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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6510

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): 1) Course name is inconsistent. Ensuring course name is "Exotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases" in all locations. (NOTE It IS Correct in SCNS and USF Course Inventory- only change is removal of CI below) 2) Remove "Consent of Instructor"
Comments: For MPH - PH: Infection Control - required. Need Acct #. Emailed 2/11/15. Rec 3/2/15. Course is Not Repeatable. GC appd 8/28/15. To USF sys 8/28/15. To SCNS 9/7/15. Approved effective 10/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5113 2014-10-21
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Global Health PH 640800
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Azliyati Azizan 8139742079 aazizan@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6510 Exotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases

    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 - R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Exotic and Emerging Infect Dis
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Consent of Instructor

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    A study of human infectious disease with particular emphasis on diseases caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi found in sub-tropical and tropical environments.


  3. Justification

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

    Existing Course - remove "CI" pre-req

    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?

    Existing Course - remove "CI" pre-req

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

    Existing Course - remove "CI" pre-req

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

    Terminal Degree


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    MPH

    1. Interpret the natural history of disease-causing

    parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms of

    major public health concern, as well as the disease

    processes and clinical manifestations caused by those

    infectious organisms

    2. Identify the appropriate diagnosis, epidemiology,

    surveillance, control, treatment and prevention of

    communicable diseases

    3. Describe the natural human defenses, the appropriate

    use of diagnostic techniques and serological surveillance,

    and the role of preventive interventions and treatments

    such as vaccines and antibiotics against communicable

    diseases

    4. Identify the cultural, social, and economic factors that contribute to the incidence and prevalence, as well as the

    transmission, control, treatment, and prevention of

    communicable disease

    5. Identify the public health conditions and problems

    related to the surveillance and control of communicable

    diseases in developing countries

    7. Apply principles of immunology, molecular biology and

    other essential biological sciences disciplines in the

    laboratory settings for research and the diagnosis,

    surveillance, control, treatment, and prevention of

    communicable diseases

    8. Prepare and present information about communicable

    diseases to other members of health-related professions

    and to members of the public in a professional and

    effective manner.

    9. Explain factors such as biology, ecology and dynamics

    of arthropod vector populations that affect transmission of

    specific communicable diseases such as malaria and

    dengue

    10. Recognize the roles of the laboratory in the Public

    Health system and have a thorough understanding of the

    complexity and inter-connectivity of all levels of laboratory

    services

    MSPH

    1. Interpret the natural history of disease-causing

    parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms of

    major public health concern, as well as the disease

    processes and clinical manifestations caused by those

    infectious organisms

    2. Identify the appropriate diagnosis, epidemiology,

    surveillance, control, treatment and prevention of

    communicable diseases

    3. Describe the natural human defenses, the appropriate

    use of diagnostic techniques and serological surveillance,

    and the role of preventive interventions and treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics against communicable

    diseases

    4. Apply principles of immunology, molecular biology and

    other essential biological sciences disciplines in the

    laboratory settings for research and the diagnosis,

    surveillance, control, treatment, and prevention of

    communicable diseases

    5. Prepare and present information about communicable

    diseases to other members of health-related professions

    and to members of the public in a professional and

    effective manner.

    6. Explain factors such as biology, ecology and dynamics

    of arthropod vector populations that affect transmission of

    specific communicable diseases such as malaria and

    dengue

    7. Recognize the roles of the laboratory in the Public

    Health system and have a thorough understanding of the

    complexity and inter-connectivity of all levels of laboratory

    services

    8. Analyze data collected through MSPH thesis studies,

    interpret the findings, and successfully defend an MSPH

    thesis

    PhD

    1. Define and formulate a research hypothesis that will

    provide information aimed at improving the health of

    individuals and communities with a focus on, but not

    confined to tropical infectious disease research

    2. Develop and apply laboratory and field methodologies

    to test a research hypothesis, including quality

    assurance/quality control techniques and statistical

    methods that test the validity and significance of research

    data

    3. Demonstrate the oral and writing skills, and

    experimental design, worthy of defending a dissertation

    and publication in academic and professional journals

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

    1. Identify and distinguish important newly emergent and re-emerging infectious diseases.

    2. Understand the factors that are responsible for re-emergence of infectious diseases.

    3. Identify the vectors of different infectious diseases, their life cycles and natural history.

    4. Understand basic concepts of the host immune response and issues surrounding control of infectious

    diseases.

