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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6314
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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 including 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

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-10-21
  2. Department: Global Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640800
  5. Contact Person: Donna Haiduven
  6. Phone: 8139746472
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6314
  10. Full Title: Infection Control Program Design
  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): Infection Control Prog Design
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Outline the elements essential to the design of an infection control program. These include required and recommended infection control program components; policies and procedures; regulatory agencies and requirements; patient safety in re

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: existing course - only changing 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 - only changing pre-req
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? existing course - only changing pre-req
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal Degree
  29. Objectives: Covers broad aspects of the emerging field of data analytics, with focus on statistical learning and predictive modeling methods.

    Basic knowledge in probability & statistical methods and linear algebra rqd. Prior programming experience a plus.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Identify 8 essential components and 6 additional functions of an infection prevention & control program.

    2. Describe the role of infection prevention & control personnel and infection control committees.

    3. Assess communication styles and apply effective strategies for management & communication scenarios.

    4. Interpret regulatory requirements and how they affect infection prevention & control program design.

    5. Evaluate infection prevention & control mission statements, policies and procedures.

    6. Outline patient safety issues and quality assurance activities as they relate to infection prevention & control.

    7. Evaluate abstracts and research articles on infection control topics for scientific merit.

    8. Demonstrate principles of product design and evaluation related to healthcare worker & patient safety.

    9. Evaluate infection control instructional methods and adult learning principles targeting health care workers.

    10. Describe the role of Employee Health in infection prevntion.

    11. Describe the role of the Infection Preventionist in consulation with the microbiology laboratory.

    12. Explain the global issue of emergining antimicrobial resistance and the need for monitoring of antibiotic usage in healthcare settings.

    13. Outline the infection control concepts related to facility design and maintenance as well as the role of the Infection Preventionist in facility design, maintenance, and conduting an Infection Control Risk Assessment.

    14. Outline infection control program requirements in alternate infection control settings.

    15. Oultine the healthcare costs incurred from healthcare-associated infections.

    16. Develop an infection prevention & control program budget given the resources and an applicable scenario.

  31. Major Topics: • Recommended components of an Infection prevention and Control Program

    • Infection Control management & Program Issues

    • Communication Styles

    • Accrediting and Regulatory Agencies

    • Infection Control & Patient Safety

    • Research Study Design a& Evaluating Scientific Reports

    • Product Design & Evaluation

    • Educational Strategies

    • Occupational/Employee Health

    • Consultation with the Microbiology Laboratory

    • Emerging Antimicrobial resistance & Antimicrobial Stewardship

    • Input into Facility Maintenance & Conducting and Infection Control Risk Assessment

    • Infection Control in Alternate Settings

    • Economics of Infection Prevention

  32. Textbooks: There is no REQUIRED text for this course.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Recommended Reference Texts (optional):

    1. One reference text for this course and all courses in the Infection Control Certificate Program is: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, 3rd Edition 2009. The APIC Text is an excellent source for evidence-based clinical standards for infection prevention and patient safety. This revised edition comprises over 120 chapters in two volumes, including a CD with the full text of the print and many additional resources (guidelines, references and educational pamphlets). The price for the text is $625.00 for non-APIC members and $475.00 for members ( This text is also available online; it is a subscription-based resource and is available to APIC members for a price of $149/year and non-members for $199/year. To access the APIC Text Online, visit

    2. Another reference text, recommended but not required, is entitled Practical Healthcare Epidemiology, Third Edition 2010 by Ebbing Lautenbach, Keith Woeltje, and Preeti Malani. The cloth copy (ISBN 9780226471020) is $185.00; and the e-book version (ISBN 9780226471044) is $60.00. It is possible to get discounts if you belong to APIC or SHEA. You can order by going to:

    Other Required Materials: All required readings, supplemental readings, worksheets and any other materials will be provided via the course website on Canvas.

    NOTE: The above 2 texts are recommended if you plan to study and sit for the Certification in Infection Control exam but not required for this course.

  34. 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 =

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. ASSIGNMENTS: There are 9 assignments throughout the course. Each assignment has a variety of point values but carries the weight of 5-10% of the course grade. Together the assignments are worth 55% (220 points) of the course grade. The format of these assignments include multiple choice questions; reviews of abstracts and articles using forms provided; development of an educational program plan; and creation of a budget given a template and dollar amount. See “Course Calendar” section in the syllabus and/or Canvas for individual due dates.

    2. EXAMS: There will be 1 open-book multiple choice, matching, True-False midterm exam covering weeks 1-7 of the course and 1 comprehensive open-book multiple choice, matching, True-False and essay final exam. The midterm exam will be worth 20% of the course grade and the final exam will be worth 25% 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, February 27 until 10 PM Friday, February 28, 2014; Final Exam, from 8 AM Sunday, April 20 until 10 PM Tuesday, April 22, 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.

    3. EXTRA CREDIT: There are 2 ways to receive extra credit points in the course. The first is by completion of 4 activities to receive extra credit points added to the 50% of the course grade for Assignments: 1) during Unit 1, 2) during Unit 2, 3) during Unit 6 and 4) during Unit 10. For each opportunity, submission of the completed extra credit activity by the due date and time will result in up to 2 extra credit points added to the points making up the 55% grade portion of Assignments. The second way to receive extra credit points is on the exams. There will be extra credit questions worth up to 2 points each on the midterm and final exams. It is possible to receive full, partial, or no points, depending upon your answers.

    Extra credit points possible: 12 (up to 8 from extra-credit activities added to the Assignment portion of the grade and up to 4 for extra credit questions on the midterm and final exams).

    FEEDBACK ON ASSIGNMENTS AND FINAL EXAM: Students should expect to receive feedback on the assignments and the extra credit activities no later than 2 class periods 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, a detailed analysis of the results has been conducted, AND students are given notice of the feedback posting. Thus, it is not possible to post the feedback dates and times in advance in the course syllabus.

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

  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:
  38. Program This Course Supports: MPH in Global Communicable Diseases
  39. Course Concurrence Information: MPH in Infection Control


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