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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC7149
Tracking Number - 3106

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-10-01
Campus: Tampa
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-02-28
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Rita DeBate
  6. Phone: 8139746683
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 7149
  10. Full Title: Practical Applications II: Public Health Leadership
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (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): PA II Public Health Leadership
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 7103: Transforming Public Health Practice
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: 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.

  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? All DrPH students are required to take this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 2 times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Experience in public health
  29. Objectives: 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

  30. 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

  31. Major Topics: Session I:

    Introduction and Course Overview

    Leadership Roles in Public Health

    Professionalism and Values

    Assignment 1

    Session II:

    Assignment 1 DUE

    Science and Politics: Data and Advocacy in Public Health

    Communication Styles

    Assignment 2

    Session III:

    Assignment 2 DUE

    Leadership for Assurance:

    Policy and program development

    Resource Allocation methods

    Assignment 3

    Session IV:

    Assignment 3 DUE

    Leadership and Change

    Organizational Culture and Change

    Evaluation and Accountability

    Leadership and Management

    Leaderís vexations: personnel, budgets, space

    Session V:

    Systems Leadership

    Course Evaluation

  32. Textbooks: Rowitz L. Public Health Leadership: Putting principles into practice. 2009, 2nd edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN-13: 978-0-7637-5050-3
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: TBD
  34. 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%)

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Class Attendance

    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.

    Class Participation

    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.

    Written Assignments:

    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.

  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: COPH policy:


    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:


  38. Program This Course Supports: DrPH
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Anthropology

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