    5. Understand how infectious disease agents are detected and identified, and how infectious diseases are diagnosed through laboratory assays and methods.

    6. Discuss the latest research about the status of different infectious diseases, particularly with respect to

    vaccines and drug development.

    7. Discuss the latest research about status of treatment and vaccines specific for infectious disease topics.

    7. Understand the role of infection control and disease prevention in Public Health.

    C. Major Topics

    Topics: Infectious Diseases covering several groups of microbial pathogens

    General Course Introduction, Emerging Pathogens and Factors and Host Immune

    Response, Host Factors and Emerging Viruses, Chemotherapeutics, Emerging

    Parasitic Diseases, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and HIV/AIDS

    Lecturers: Drs. Azizan, Unnasch, Milhous, and Seyfang

    D. Textbooks

    Required reading material is posted for each lecture in the respective lecture

    folders.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents,

    and Surveillance

    Author: Lisa A. Beltz

    Edition: 1st Edition

    ISBN: ISBN-10: 0470398035 | ISBN-13: 978-0470398036 | Edition: 1

    This book is not required but information from this book will be extracted for

    preparation of lectures by Dr. Azizan (therefore would be useful).

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    There are 2 exams - Exams 1 and 2 are not comprehensive. Dr. Azizan, in

    consultation with Guest Lecturers, will design the questions, and will

    determine the final questions and scores. Group projects are described in the

    paragraphs above (on pages 4 and 5). These group activities are designed to

    encourage self-motivation and cooperation among students in the class.

    Main course grading points

    Exam 1 30%

    Exam 2 30%

    Group project 30%

    Class participation 10%

    Extra Credit (Points will be added for total percent scores for Exam 1 and 2)

    Seminar Synopsis (one synopsis per exam period (midterm and final) for a

    total of 4 possible points for the course at 2 points per synopsis). This is an

    individual activity.

    Grading Scale: A= (90-100), B= (80-89.9), C= (70-79.9); D=(60-69.9); F=

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Group written report, presentation and peer evaluation: (30% of final grade)

    The class will be divided into 6 groups (depending on the total # of students).

    Each group need to select a group leader (a volunteer would be best) who will earn extra credit points for

    effective leadership (to add to percent course grade) and will be the group¡¦s point of contact. The group

    leader¡¦s task is not to do most of the work for the group but to delegate tasks and responsibilities, assemble

    and submit required assignments, be the main point of contact, and with the leadership role and in

    consultation with other group members, can assign/delegate group members¡¦ additional responsibilities.

    Each group member must play a role in meeting the goals below.

    i. Have a group discussion and sign up for a presentation topic by September 11th. Three groups will

    present on November 20th and the next three groups will present on December 4th. We will

    determine which group will go before or after thanksgiving break, during the first class. The topic

    will be on one specific infectious diseases described in class or listed in the recommended text

    book but cannot be the main topic discussed by one of the Guest Lecturers (such as HIV/AIDS,

    malaria, TB, dengue, etc.). The theme of the group presentation is to discuss the latest research

    about the status of vaccine, drug development and/or intervention program(s) for prevention of this

    disease. Based on the research conducted by Group members about this topic, each group is

    required to ¡§take a stance¡¨ and make a collective decision about whether or not the group believes

    vaccine development and better control of the disease is possible within the next decade, possibly

    also contributing towards disease eradication. Please provide data, information to support your decision, and present your arguments with solid discussion points.

    ii. The written report for the chosen topic and two anchor research paper for presentation are due by

    the October 23rd class. Submit two key journal research articles (cannot be review papers) that

    support your group¡¦s decision about the prevention/eradication/vaccine status for the chosen

    disease. The format for the written paper will be provided in another document.

    THIS WRITTEN REPORT AND JOURNAL ARTICLE SUBMISSION IS WORTH 10% OF COURSE GRADE.

    iii. Prepare and turn in a power point presentation by November 13th. Please cite references

    appropriately, and include information on the latest research topics. The note section of the powerpoint

    slides must be filled with information to be discussed in the presentations (which will be the

    accompanying text summary of the main points to be discussed but not to be read verbatim during

    the presentation). Please upload everything via assignment upload in canvas by this deadline.

    iv. Prepare and present a (40-minutes) PowerPoint presentation on November 20th and December 4th.

    There can be more than one presenter, but each group should not exceed the time limit (40 min).

    There will be 5 minutes allotted for questions and discussions. Please practice for an effective

    presentation. Total time allotted to each group is 45 minutes.

