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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6352
Tracking Number - 2646

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2012-01-24
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC 11/28/11. Appd 12/5/12; to GC 1/23/12; to USF 1/24/12; to SCNS 2/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-10-25
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Linda Steele
  6. Phone: 8139749597
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6352
  10. Full Title: Primary Care of Adolescents
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  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): Primary Care of Adolescents
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6121, NGR 6737, NGR 6080, NGR 6800, NGR 6140, NGR 6172
  23. Corequisites: NGR 6002c
  24. Course Description: Focus on primary care of adolescents with common acute and behavioral problems. Clinical management, available resources for patients, and the impact of illness on families are highlighted.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to meet state requirements, licensure, etc
  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? Currently Adult Nurse Practitioner students are required to take NGR 6301, Primary Care for Children and Adolescents. The scope of practice for ANPs is to provide care for children, students need to take a course in adolescent health rather than child health.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: 1. Counsel adolescents and their families on health promotion, risk assessment, and health maintenance.

    2. Interpret physical findings and aspects of subjective and objective data associated with acute health care problems of adolescents.

    3. Analyze data to develop a differential diagnosis for common and acute health problems of adolescents.

    4. Determine appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic studies for common and acute health care problems.

    5. Develop a regimen of care consistent with results of data analysis that includes the physical, psychosocial and culture needs/resources of the patient as well as anticipatory guidance and educational needs.

    6. Determine appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for common and acute health problems of the adolescent.

    8. Incorporate community resources and collaborative health care practice into the plan of care.

    10. Incorporate clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based research into plans of care.

  30. Learning Outcomes:
  31. Major Topics: Health Maintenance, Health Promotion

    Screening and Health Risk Identification

    Dermatologic Disorders

    Infectious and Communicable Diseases

    Cardiovascular Disorders

    Hematological Disorders

    Upper and Lower Respiratory Disorders

    Gastrointestinal Disorders


    Neurological Disorders

    Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Accidents and Emergencies, Abuse and Neglect

    Behavioral Disorders

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exam I - 25%

    Exam II - 25%

    Exam III - 25%

    Analysis of Case Studies - 25%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Exam I - 25%

    Exam II - 25%

    Exam III - 25%

    Analysis of Case Studies - 25%

  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:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Adult Nurse Practitioner
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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