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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6442
Tracking Number - 5115

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-10-21
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640800
  5. Contact Person: Jaime Corvin
  6. Phone: 8139741102
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6442
  10. Full Title: Global Health Applications in the Field
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (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): Global Health Apps in Field
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: 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.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: existing course - add Pre-req
  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? existing course - add Pre-req
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? existing course - add Pre-req
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal Degree required
  29. Objectives: 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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

    Proposal Budgeting

    Individual Student Project Presentations

  32. Textbooks: Required Textbooks:

    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)

  33. 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.

  34. 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.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Case studies, Reaction papers, Individual project, & Feld Report
  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: 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.

  37. 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.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MPH - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MPH - GLOBAL HEALTH PRACTICE (GLO)


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