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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6673

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive -
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved 10/20/08; SCNS approved 4/8/09


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2149 2008-09-16
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC-006201-10000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Mary Webb x9133 mwebb@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6673 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing

    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)
    Epidemiology for Adv Nursing
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Graduate standing or instructor permission

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course assists graduate level nurses to identify and describe patterns of disease occurrence and to evaluate potential determinants of disease and disease prevention.


  3. Justification

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

    Since nurse practitioners must stay abreast of medical research and be able to evaluate its merits with regard to scientific rigor and its application to specific patient populations, having a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of epidemiol

    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?

    Required course in the DNP degree

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

    Yes, twice.

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

    Ph.D.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Relate how the history and role of epidemiology serve as the basic science for Public Health.

    Recognize the purpose and scope of clinical epidemiology.

    Apply a population-based perspective of disease and other health-related events.

    Recognize ethical and professional issues in conducting epidemiologic research in human populations.

    Calculate and interpret epidemiologic measures of disease occurrence.

    Calculate and interpret measures of effect used to compare the risk of disease between populations and subgroups.

    Compare and contrast the features, strengths, and limitations of descriptive, observational, and experimental epidemiologic studies.

    Distinguish between association and causation, including knowledge of criteria used to evaluate causal associations.

    Identify the roles of chance, bias, and confounding in the evaluation of epidemiologic research.

    Evaluate and interpret the presence of effect measure modification (interaction).

    Calculate and interpret measures of public health impact.

    Identify the role of screening and public health surveillance in clinical epidemiology.

    Recognize the purpose and methodological principles involved in conducting meta-analyses.

    Recognize the impact of racial, ethnic, and cultural variability in epidemiologic research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Relate how the history and role of epidemiology serve as the basic science for Public Health.

    Recognize the purpose and scope of clinical epidemiology.

    Apply a population-based perspective of disease and other health-related events.

    Recognize ethical and professional issues in conducting epidemiologic research in human populations.

    Calculate and interpret epidemiologic measures of disease occurrence.

    Calculate and interpret measures of effect used to compare the risk of disease between populations and subgroups.

    Compare and contrast the features, strengths, and limitations of descriptive, observational, and experimental epidemiologic studies.

    Distinguish between association and causation, including knowledge of criteria used to evaluate causal associations.

    Identify the roles of chance, bias, and confounding in the evaluation of epidemiologic research.

    Evaluate and interpret the presence of effect measure modification (interaction).

    Calculate and interpret measures of public health impact.

    Identify the role of screening and public health surveillance in clinical epidemiology.

    Recognize the purpose and methodological principles involved in conducting meta-analyses.

    Recognize the impact of racial, ethnic, and cultural variability in epidemiologic research.

    C. Major Topics

    Class Session/Topic

    Introduction to epidemiology

    Labor Day No CLASS

    Measures of disease occurrence

    Descriptive epidemiology

    Exam #1 (In class, 1st half of class). Analytic epidemiology and measures of effect

    Review Exam #1 (1st half of class)

    Finish analytic epidemiology and measures of effect

    Evaluating associations chance, bias, confounding, and causality

    Exam #2 (In class, 1st half of class)

    Methods to control confounding

    Review Exam #2 (1st half of class)

    Effect modification (interaction)

    Intervention studies

    Exam #3 take home exam, assigned and reviewed in class

    Cohort studies

    Case control and case-crossover studies

    Exam #3 (take home) due

    Review Session for Exam #4

    (First hour of class)

    Exam #4 (In class)

    Review Exam #4 (1st half of class)

    Measures of public health impact

    Screening

    Meta-analysis

    Race, ethnicity, and culture in epidemiological research

    Final Exam review

    Final Exam (Exam #5 in class)

    D. Textbooks

    Required text: Noel S. Weiss, Clinical Epidemiology: The Study of the Outcome of

    Illness. Third Edition, 2006: available at the USF Health Sciences Bookstore

    Other helpful texts: John M. Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, Fourth Edition,

    Epidemiology for Public Health Practice, 3rd edition (2004), Friis and Sellers

    Outside readings: As assigned and made available on Blackboard

    Basic calculator: Required for lectures and exams

    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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