Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6708
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: required for Grade Cert in Pharm. To GC. 4/18 Question on Course Pre-reqs. Removed Pre-req. GC Approved 5/5 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. SCNS approved 6350 as 6708 eff 8/1/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5204 2015-03-05 Department College Budget Account Number Pharmacy RX 638300 Contact Person Phone Shyam S Mohapatra 8139748568 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHA 6708 Teaching in Pharmacy Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? Y If repeatable, how many times? 1 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Teaching in Pharmacy Course Online? Percentage Online U - Face-to-face, online, and blended (separate sections) 50
THIS COURSE PROVIDES DIRECT INSTRUCTION IN THE FIELD OF ACADEMIA SPECIFICALLY IN THE ROLE OF PHARMACY FACULTY FOCUSING ON ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM AND LABORATORY TEACHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
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?
Requirement for the Graduate Certificate in the COP
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.)
MD, DO, PharmD and/or Ph.D. in Pharmacy and/or Medicine or Nursing
- Other Course Information
THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH GRADUATE LEVEL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO APPLY IN THE AREA OF ACADEMIC TEACHING WITHIN PHARMACY.
THIS COURSE INSTRUCTION WILL EFFECTIVELY PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A DEMONSTRATED MASTER LEVEL WORK OF THEM TO EMULATE AND COURSE CREATION USING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES LEARNED IN THIS COURSE, ALL WHILE WORKING CLOSELY WITH ACTUAL PHARMACY OR MEDICAL FACULTY THROUGHOUT THE COURSE TO APPLY THE TEACHING SKILLS LEARNED THROUGHOUT THIS COURSE. THIS WORKING FIELD EXPERIENCE WILL BE INVALUABLE TO THE NOVICE PROFESSOR. THIS WILL SET THEM APART FROM THEIR TEACHING PEERS.
B. Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Summarize the role of a pharmacy instructor which involves healthcare delivery, administration, education, and research.
2. Administer teaching directives in a specialized course which may involve scientific protocol like a Pharmacy course.
3. Describe and include currently teaching skills and technology for prescribing, pharmacist prescription review, dispensing and distribution, administration, and patient monitoring.
4. Explain the benefits and limitations of teaching in pharmacy on-line hybrid and in a face-to-face course instruction model including pros and cons to each.
5. Apply the principles of evidence-based, 21st century andragogical (adult) teaching design
6. Actively participate in curriculum development and implementation into a course
7. Actively participate in providing teaching lectures related to Pharmacy
9. Apply the teaching skills learned in the program into practice (a live classroom experience).
C. Major Topics
1. Adult Learning Theory: Andragogy vs. Pedagogy (Student-Centered & Self-Direction Approach)
2. Characteristics of effective teaching/teachers
3. Domains of Learning, Learning Styles and how students learn (Pharmacists inventory of learning styles)
4. Prior Knowledge/Life Experiences integration and its application to education.
5. Systems approach to education in higher education -The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
7. Curriculum development and design and course mapping
8. Course and student outcomes application
9. Active learning & inclusion in large and small classes, and in face-to-face, hybrid and on-line learning settings
10. Engaging students with readings
11. Technology implementation, initiative and application
12. Facilitation of learning - teaching in collaboration with students
13. Laboratory and Experiential Education/Teaching & the application to Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratories
14. The Role of the Preceptor, Mentoring, Advising & Professional Development/Professionalism
15. The importance of student & teacher feedback
16. Faculty development and Advancement
Sylvia, L. Pharmacy Education. (2010). 1st Ed. Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9780763773977
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Current literature in the form of articles from appropriate educational journals will be utilized throughout the course. The students will need to access (most provided through CANVAS) for review/reading.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Quizzes (pre and post) 20%
Assignments (three - written and presentation) - 30%
Participation in Active Learning (including discussions for on-line and hybrid sections) 30%
Final Project (Active teaching activity) - 20%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
THIS COURSE WILL PROVIDE THE STUDENT WITH MINI ASSIGNMENTS THROUGHOUT. STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE MASTERY OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES LEARNED IN THIS COURSE AS THEIR FINAL EXAM (PRACTICUM). THROUGH A SERIES OF MINI PROJECTS, THE STUDENT WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH ACTUAL PHARMACY OR MEDICAL FACULTY FOR AT LEAST 15% OF THE THE COURSE AND THIS WORK AND FINAL EVALUATION FROM THE PHARMACIST OR MEDICAL FACULTY WILL MAKE UP 50% OF THE COURSE GRADE. THESE TASKS/MINI SESSIONS WILL BE EVALUATED BY THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR/FACULTY MEMBER AS PART OF THE STUDENT'S WORKING IN THE FIELD EXPERIENCE AND ADDED TO THE FINAL GRADE.
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,
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
Students will be allowed to make up missing coursework only for documented student absences. Excused absences are caused by (1) personal illness, (2) religious holiday or (3) an illness or death in the immediate family. The instructor must be notified in writing about absences for religious holidays at least two weeks before observance. In the case of an emergency, the student should contact the course coordinator by e-mail and provide written documentation as soon as possible. If the student fails to provide proper written documentation of the emergency, he/she will get a zero for the course work and/or exam(s) that are missed. Further information and University Policy will be outlined in the course syllabus.
Students will be required to abide by USF policy outlined in the University's policy on academic integrity described in course syllabus.
J. Program This Course Supports
College of Pharmacy, Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Pharmacy
- Course Concurrence Information
Specific to the Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy (COP)
Elective for other COP Programs