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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6729
Tracking Number - 2978

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 12/3 for Grad Certificate Trans Research. GC approved 12/12/12 to Sys 12/12/12. to SCNS 12/20. Approved eff 4/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-10-16
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640500
  5. Contact Person: Julie Baldwin
  6. Phone: 8139746692
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6729
  10. Full Title: Advanced Research Education in Adolescent Behavioral 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?: 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): Adv Res Ed Adol Beh Hlth
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health and Translational Research Methods in Adolescent Behavioral Health, or consent of instructor
  23. Corequisites: Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health II, or consent of instructor
  24. Course Description: Focuses on advanced topics in community-based participatory research in adolescent behavioral health. It will also focus on organization readiness to adopt evidence-based practices in adolescent behavioral health.

  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? To design and offer a graduate level course with a specific focus on a variety of issues that are important to adolescent behavioral health and encountered in research in adolescent behavioral health. A review of existing courses does not reflect a course offered from an interdisciplinary or public health perspective.
  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.) In addition to a PhD, the instructor should have substantial knowledge in behavioral health.
  29. Objectives: This course will provide students with an understanding of community-based participatory research in adolescent behavioral health. It will also provide students with the skills to apply principles of evidence-based practices, fidelity, and sustainability in adolescent behavioral health programs.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will:

    1) develop an understanding of community-based participatory research in adolescent behavioral health;

    2) discuss state and federal policy in the implementation of evidence-based practices in adolescent behavioral health;

    3) explain important factors in organization readiness for adopting evidence-based practices in adolescent behavioral health organizations; and

    4) discuss important factors in the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practices in adolescent behavioral health organizations.

  31. Major Topics: Community-based participatory research: community research; community-based participatory research: community settings; intervention designs and strategies for adolescents in behavioral health programs; state and federal stakeholders; ethical and legal issues; organizational readiness; implementation, fidelity & sustainability of programs in adolescent behavioral health.
  32. Textbooks: None. Students have supplemental online readings.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: TBA. Supplemental readings will be posted on Canvas.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Class Participation: 25%

    Final Exam: 25%

    Semester Outline and Paper: 25%

    Video Presentation of Semester Paper: 25%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Students will have 7 weekly assignments (short answer essay) in this 15 week semester course. Answers will be posted on the class discussion board according to an assignment schedule. Students will also be required to reply to at least other students regarding their assignment postings according to the class assignment schedule. Students will present a video of their semester paper during the last two sessions of the course.
  36. Attendance Policy: Students will be required to meet the first day attendance requirement. Students will also be required to complete 6 assignments (plus a class introduction), one every other week of the course. Students will also be required to complete a final exam, prepare a semester outline and

    paper, and present a video presentation of their semester paper according to the course schedule dates and times.

    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: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Canvas 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: Each course assignment/exam/outline and semester paper/video presentation of their semester paper will be submitted before or on its due date, according to the course schedule. Late assignments will receive a penalty as stated in the course syllabus. Students will submit their answers to the final exam and their semester paper through Safe Assignment no later than the assignment due date as specified on the course schedule.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Proposed Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health; elective course - MPH Behavioral Health concentration in the Department of Community and Family Health (COPH)
  39. Course Concurrence Information: PhD, DrPH, MSPH, MPH, and MSW/MPH dual degree program in the Department of Community and Family Health (COPH)

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