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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6726
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; reviewed 6/6/11; pending title conf; concur from anthro. Emailed 6/29/11, 10/1/11, 10/17/11. Catalog Copy. Elective. To GC 11/3/11. GC approved 11/14/11, to USF Syst 11/28/11, to SCNS 12/6/11. Appd Eff 3/15/12. was 6518; appd as 6726

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-03-09
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: USF01HSC64080010000PUB0010000000
  5. Contact Person: Richard A. Nisbett
  6. Phone: 49176
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6726
  10. Full Title: Community-based Participatory Research for Tropical Health
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  12. Section Type: O - Other
  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): CbPR for Tropical Health
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6xxx (Tropical Infectious Diseases) and PHC 6xxx (EcoHealth & Ecology of Tropical Infectious Diseases)
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Using project-based learning, this field course is designed as an intensive 4-week intro to the background, methods and techniques for Community-based Participatory Research (CbPR) for tropical health interventions in resource-constrained settings.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? Our current and prospective students are asking for this speciality. Our primary competition is the Tulane University School of Public Health.
  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.) Experience designing, implementing & evaluating tropical health interventions in the developing world.
  29. Objectives: After completing this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Discuss the history, issues and approaches germane to Primary Health Care for resource-constrained settings in the Developing World.

    2. Consider end-user and stakeholder needs in planning, implementing and evaluating a program; Harmonize & align programs with national and sub-national priorities.

    3. Establish M&E frameworks to track progress and evaluate results; Design quantitative and qualitative strategies for evaluating an intervention.

    4. Design a logic model for anticipating pathways to an expected outcome; Develop program workplans including goals, objectives, activities, tasks/tools, resources, milestones and outcomes; Prepare budgets, scheduling/timelines, human resources documents, and logistics.

    5. Apply participatory principles for team-building and multi-stakeholder partnerships; facilitate community mobilization and integration into program design, implementation & evaluation; understand nuances of international research ethics at the community level.

    6. Address scalability, sustainability & accountability for program implementation.

    7. Design, implement and evaluate health interventions in tropical infectious diseases at the community level.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Application of approaches and principles for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of tropical health interventions at the community level.
  31. Major Topics: Primary health care in resource-constrained settings

    Stakeholder analyses and multi-stakeholder partnerships

    M&E frameworks

    Community mobilization for health

    Participatory research

    Community-based and Community-directed interventions for PHC

    Policy & advocacy considerations

    Scalabilibity, sustainability and accountability in global health

  32. Textbooks: Smith PS and RH Morrow (1992). Methods for Field Trials of Interventions Against Tropical Diseases. Oxford: OU Press.

    Minkler M and N Wallerstein (2008). Community-based Participatory Research for Health: From process to outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    WHO (2009) Primary Health Care: Now More Than Ever.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Journal articles, and readings from Lankester T (2007). Setting Up Community Health Programs, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Macmillan and Walley J and J Wright (2010). Public Health: An action guide for improving health, 2nd Edition. Oxford: OU Press.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Self-evaluations an an instructor's narrative assessment regarding synthesis of didactic material and application of concepts, etc to a community project.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assigned readings & discussions; preparation of workplans, budgets and protocols.
  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,

    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. 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: Make-up work is not relevant to this course.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Global Health
  39. Course Concurrence Information: none

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