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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HSC7267
Tracking Number - 2484

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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


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-03-01
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-6405-000
  5. Contact Person: Rita DeBate
  6. Phone: 46683
  7. Email: rdebate@health.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: HSC
  9. Number: 7267
  10. Full Title: Professional Foundations I: Becoming a Doctoral Student
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (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): Professional Foundations I
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This doctoral seminar is designed to introduce students to important concepts and skills related to doctoral study in Public Health.

  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? All first year PhD students
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD or DrPh
  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. 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.

  35. 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%

  36. 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. Its 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: 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

  38. Program This Course Supports: PhD, Community and Family Health
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Anthropology


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