    THIS PRESENTATION IS WORTH 10% OF COURSE GRADE.

    v. Each member of the group must participate. Please keep a good record of meetings and

    discussions, and attendance for each meeting. Every member of the group will obtain the same

    grade for presentation, unless it is made clear that specific group member(s) did not adequately

    contribute to the success of the group to attain goals. A peer evaluation form will be provided for

    each student to fill in (anonymously) to report contributions by each member of the group, to be

    submitted through canvas course site by Saturday December 13 at midnight. Members scoring 5

    points (of total possible points of 5) on each category (TBD) for group activities will obtain the full

    point for peer evaluation score and subsets of score will be computed accordingly for those with

    scores less than 5 (taking the mean). Group Leaders scoring 5 points will earn 2 extra credit points

    (or a subset of this if the mean score is less than 5).

    THIS PEER EVALUATION SUBMISSION IS WORTH 10% OF COURSE GRADE.

    vi. Recommendations: Please do not wait until very close to the deadlines to prepare the written

    paper and presentation. Please feel free to be creative (but please communicate with Dr. Azizan if

    there are any special needs for ¡§unique¡¨ presentations). Your groups are also welcome to be extra

    creative such as including special visits to health departments, public health laboratories or places

    where outbreaks of the infectious disease of your choice occur, and perhaps interview those

    involved in controlling and prevention of the outbreak and/or disease. If you do take these

    additional steps, please be prepared to describe and share the experience and additional

    interesting information obtained from the extra activities put forth towards the group project.

    vii. Groups will be given points based on quality (not quantity) of presentation and report. If there is a

    need to pass handouts, or use other visual aids, please feel free to do so. Rubrics for grading will

    be prepared and made available to students to enhance chances of obtaining the maximum points.

    Total possible points for the group project will equal to 30% of final grade:

    (Written report (10) + Presentation (10) + peer evaluation (10) = 30).

    Class participation (10% grade):

    „h There are several interactive activities being planned out particularly during Dr. Azizan¡¦s lecture

    periods (and possibly for other lectures which would be determined by the Guest Lecturers). The

    ¡§traditional¡¨ lecture will be combined and blended in with the ¡§flip-classroom¡¨ format encouraging

    students to prepare ahead of time prior to class. This class design is formulated to encourage

    active learning by students as this is a graduate level course; knowledge is better acquired and

    retained by active participation instead of passive listening and note-taking only during class time.

    „h The points to be gained towards this activity will be by participating during the first half of class

    time through question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions on information provided prior to lectures via

    canvas (which can be reading material and/or pre-recorded presentations). Detailed information

    will be provided during and throughout the course regarding this particular activity.

    „h Your in-class activities will be recorded for each class period and saved into a spreadsheet for my

    review at the end of the semester. Therefore attendance and participation are greatly

    recommended to enhance your score for this category and obtain the maximum possible points.

    „h After the first half of a class and a break given, students will be placed in groups for the second

    half of the class. Each group will be given tasks to discuss and present information on specific

    sections of a journal article paper (such as Introduction, methods, results and discussions) that will

    be chosen and relevant to the lecture topic. Discussions involving every group member on the

    topics presented in the journal article will ensue and will be moderated by Dr. Azizan. Each student

    is expected to present at least once to represent the group but can opt to present multiple times if

    desired (those who have presented would be marked as ¡§completed presentation requirement¡¨).

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting ¡V 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 ¡V Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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. 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

    ***IMPORTANT COURSE POLICY REGARDING MAKE-UP EXAMS OR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS***

    Students who need to make special arrangements to schedule make-up exam(s) for an extended deadline for

    designated exam deadlines (Exam 1 and 2) are asked to contact Dr. Azizan at least one week prior to the

    designated due dates. This policy also holds true for the other graded assignments for this course (written

    paper and group presentations). Let Dr. Azizan know ahead of time if you cannot attend the mandatory

    classes during the Group presentations. In emergency situations (such as illness, accident, or death in the

    family necessitating travel) please call Dr. Azizan¡¦s office and leave voicemail message (813-974-2079) or

    send Dr. Azizan an email ASAP to inform us of these extenuating circumstance so we can begin to make

    future plans accordingly. These policies will strictly be enforced, and there will be no exception..!

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MPH - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (EVH)


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MPH - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CONCENTRATION

    MPH - GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

    MPH - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

    MSPH - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH



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