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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6197
Tracking Number - 2690

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): We request to change the name of PHC 6197 from Community Health Data Sources and Technologies to Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health. As we reviewed the MCH concentration required courses to align with learning objectives and competencies, we revised this course to the extent that the new name better reflects to content and objectives of the course.
Comments: To GC Chair 5/4/12 for MPH-MCH Conc . GC apprd 5/15/12. to USF 5/15/12. to SCNS 5/23/12. Appd eff 8/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-12-05
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Russell Kirby
  6. Phone: 8133962347
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6197
  10. Full Title: Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health
  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?: 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): Secondary Data Analysis
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides experience in management and analysis of data sets relevant to public health. Data sets include vital statistics, health care databases, disease registries, periodic surveys, surveillance systems, and programmatic data.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  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? The course is a required course in the MCH concentration - it provides at integrated experience drawing together skills in epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods with substantive knowledge of maternal and child health.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will also be able to:

    1. Define population-based data and secondary public health data sources;

    2. Explain data typically included in administrative public health databases, including vital records, hospital discharge, Medicaid, and representative sample surveys, and discuss the value and limitations of those data;

    3. Explain ICD, CPT and related coding rubrics for health conditions and health care services;

    4. Apply basic epidemiologic and biostatistical principles and techniques to the analysis and interpretation of statistical data from secondary sources;

    5. Utilize state and local websites, e.g. the Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS; to assess community needs and plan public health programs;

    6. Determine effective ways to present data, given the intended audience;

    7. Describe public health data sources, including their purposes and potential uses, methodology, and strengths and limitations;

    8. Develop a testable research hypothesis concerning a child health or children with special health care needs issue, design a study to test the hypothesis using data from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) or National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN), analyze the data, and prepare a report in the form of a draft manuscript concerning your study results and their implications;

    9. Make a formal scientific presentation of your study and its findings.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Use basic quantitative and qualitative research methods to prepare data for problem identification, program planning and evaluation, and policy analysis

    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

    Utilize cultural competence and social justice concepts, community partnership development, and ethical standards in practice.

  31. Major Topics: Child Health

    Secondary Data Analysis

    Design and Conduct of Survey Research Project

    Using SAS for survey data analysis

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: See above
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: A+ 980+

    A 925-979

    A- 905-924

    B+ 885-904

    B 835-884

    B- 805-834

    Assignments will be scored on the following basis:

    Assignment Total Points

    1 150

    2 150

    3 50

    4 100

    5 150

    6 200 – Paper

    6 100 – Presentation

    Participation 100

    Total 1000

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Data Topic Speaker Assignments*

    8/24 Introduction, Scientific Basis of Health Research Dr. Kirby

    8/31 Uses of Secondary Data in MCH & Community Health, Study Designs, Introduction to SAS Dr. Kirby

    9/7 Study Designs, continued

    Introduction to SAS Part II Dr. Kirby #1 Due

    9/14 Theoretical Frameworks in Child Health Research

    Introduction to SAS Part III Dr. Kirby

    9/21 Evaluating Secondary Data Jason Salemi #2 Due

    9/28 Searches, Sources, and Library Resources John Orriola

    Kristen Morda #3 Due

    10/5 Scientific Background to NSCH/NSCSHCN Dr. Kirby

    10/12 Applications of SLAITS Surveys & Operationalizing Study Hypotheses Dr. Kirby

    10/19 Child Health Services Research

    Working with Survey Data Dr. Kirby #4 Due

    10/26 Applications/implications of the SLAITS Surveys Dr. Kirby

    11/2 SAS and the NSCH/NSCSHCN Dr. Kirby #5 Due

    11/9 Analyzing and Interpreting Statistical Results Dr. Kirby

    11/16 Challenges in Study Implementation Dr. Kirby

    11/23 Student Presentations Dr. Kirby

    11/30 Student Presentations Dr. Kirby

    12/4 If needed Dr. Kirby #6 Due

    *Reading assignments can be found on Blackboard for each class session.

  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: All work is expected to be completed on time. If there are extenuating circumstances, you must notify the instructor before the assignment is due.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Maternal and Child Health concentration
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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