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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6450

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1658 2007-03-28
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH 640500 PUB 001
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Jeannine Coreil 46698

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6450 Maltreated Children and Their Families

    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)
    Maltreated Children
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    This course will identify and analyze public health policy and research issues specific to the area of child maltreatment.

  3. Justification

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

    Child Maltreatment is one of the most critical public health problems of our time. Maltreatment has severe short and long term health, mental health, and social impact. The Institute of Medicine has indicated that one of the most serious educational pr

    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 meets the needs for training, as well as being a required part of the Certificate for prevention of injury and violence and the new Certificate on Children’s mental health and trauma. This course is a content elective in Maternal and Child Health for students interested in family violence and is available to students in social work, education, criminology, and other programs who are interested in expanding their course of study.

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

    Yes, ten or more times. This course was approved several years ago but when the Board of Education was decentralized, the course was never assigned a number in Tallahassee and remained a 6934 course despite its approval. Efforts to solve the numbering pr

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

    Doctorate in Public Health or related field

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course objectives include:

    1. Examination of the epidemiological patterns of child maltreatment, including incidence, prevalence, risk and protective factors.

    2. Analysis of the impact of various types of child maltreatment including health, mental health, social and economic factors.

    3. Assessment of evidence based models of prevention, intervention, and associated policy issues.

    4. Analysis of issues regarding research in child maltreatment, including problems of issues of measurement, sampling, and funding.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course the students will be able to:

    1. Describe the most prevalent forms of child maltreatment, including incidence, prevalence, and epidemiologic patterns.

    2. Analyze the etiology and impact of various types of child maltreatment.

    3. Critique public policy and program issues surrounding the prevention of and intervention into child maltreatment issues, especially as they relate to public health.

    4. Analyze issues surrounding research into child maltreatment, especially those related to evaluation.

    C. Major Topics

    What is violence and why is it a public health Problem?

    History of treatment of children.

    What is child maltreatment?

    Child neglect / Child Physical Abuse

    Intimate partner violence/Children Exposed to Violence

    Child Sexual Abuse/exploitation

    Emotional and Psychological Abuse/Resilience

    Abuse of disabled, sibling abuse/dating violence

    Animal Abuse

    Juvenile Aggression/Youth Violence

    Prevention and early intervention/ Issues in research and evaluation

    Child Welfare/ Intervention treatment services

    Unintentional injury

    Agency visit (Child Abuse Council)

    International Violence

    D. Textbooks

    Barnett, O. W., Miller-Perrin, Cl. L. & Perrin, R. D., (2004) Family Violence across the lifespan: An Introduction. (Revised) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Additional readings are assigned related to specific topics as noted on syllabus. Many are available on line. Others will be made available as needed for purchase at the COPH Copy Center.

    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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