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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6946
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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change the credit hours for this course from 1 credit hour to 2 credit hours. Currently, Institute Scholars (graduate certificate students) enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in the Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health program take three one credit hour service learning (SL) courses during the second, third, and fourth semesters of this four semester, 15 credit hour graduate certificate program. During the second, third, and fourth semesters, the Institute Scholars are working with their research group scholars, academic mentors, and community partner mentors in the development of their applied research study. The Institute Scholars are spending more than twice the hours each semester on their service learning activities in each one credit hour service learning course. Thus, changing the three service learning courses from one credit hour to two credit hours each becomes a more accurate reflection of the time and effort each Institute Scholar is devoting to each of the service learning courses in this graduate certificate program. I would appreciate the immediate implementation of this change in the Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health program since the increase the service learning course credit hours will be a more accurate reflection of Institute Scholar efforts in this certificate program. In summary, increasing the credit hours devoted to service learning courses is a better use of the Institute Scholars time dedicated to the service learning experience in this translational research graduate certificate program.
Comments: For Grad Cert in Trans. Rese and Adol Beh Hlth - required. GC Appd 2/10/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Apprd eff 4/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-09-03
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640500
  5. Contact Person: Bruce Lubotsky Levin
  6. Phone: 8139746400
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6946
  10. Full Title: Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health I
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: O - Other
  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?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Svc Lrn in Adol Beh Hth I
  19. Course Online?: B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections)
  20. Percentage Online: 30
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6539
  23. Corequisites: PHC 6728
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to orient students to the organizational context of adolescent behavioral health community agencies and communty implementation of evidence-based practices. Students complete first phase of the Capstone project.

  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 course supplements web-based coursework in the Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health program.

    This course also serves as an elective in the Behavioral Health Concentration in the Department of Community & Family Health, USF College of Public Health.

    This course serves as a required non-thesis track course in the Translational Research & Evaluation Concentration in the MS Degree in Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health program in the Department of Child & Family Studies, USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

  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.) In addition to a doctoral degree, the instructor should have substantial knowledge in behavioral health and translational research and/or implementation sciences.
  29. Objectives: Course objectives are to provide students with an orientation to

    academic-community partnerships for services research and program evaluation in the area of translational research in child and adolescent behavioral health.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will: 1) Understand the organizational context of their selected adolescent behavioral health community agency and the population(s) USF Graduate School - Graduate Course Status Page 2 of 6 10/23/2012 served, and the complexities of conducting translational research in the

    community; 2) Be able to identify a translational research topic relevant to the context and needs of the adolescent behavioral health community agency and conduct a background/literature review of this topic; 3) Demonstrate an ability to develop a logic model to guide the conduct of translational research in adolescent behavioral health; 4) Be able to develop a comprehensive plan for conducting an adolescent

    behavioral health translational research project in their selected

    community agency; and 5) Critically evaluate their experience

    conducting translational research in an adolescent behavioral health community setting.

  31. Major Topics: Community-based participatory research; building academic-research partnerships for adolescent behavioral health research; orientation to local community providers of adolescent behavioral health services and interventions.
  32. Textbooks: There will be required and supplemental readings, but no course

    textbook. See Course Readings section.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Bradshaw, CP, Haynes KT. Building a science of partnership-focused research: Forging and sustaining partnerships to support child mental health prevention and service research. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2012; 39:221-224.

    Chambers DA, Pringle B, Juliano-Bult. Connecting science and practice in child and adolescent mental health services research. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2012; 39:321-326.

    Brown HC., et al. Partnerships for the design, conduct, and analysis of effectiveness, and implementation research: Experiences of the prevention science and methodology group. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research 2012; 39:301-316.

    Robertson EB, Sims BE, Reider EE. Partnerships in drug abuse prevention services research: Perspectives from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research 2012; 39:327-330.

    Additional supplemental readings TBA.

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Background/literature review-15%

    Logic model-15%

    Research plan/proposal-35%

    Weekly research journal entries-20%

    Institute seminar-15%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Complete a background/literature review.

    Complete a logic model.

    Develop and prepare a research plan/proposal.

    Prepare a weekly research journal.

    Attend one Institute Seminar.

  36. 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: Canvas, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor the Canvas 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: Each course assignment is to be submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments will receive an automatic 10% penalty.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Graduate Certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Elective course in Behavioral Health Concentration, Department of Community and Family Health, USF College of Public Health.

    This course serves as a required non-thesis track course in the Translational Research & Evaluation Concentration, MS Degree in Adolescent Behavioral Health program, Department of Child & Family Studies, USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences.

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