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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6301C
Tracking Number - 2847

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for MS in Nursing; to GC 4/2/12; to USF Syst for conc 4/5/12; to GC 4/16/12; to SCNS 4/16/12. SCNS appd eff 6/1/12. Nbr 6303C appd as 6301. Should have been listed as a Changed course not new

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-03-21
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6301C
  10. Full Title: Primary Care of Children and Adolescents I
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  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): Pr Care of Child & Adol I
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6002c
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Focus is on the primary care of children and 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 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? Required as part of Master's program and NP core
  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.) Knowledge in specific content area
  29. Objectives: By the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

    1. Incorporate knowledge of growth and development, anticipatory guidance, health

    promotion, risk assessment, and health maintenance when providing care for

    children and adolescents.

    2. Demonstrate competency when using screening tools in the assessment of child

    and family functioning.

    3. Identify physical findings and aspects of subjective and objective data associated

    with acute health care and psychosocial problems of children and adolescents.

    4. Analyze data to develop a differential diagnosis for common and acute health

    problems of children and adolescents.

    5. Determine appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic studies for common and

    acute health care problems.

    6. Develop a plan of care consistent with results of data analysis that includes the

    physical, psychosocial, cultural needs/resources and education needs of the


    7. Describe appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for

    common and acute health problems of the child and adolescent.

    8. Apply principles of collaboration with other health care professionals.

    9. Incorporate community resources into the plan of care.

    10. Function within the parameters of the advanced practice role and legal scope of

    practice while incorporating ethical analysis, current health policies, and

    evidence based practice into patient plans of care.

    11. Apply quality processes and improvement science and incorporate information

    systems to ensure the safety of children and their families and improve

    healthcare delivery outcomes.

    12. Critique research literature and to utilizing current and emerging genetic/genomic

    evidence and evidence based practice findings in clinical practice and clinical decisions.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate proper screening for children with developmental delays.

    2. Demonstrate appropriate screening for high risk behaviors in adolescents.

    3. Implement plans of care for children and adolescents with common

    and acute conditions.

    4. Counsel families on health promotion, risk assessment, and health maintenance..

    5. Incorporate the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in the clinical setting.

    6. Demonstrate clinical decision making and reasoning when working with children,

    adolescents, and families afflicted with common and acute conditions.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Introduction

    a. Clinical Diagnostic Reasoning

    b. Review: Growth & Development

    c. Review: History & Physical

    2. EENT

    a. Otitis Media

    b. Conjunctivitis

    c. Eye injury

    d. Strep

    3. Common Dermatological Conditions

    a. Infancy

    b. School Age

    c. Adolescent

    4. Respiratory

    a. Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

    i. Viral

    ii. Bacterial

    b. Lower Respiratory Infection (LRI)

    i. Pneumonia

    1. Viral

    2. Bacterial

    c. Asthma

    5. Cardiovascular

    a. CHD/Defects (simple)

    b. Hypertension (HTN)

    c. Dyslipidemia

    d. Obesity & Exercise

    6. Gastrointestinal

    a. Dehydration

    b. Fever

    c. Congenital

    d. Appendicitis

    7. Genitourinary

    a. Congenital

    b. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    8. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Safer Sex Practices

    b. Sexually Transmittable Infections (STIs)

    c. Pregnancy Prevention

    d. Menarche/Menstruation

    e. Amenorrhea

    9. Musculoskeletal

    a. Sports Injuries

    b. Sports Physicals

    c. Scoliosis

    10. Neurological

    a. Meningitis

    b. Lead Poisoning

    c. Seizures

    d. Headaches

    11. Hematological

    a. Anemias

    b. Bleeding Disorders

    12. Immunological

    a. Allergies

    i. Food (e.g. Gluten, etc.)

    ii. Environmental

    13. Mental Health

    a. Substance Abuse

    b. Bullying

    c. ADHD

    d. Eating Disorders

    e. Depression

    f. Suicide

    g. Relational Problems

    14. Endocrine

    a. Diabetes Mellitus I & II

    15. Infectious Diseases

    a. Impetigo

    b. 5th Disease

    c. Epstein Barr Virus/Mononucleosis

    d. Enteroviruses

    e. MRSA

    f. Newborn Sepsis

    16. Accidental Death & Trauma

    a. Child Abuse

    b. Burns

    c. Asphyxiation

    d. Head Injury

    e. Drowning

    f. Driving

    17. Developmental

    a. Breastfeeding

    b. Diet/Nutrition

  32. Textbooks: Burns, C.E., Brady, M.A., Dunn, A.M., & Starr, N.B. (2008). Pediatric primary care

    (4thed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.

    Committee on infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. 2012 Red book: Report of the committee on infectious disease (29th edition). Elk Grove Village, IL: Author.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exams


    Class Presentations

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  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: Master's Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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