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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC7405
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-10-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): 1. Change title to: Theoretical Application to Public Health Issues 2. Change Course description to: Designed for the advanced doctoral student focusing on the application of theory for developing, implementing, and evaluating public health interventions. 2. Course schedule 3. Evaluation items
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; GC approved 6/6/11 Pending concurrence from Anthro PhD; to USF system for concurrence 6/23/11. cannot move forward without concurrence confirmation. SNCS appd eff 10/1/11

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-01-12
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Rita DeBate
  6. Phone: 46683
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 7405
  10. Full Title: Theoretical Foundations in Community and Family 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): Theoretical Applications
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6500; PHC 7415
  23. Corequisites: N/A
  24. Course Description: This course is designed for beginning public health doctoral students specializing in Community and Family Health to encourage scholarly discourse of pertinent concepts, theories, and paradigms, and the critical analysis of related scholarly works.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  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? Yearly all 2nd year doctoral students.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Intervention Mapping Training

    Knowledge of health behavior theories used in public health.

  29. Objectives: 1.Teach Intervention Mapping framework

    2. Apply Intervention Mapping steps to public health issue.

  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, the student will:

    1.Describe the rational for a systematic approach to intervention development

    2.Use multiple approached to access and use theory to answer planning questions

    3.Select theories/theoretical constructs to inform methods to change determinants of behavior

    4.Identify theoretical methods that can influence change in determinants and indentify conditions under which a given methods is most likely to be effective

    5.Specify determinants of adoption, implementation, and sustainability

    6.Determine theory-based indicators and measures.

  31. Major Topics: Session 1: Chapters 1 and 2

    Review Syllabus

    Overview of Intervention Mapping

    Using evidence, theory, and new research

    Session 2: Chapters 3 and 4

    Review of Intra-, Inter-, Organizational, and Community level theories used in Health Promotion

    Session 3: Chapter 5

    Intervention Mapping Step 1: Needs Assessment

    Session 4:

    Skill Session: IM Step 1

    Session 5: Chapter 6; IM Step 1 DUE

    Intervention Mapping Step 2: Preparing matrices of Change Objectives

    Session 6:

    Skill Session: IM Step 2

    Session 7: Chapter 7; IM Step 2 DUE

    Intervention Mapping Step 3: Selecting Theory-Informed methods and strategies

    Session 8:

    Skill Session: IM Step 3

    Session 9: Chapter 8; IM Step 3 DUE

    Intervention Mapping Step 4: Developing program components and materials

    Session 10:

    Skill Session: IM Step 4

    Session 11: Chapter 9; IM Step 4 DUE

    Intervention Mapping Step 5: Planning for program adoption, implementation, and sustainability

    Session 12:

    Skill Session: IM Step 5

    Session 13: Chapter 10; IM Step 5 DUE

    Intervention Mapping Step 6: Planning for Evaluation

    Session 14:

    Skill Session: IM Step 6

    Session 15: IM Step 6 DUE

    Session 16:

    Theory-based intervention presentations

  32. Textbooks: Bartholomew LK, Parcel GS, Kok G, Gottlieb NH. (2006) Planning Health Promotion Programs: An Intervention Mapping Approach. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 13 978 07879-7899-0
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 1) Class Participation 150 pts (38%)

    2)Theory-based public health intervention: 200 pts (50%)

    3)Presentation of theory-based public health intervention: 50 pts (13%)

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Theory-based public health intervention

    Presentation of theory-based public health

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė Registration - 4.0101,

    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: (

    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. Itís 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Plagiarism will not be tolerated and is grounds for failure. Review USF Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process Policy at:



    The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service (SafeAssign), which allows instructors and students to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I (the instructor) reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) submit studentsí assignments to SafeAssign, or 3) request students to submit their assignments to SafeAssign through myUSF. Assignments are compared automatically with a database of journal articles, web articles, the internet and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a studentís paper was plagiarized.

    NOTE: An institution may not release a paper to a plagiarism detection software without the studentís prior consent unless all personally identifiable information has been removed, such as a studentís name, social security number, student number, etc.. Note that a paper/essay is considered an educational record and an institution may not ask a student to waive their rights under FERPA for the purpose of submitting papers to a plagiarism detection software.

    For more information about Plagiarism and SafeAssign, visit:

    Plagiarism tutorial:


  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD Public Health, Department of Community & Family Health
  39. Course Concurrence Information: PhD Anthropology

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