Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6236
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: PH: Glob Dis Mgmt and Hum Rel. Required. GC approved 10/12/15. To USF 10/12/15; to SCNS 10/28/15; Approved effective 12/1/15
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5157 2015-01-07 Department College Budget Account Number Global Health PH 640800 Contact Person Phone wayne w westhoff 8139746621 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHC 6236 Business Continuity for Global Health and Security Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? N If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Business Continuity Security Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
Course covers effects of the environment on health, business, and national security; fundamentals of Business Continuity Management; development of a Business Continuity Plan and a family emergency plan.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
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?
This course is one of five additional courses added to the Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief concentration for an MPH degree. It will also add to the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security which has not been taught for about five years due to a lack of courses.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
A doctorate degree in pubic health, public administration, education or a related field plus training or experience of no less than one year in disaster management or homeland security in the public, private or military arena.
- Other Course Information
The course objective is for students to be exposed to the effects of the environment on health, business, and national security and why individuals, families and businesses need to develop plans to respond to emergencies/disasters. The course will then cover the fundamentals of Business Continuity Management and teach the student to design and develop a family emergency plan and a Business Continuity Plan. The student will also learn to assess risks and develop forecasting models for businesses, how to response to an emergency using crisis management principles, and the steps taken in a disaster recovery operation. Finally the student will learn to develop and conduct exercises to test and evaluate Business Continuity Plans.
B. Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the effects of the environment on health, business, and national security
2. Describe why individuals, families and businesses need to develop plans to respond to emergencies/disasters.
3. Discuss the fundamentals of Business Continuity Management.
4. Design and develop a family emergency plan.
5. Design and develop a Business Continuity Plan.
6. Assess risks and develop forecasting models for businesses.
7. Understand how to response to an emergency using crisis management principles.
8. Understand the steps taken in a disaster recovery operation.
9. Develop and conduct exercises to test and evaluate Business Continuity Plans.
C. Major Topics
1. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ERIDs)
2. National Capacity and ERIDs
3. Effects of Environmental Change on Humans
4. Fundamentals of Business Continuity Management
5. Risk Assessment, Strategy Development. Disaster Recovery for Information Technology, Information Systems Security and Sample Risk Assessment Case Study
6. Assessing risk to a Business
7. Emergency Response for Businesses
8. Crisis Management
9. Disaster Recovery
10. Developing a Comprehensive Business Continuity Plan
11. Exercising and Testing the Business Continuity Plan
Burtles, J. (2007). Principles and practice of business continuity: Tools and techniques. Brookfield, CT: Rothstein Associates Inc.
Engemann, K. J. & Henderson, D. M. (2012). Business continuity and risk management: Essentials of organizational resilience. Brookfield, CT: Rothstein Associates Inc.
Price-Smith, A. T. (2002). The health of nations: Infectious disease, environmental change, and their effects on national security and development. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Students are expected to turn in a security bio (1%), write a personal/family emergency/disaster plan (4%), participate in weekly discussions (30%), participate in group project of writing a Business Continuity Plan for a not-for -profit (35%) and complete the midterm (15%) and final (15%).
Grade GPA Score Grade GPA Score
A+ 4.0 97-100 C 2.00 73-76
A 4.0 93-96 C- 1.67 70-72
A- 3.67 90-92 D+ 1.33 67-69
B+ 3.33 87-89 D 1.00 63-66
B 3.00 83-86 D- 0.67 60-62
B- 2.67 80-82 F 0.00 59 and lower
C+ 2.33 77-79
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Write a short security bio
Write a personal/family emergency/disaster plan
Participate in weekly discussions
Participate in group project of writing a Business Continuity Plan for a not-for -profit
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,
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. Its 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
No make-up work without documentation of health, illness or family death. Refer to USF policy on academic integrity.
J. Program This Course Supports
Global Disaster Management and Humanitarian Relief
- Course Concurrence Information
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security