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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6018

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-09-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: To GC 4/4/11; corrected 6/1/11; reviewed 6/6/11; objectives need revision; emailed 6/29/11. cleared; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. Approved (Effective 8/1/11)


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2468 2011-02-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 974 9908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIM 6018 e-Healthcare Ethics

    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
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    e-Healthcare Ethics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0

    Prerequisites

    HIM 6118

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Examines selected ethical considerations that are significant components of health informatics and electronic medicine and often represent important considerations to be addressed during the delivery of healthcare using e-medicine models.


  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?

    Health informatics represents an evolving and very popular topic in the biomedical sciences and healthcare field that deals with the collection, storage, retrieval, communication and optimal use of health-related data, information and knowledge. The discipline combines the methodolgies of medical sciences and information technology.

    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.)

    All instructors will possess PhD or MD degrees and have experience in information technology and management and the application to healthcare


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss ethical analysis, reasoning and problem-solving skills

    • Discuss knowledge of and /or ability to employ ethical theory in health informatics and medical practice

    • Familiarize healthcare professionals with topics in health informatics and medical ethics based on actual case studies

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss ethical analysis, reasoning and problem-solving skills

    • Discuss knowledge of and /or ability to employ ethical theory in health informatics and medical practice

    • Familiarize healthcare professionals with topics in health informatics and medical ethics based on actual case studies

    C. Major Topics

    The major course topics include:

    I. The Business of Cyber Healthcare

    II. Consumer Health Information

    III. Privacy and Confidentiality

    IV. The Challenge of Bioinformatics

    V. Evaluation: An Imperative to do No Harm

    VI Online Challenges for Human Subjects Research

    VII. Student-Selected Case Studies in HI ethics

    D. Textbooks

    “Ethics and Information Technology: A Case-Based Approach to a Health Care System in Transition” (Anderson, J.G & Goodman, K.W.) Springer, 2002

    ISBN-13: 978-0387953083

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate course readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The course requires completion of 21 case study reports (research papers) 4.762% each

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The course requires completion of 21 case reports (research reports) that focus on the 6 major course subject areas.

    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

    For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing reports. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity described in course syllabus.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.S. in Medical Sciences: Health Informatics concentration


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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