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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6195

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1753 2006-05-25
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    HPM PH 6404
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Etienne E. Pracht 47609 epracht@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6195 Public health data, information, & decision making

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    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)
    PH Data INFO Decision
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Biostatistics I

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course provides an understanding of public health databases and methods necessary for decision making. The emphasis is on the appropriateness and application of methods widely used for analysis in public health.


  3. Justification

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

    This course addresses several core competencies of Public Health - MPH graduates. (see objectives)

    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?

    It will be part of the newly proposed Public Health Administration program; it is currently used in the Public Health Practice Program (as a PHC6439); and it is an elective for any other degree program offered in the college.

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

    Yes -- 2 times as PHC6934: Information Management in Public Health Settings

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

    Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. with a strong background in public health research methods


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    - Identify principal sources of health statistics databases

    - Demonstrate the use of the datasets for public health management

    - Determine appropriate use of data and statistical methods for problem identification and resolution, and program planning, implementation and evaluation.

    - Select and define variables relevant to public health problems.

    - Evaluate the integrity and comparability of data and identify gaps in data sources.

    - Understand how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, social, and overall public health issues.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    hese are incorporated in the objectives (repeated here)

    - Identify principal sources of health statistics databases

    - Demonstrate the use of the datasets for public health management

    - Determine appropriate use of data and statistical methods for problem identification and resolution, and program planning, implementation and evaluation.

    - Select and define variables relevant to public health problems.

    - Evaluate the integrity and comparability of data and identify gaps in data sources.

    - Understand how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic, social, and overall public health issues.

    C. Major Topics

    Information Management, Analysis, and Decision Making using large Public Health Datasets

    D. Textbooks

    Veney, James E. (2003) Statistics For Health Policy and Administration Using Microsoft Excel Jossey-Bass, San Francisco

    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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