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Department of GLO Syllabus Online Course Name: Disease Surveillance & Monitoring Prefix & Number: PHC 6521 Sections: 310 ref# 83818 2) 351 ref# 86818, 3) 510 ref# 86835 Semester: Fall, 2011 Course Description: A review of epidemiological principles and methods used in the development and practice of disease and infection surveillance, prevention and control for public health in general and the healthcare setting in particular. Basic epidemiological concepts will be focused on communicable disease, healthcare-associated infections, environmental exposures and emerging diseases. 3 Basic Epidemiology, Biostatistics or Consent of Instructor None Blackboard: http://my.usf.edu > PHC6251.allF11 Instructor 1 Donna Haiduven, PhD, RN, CIC COPH Rm. 1120, MDC 56 By appointment (including telephone appointments). Please e-mail for an appointment. 813-974-6472 dhaiduve@health.usf.edu The preferred method of contact for instructor is email. If you leave a phone message, it may take up to a week for a response as the instructor works from a total of 5 different locations. Students can expect an email reply from the instructor Sun-Thu (within 24-48 hrs), and Fri-Sat (within 48-72 hrs). EXCEPTION: If the instructor is traveling, Name Office/mailing address Instructor 2 Name Office/mailing address Instructor 3

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students will be notified ahead of time of the dates and any specific modifications in contact instructions. TA 1 Christine McGuire-Wolfe Office/mailing address Office hours Phone cwolfe@health.usf.edu

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Tech Assistance

Preferred method of Preferred method of contact contact Indicate reply policy Indicate reply policy Use the Tech Assistance button on the course website. The Tech Assistance button links to the Technical Support page of the Office of Educational Technology & Assessment website at: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/techsupport.html Select from any of the available options. Students will receive a reply WITHIN 24 hours via phone or email based on student preference. During Exams & Elluminate Live Sessions: Technical assistance for exams and Elluminate Live sessions are supported by ETA. The phone number will be posted on the course website. (Otherwise indicate who to contact, method and expected reply time). Students in all online public health courses are expected to meet the basic technology requirements to successfully participate in their courses. Failure to meet these requirements may cause problems accessing the course materials. It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements are met prior to the start of the semester. http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/students_tech_requirements.htm Special Technology Requirements for this course: None in addition to above Pre-requisite technology skills: N/A for this course Elluminate Live! Computer Requirements: (if applicable) View hardware and software requirements and downloads for Elluminate Live! sessions: http://eta.health.usf.edu/technology/elluminate/Elluminate_Live95_sessions.pdf N/A for this course Respondus Lockdown Browser Student Guide: (if applicable) http://tiny.cc/gm4x6 N/A for this course There is no REQUIRED text for this course. Prior to this semester, the book that had previously served as the text for this course was Public Health Surveillance by William Halperin and Edward Baker Junior, 1992, John Wiley & Sons. Unfortunately this book has gone out of print since 2004. Lecture notes from Dr. Haiduven or

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guest lecturers will be provided via Blackboard. Any required and supplemental readings will be posted on Blackboard, or students will be given links to obtain these readings. N/A for this class The entire course will be delivered in an on-line format. The course will use the following educational methods: lecture via PowerPoint (from instructor and guest lecturers) with lecture notes, narration, or in some cases, both; individual exercises; computer-aided assignments; a required interactive assignment via Blackboard; and a comprehensive final exam. Course materials and assignments will be posted in the Blackboard course website. Topics will be divided into weekly units, designated by folders, in Blackboard. Lecture notes and required readings for each weekly unit will be released 2-4 weeks ahead of the time as feasible. This course will use the Class Discussion feature with 3 forums: one for comments and questions related to weekly units, one for posting the required assignment during week 12, and one called the Student Lounge. The Student Lounge can be used for students to communicate with each other during the course. The Student Lounge has the capability for students to post comments or questions either by name or anonymously, and will NOT be monitored by ETA or the instructor. Please do NOT use the Student Lounge to ask other students specific questions about how to complete assignments, activities, etc. (Post content questions like that in the weekly unit forum of the Class Discussion feature or e-mail Dr. Haiduven directly. For technical questions, contact ETA via tech assistance.) During week 4 of the course, the assignment requires the student to submit an identified posting.

