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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6893

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-05-18
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change Title to : Health Policy, Systems, and Technologies for Improving Population Health; Abb Title:HP Sys & Tech for Imp Pop Hlth. Change Descrip. To: Provides knowledge and skills required for advancing population health and health system improvements through advocacy, political engagement, and the integration and utilization of information and patient-care technologies. Change Obj: The content and learning experiences in this course are designed to help students achieve the following objectives: Evaluate the effects of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, and globalization on advanced nursing practice, healthcare delivery, and population health. Assess the impact of health system structures, care delivery models, and financing on health care access, quality, and cost. Participate in the development and implementation of institutional, local, state, and federal health policy. Advocate for policies that improve population health and advanced practice nursing. Evaluate current and emerging technologies to optimize health care delivery and health outcomes. Integrate health information, communication, and patient-care technologies in the care environment. Incorporate ethical principles and standards relevant to the use of health and information technologies Manage information/data to improve and evaluate health outcomes. Change Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to: Describe contemporary/emerging heath policy issues including global health. Evaluate the impact of public/health policy, the organization and financing of health care, and anthro-cultural values on health care delivery and advanced nursing practice. Develop strategies and tools for advancing population health goals, evidence-based prevention services, and advanced practice nursing through political engagement and advocacy and education of constituents and stakeholders Describe typical elements and/or features of clinical health information technology systems in ambulatory and inpatient care settings. Summarize key considerations, criteria, and strategies for selection and implementation of electronic health records including privacy security and confidentiality; standardized terminology; and regulatory requirements. Explain the utility and various applications of telehealth technologies. Evaluate web-based consumer health information using National Network of Libraries of Medicine evaluation criteria. Manage information I data to improve and evaluate health care delivery and health outcomes Change Topics: Health policy and health system competencies for advanced practice nursing; US healthcare delivery system; Public policy process; Government regulation of healthcare; Contemporary health policy issues; Ethical issues in health care planning and policymaking; Advocacy and political process engagement; Informatics/healthcare technology competencies for advanced practice nursing; Foundational computing and health informatics concepts; Data management; Health information systems; Electronic Health Records; Privacy, security and confidentiality in heath information technology systems; Telehealth; Standardized terminologies and coding systems; Consumer information and health education.
Comments: Required - Nursing - To GC. Needs Fit; OGS fixed form. Approved To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5257 2015-09-02
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978 jlindsey@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6893 SYSTEMS & POPULATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

    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)
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    U - Face-to-face, online, and blended (separate sections) 80

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND POPULATION HEALTH; OVERVIEW OF DESIGN AND STRUCTURE OF U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM; ISSUES OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, HEALTH DISPARITIES, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?

    Required course for all MS students. Offered twice per year.

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

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal degree in Nursing and knowledge of specific content area.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO: 1. ANALYZE HOW POLICIES INFLUENCE THE STRUCTURE AND FINANCING OF HEALTH CARE, PRACTICE, AND HEALTH OUTCOMES. 2. EXAMINE THE EFFECT OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY PROCESSES ON NURSING PRACTICE, HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AND OUTCOMES. 3. APPLY ETHICAL DECISION MAKING MODELS TO ISSUES ENCOUNTERED IN CONTEMPORARY HEALTH CARE SETTINGS. 4. INTERPRET RESEARCH FOR POLICY MAKERS AND STAKEHOLDERS. 5. DESIGN INTERVENTIONS AND STRATEGIES BASED ON A SYNTHESIS OF BROAD ECOLOGICAL, GLOBAL, AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA. 6. INTEGRATE CLINICAL PREVENTION AND POPULATION HEALTH CONCEPTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND LINGUISTICALLY APPROPRIATE HEALTH EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES, AND INTERVENTIONS.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    EVALUATE AN INSTITUTIONS POLICY REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW POINT OF CARE TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING ISSUES RELATED TO COST, PRIVACY, PATIENT/PROVIDER RISKS, AND ETHICS. 2. ANALYZE THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD AT A PRACTICE SITE IN REGARDS TO THE USE OF LANGUAGE AND STANDARDIZED TERMINOLOGY THAT DOES OR DOES NOT SUPPORT ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE. 3. ANALYZE A SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AT THE MICRO OR MACRO LEVEL (FROM SOCIO- ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS) AND ASSESS THE IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OUTCOMES OF A VULNERABLE PATIENT POPULATION. 4. CREATE A POSITION PAPER ON A POLICY ISSUE THAT ADVOCATES FOR A SOLUTION THAT IS POLITICALLY FEASIBLE AND ECONOMICALLY VIABLE

    C. Major Topics

    1. STRUCTURE OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS 2. ECONOMICS OF HEALTHCARE 3. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 4. THEORIES & MODELS OF POLICY MAKING 5. POLICY MAKING ENVIRONMENTS A. VALUES B. ECONOMICS C. POLITICS D. SOCIAL 6. HEALTH POLICY PROCESSES A. DEVELOPMENT B. IMPLEMENTATION C. EVALUATION 7. INTERACTION BETWEEN REGULATORY PROCESSES & QUALITY CONTROL 8. HEALTH DISPARITIES, EQUITY, & SOCIAL JUSTICE 9. FRAMEWORKS FOR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT, ADVOCACY, AND EMPOWERMENT

    D. Textbooks

    MILSTEAD, J. A. (2013). HEALTH POLICY AND POLITICS: A NURSES GUIDE (4TH ED.). BURLINGTON, MA.: JONES & BARTLETT. (PUBLISHED 2012)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Exams

    Papers

    Class Presentations

    Class Discussion

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Exams

    Papers

    Class Presentations

    Class Discussion

    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. 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

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Nursing


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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