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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6516

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-07-17
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/10/11; reviewed 6/6/10; pending cred hour variable con. Emailed 6/29/11; corrected 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. Apprd eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2501 2011-03-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Global Health PH
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ricardo Izurieta 8139748913 rizuriet@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6516 Tropical Diseases

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Tropical Diseases
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course approaches tropical and infectious diseases from the preventive and global public health perspectives but takes the biological aspects of the host-parasite relationship as bases for its control.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    This couse is need to provide the knowlege on tropical diseases to global health students planing to carry out their International Field Experience or Internship in Tropical Diseases and Global Health (http://www.hshps.org/Resources/Documents/Tropical%20Medicine%20Program.pdf)

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

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

    Doctorate in Public Health with clinical knowledge of tropical diseases


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    a. To acquire clinical knowledge of tropical and communicable diseases of public health significance as well as diseases control programs in developing countries.

    b. To obtain scientific knowledge of the host-parasite relationship, clinical features, diagnosis, epidemiology, and transmission of major parasitic, bacterial, viral and mycotic diseases of public health significance.

    c. To have a broader understanding of the basic biological and clinical aspects underlying public health practice of tropical diseases.

    d. To learn strategic public health interventions for the control of tropical and communicable diseases

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will learn main syndromes for tropical diseases surveillance and control

    Students will learn the host-parasite relationship in tropical diseases as bases for its control

    Students will learn diagnostic tools and management of tropical diseases in developing countries

    C. Major Topics

    SESSION 1

    Macronutrients and Micronutrients in Tropical Infectious Diseases

    Chapter 5: Nutrition and Micronutrients in Tropical Infectious Diseases

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    Chapter 128 Approach to the Patient in the Tropics with Anemia

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 2

    Fever in the Tropics

    Chapter 124: Fever and Systemic Symptoms

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    Hemorrhagic Fevers in the Tropics

    Chapter 65: Overview of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    Eosinophilia in the Tropics

    Chapter 125: Eosinophilia

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 3

    Gastrointestinal Infections in the Tropics I

    Chapters 123, 16, 17, 18,

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 4

    Gastrointestinal Infections in the Tropics II

    Chapters 19, 20, 21, 24,

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 5

    Respiratory Infections in the Tropics I

    Chapters 128, 28,30, 31,

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 6

    Respiratory Infections the Tropics II

    Chapters 33, 36, 59

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 7

    Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Urinary Tract Infections in the Tropics

    Chapters 132, 26, 27, 44, 47,48, 57

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 8

    MID TERM EXAMINATION

    Ocular Disease in the Tropics

    Chapters 129, 47

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 3nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 9

    Cutaneous Lesions in the Tropics

    Chapters 126,37,38,39

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 3nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 10

    Neurological Diseases in the Tropics

    Chapters 130, 25, 75, 113

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 11

    Hepatobiliary Disease in the Tropics

    Chapters 127

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 3nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    Tropical Infectious Diseases and Cancer

    Chapter 12

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed.. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 12

    Fungal Infections in the Tropics

    Chapters 25, 75, 113

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 13

    Animal Poisons in the Tropics

    Chapter 9

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed.. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    Plant Toxins in the Tropics

    Chapter 10

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed.. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 14

    Tropical Diseases Eradication and Control

    Chapter 7

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed.. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    SESSION 15

    FINAL EXAMINATION

    Delusional Parasitosis

    Chapter 135

    Guerrant R, Walker D, Weller P, editors: Tropical and Infectious Diseases. 2nd ed.. United States of America: Elsevier; 2006

    D. Textbooks

    “Tropical Infectious Diseases” by R. Guerrant, D. Walker, and P. Weller. Third Edition 2011

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Mid-term – 35%

    Final Exam - 35%

    The mid-term and final exams will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions.

    Attendance and class participation - 10%

    Power Point Presentation - 20%

    The power point presentation will be no more than 15 minutes (No more than 12 slides) to be given to a target audience on a specific tropical disease.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The mid-term and final exams will consist of multiple choice and short essay questions.

    There will be a brief (2000 word) essay relate to required readings, typed, double spaced, containing 5 references (may include up to 2 required readings).

    The power point presentation will be no more than 15 minutes (No more than 12 slides) to be given to a target audience on a specific tropical disease

    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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    International Field Experience in Global Health


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Study abroad



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