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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6562

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
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. Missing Acct#, repeat, section, LO< Topics. Emailed 2/11/15. recd 3/2/15. Course is NOT repeatable. GC apprd 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
    5119 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 6562 Microbiology for Healthcare Worker

    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)
    Microbio for Healthcare Worker
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    An overview of contemporary microbiology with emphasis on the impact of pathogenic microorganisms on the environment and the public. The focus

    will be on the role of the discipline of Microbiology in Public Health. The course will

    beg


  3. Justification

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

    existing course - remove 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 - remove pre-reqs

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

    existing course - remove 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 and distinguish microorganisms that are significant in infectious diseases.

    2) Apply the principles of microbiology of disease conditions to infection control healthcare practices.

    3) Understand basic concepts of the host immune response and issues surrounding control of

    microbial diseases.

    4) Understand how microbiological diseases are diagnosed through the laboratory.

    5) Understand the human-microbe challenges as discussed in assigned text readings.

    6) Understand the role of the discipline of Microbiology in Public Health.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After success completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1) Identify and distinguish microorganisms that are significant in infectious diseases.

    2) Apply the principles of microbiology of disease conditions to infection control healthcare practices.

    3) Understand basic concepts of the host immune response and issues surrounding control of microbial diseases.

    4) Understand how microbiological diseases are diagnosed through the laboratory.

    5) Understand the human-microbe challenges as discussed in assigned text readings.

    6) Understand the role of the discipline of Microbiology in Public Health.

    C. Major Topics

    Overview of Microbiology, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells Microbial Pathogens, Selected bacterial pathogens And their diseases, Selected viral pathogens And their diseases, Protozoa, helminthes And their diseases, Concepts of Microbial Diseases Progress of an infection, Microbial Culture, Diagnostic Tests, Advantages and Limitations Of Laboratory Assays, Control of Microorganisms and Antimicrobial Therapy

    D. Textbooks

    The required textbook is “Microbiology: A Systems Approach, Third Edition”, by

    Cowan and Talaro, which is available for purchase at the bookstore, or online. The

    textbook is from 2012 and contains a wealth of online resources. There are

    assigned readings from the textbook from which student comprehension will be

    tested through 12 administered quizzes. There is a brand new edition and students

    are required to use the third (newest) edition.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Exams: There are 2 exams in this course; Exams 1 and 2 are not comprehensive.

    Exam questions are derived solely from Lecture material. Please note that Exams

    are further divided into Parts 1 and 2 for each exam, and can be taken at different

    times when made available.

    IMPORTANT NOTE..!!

    YOU WILL BE GIVEN TWO ATTEMPTS TO TAKE EXAMS 1 AND 2 (BOTH

    PARTS 1 AND 2 FOR BOTH EXAMS). YOUR HIGHEST SCORE WILL COUNT

    TOWARDS YOUR FINAL COURSE GRADE (notes; the two attempts will only be

    for the Exams and not the quizzes).

    Quizzes: questions will be derived solely from assigned text reading. Students will

    choose to attempt a minimum of six quizzes (out of 12 Quizzes; numbered 1-12;

    the best 6 with the highest scores will count towards the final grade (30%).

    Quizzes 1 through 6 will be for Module 1 (best 3 Quizzes out 6 will count towards

    grade). Quizzes 7 though 12 will be for Module 2 (best 3 Quizzes out 6 will count

    towards grade).

    Exam 1 (Total - Parts 1 & 2) 30 %

    Exam 2 (Total - Parts 1 & 2) 30 %

    Quizzes (best of 6 total out of 12) 30 %

    Application Questions (Total - 3 parts) 10%

    ++Extra credit points***

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

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    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


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    MPH - GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

    MPH - INFECTION CONTROL

    MSPH - GLOBAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE



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