Agenda Item FA 12-18

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH - Public Health

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (5 packages)

04/05/12: Passed

04/13/12: Approved

Log Number: 201201-6

Public Health - Undergraduate


 

Change an existing course Foundations of Comm Health HSC Junior (3xxx) 032
HSC 3032, Foundations of Community Health, is the first of several sequenced courses in the Community Health concentration of the Health Science Major (Bachelor of Science in Health, Community Health). We are requesting that the 25 hours of "program prerequisites" be required as prerequisites to HSC 3032. Since these are "program" prerequisites, requiring them as pre-reqs to HSC 3032, one of the first courses in the program, will help ensure they are taken early as intended. The following courses are the "Program Prerequisites" and will constitute prerequisites for this specific course: 1. PSY 2012, Introduction to Psychology; 2. MAC 1105, College Algebra; 3. Elementary Statistics - Recommended STA 2014 OR STA 2023; 4. CHM 2045 (3 crs) & CHM 2045L (1 cr) General Chemistry 1; 5. MCB 2010C, Microbiology, or any Microbiology and lab; 6. BSC 2085C, Human Anatomy & Physiology I; AND 7. HSC 2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology II.

 

Log Number: 201201-7

Public Health - Undergraduate

Change an existing course Epidemiology HSC Junior (3xxx) 500
Currently, Community Health students are required to take (1) HSC 3500, Epidemiology, as a core requirement AND (2)STA 2014 or STA 2023, an elementary statistics course, as a program prerequisite course. We are requesting that the elementary statistics, either STA 2014 OR STA 2023, be required as a prerequisite to HSC 3500, Epidemiology. As Community Health students already take both courses, this change will only help ensure students are successful in epidemiology which requires the understanding and use of basic statistics. 




Log Number: 201201-31

Public Health - U ndergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science in Health - Health Science Major Community Health Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

We are proposing 2 course changes to the Community Health Program. FIRST, we would like to add a new course, HSC 4XXX, Environmental Health, to the Core Requirements. Of the 5 core areas of Public Health identified by CEPH (the Council on Education for Public Health), Environmental Health is the only core area lacking in the Community Health program. Environmental Health has been offered as a special topics course, and has been very well received by Community Health students. Since the addition of this course to the Core Requirements will increase the core credit hours from 12 to 15, we are proposing to thus reduce the Major Elective hours from 12 to 9 credits. SECOND, we would like to replace a required Minor Course, PET 3080 Physical Activity and Epidemiology, with a new course, HSC 4XXX Fitness for Health. This course has also been offered as a special topics course, and has been very well-received by Community Health students. Fitness for Health is better suited for Community Health majors, as PET 3080 is better suited for Exercise Science Majors.
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Add a new course Environmental Health (3 crs) HSC    Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will provide an ecological examination of the relationship between environmental conditions, and human health and safety. Special emphasis will be given to principles, processes, priorities, and current research in the study of environmental problems and their impact on health and disease in human populations. 

Add a new course Fitness for Health (3 crs) HSC Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None

Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will present concepts and testing skills of physical fitness and health that can be applied in multiple settings. An overview of working with special populations in a fitness setting will be addressed along with general health principles that can be applied to ones client and/or personal health. Differences between physical activity, exercise, and physical fitness will be explored as well as the impact on morbidity and mortality. 

 

Log Number: 201201-32

Public Health - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Public Health


Summary of the Changes: 

The Public Health Minor is 15 credit hours and currently requires A. two courses (HSC 3500 Epidemiology AND HSA 4111 U.S. Health Care Systems) AND B. three electives with the following prefixes: HSC/HSA/PET/PEM/DIE/HUN. We are proposing to require two additional courses (HSC 4XXX Environmental Health AND HSC 3032 Foundations of Community Health), and reduce the number of elective courses to one with only an HSC or HSA prefix. This change will keep the required credit hours at 15, and ensure students receiving a Minor in Public Health will be exposed to the 5 core areas of Public Health as identified by CEPH - the Council on Education for Public Health. This national Council is the accrediting body for Public Health. 
HSC 4XXX Environmental Health is currently be proposed as a NEW COURSE in the Community Health Program APC package title: "Changing Two Required Courses in the Community Health Program"

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Log Number: 201201-38

Public Health - U ndergraduate

 

Add a new non-degree program

Certificate - Certificate in Aging


Summary of the Changes:

The Certificate in Aging Studies was developed in response to two identified needs. The first was request from local aging services organizations for continuing education in aging services for their employees. A second was identification of a lack of programs to prepare individuals to serve as Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrators in the North Florida area. We are working with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in developing the first college level course to incorporate "Core" training required for eligibility to apply for the Florida ALF Administrator examination. This course may be taken by itself or as one of two optional courses as part of the Certificate. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for the Certificate.    

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Add a new course Assisted Living Facility dministration 
(3 crs)
GEY  Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides the core curriculum required by the state of Florida for all individuals managing assisted living facilities while exploring the historical and policy factors impacting development of supportive, healthy living environments for seniors. 

Add a new course Diversity in Aging (3 crs) GEY Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None 
Co-requisites:
    
None

Course Description:

This course addresses racial/ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, cultural and religious differences that define the elder population and impact delivery of health services. It will investigate recent research on the impact of diversity and inclusion with aging populations. 

Add a new course Aging and Mental Health (3 crs) GEY Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is a review of the psychological, social and biological aspects of aging as they relate to mental health. It will explore an integrated approach between various biopsychosocial processes and etiological factors associated with psychological changes in the elderly. An emphasis will be placed on various strategies, therapies and services which may be directed at improving the mental health of the elderly.  

Add a new course Aging, Health and Technology (3 crs) GEY Junior (3xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is designed to encourage exploration of technologies which support community- based seniors and care givers in maintaining health and independence.
 
Add a new course

Aging, Employment, and Consumerism  (3 crs)

GEY Senior (4xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
None
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course will explore topics related to the aging of the workforce and consumerism in a growing senior population.