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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6715

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-29
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1952 2004-03-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH UNKNOWN
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kay Perrin PhD 813 974 6704

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6715 Research Foundations in Public Health

    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)
    Research Foundations Pub Heal
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    PHC 6000 and PHC 6050



    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    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?

    Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Socio-Behavioral Health

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

    Yes, 4 times

    D. 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.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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

    D. 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

    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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