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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6232
Tracking Number - 2986

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-01-08
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Add PHC 6230 and 6231 as prerequisites.
Comments: to GC 12/3 for MPH - Global Disaster Mgmt - Change in pre-reqs only. GC approved 12/17/12; to USF Sys 12/17/12; to SCNS 1/8/13. SCNS approved effective 2/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-10-22
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640800
  5. Contact Person: Azliyati Azizan
  6. Phone: 8149742079
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6232
  10. Full Title: From Emergency to Development and Prevention
  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): From Emerg to Dev and Prevent
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6230, PHC 6231
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course includes: resources, training for local agencies, basic services, cultural issues, Sphere Projects Minimum Standards, basic services, women after a disaster, and health service program. PR: Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Actions.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? This is a required course for the MPH in Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.
  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.) PhD and years of experience working in the disaster management and humanitarian assistance fields.
  29. Objectives: 1. Prepare and implement a plan to integrate displaced persons into the local community.

    2. Make relevant inferences concerning traditions, values and norms when merging displaced populations into the local community.

    3. Apply the Sphere Projectís Minimum Standards to deliver humanitarian assistance.

    4. Identify vulnerable populations and apply basic public health principles to protect the populations in humanitarian emergencies.

    5. Discuss issues of power and gender in humanitarian emergencies.

    6. Design a culturally relevant comprehensive reproductive health program.

    7. Understand the relationship between HIV/AIDS and vulnerable populations in a humanitarian crisis.

    8. Discuss how humanitarian crises may impact mental heath.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Learning outcomes:

    1. Prepare and implement a plan to integrate displaced persons into the local community.

    2. Design a culturally relevant comprehensive reproductive health program.

  31. Major Topics: Emergency Preparedness; DISPLACED POPULATIONS, COMMUNITIES AND CULTURAL ISSUES; Working with Local Communities; Cross-cultural Issues; Sphere Project Minimum Standards; Establishing Basic Services; Gender Issues; Vulnerable Populations - Children; Vulnerable Populations Ė Elderly and Disabled; SERVICES AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS;
  32. Textbooks: Cahill, K. M. (Ed.). (2003a). Emergency Relief Operations. New York: Fordham University Press.

    Cahill, K. M. (Ed.). (2003b). Traditions, values, and humanitarian action. New York: Fordham University Press.

    Davis, J. & Lambert, R. (2002). Engineering in emergencies: A practical guide for relief workers. London: Intermediate Technology Publications.

    Enarson, E. & Morrow, B. H. (Eds.) (1998). The gendered terrain of disaster: Through womenís eyes. Miami, Florida: International Hurricane Center.

    Helton, A. (2002). The Price of Indifference. New York: Oxford University Press.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 1. Weekly Discussions & Activities: Throughout the course, discussion questions or activities will be posted regarding the topic area. These activities will be posted under the Assignment tab for each unit and may include individual assignments, group assignments or group discussions. To be prepared for discussions and activities, you should read the assigned chapters covered in the unit, review the guided learning activities, and complete any individual assignments posted. Do NOT wait until the last day to be involved in discussion! Weekly assignments will account for 15% of your final grade.

    2. Prepare a presentation and paper with your group on humanitarian action (25%). Presentation will be 20 minutes long and then there will be 10 minutes of questions from the audience. More information will be presented in Unit 2.

    3. Mid-term exam (25%).

    4. Final exam (25%).

    5. Reaction Papers (Two papers at 5% each)

    Grade GPA Score Grade GPA Score

    A+ 4.0 97-100 C 2.00 73-76

    A 4.0 93-96 C- 1.67 70-72

    A- 3.67 90-92 D+ 1.33 67-69

    B+ 3.33 87-89 D 1.00 63-66

    B 3.00 83-86 D- 0.67 60-62

    B- 2.67 80-82 F 0.00 59 and lower

    C+ 2.33 77-79

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Weekly discussion, reaction papers, presentation, mid-term and final exams
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Ė 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 Ė 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. Itís 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: 1) No makeup of missed work will be allowed.

    2) Students who anticipate being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the dates to the instructor, in writing, on the second day of classes.

    3) The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service which allows instructors to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted to me as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to a plagiarism detection tool. Assignments are compared automatically with a huge database of journal articles, web articles, and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a studentís paper was plagiarized. Cheating on any level will not be tolerated and any student found violating the USF policies for dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism or disruption of academic process will be punished in accordance with USF policies. For more information, please refer to the USF Student Handbook.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MPH- Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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