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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HIM6930

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-10-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 5/6/13 for Health Informatics Program. Approved. Cleared Syst Concurrence 7/31/13. to SCNS 8/5/13. Approved eff 9/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3132 2013-03-16
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Deans Office MD 6108-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 8139749908

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HIM 6930 Selected Topics in Health Informatics

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3-1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Selected Topics
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0





    Course Description

    Topics for this course will be varied and based upon student and faculty interests and programmatic requirements.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    This course will be part of the M.S. in Health Informatics and will be used for new courses that are to be considered for the program and taught on a trial basis or until approved. All topics will be selected by the appropriate instructor in consultation with the program director and the designated representative of the college dean.

    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.)

    All the instructors in the course are Ph.D. or equivalent trained faculty.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The specific course objectives will be dependent upon the subject material included in the course and described by the course instructor. Specific course objectives will be described in the course syllabus.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The specific student learning outcomes will be dependent upon the subject material included in the course and described by the course instructor. Specific student leaning outcomes will be described in the course syllabus.

    C. Major Topics

    The major course topics will be determined by the course subject material and will be developed and assigned by the course instructor. Specific course topics will be dependent on the course title.

    D. Textbooks

    Where appropriate, suitable textbooks relevant to the course material will be selected and assigned by the instructor.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate course readings will be identified from the literature or other web resources and posted on Blackboard.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The course requirements in terms of student expectations and the methods of assessment will be dependent on the course topic. However requirements will include such assessment vehicles as short quizzes, multiple choice and essay style questions in exams, term paper or assignments and course projects. The % of each assessment type towards the final grade will be determined by the course instructor and indicated in the syllabus.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The course requirements in terms of assignments, exams and tests will vary depending on the course subject material and will be determined by the course instructor. All assignments, exams and tests will be described in detail in the course syllabus.

    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. Its 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

    For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing case reports or exams or other course activities. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.S. Health Informatics

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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