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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6181
Tracking Number - 5196

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Omit PHC 6102 as a prerequisite
Comments: Required - MHA; MPH -HCO; To GC. Approved. SCNS apprd eff 7/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-02-17
  2. Department: Health Policy and Management
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640400
  5. Contact Person: Somer Burke
  6. Phone: 8139746606
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6181
  10. Full Title: Organizational Behavior in Health Sciences
  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):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6102
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations. The application of such knowledge is used toward advancing the effectiveness of health care and related organizations. Special consideration is given

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Course is required for students in two of the department's concentrations.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) no change
  29. Objectives: After completing this course each students will be able to:

    1. Define the purpose and nature of the field of organizational behavior.

    2. Define, differentiate and discuss the dominant theoretical frameworks used in the field of organizational behavior.

    3. Apply different concepts related to organizational and human behaviors in human resource management.

    4. Identify specific steps managers can take to motivate and develop employees.

    5. Analyze different concepts related to leadership and decision making.

    6. Apply different concepts related to managing conflict, stress, and communication in human resource management.

    7. Formulate and propose solutions to specific organizational problems.

    8. Compare and evaluate various organizational cultures and processes.

    9. Demonstrate knowledge of the various role(s) of organizational leadership.

    10. Demonstrate knowledge of the causes and consequences of organizational change.

    11. Formulate and propose strategies for managing organizational change.

  30. Learning Outcomes:
  31. Major Topics: Work environment, organizational culture and learning

    personal growth, work stress, and communication

    perception, group and team dynamics

    problem solving and creativity

    managing conflict and diversity

    organizational design

    Leadership, power and influence

  32. Textbooks: Required Textbook: Osland, Joyce S., David A. Kolb, Irwin M. Rubin, Marlene E. Turner. 2007. Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach, 8th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: no changes
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: no changes
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: no changes
  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: no changes
  38. Program This Course Supports: MHA, MPH - HCO
  39. Course Concurrence Information: no change

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