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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6517

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Remove all pre-requisites and consent of instructor
Comments: For MPH - PH: Infection Control - Required. Repeatable. Appd 2/13/15. To USF Sys 2/27/15. Apprd eff 4/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5116 2014-10-21
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Global Health PH 640800
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Donna Haiduven 8139746472 dhaiduve@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6517 Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies

    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?

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Infectious Dis Prevent Strat
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Basic Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Consent of Instructor

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Focuses on primary, secondary and tertiary strategies to prevent infectious diseases, with an emphasis on hospital infection control. These strategies include outbreak control measures; isolation/precautions in healthcare facilities; cleaning,


  3. Justification

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

    Existing course - removing Pre-reqs

    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 - removing Pre-reqs

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

    Existing course - removing Pre-reqs

    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

    1. Identify appropriate primary, secondary, and tertiary infectious disease prevention strategies based on transmission of pathogens and infection prevention/control principles.

    2. List lessons learned from the influenza pandemic of 1918 and from historical uses of biological warfare that can be applied to public health infection control practice for pandemic influenza or future pandemics.

    3. List and define the categories of Isolation/Precautions used in healthcare facilities.

    4. Describe immunization strategies for healthcare workers, patients, and the general public.

    5. List post-exposure prophylaxis and work restriction guidelines for infectious disease exposures in the healthcare setting. Evaluate these guidelines when given a case example.

    6. Evaluate cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection methods available to health care facilities.

    7. Describe and critique recommended hand hygiene and patient care practices for infection control and prevention.

    8. Evaluate global infectious disease prevention strategies used for infection control in the control of foodborne illness and in the aftermath of disasters.

    9. Outline the role of bioreadiness in healthcare facilities.

    10. Apply infectious disease prevention strategies in managing current or future epidemics/pandemics of infectious diseases.

    11. Describe the global issues involved with infectious disease prevention.

    12. Apply principles from the course in a comprehensive final exam.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Identify appropriate primary, secondary, and tertiary infectious disease prevention strategies based on transmission of pathogens and infection prevention/control principles.

    2. List lessons learned from the influenza pandemic of 1918 and from historical uses of biological warfare that can be applied to public health infection control practice for pandemic influenza or future pandemics.

    3. List and define the categories of Isolation/Precautions used in healthcare facilities.

    4. Describe immunization strategies for healthcare workers, patients, and the general public.

    5. List post-exposure prophylaxis and work restriction guidelines for infectious disease exposures in the healthcare setting. Evaluate these guidelines when given a case example.

    6. Evaluate cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection methods available to health care facilities.

    7. Describe and critique recommended hand hygiene and patient care practices for infection control and prevention.

    8. Evaluate global infectious disease prevention strategies used for infection control in the control of foodborne illness and in the aftermath of disasters.

    9. Outline the role of bioreadiness in healthcare facilities.

    10. Apply infectious disease prevention strategies in managing current or future epidemics/pandemics of infectious diseases.

    11. Describe the global issues involved with infectious disease prevention.

    12. Apply principles from the course in a comprehensive final exam.

    C. Major Topics

    • Overview of Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies

    • Historical Perspective: Influenza 1918

    • Historical Perspective on Biological Warfare & Current Threat of Bioterrorism

    • Transmission-Based Isolation/Precautions in Healthcare Facilities

    • Immunizations

    • Post Exposure Prophylaxis & Work Restrictions

    • Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization

    • Antisepsis & Hand Hygiene

    • Patient Care Practices

    • Prevention of Foodborne Illness- A Global Perspective

    • Bioreadiness in the Healthcare Setting

    • Disasters & Infectious Disease Prevention

    • Synthesis: Managing a Selected Epi/pandemic (Ebola)

    • A Global Perspective on Infectious Disease

    D. Textbooks

    There is no REQUIRED text for this course.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Students in all online public health courses are expected to meet the basic technology requirements to successfully participate in their courses. Failure to meet these requirements may cause problems accessing the course materials.

