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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6121

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-06-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for review 2/15/11. Course description fixed 3/14/11. Approved 3/21/11. to System 3/24/11. To SCNS 4/1/11. SCNS approved effect 5/15/11. Banner updated.


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2359 2010-07-19
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Global Health PH
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ricardo Izurieta 813 9748913 rizuriet@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6121 Vaccines

    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)
    Vaccines
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Provides an overview of current immunization strategies and their public health rationale. In addition, students will learn the use of vaccines in disease control and eradication, vaccine immunogenicity and adverse reactions.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    Worldwide, vaccines have been described as one of the most effective Public Health interventions and one of the main achievements in the history of human's health.

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

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

    PhD or DrPH in Global or International Health.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To provide students with a working knowledge of the pathogenesis, the epidemiology and the immunology of vaccine-preventable diseases, highlighting the strengths and limitations of each type of vaccine.

    To facilitate understanding the principles of implementing immunization programs in both industrialized and developing countries. To enable students to make recommendations concerning immunizations and immunization programs based on scientific and logistical considerations.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. To acquire general knowledge about vaccine preventable diseases

    2. To know the characteristics of the main vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    3. To know doses, via of administration and adverse effects of the main vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    4. To acquire general knowledge in the area of vaccine development, testing and production

    5. To know general immunization strategies of public health programs implemented in the USA and worldwide

    C. Major Topics

    1.Vaccines as a Practical Tool in Public Health: Smallpox and Jenner, Polio and Salk, and Worldwide Eradication

    2.Vaccination Principles, Basic Immunology and Herd Immunity

    3. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

    4. Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

    5. Oral Polio & Inactivated Polio

    6. Haemophilus influenza type B

    7. Hepatitis B

    8. BCG

    9. Pneumococcus

    10.Influenza

    11.Rotavirus

    12.Hepatitis A

    13.Meningococcal Disease

    14.Vaccines in Development for HIV

    15.Human Papilloma Virus

    16.Varicella

    17.Yellow Fever

    18.Vaccines in Development for Tropical Neglected Infections: Malaria and Dengue

    19. Vaccine Delivery: General Immunization practices

    20. Vaccine Regulation: Testing, Manufacturing, Safety, and Quality Control

    D. Textbooks

    Atkinson W, et al. (eds.): Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Washington, DC: DHHS (CDC), Eleventh edition, May 2009, (Health Sciences Bookstore, or internet)

    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-chapters.htm

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional readings related with vaccines that are not in

    the textbook will be given at tthe begining of the course.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Mid-term – 25%

    Final Exam - 35%

    The mid-term and final exams will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions.

    Essay - 20%

    There will be a brief (2000 word) essay relate to required readings, typed, double spaced, containing 5 references (may include up to 2 required readings).

    Power Point Presentation - 20%

    The power point presentation will be no more than 10 minutes (No more than 8 slides) to be given to a target audience on a specific vaccine

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The mid-term and final exams will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions.

    There will be a brief (2000 word) essay relate to required readings, typed, double spaced, containing 5 references (may include up to 2 required readings).

    The power point presentation will be no more than 15 minutes (No more than 15 slides) to be given to a target audience on a specific vaccine

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Global Health tracks at the MPH


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Marters in Nursing

    Masters in Community and Family Health

    Masters in Pharmacy



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