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Agenda Item FA 19-57

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Graduate) – (Health Administration & Public Health):

New Courses, Courses Changes & termination, & Programs of Study changes (4 packages)

11/07/19: Passed

11/25/19: Approved

Log Number: 201908-22

Health Administration – Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Health Admin – Health Administration Major


Summary of the changes:

The following changes to the Masters in Health Administration (MHA) Program are requested in order to better:

  1. align our curriculum with the health administration industry,
  2. align our curriculum with other MHA programs and
  3. align with other SUS schools and schools outside the state.

The major requirements are changed from 48 credit hours to 42 credits hours. The Elective requirement is changed from 6 credit hours to 3 credit hours. This will change the MHA program from 54 credit hours to 45 credit hours.

 

This is a request to Terminate:

  • HSA6118: Organizational Theory/Behavior in Health (3 Credits)
  • HSA6425:Health Law (3 Credits)

Change the titles, course description and objectives of:

  • HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership (3 Credits) to HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)
  • HSA6149: Healthcare Planning and Marketing (3 Credits) to HSA6149: Healthcare Planning and Project Management (3 Credits)
  • HSA6905: Health Policy (3 Credits) to HSA6905: Policy and Law in Healthcare

Change the pre-requisite for HSA6815: Practicum: Executive Skills Development (3 Credits) from HSA6118: Health Care Organization Theory and Behavior (3 Credits) pre-requisite to HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Theory (3 Credits)

 

Remove HSA:6945: Long Term Care Internship (3 Credits) from the major requirements

 

Remove one 3 Credit Elective Requirement

 

Remove "For the first year Masters of Health Administration students, if you have no healthcare work experience, the following course would be a great elective: HSA6940 MHA Internship (3 credits)."

 

(Click here for the program of study) POS_Log number 201908-22_Oct.22.2019


Terminate an existing course Org Theory/Behavior in Health HSA Graduate (6xxx) 118

The Health Administration Department would like to Terminate HSA:6118 Health Care Organization Theory and Behavior because HSA6185: Healthcare Leadership will include many components of Organization Theory and Behavior as we align our curriculum with other MHA programs

 

Terminate an existing course Health Law HSA Graduate (6xxx) 425

Terminate HSA:6427: Health Law because our existing HSA:6905: Health Policy will include many components of health law as we align our curriculum with other MHA programs.

 

Change an existing course Healthcare Leadership HSA Graduate (6xxx) 186

The Health Administration Department would like to change the course name, description, and learning objectives for HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership. The name and description are outdated and are not in line with other State University System (SUS) schools or schools outside the state. We want to change the name to from HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership to HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

 

New Course Description:

This course addresses current leadership and theory focusing on leadership styles, motivation, change management, innovation, and creativity as they relate to the management of health services organizations. This course will review the interaction of leadership styles and organizational theory and behavior to explain why healthcare organization exist as they do, and how individuals within organization both affect and are affected by the structure of the organization.

 

Change an existing course Health Planning and Marketing HSA Graduate (6xxx) 149

The Health Administration Department provides a course for which we would like to change the course name/title, description, and learning objectives for HSA6149: Healthcare Planning and Marketing. The name and description are outdated and are not in line with other SUS schools or schools outside the state. We want to change the name from HSA6149: Healthcare Planning and Marketing to HSA6149: Healthcare Planning and Project Management.

 

New Course Description:

This course develops the competencies and skills for planning and controlling projects and understanding interpersonal issues that drive successful project outcomes. Focusing on the introduction of new products and processes, it examines the project management life cycle, defining project parameters, matrix management challenges, effective project management tools and techniques, and the role of a project manager.

 

Change an existing course Health Policy HSA Graduate (6xxx) 905

The Health Administration Department would like to change the course name/title, description, and learning objectives for HSA6905: Health Policy. The name and description are outdated and are not in line with other SUS schools or schools outside the state. We want to change the name to from HSA6905: Health Policy to HSA6905: Policy and Law in Healthcare.

 

New Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the study of health policy, health law and the legal system. The course will focus on components of health policy and law, including how policy is developed, analyzed, and evaluated. The main emphasis will be upon understanding how governmental bodies produce policy and how the legal and regulatory actions impact the healthcare industry.

 

Change an existing course Pract: Exec Skill Development HSA Graduate (6xxx) 915

The Department of Health Administration would like to Change the pre-requisite for HSA6815: Practicum: Executive Skills Development (3 Credits) from HSA6118: Health Care Organization Theory and Behavior (3 Credits) pre-requisite to HSA6186: Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Theory (3 Credits) to align with our requested course changes.

Log Number: 201908-33

Public Health – Graduate


Change an existing non-degree program

Certificate in Global Health


Summary of the changes:

Proposed changes to the Global Health Certificate include adding a new course to the list of electives, HSC 6XXX Global Health: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (3 credits). This course has been previously offered as a special topics. Additional changes include adding “or global focus” after “study abroad” to the four special topics courses currently listed as electives.

 

(Click here for the program of study) POS_Log number 201908-33_Oct.22.2019


Add a New course Global Health: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (3c) HSC Graduate (6xxx) XXX
Pre-requisite Courses:

No Pre-requisites

 

Co-requisite Courses:

No Co-requisites

 

Course Description:

This interdisciplinary course teaches students about the function of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in global health. Students will learn how human behavior, sociocultural and economic status, gender and age, environmental engineering and sustainable practices, innovation and technology, policy and governmental response, One Health, climate change and ecological drivers, pollution and pathogens, and WASH-centered research and interventions influence the global health community's efforts to provide clean, safe, accessible, and affordable water and sanitation to all.