    It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements are met prior to the start of the semester.

    http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/students_tech_requirements.htm

    Special Technology Requirements for this course: None in addition to above

    Pre-requisite technology skills: N/A for this course

    Elluminate Live! Computer Requirements: (if applicable)

    View hardware and software requirements and downloads for Elluminate Live! sessions: http://eta.health.usf.edu/technology/elluminate/Elluminate_Live95_sessions.pdf

    N/A for this course

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Straight letter grades are given as follows:

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

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    1. ASSIGNMENTS: There are 9 assignments throughout the course. Each assignment has a point value of 20 points and is worth 5% of the course grade. Together the assignments are worth 45% of the course grade. The format of these assignments ranges from pull-down, multiple choice and matching questions, to essays, and application exercises. Each assignment is due by 9 PM of the Sunday night the week it is covered. See “Course Calendar” section in the syllabus and/or Canvas for individual due dates.

    2. ACTIVITIES: In 5 of the weekly sessions, there will be an accompanying worksheet or set of questions designed to practice concepts, reduce the amount of material from the lecture notes, and/or to apply the material. Exam questions will be derived from these, so it is prudent to complete each one. Extra credit can be received by completing these and submitting them (1 point for each activity on the test where that material will be covered). There are 5 activities. Thus, up to 3 points of extra credit can be achieved on the midterm and 2 points on the final exam. As long as the activities are submitted on time and complete, whether the answers are correct or not, the extra credit point will be awarded.

    3. EXAMINATIONS: There will be 1 open-book multiple choice, matching, True-False midterm exam covering weeks 1-8 of the course (2.5 hours allowed for exam) and 1 comprehensive open-book multiple choice, matching, True-False and essay final exam (4 hours and 55 minutes allowed for exam). The midterm exam will be worth 25% of the course grade and the final exam will be worth 30% of the course grade. Each exam is intended as an individual activity-to be completed independently without any type of correspondence between students and each other or any other persons. The exams will be administered as follows: Midterm exam from 8 AM Thursday, March 6 until 10 PM Friday, March 7, 2014; Final Exam, from 8 AM Sunday, April 27 until 10 PM Tuesday, April 29, 2014. All tests will be delivered in a web-based format. There will be a review posted on Canvas 2 weeks before each exam is made available.

    4. EXTRA CREDIT: There are 2 ways to receive extra credit points in the course.

    a) Extra credit activities: There are 5 opportunities to receive extra credit points added to specific tests, in the form of activities. Up to 5 extra credit points are possible for completion and submission of the 5 activities: 3 points on the midterm, and 2 points on the final exam. The first opportunity is during week 1, the second during week 2, the third during week 6, the fourth during week 10, and the fifth during week 11. For each of these opportunities, submission of the completed extra credit activity by the due date and time will result in these extra credit points added to the specified tests.

    b) Exams: There is the potential for earning additional extra credit points on each of the exams as follows: 4 points on the midterm exam, and 4 points on the Final Exam. It is possible to receive full, partial, or no points, depending upon your answers.

    Extra credit points possible: 13 (up to 5 on extra-credit activities added to specific tests and up to 8 on the midterm and final exams)

    Note: Specific instructions for completing assignments or preparing for exams will be provided on the course website.

    FEEDBACK ON EXAMS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Students should expect to receive feedback on the assignments, activities, and midterm exam no later than 2 weeks after the due date (unless the instructor is out of town). For the final exam, students will receive feedback before final grades are posted. Feedback cannot be made available until all students have completed the assignment or exam, a detailed analysis of the results has been conducted, and a two-day advance notice of the feedback posting is announced. Thus, it is not possible to post the feedback dates and times in advance.

    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,

    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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MPH - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CONCENTRATION


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MPH - GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (TCD)

    MPH - INFECTION CONTROL (IFC)

    MSPH - GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (PGD)



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