Agenda Item FA 12-19

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

BCH - Public Health

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

04/05/12: Passed

04/16/12: Approved

Log Number: 201201-0

Public Health - Graduate

 

 

Add a new course Chronic Disease Epidemiology
(3 crs)
PHC Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"HSC3500: Epidemiology" 
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This advanced epidemiology course will explore the major chronic diseases and related risk factors with emphasis on recent epidemiology research and findings. The burden of chronic illness will be introduced, and discussion on the epidemiologic features of specific diseases prevalent in western societies will be presented. The specific chronic diseases will include cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, diabetes, arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, and chronic neurologic disorders. Specific risk factors will be presented and other topics will be discussed where possible.

 

Log Number: 201201-2

Public Health - Graduate

 

Add a new non-degree program

Certificate- Public Health Certificate


Summary of the Changes: 

We are requesting to add a 15 credit Graduate Certificate in Public Health using our existing MPH courses. The purpose of the certificate is to increase student interest and enrollment through: 1) providing a certificate for UNF graduate students other than those enrolled in the MPH program; and 2) attracting non-UNF students who otherwise may not be able to enroll in a graduate program.
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Log Number: 201201-4

Public Health - Graduate


 

Change an existing course Applied Health Statistics HSC Graduate (6xxx) 512

We are updating the title and description of the HSC 6512 Applied Health Statistics course to be consistent with the Master of Public Health program. The new course will be titled PHC 6XXX Biostatistics I for Public Health. It is a required course in the MPH program. It was originally created for our Master of Health Science program which was phased into the exiting MPH program. The objectives in this course have not changed.
New Course Description: This course focuses on the principles and methods of reasoning that underlie modern biostatistics, providing the basis for further study in epidemiology and biostatistics. The course will provide information concerning specific descriptive and inferential techniques commonly used in public health research. 

 

 

Log Number: 201201-5

Public Health - Graduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Public Health- Community Health Major


Summary of the Changes:

The MPH is accredited by the Council for Education on Public Health (CEPH). Most CEPH accredited MPH programs have a public health core consisting of 15-21 credit hours (one class for each of the 5 core areas). In order to be consistent with the trend and marketable to potential students we would like to reduce our core requirements from 24 to 21 hours. The class we are proposing to remove from the core is PHC 5370 Biological Foundations of Public Health. This course is not one of the five public health core areas. It is considered one of seven cross cutting areas which are all integrated into the core and major courses. Finally, we are requesting to change the major name from community health to public health for consistency.  

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Log Number: 201201-36

Public Health - Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Science - Clinical Mental Health Couns Major

 

Summary of the Changes:

Change the number of Core Course Credit Hours from 51 to 48. The Program will remain a 60 hour program but will change the number of elective hours required from 9 to 12.

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Change an existing course Intern in Mental Health Counse MHS Graduate (6xxx) 830

Justification: The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)is the accrediting body for UNF's Clinical Mental Health Program. 
1. It has been confirmed with the Accreditation Director of CACREP that a change to a two semester internship model is in compliance with their standards. 
2. A review of current CACREP accredited programs shows that there is no set model for practicum or internship. Across CACREP programs clinical field work varies from one to two semesters of practicum and one to three semesters of internship. Thus, the change in the model adopted herein (i.e., one practicum and two internships falls within the range of other CACREP programs. 
3. There is a lack of faculty resources to sustain the current number of clinical experiences in the summer. 
4. Students will have completed a greater majority of core courses as they enter the practicum that precedes the two internship experiences, better enhancing their core knowledge as they begin clinical experience. 
5. Students will gain a greater depth and breadth of clinical experience at the practicum level, thus increasing their theoretical and clinical assimilation as they enter internship. 
5. The change will provide financial relief to students because they will only need to do one background check instead of two (one per year is required) while completing their clinical work. 
6. Students will experience greater clinical continuity by having Program faculty provide all in-class supervision (as opposed to hiring adjuncts), in conjunction with their clinical on-site supervision. 
New Course Description: The two 3-hour internships are the culminating clinical experiences in the Clinical Mental Health Program. Supervision is provided by Clinical Mental Health Counseling Faculty as well as qualified site supervisors at each clinical site. 

 

Change an existing course Prac: Mental Health Counseling MHS Graduate (6xxx) 800

Action: Change of course description: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum is the initial supervised field site experience that allows students to prepare for their internship experiences (MHS6830). It involves three (3) semester hours of clinical supervised from both University faculty and site supervisors in a mental health setting concurrent with a small group classroom supervision and instruction. This allows student to assimilate didactic information with clinical performance and gives them time to build their counseling skills before entering internship. 
Justification: Proposed change in description provides more accurate detailed information.
New Course Description: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum is the initial supervised field site experience that allows students to prepare for their internships (MHS6830). It involves three(3)semester hours of clinical supervised experience from both University faculty and site supervisors in a mental health setting concurrent with a small University group classroom supervision and instruction which affords students time for both personal one-on-one supervision as well as group supervision. This allows student to assimilate didactic information with clinical performance and gives them time to build their counseling skills before entering internship.