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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6521

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): - PHC 6510 was previously approved but has not been taught in several years so was deactivated. Requesting to change status back to Active. - course description was changed - prerequisite removed
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 for MPH - Reactivate Course. Desc too long - faculty emailed 5/9/13; emailed 12/5/13. GC apprd 12/18/13; To USF Sys 2/4/14, to SCNS 2/12/14. Approved eff 4/1/14

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3073 2013-01-22
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH 640500
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Lauri Wright 8139748261

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6521 Public Health Nutrition

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Public Health Nutrition
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    Review of nutrition issues and programs for infants, children, adolescents, adults and elderly, food security, and the role of nutrition education in improving public health.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. 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?

    Nutrition is an essential component of public health. As such, there is a great demand for nutrition courses in the College. Additionally, this course will be a core requirement in the Nutrition certificate Program being developed.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD. Registered Dietitian with experience in community nutrition programs or research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Maternal and Child Health Concentration:

    1. Identify the scientific underpinnings and strength of evidence from the literature for addressing MCH issues including: morbidity and mortality; individual, family, social and community factors; and health system characteristics;

    Health Education Concentration:

    1. Assess individual and community needs for health education.

    o Obtain health related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests.

    o Distinguish between behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.

    o Infer needs for health education on the basis of obtained data.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Define public health and the role of nutrition guidelines in delivering present day community nutrition, and addressing goals and future visioning.

    2. Describe the role of nutrition monitoring and surveillance data in community nutrition.

    3. Describe methods used to collect data about the population’s nutritional status.

    4. Define epidemiology, review epidemiological concepts related to nutrition, health monitoring,and surveillance

    5. Identify the role of nutrition in national health advocacy, the role and elements of public policy in achieving health goals, regulatory processes, the role of nutrition guidelines community nutrition and the role of nutrition guidelines in community nutrition.

    6. Define food insecurity and describe the prevalence and causes of such and describe the impact and consequences of food insecurity.

    7. Define nutritional concerns related to pregnant women, infants, children, adult and senior years, outline nutrition related goals in Healthy People 2020, and describe current nutrition programs for these populations.

    C. Major Topics

    Nutritional Epidemiology, Assessing community nutrition needs, nutrition monitoring & food assistance programs, principles of nutrition education, public policy, cultural competence & international nutrition; public health issues in the nutrition of pregant women, infants, children, adults and older persons.

    D. Textbooks

    Nweze Eunice Nnakwe. Community Nutrition: Planning Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, (2nd edition)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    SNAP Challenge 14%

    Community Service Learning Hours 14%

    Nutrition Education Program 21% Team Community Assessment 21%

    Take Home Final Exam 30%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    SNAP Challenge

    Community Service Learning Hours

    Nutrition Education Program Team Community Assessment

    Take Home Final Exam

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No make-up work.

    Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the latter indicating academic dishonesty) in the course.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master's of Public Health

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Doctorate in Public Health, Anthropology.

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