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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6450
Tracking Number - 1855

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2005-06-12
  2. Department: global health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 6400-000
  5. Contact Person: wayne westhoff
  6. Phone: 974 6621
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6450
  10. Full Title: The Public Health Laboratory System
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): PH Laboratory
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course deals with the roles of the public health laboratory in the Public Health System and thus familiarizes the student with the types, functions and interactions of Public Health Laboratories.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This is the only course that public health students take that gives an understanding of the laboratory system.
  26. 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? The course will become a required course in the concentration area for students in the Communicable disease program.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course has not been offered before. However, parts of the course have been taught as part of another public health course to give students a brief understanding of a public health laboratory.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) doctoral degree and at least three years experience in a public health laboratory.
  29. Objectives: Identify and make relevant inferences concerning the functions of the Public Health laboratory as it relates to:

    a. Infectious disease surveillance and control in public health practice;

    b. Infant screening and chronic disease;

    c. Clinical testing in support of Health Department primary care activities;

    d. Bioterrorism;

    e. Environmental and vector-borne agents;

    f. Quality assurance and licensing of other laboratories.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Articulate the differences between the functions and approaches of Public Health and commercial laboratories

    2. Compare and contrast the different types of Public Health Laboratories available globally and describe their interactions.

  31. Major Topics: 1 Introduction: what does the PH Lab do and for whom?

    2 Infectious disease surveillance

    3 Infant Screening and chronic disease

    4 Clinical testing in support of Health Department primary care

    5 Biological and chemical terrorism

    6 Environmental and vector-borne agents

    7 Quality assurance, licensing and training roles; comparison of Public Health, commercial and university laboratories.

    8 The PH Laboratory system in the United States

    9 Public Health Laboratory systems outside of the US

    10 Interactions between PH laboratory systems and commercial laboratories

  32. Textbooks: none required
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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