Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6231
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Add CP PHC 6230 (concurrent requisite - may be taken before or at same time as PHC 6231)
Comments: Elective for PH: GHH; To GC. Form incomplete. Emailed 5/10/16; Put back in Queue. Response due 5/13/16. updated. Approved To USF Sys 5/18/16. to SCNS after 5/25/16. Apprd eff 8/2/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5273 2015-09-24 Department College Budget Account Number Global Health PH 640800 Contact Person Phone Ismael Hoare 8139747162 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PHC 6231 Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Actions Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? 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 - 0
TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN THIS COURSE INCLUDE THE: USE OF EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, SECURITY OF FOOD, SAFETY, ASSESSMENT AND SURVEILLANCE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MALNUTRITION, FEEDING PROGRAMS, WATER AND SANITATION, SHELTER, AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
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?
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.)
- Other Course Information
By the end of the course the participants will be able to:
1. Identify the main political, economic, social, environmental, and agricultural trends which may be used to monitor for impending disasters.
2. Conduct a critical analysis of early warning systems.
3. Describe the framework and infrastructure necessary at the international and local level to create a rapid response to a humanitarian emergency.
4. Develop a plan implementing the key elements involved in preparedness planning and responding to a humanitarian emergency.
5. Design an intervention strategy, using key logistics, which protects humanitarian workers and vital supplies.
6. Collect and analyze data for key epidemiological indicators in a given population.
7. Conduct a nutritional survey.
8. Develop recommendations for carrying out nutritional programs.
9. Apply environmental health principles to establish a safe water supply and to implement sanitary measures.
10. Design the layout of a refugee camp.
11. Apply the principles of vector and pest control in humanitarian emergencies.
12. Apply communicable disease control principles in humanitarian emergencies.
B. Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Recognize and articulate the main political, economic, social, environmental, and agricultural trends which may be used to monitor for impending disasters.
2. Utilize the framework and infrastructure necessary at the international and local level to create a rapid response to a humanitarian emergency
3. Develop a plan implementing the key elements involved in preparedness planning and responding to a humanitarian emergency.
4. Design an intervention strategy, using key logistics, which protects humanitarian workers and vital supplies.
5. Design an intervention strategy to address vector/pest control, and communicable diseases control
C. Major Topics
Unit #1 Organizing Relief: Responding to Emergencies, Early Warning Systems, Responding to Emergencies
Unit # 2 Establishing a Needs Base, Logistics, Security and Safety Issues, Assessment and Continuing Surveillance, Disaster Epidemiology, International Response
Unit # 3 Humanitarian Assistance: Issues to Consider, Food Issues and Malnutrition, Water and Sanitation, Shelter, Vector and Pest Control, and Communicable and NCD Diseases
Unit # 4 The Organized Response, Risk Communication and Assessment, Emergency Operation Plans, Measures of Effectiveness
CAHILL, K. M. (ED.). (2003). BASICS OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS. NEW YORK: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS.
CAHILL, K. M. (ED.). (2003). EMERGENCY RELIEF OPERATIONS. NEW YORK: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS.
CAHILL, K. M. (ED.). (2003). TRADITIONS, VALUES, AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION. NEW YORK: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS.
*INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS. (1994). WAR WOUNDS: BASIC SURGICAL MANAGEMENT. GENEVA: INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS PUBLICATIONS. AND OTHERS.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
*Perrin, P. (1996). War and public health. Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross Publications.
*United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (2007). Handbook for Emergencies. Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (1997), Vector and pest control in refugee situations. Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
*United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (1998). Field Operations Guide: for disaster assessment and response. Washington DC: USAID.
*World Food Programme. (2002). Emergency Field Operations Pocketbook. Geneva: United Nations Press.
*World Health Organization. (1993). Guideline for cholera control. Geneva: World Health Organization.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
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,
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
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