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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5605

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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: in GC review 3/7/11. Needs punctuation added to topics. Updated - to GC 4/4/11. Appd. To USF system 5/3/11; ready for SCNS 5/11/11. SCNS approved effective 5/1/11. posted in banner. Number changed from 5275 to 5605


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2414 2010-11-23
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD HSC-10000-613900-000000-0000000-n/a
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Jeff Konin 8133969627 jkonin@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ATR 5605 Youth Injury Epidemiology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 O - Other R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Youth Injury Epidemiology
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Key issues in epidemiology, injury etiology, risk factors related to both internal and external variables, and the efficacy and effectiveness of preventive measures in regard to youth sport injury will be analyzed and discussed.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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?

    There are over 350 accredited undergraduate athletic training programs and only 14 recognized post-graduate athletic training programs in the U.S. Though approximately 70% of certified athletic trainers hold masters-level degrees, few pertain to athletic- training- specific education. USF will offer a degree of interest via a predominantly online format that would allow individuals to continue their employment at other institutions yet have those schools pay their tuition toward our degree. This degree has been specifically designed to prepare certified athletic trainers for career growth in the area of youth sports injury. Based on previous feasibility studies, it is evident that a hybrid learning (combination of online and resident learning) athletic training master’s program is viable at the University of South Florida.

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

    No

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

    Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent, and appropriate training and experience in the topic


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology as it relates to youth sport injury: injury surveillance, etiology of injury, preventive measures, and intervention effectiveness.

    2. Identify and understand anatomical and physiological characteristics (Tanner maturation and biological maturity, skeletal maturation of the young athlete and how these factors are related to youth sport injury.

    3. Identify concepts of physical activity and energy expenditure as they relate to factors affecting growth and maturation (exercise endocrinology, metabolic pathways and demands of exercise in the young athlete).

    4. Identify and understand the etiology of upper & lower extremities injuries more common in youth sport.

    5. Identify and understand the more common catastrophic and severe injuries and conditions (exertional heat stroke, concussions, exertional sickling, and sudden cardiac arrest) in youth sport.

    6. Discuss, apply, calculate, and interpret basic epidemiology measures and concepts of injury in youth sports: incidence, prevalence, risk.

    7. Identify the various types of research designs (clinical trials, cohort studies, descriptive students, observational studies, cross-sectional studies, aetiological studies) employed in epidemiological studies of youth sport injuries.

    8. Identify the various statistics tests utilized in epidemiological studies: confidence intervals, logistic regression, risk ratio, odds ratio, Kappa statistics.

    9. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports on youth sport injuries.

    10. Identify biases and their consequences in published literature.

    11. Identify the principles and limitations of youth injury screening programs.

    12. Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.

    13. Utilize the current evidence to determine intervention programs that would assist in decreasing the rate of youth sport injury.

    14. Implement findings epidemiological studies into the best evidence-based clinical practice in youth sports.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Students will be able to operationalize the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology as it relates to youth sport injury as demonstrated through written assignments.

    2. Students will demonstrate competence and be able to identify anatomical and physiological characteristics per their performance on web-based tests.

    3. Through a test and written assignments, students will be able to identify and describe: concepts of physical activity and energy expenditure as they relate to factors affecting growth and maturation; the etiology of upper & lower extremities injuries more common in youth sport; and the more common catastrophic and severe injuries and conditions (exertional heat stroke, concussions, exertional sickling, and sudden cardiac arrest) in youth sport.

    4. Students will be adept at discussing, applying, calculating, and interpreting basic epidemiology measures and concepts of injury in youth sports (incidence, prevalence, risk) after completion of various online activities.

    5. Through completion of assigned readings, students will learn to identify the various types of research designs and the various statistics tests utilized in epidemiological studies.

    6. By successful completion of online activities, students will be able to evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports on youth sport injuries.

    7. Students will be capable of identifying biases and their consequences in published literature as mastered through reading and analytical exercises.

    8. Students will demonstrate competence in identifying the principles and limitations of youth injury screening programs through completion of an exam.

    9. Students will demonstrate comprehension of basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data through online activities and an exam.

    10. Through online exercises, students will be able to effectively analyze the current evidence to determine intervention programs that would assist in decreasing the rate of youth sport injury.

    11. Students will be adept at implementing findings from epidemiological studies into the best evidence-based clinical practice in youth sports, as demonstrated through the final exam.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to Epidemiology of Youth Sport Injury.

    Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure, Growth, Maturation, and Performance.

    The Young Athlete .

    Research Design in Youth Sport Injury Studies.

    Statistics in Youth Sport Injury Studies.

    Evaluation of Injury Interventions.

    Catastrophic and Severe Injuries in Youth Sports.

    Upper Extremity Injuries in Youth Sports.

    Lower Extremity Injuries in Youth Sports.

    Cost-Effectiveness and Implementation of Epidemiological Studies Into Clinical Practice.

    D. Textbooks

    Malina RM, Bouchard C, Bar-Or O (2004). Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity. Illinois: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 0-88011-882-2

    Verhagen E & van Mechelen W. Sports Injury Research. Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780199561629

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Discussions 30%

    Quizzes: 20%

    Written Paper: 20%

    Final Exam 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Reading Assignments:

    Specific chapters in the textbooks and peer-reviewed journal articles required for the course will be assigned for each module. The reading assignments are the primary means by which each student will acquire the core content of the course. It is essential that students complete the reading assignments for comprehension early in each unit.

    Class Discussions:

    Class discussion topics will be introduced throughout the course. All students are expected to participate in, and in some cases, lead the class discussions. Question and answer activities, as well as identification of valuable web resources will be the focus of the discussions. Discussions are asynchronous, meaning that participants post messages to discussion lists. The advantage of this is that participants do not have to find a time when everyone can log in simultaneously. However, because exchange of ideas is so important, participants will have to be working on the same topics at roughly the same time. It is not possible, therefore, for participants to work entirely at their own pace, for example by doing all coursework in the first few days of the course or by leaving all coursework until the end. Therefore, it is imperative that you be able to participate in the discussions on a regular basis during the course. If you have questions about whether the course will be flexible enough for your purposes, please contact the course instructor. Students are expected to be active members of the class, and therefore each student should be able to log into the class at least twice a week to check for announcements and to participate in the class discussions. At a minimum, students will be required to respond to each discussion prompt, adding meaningful reflection or information in each post (short comments such as “I agree” or “Good point” do not count towards your participation in the discussion).

    Quizzes:

    For each module, a quiz will be posted on Blackboard with which students can self-test their level of comprehension of the reading assignment. The quizzes can be taken as many times as you wish so that you can determine your level of understanding of the reading material. Grades will be recorded in the grade book for completing each quiz.

    Written Paper:

    The submission of a written paper will be required as part of the completion for class credit. This paper will be a reflection of your knowledge as it pertains to pediatric musculoskeletal injuries, and in particular will pertain to the development of a patient education sheet. A grading rubric will be provided in advance so the expectations are clearly outlined.

    Final Exam:

    This exam will be comprehensive of all material covered during the entire course. The specific days and time during which the Final exam will be available will be identified in the course schedule. You will be able to take the Final exam only once and a time limit to complete the exam will be in operation.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Online

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No work will be accepted late without prior approval from the instructor. If you anticipate missing a due date for an assignment, please contact the instructor to discuss your reason(s) and alternative options. The instructor maintains the discretion to accept or refuse late work based on individual student circumstances.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master of Science, Medical Sciences, Concentration in Athletic Training


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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