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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6715
Tracking Number - 1952

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-29
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-03-16
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: UNKNOWN
  5. Contact Person: Kay Perrin PhD
  6. Phone: 813 974 6704
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6715
  10. Full Title: Research Foundations in Public Health
  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?: Y
  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): Research Foundations Pub Heal
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6000 and PHC 6050
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Course covers foundations of research for understanding and evaluating public health research; plus how to plan and conduct research with minimal assistance including proposal development, grant writing and budgets. Nonmajors accepted. Non-repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is part of the proposed MCH concentration in Socio-Behavioral Sciences and serves as a support course for other concentrations in the Dept. of Community and Family Health in the College of Public Health. This course provides an understanding
  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? Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Socio-Behavioral Health
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 4 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The lead instructor will have a doctoral degree in Public Health and / or related field with research experience.
  29. Objectives: This course covers the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others and to plan and conduct their own reserach with a minimum of assistance.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

    1. Conduct a complete review of the professional literature and write a summary of the information.

    2. Search the Internet for possible sources of grant funding from private, corporate and governmental sources that matches their topic of interest.

    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of measurement as applied to public health research.

    4. Prepare a basic budget for a grant proposal including calculations of salaries, indirect costs, travel expenses, etc.

    5. Perform several basic statistical tests using EPINFO and describe when it is necessary to consult with a statistician for additional assistance.

    6. Define the differences between quantitative and qualitative data and describe the most appropriate use of each type of data including the advantages and disadvantages of each public health research design.

    7. Describe a variety of techniques that may be used to communicate research results.

  31. Major Topics: Scientific Approach, Research Problem & Grant Writing, Review of Literature, Descriptive Statistics, Sampling and Inferential Statistics, Fundamentals of Measurement, Research Methods, Survey Research, Qualitative research, Preparing a budget, Analyzing, Interpreting, and Reporting Results
  32. Textbooks: Ary, D., Jacobs, L.C., and Razavieh, A. (2002). 6th Edition. Introduction to Research in Education. New York, NY: Wadsworth. ISBN: 0-534-24665-6
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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