Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6442
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Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Add pre-requisite Global Health Program Development and Administration PHC 6106
Comments: For MPH - PH: Global Healthl Pract - required. GC appd 2/13/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Apprd eff 4/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5115 2014-10-21 Department College Budget Account Number Global Health PH 640800 Contact Person Phone Jaime Corvin 8139741102 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field 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 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Global Health Apps in Field Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Consent of instructor
Prepares students for fieldwork in the global public health arena. There is a strong emphasis on public health issues in developing countries and those that transcend geopolitical borders such as environmental change and terrorism.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
existing course - add 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 - add Pre-req
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
existing course - add Pre-req
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Terminal Degree required
- Other Course Information
1. Review the global context for public health practice from a regional geopolitical perspective.
2. Discuss interdisciplinary, cross-cultural competencies relevant to public health practice.
3. Describe public health issues in developing countries, as well as those that transcend geopolitical boundaries.
4. Discuss strategies for organizational development and capacity building in developing countries.
5. Critically review cross-cultural perspectives and communication
6. Analyze and interpret one’s own worldview and demonstrate an awareness of the impact one’s worldview has on research and practice.
7. Acquire the skills necessary to live and work effectively and safely in the global environment.
8. Develop a proposal as a culminating experience for the Global Health Practice.
B. Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the prevailing world conditions, globalization, developments and trends that contribute to public health concerns in the global environment.
2. Analyze strategies used for successful field project organizational design, leadership and management in public health practice.
3. Understand differing ethical perspectives and institutional review (IRB) requirements relevant to research and work in communities abroad.
4. Reflect on their own personal background and to acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses in their future determination to work with others.
5. Critically review and understand relevant practices concerning personal health and safety while working on a project in the field.
6. Applying your knowledge of assessing, reviewing the literature and applying your knowledge to write a proposal to fund a project.
C. Major Topics
Introduction to the Course: The global context for Public Health/ Goals and Objectives of Field Practice
Personal preparedness and Safety for Field Work/International Field Experience Requirements & field Sites
Cultural Awareness Simulation Exercise: Bafá Bafá
Diversity and Cultural Proficiency in Low Resource Settings
Community Project Development: Building Partnerships and Collaboration
Case studies presentation and discussion: Grassroots Assistance in Rural China & The Dilemmas of Rights-based Programming at Care-Bangladesh
Public Health From Theory to Practice: Health Education Models & Management Models
Case studies presentation and discussion: Implementing Innovation in Public Health Sector - Republica
Case studies presentation and discussion: Working with and for an international organization
Personal Effectiveness & Leadership in the Field
Case studies presentation and discussion: Managing a Health Project: HIV/AIDS in Thailand
Individual Student Project Presentations
Chagnon, N. (1997). Yanomamo, 5th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College
Fadiman, A. (1997). The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice, David Pencheon, Guest, Melzer & Gray, editors. Oxford University Press (OHPHP)
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
All of the Hesperian Foundation books (i.e., Helping Health Workers Learn, Setting up Community Health Programmes, Where there is no Doctor, Water for Life, Sanitation and Cleanliness).
Green, L.W., Kreuter, M.W. (2005). Health Program Planning: An Educational and
Ecological Approach, 4th ed. McGraw Hill, Boston. MA.
Case studies in Global Health: Millions saved (2007). Riegelman, R; editor, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Students are expected to complete all class assignments within the scheduled due dates. No makeup of missed work will be allowed. Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the dates to the instructor, in writing, on the second day of classes. Papers/assignments sent after the due date will have points deducted per each day late.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Case studies, Reaction papers, Individual project, & Feld Report
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: (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
Students are expected to complete all class assignments within the scheduled due dates. No makeup of missed work will be allowed. Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the dates to the instructor, in writing, on the second day of classes.
J. Program This Course Supports
MPH - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH
- Course Concurrence Information
MPH - GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE (GLO)