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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6890
Tracking Number - 5321

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-05-18
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: In review by OGS; Elective for PharmD. To GC. Course Desc too long. Needs Rev. Emailed 5/5/16. Approved 5/10/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-11-13
  2. Department: Pharmacy - PharmD
  3. College: RX
  4. Budget Account Number: 84020
  5. Contact Person: Jasmine Cutler
  6. Phone: 9746653
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHA
  9. Number: 6890
  10. Full Title: Interdisciplinary Approach to Women's Health
  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?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  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:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This interdisciplinary course is designed to address women’s health across the lifespan, taking into account diseases unique to or with higher prevalence in women. It will concentrate on health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)
  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? There is a need because of new emphasis on women’s health issues and lack of courses within the college of pharmacy or nursing.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All of the instructors re either MDs and specialized within their fields, PharmD (faculty at College of Pharmacy), or PhDs and specialist within their fields (social work).
  29. Objectives: 1. Examine and explain gender disparities in healthcare

    2. Assess health issues and medical conditions specific to women throughout a lifespan using an interdisciplinary perspective

    3. Understand and analyze the importance of various components of nutrition as they relate to women, including but not limited to obesity, oral care, herbal and vitamin supplementation, and dieting

    4. Discuss, evaluate, and compare evidence-based medicinal practices related to specific disease states and conditions disproportionately affecting women and consider their associated clinical implications

    5. Recognize and identify legal issues and current legislation as it pertains to women’s health

    6. Summarize the impact of social behavior on mental and physical health of women and integrate this knowledge in designing treatment plans and goals.

    7. Examine the impact of violence on a woman’s health

    8. Apply and consider materials learned in class to treatment practices, goals, and considerations from an interdisciplinary approach.

  30. Learning Outcomes: • Understanding needs and utilize the principles of empathy, honesty, and integrity in providing a patient-centered care

    • Analyze epidemiologic and pharmacoeconomic data in order to provide population-based care

    • Manage a successful patient-centered practice

    • Manage available resources to ensure quality and cost-effective patient care

    • Collaboration with others on the health care team and an understanding of system-based practice

    • Collect, interpret, and evaluate pharmaceutical data in order to improve medication safety and reduce errors

    • Promote public awareness of health and disease to advance patient-based care

    • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of circumstances and settings

    • Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of principles of evidence-based medicine

    • Effectively use information systems and computer software to enhance delivery of pharmaceutical care

    • Provide pharmaceutical care ethically and compassionately

    • Carry our duties in accordance with legal and ethical professional guidelines

    • Maintain professional competence

  31. Major Topics: Disparities among gender, early years/adolescence, mood disorders, alcohol/drug abuse, STI, contraception, fertility, menstrual disorders, pregnancy and high risk complications, lactation, genital/urinary problems, osteoporosis, menopause/HRT, cancer, legal implications, violence against women (domestic violence/human trafficking/sexual assault).
  32. Textbooks: None
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: All required and recommended course materials will be available on Canvas.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Four quizzes worth 20% of total grade, two topic discussions worth 20% of total grade, two group case discussions worth 20% of total grade, nutrition portfolio worth 20% of total grade, interdisciplinary panel discussion reflection project worth 20% of total grade.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. Quizzes: 100 points total

    The quizzes will serve as an assessment of material covered in lectures and readings. Quizzes will encompass a variety of styles, including but not limited to: multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, matching, and short answer. Quizzes are not timed and should be completed by 11:59 pm on the Thursday prior to class. Make up for missed quizzes is at the discretion of the course coordinators. Quizzes will be available online for one week and can only be attempted one time. Please refer to the course outline, which provides the date each quiz is due.

    2. Topic Discussions: 100 points total (2 x 50 points each)

    All pre-assigned group(s) will lead a discussion on a pre-assigned topic as shown on the syllabus. The discussion should address each discipline represented in the group and a combination of ethical concerns and practical issues. Students are free to utilize audiovisuals, documentaries, and other supplemental materials that are appropriate for the topic; however, the use of supplemental materials should not account for more than 20 minutes of the discussion. Groups are required to utilize at least three journal articles in addition to those provided in class as the foundation of their discussion. All articles used must be identified one week before the scheduled discussion. These topic discussions will focus on the following course objectives: (1) assessing health issues and medical conditions specific to women using an interdisciplinary perspective, (2) understanding how the topic can be tied to nutrition, and (3) discussing and evaluating different evidence-based medicinal treatment options and their clinical implication. Templates for the following assignments are available on Canvas.

    3. Group Case Discussions: 100 points total (2 x 50 points each)

    All pre-assigned group(s) will address a pre-assigned topic as shown on the syllabus and provided by the instructor. The case itself will be presented during class. Each group is required to review materials to prepare for the case. During the discussion, groups should assess the patient, provide recommendations, and answer questions from the perspective of their respective discipline. All groups will be given time in class to discuss each case and will be required to help lead the discussion of the case, which should include a patient counseling portion and last no more than 45 minutes. A formal group write-up with references is required and will be due by 11:59 PM on Mondays following the case discussion during class. Templates for the following assignments are available on Canvas.

    4. Nutrition Portfolio: 100 points total

    Each student is required to maintain an electronic nutrition portfolio throughout the course. The portfolio should include completed assignments on nutrition, nutrition-related articles, and tracking of one’s own nutrition throughout the length of the course. This portfolio will be due the week of April 11, 2016. The template and requirements for this assignment is available on Canvas and will be discussed in detail in class.

    5. Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion Reflection Project: 100 points total

    • Group/individual Project

    o The course dynamics will determine if this project will be group or individual.

    o Ideas:

     Create 2 panel discussion days in which we have experts come and have students ask questions from their discipline. Alert the student to the topic that will be covered during that class.

     Have each group interview at least one person from each discipline at a particular facility. Make sure student does preliminary research on facility and disciplines role in the setting…kinda like we did with memory screening research with Byrd.

    o Create documentary/presentation via research and meeting/interview.

    o Each student will submit an individual 2-3 page paper with their perspective of the panel discussion based on their discipline. Individual papers should answer particular assigned questions.

    o Students will present video documentary or presentation (Powerpoint, Prezi, etc) and proposal of changes, new ideas, etc in an interdisciplinary manner.

    o Each group will submit one 2-3 page paper from an interdisciplinary approach.

  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: The quizzes will be available on Canvas for one week. Make-up quiz opportunities are under the discretion of the course coordinators.

    All major assignments are to be submitted electronically by their required due date. Any exceptions will be discussed in class.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Nursing, physical therapy, anthropology

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