medicine MD unknown
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Diane Straub (813)2598713 DStraub@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6836 Approach Clinical & Behavioral Research Adolescent

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Adolescent Research HIV
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    General Biology (1 year), General Chemistry (1 year)

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course will address quantitative and qualitative research methods to study adolescent HIV/AIDS. The course is not restricted to majors or nonmajors and is not repeatable for credit.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course provides an overview of the adolescent HIV pandemic with a focus on information and skills necessary to conduct meaningful qualitative and quantitative research in this area. This course provides a comprehensive approach toward the complex iss

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course will be an elective in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods, which is currently under review by the Committee. Furthermore, students who complete this graduate certificate as part of the Fogarty International Center-sponsored US-India Program in Adolescent HIV/AIDS Research Training grant will be required to take this course during their first semester in the program. The intended course sequence for the Fogarty-sponsored students will be to take this course concurrently with Biostatistics I (PHC 6050) during the summer session, and then take Epidemiology (PHC 6000) and Clinical Research Methods (currently under review by the Committee) during the Fall semester of the same year. We anticipate approximately four students during the first year from the Fogarty program, in addition to any students who may be interested from other programs at the University. We also would suggest that this elective be made available to those in the K30 SPOR program who have an interest in Adolescent HIV research.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The primary course instructor must have a terminal professional (MD, DO or equivalent) or graduate degree (PhD or equivalent). Ideally, the course would be co-directed by a physician with relevant clinical and/or research experience plus a psychologist (PhD) with relevant specialization.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Describe the adolescent developmental period in terms of puberty and psychosexual development and behavior and its importance in understanding HIV/AIDS among adolescents.

    2. Describe the global epidemic of adolescent HIV in terms of transmission risks, HIV testing, HIV treatment, and the intricacies of living with HIV.

    3. Utilize Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and broader Social/Structural theories to develop research into adolescent HIV.

    4. Design research studies to assess adolescent HIV risk and protective behavior.

    5. Apply knowledge about puberty, psychosexual development, HIV disease, HIV risk and protective behaviors, and research methods to the problems of medication non-adherence among HIV+ adolescents and risky sexual behavior.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the adolescent developmental period in terms of puberty and psychosexual development and behavior and its importance in understanding HIV/AIDS among adolescents.

    2. Describe the global epidemic of adolescent HIV in terms of transmission risks, HIV testing, HIV treatment, and the intricacies of living with HIV.

    3. Utilize Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and broader Social/Structural theories to develop research into adolescent HIV.

    4. Design research studies to assess adolescent HIV risk and protective behavior.

    5. Apply knowledge about puberty, psychosexual development, HIV disease, HIV risk and protective behaviors, and research methods to the problems of medication non-adherence among HIV+ adolescents and risky sexual behavior.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics will include the following: overview of adolescent HIV; puberty; adolescent psychological and sexual development and behavior; sexually transmitted infections; HIV treatment; medication adherence; social-behavioral research; research ethics; inter/intrapersonal and social/structural behavioral theories; research design and measurement in social-behavioral sciences; and qualitative methods.

    D. Textbooks

    Selected readings from:

    Human Development: A Lifespan View. 4th edition. Robert E. Kail & John C. Cavanaugh

    Promoting Adherence to Medical Treatment in Chronic Childhood Illness: Concepts, Methods, and Interventions. Ed. Dennis Drotar. 2000.

    Sexuality Across the Life Course. Ed. Rossi. 1994

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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