Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC7149
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Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 for DrPh Changes. Desc too long; text. Faculty emailed. Corrected; added Text. Back to Chair 7/17/13. GC apprd 8/5/13. to USF Sys. To SCNS 8/23/13. Apprd eff 10/1/14
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 3106 2013-02-28 Department College Budget Account Number Community and Family Health PH Contact Person Phone Rita DeBate 8139746683 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHC 7149 Practical Applications II: Public Health Leadership 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 1 D - Discussion (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) PA II Public Health Leadership Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
PHC 7103: Transforming Public Health Practice
Designed to engage future public health leaders in discussions and critical thinking activities regarding leadership roles and responsibilities as they contribute to a leadership framework in public health academic, governmental or community practice.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for accreditation
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?
All DrPH students are required to take this course.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 2 times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Experience in public health
- Other Course Information
1. Demonstrate a commitment to public health professional values
2. Influence others to achieve high standards of performance and accountability
3. Promote effective strategies to address the challenges presented to public health leadership
B. Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. describe the attributes of leaders and leadership roles in public health;
2. articulate an achievable mission, set of core values and vision;
3. engage in dialogue and learning from others to advance public health goals;
4. demonstrate team building, negotiation and conflict management skills;
5. demonstrate transparency, integrity and honesty in all actions;
6. demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities:
7. apply social justice and human rights principles when addressing community needs;
8. develop strategies to motivate others for collaborative problem solving, decision-making and evaluation
C. Major Topics
Introduction and Course Overview
Leadership Roles in Public Health
Professionalism and Values
Assignment 1 DUE
Science and Politics: Data and Advocacy in Public Health
Assignment 2 DUE
Leadership for Assurance:
Policy and program development
Resource Allocation methods
Assignment 3 DUE
Leadership and Change
Organizational Culture and Change
Evaluation and Accountability
Leadership and Management
Leaderís vexations: personnel, budgets, space
Rowitz L. Public Health Leadership: Putting principles into practice. 2009, 2nd edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-5050-3
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
1. Class attendance (20 pts; 20%)
2. Class participation (20 pts; 20%)
3. Written assignments (three @ 20 pts each for a total of 60 pts; 60%)
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Students are expected to attend all class sessions and participate appropriately in discussions. Missing a single class involves missing 20% of the course. Students should review the schedule immediately and determine if they can attend every session. Any student anticipating an absence for a religious observance or other known conflicts wth the course schedule should inform the instructor in advance as soon as possible in writing or via e-mail.
Consists of a) evidence of class preparation via completing all reading assignments prior to class; b) exhibiting positive, supportive attitude toward course and fellow classmates; c) meaningful contributions to class discussion; and, and meaningful contributions to class discussion and class activities.
There will be three, brief, written assignments. The first will be due at the second session, the second at the third and the third at the fourth. This is designed to grant students more time near the end of the semester for other coursesí assignments. Each assignment will draw upon the material discussed in the class session in which the assignment is made and will be designed to challenge students to think and communicate in different ways as public health leaders.
H. 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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
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.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
COPH policy: http://publichealth.usf.edu/academicaffairs/academic_procedures.html
The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service (Turnitin), which allows instructors and students to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I (the instructor) reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) submit studentsí assignments to Turnitin, or 3) request students to submit their assignments to Turnitin through the course site. Assignments are compared automatically with a database of journal articles, web articles, the internet and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a studentís paper was plagiarized.
NOTE: An institution may not release a paper to a plagiarism detection software without the studentís prior consent unless all personally identifiable information has been removed, such as a studentís name, social security number, student number, etc.. Note that a paper/essay is considered an educational record and an institution may not ask a student to waive their rights under FERPA for the purpose of submitting papers to a plagiarism detection software.
For more information about Plagiarism and Turnitin, visit:
Plagiarism tutorial: http://davon.etg.usf.edu/share/plagiarism/story.html
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information
Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Anthropology