 

Log Number: 201908-35

Public Health – Graduate


Change an existing non-degree program

Certificate in Public Health


Summary of the changes:

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Public Health Programs. This in turn affects the classes students must take to be eligible for the Certified in Public Health exam (CPH). The UNF Public Health Certificate is aligned with CEPH competencies and will satisfy the requirements to take the CPH exam with these proposed changes. Requested changes to the certificate include 1. increasing the certificate requirements from 15 credits to 18 credits, 2. removing one course, and 3. adding two existing courses.

 

(Click here for the program of study) POS_Log number 201908-35_Oct.22.2019

Log Number: 201908-39

Public Health – Graduate


Change a degree-major- of an existing program

Master of Public Health – Community Health Major


Summary of the changes:

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), the national accrediting body for public health programs, significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health (MPH) programs. The revisions to the MPH program are to meet these changes. The program will remain 45 credits. Program changes include:

  1. the core will increase from 21 to 24 credits;
  2. the health promotion/health education concentration will remain 15 credits and decrease electives from 9 to 6 credits and change the concentration title to Social and Behavioral Science;
  3. the Epidemiology concentration will decrease from 18 to 15 credits and remain 6 elective credits;
  4. the following courses will move from the health education/health promotion concentration to the core:
    • HSC 6585 Health Promotion/Health Education Strategies (3 Credits) (new title: Health Communication and description revision);
    • HSC 6587 Program Planning in Health Promotion/Health Education (3 Credits) (new title: Public Health Program Planning and description revision)
     
  5. the following course will move from electives to the core:
    • PHC 6149 Public Health Leadership (3 Credits) (new title: Public Health Leadership and Management)
     
  6. the following course will move from the core to concentration 1. Health Promotion/Health Education.:
    • HSC6603 Soc/Behavior of Public Health (3 Credits) (new title: Theoretical Foundations of Behavior Change and description revision)
    • PHC6103 Public Health Practice (3 Credits) (new title: Applied Social Behavioral Science and description revision)
     
  7. the following course will be removed from Concentration 2. Epidemiology:
    • PHC6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 Credits)
     
  8. the following course will change title and pre-req:
    • HSC6735 Health Science Research (3 Credits) (new title: Public Health Research)
     
  9. the following Core course will change title and revise course description:
    • PHC6102 Public Health Policy and Manag (3 Credits) (new title: Public Health Policy and Advocacy)
     
  10. the following Core course will revise description only:
    • HSC6215 Environmental Health (3 Credits)
     

(Click here for the program of study) POS_Log number 201908-39_Oct.22.2019

 

Change an existing course Essentials of Public Health Practice PHC Graduate (6xxx) 103

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

In this course, students will analyze their proficiency in the essential public health services through the lens of social behavioral science. Based on their individual competence, students will apply one of the core functions to an emerging public health issue in partnership with a community organization.

 

Change an existing course Program Planning in Health Promotion/Education HSC Graduate (6xxx) 587

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

This course examines the essential principles of planning and evaluating public health programs. Students will gain knowledge and skills in needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Emphasis will include data-driven decisions, cultural competence, and budget and resource management.

 

Change an existing course Health Promotion and Health Education Strategies HSC Graduate (6xxx) 585

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

In this course students will explore health communication foundations, conceptual models, and strategies and their application in public health communication and promotion.

 

Change an existing course Environmental Health HSC Graduate (6xxx) 215

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

This course presents a One Health framework to demonstrate the relationships between environmental, human and animal health. Special importance will be given to principles, processes, priorities, and current research in the study of environmental problems and their impact on health and disease patterns among human and animal populations.

 

Change an existing course Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health HSC Graduate (6xxx) 603

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

In this course students will explore the theoretical and conceptual models and factors underlying health behavior and health promotion programs, as well as their application in planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs for behavioral change.

 

Change an existing course Health Science Research HSC Graduate (6xxx) 735

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change to this MPH course is to meet these changes. Additionally, we are updating the pre-req prefix/title (PHC 6000 Epidemiology 1); currently the catalog shows the old course prefix/title (HSC 6505 Epidemiology).

 

New Course Description:

This course is a study of the research process and its application to health science. Emphasis will be given to interpreting and evaluating contemporary health-related research reports, and to the components of a research proposal. Class lectures, discussions, student presentations and projects, required readings and outside assignments are designed to assist in building an appreciation of the importance of research in the solution of health problems and acquiring the skills needed to read, comprehend, relate and apply research reported in the health science professional literature.

 

Change an existing course Public Health Policy and Management PHC Graduate (6xxx) 102

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change and description revision to this MPH course are to meet these changes.

 

New Course Description:

The course examines the organization, financing, and delivery of public health and personal health services, with emphasis on major current health policy issues related to access, quality and cost. In addition, this course describes the methods of writing a policy analysis, allowing students to apply analytic writing skills to policy in the health care and public health systems.

 

Change an existing course Public Health Leadership PHC Graduate (6xxx) 149

The Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) significantly revised the required competencies for Master of Public Health Programs (MPH). The title change to this MPH course are to meet these changes. Additionally, this course is being moved from an elective to a required course for the MPH.

 

New Course Description:

This course introduces the numerous theoretical concepts in leadership and connects these concepts to public health practices. Further application of leadership principles includes creating a vision, comparing leadership and management skills, empowering others, fostering collaboration, and developing decision making and negotiation skills in both organizational and community situations.