Apply to USF Now | Graduate Admissions | Events & Workshops | Giving to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HSC7267

Edit function not enabled for this course.


Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-10-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; GC approved 6/6/11 - Pending concurrence from Anthropology; to USF System for Concurrence 6/23/11; to SCNS 7/1/11 if pending is cleared. Emailed 6/23/11. Apprc HSC 7267 Eff 10/1/11. Submt as PHC 7xxx


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2484 2011-03-01
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH 0-6405-000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Rita DeBate 46683 rdebate@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HSC 7267 Professional Foundations I: Becoming a Doctoral Student

    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
    1 D - Discussion (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Professional Foundations I
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    This doctoral seminar is designed to introduce students to important concepts and skills related to doctoral study in Public Health.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    All first year PhD students

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

    Yes, 1 time

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

    PhD or DrPh


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1.Analyze research traditions in community and family health from the standpoint of the philosophy of science

    2.Critically analyze research literature

    3.Apply ethical standards of public health in the conduct and dissemination of research:

    3.a Analyze research studies regarding ethical implications

    3.b. Demonstrate the ability to protect the privacy and rights of

    research participants

    4. Work as an effective research team member

    5. Investigate funding sources

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, the student will:

    1. Describe research traditions from standpoint of philosophy of science and application to doctoral studies.

    2. Describe doctoral stages, deadlines, milestones.

    3. Discuss methods and strategies for conducting systematic literature reviews.

    4. Identify strategies for networking with other students, faculty, and experts in the field.

    5. Identify strengths and weaknesses of research literature pertinent to various public health issues.

    6. Describe ethical standards in public health for the conduct and dissemination of research and identify ethical implications of previously published and pending research

    7. Complete online training pertaining to the protection of human subjects participating in research.

    8. Identify ways to work as an effective team member.

    9. Identify possible funding sources for conducting public health research.

    C. Major Topics

     Review course syllabus

     Embarking on a PhD

    o The nature of doctoral education

    o Philosophy of science

    o How long will it take: stages, deadlines, milestones

    o Your place in the department

     Your major professor

    o His/her role

    o Establishing a good relationship

    o Strategies when things go wrong

     Committee membership and formation

    o Qualifying exam

    o Dissertation formats

     Doing the research: Part 1

    o Human subjects training certification

    o Systematic literature reviews: The matrix method

    o Endnote

     Doing the research: Part 2

    • Endnote

     Academia

    o Publications

    o Conferences

    o Professional organizations and Networking

    o Teaching

     Life as a doctoral student

    o End of year student reports

    o Working and studying

    o Relationships

     Survival tips and techniques

    o Short and long term goals

    o Peer support

    o University resources

     Funding

    o Where to get it.

    o How to get it

     Words of wisdom from current doctoral students

    D. Textbooks

    1. Petre M, Rugg G. (2010) The unwritten rules of PhD research. 2nd edition. NY: McGraw Hill Open University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0-33-523702-9

    2. Marshall S, Green D. (2007). Your PhD companion: A handy mix of practical tips, sound advice, and helpful commentary to see you through your PhD. Oxford: Spring Hill House. ISBN-13: 978-1-84528-145-8.

    3. Course readings can be downloaded via the Universities Library system or from blackboard.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will be assessed a grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory based on the following Criteria:

    ASSIGNMENTS

    1. Complete Human Subject Training Online. Grading for this assignment will be as follows:

    Satisfactory: Human subjects training certificate turned in by course deadline

    Unsatisfactory: Human subjects training certificate not turned in by the course deadline

    2. Find 3 journal articles related to your research interest. Summarize each in a paragraph and, after critical reflection identify 1 strength and one weakness of each not identified previously by the original author(s).

    Satisfactory: A grade of 80% or better

    Unsatisfactory: A grade lower than 80%

    3. Identify 2 sources of funding for research in your area of interest. For each, note the funding agent, the purpose of the grant, the next deadline and the amount of funds that may be requested.

    Satisfactory: A grade of 80% or better

    Unsatisfactory: A grade lower than 80%

    4. Course participation consists of: class attendance, completing course readings prior to class, participation in class discussions, and participation in class activities.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    ASSIGNMENTS

    1. Complete Human Subject Training Online. Grading for this assignment will be as follows:

    Satisfactory: Human subjects training certificate turned in by course deadline

    Unsatisfactory: Human subjects training certificate not turned in by the course deadline

    2. Find 3 journal articles related to your research interest. Summarize each in a paragraph and, after critical reflection identify 1 strength and one weakness of each not identified previously by the original author(s).

    Satisfactory: A grade of 80% or better

    Unsatisfactory: A grade lower than 80%

    3. Identify 2 sources of funding for research in your area of interest. For each, note the funding agent, the purpose of the grant, the next deadline and the amount of funds that may be requested.

    Satisfactory: A grade of 80% or better

    Unsatisfactory: A grade lower than 80%

    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

    This course complies with the established College of Public Health policies on the assignment of incomplete grades.

    Students should note that failure to complete any assignment will not constitute an excuse for being assigned an "I" grade in the course. Exceptions to this policy will be made only in the case of severe illness, documented family emergency, or similar problem and where arrangements have been made with the instructor.

    For additional details please the complete college policy on the assignment of incomplete grades, at: http://publichealth.usf.edu/academicaffairs/academic_procedures.html

    J. Program This Course Supports

    PhD, Community and Family Health


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Anthropology



- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact chinescobb@grad.usf.edu or joe@grad.usf.edu.