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Learning Objectives: (Objectives must be numbered) Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Outline the historical development of public health surveillance and disease reporting. 2. List and describe the role of surveillance in public health; uses of surveillance; essential elements of a surveillance system; types of and sources of surveillance, citing disease examples for each. 3. Differentiate between the functional, intermediate, and central levels of surveillance citing several tasks for each level. 4. Define and describe the 4 categories of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance and three additional types of surveillance conducted in healthcare settings. 5. List and describe the steps to take in investigating a disease outbreak in both the hospital and community settings. Participate in an outbreak investigation exercise to apply these principles. 6. Summarize, interpret and formulate recommendations for communicable disease surveillance in public health practice based on an assessment of existing surveillance data. 7. Analyze the U.S. system for biosurveillance. 8. Synthesize and evaluate HIV/AIDS surveillance information from a variety of sources including Internet sites, published literature, institutional reports, unpublished studies and expert opinion. 9. Define infectious and non-infectious hazards present in healthcare facilities for which surveillance may be indicated. 10. List and describe at least 3 forms of international surveillance. 11. Summarize important concepts for the following types of surveillance: healthcare facility; situational awareness, occupational health, HIV/AIDS, bloodborne pathogens & needlestick injuries in healthcare workers; vaccine-preventable disease; international; foodborne outbreak; and surveillance during construction & renovation of healthcare facilities. 12. Apply principles from the course in a comprehensive final exam.

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Assessment Strategies: (Strategies must be numbered) 1. ASSIGNMENTS: There are 7 assignments throughout the course. Each assignment is worth 20 total points and 5% of the course grade. Together the assignments are worth 35% (140 points) of the course grade. The format of these assignments varies and complete instructions are provided on the course website for each assignment. Each assignment is due by 9 PM on the Saturday night of the week it is covered. See Course Schedule section in the syllabus for individual due dates. Any assignment submitted past the due date and time will have 5 points deducted from the grade for each hour that it is late. You are able to use specified resource materials for these assignments, just not consultation with any other persons. 2. OUTBREAK EXERCISE: Students will be assigned an outbreak investigation exercise that can be completed on-line. This assignment is worth 10% of the course grade (100 points) and is due by 9 PM Saturday, September 24. Students will receive their assigned outbreak scenario no later than the third week of class. 3. EXAMINATIONS: The mid-term examination will be administered on-line from 8 AM Thursday, October 13 until Friday, October 14 at 10 PM. The mid-term exam will be open-book and consist of multiple choice, and matching questions. Students will be given 2 hours to complete this exam. The final examination will be administered on-line from 8 AM, Sunday December 4 until Tuesday December 6, at 10 PM. The final examination is cumulative and will be open-book consisting of a multiple-choice, matching and essay question format. Students will be given 4 hours and 55 minutes to complete this exam. There will be reviews for the mid-term and final exams posted no later than two weeks prior to each exam. 4. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS EXERCISE: Students will be given an exercise to familiarize them with occupational health hazards, focusing on biological exposures, in a healthcare setting. This assignment is worth 10% (50 points) and is due by 9 PM SATURDAY, November 5, 2010. 5. EXTRA CREDIT: There are 2 ways to receive extra credit points in the course. 1. Extra credit activities: There are 5 opportunities to receive extra credit points added to the Assignment points (that make up 35% of the course grade). The first opportunity is during week 4, the second during week 10 and the third, during week 14. For each of these 3 opportunities, submission of the completed extra credit activity by the due date and time will result in up to 2 extra credit points. In addition, there is a 1-point opportunity to receive extra credit on Assignment #6, Part II. The fifth opportunity is that Assignment #3 has a 2-point extra credit question on it. 2. Exams: There will be extra credit questions on the exams. It is possible to receive full, partial, or no points, depending upon your answers. Extra credit points possible: 6 on extra-credit activities added to specific assignments, 2 on Assignment #3, 1 on Assignment #6, Part II, 2 on midterm exam, and 5 on the final exam). Total possible extra credit points: 16 Note: specific instructions for completing assignments or preparing for exams will be provided on the course website. FEEDBACK ON EXAMS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Students should expect to receive feedback on the assignments, exercises, extra credit activities, and exams no later than 2 weeks after the due date (unless the instructor is out of town). For the final exam, students will receive feedback before final grades are posted. Feedback cannot be made available until: 1) all students have completed the assignment or exam, 2) a detailed of analysis of the results has been conducted, and 3) a two-day

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advance notice of the feedback posting is announced. Thus, it is not possible to post the feedback dates and times in advance.

This course supports the following Global Communicable Disease Competencies. Competency Learning Objectives Assessment Strategies

MPH 2. Identify and describe the appropriate diagnosis, epidemiology, surveillance, control, treatment and prevention of communicable diseases 5. Analyze data collected through epidemiologic studies and interpret the findings 6. Design programs for the surveillance and control of communicable diseases. Identify the public health conditions and problems related to the surveillance and control of communicable diseases in developing countries MSPH 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11, 12 1, 3, 5 8, 9, 10, 11 1, 3, 4, 5

5, 6, 8

1, 2, 3, 5

Identify the appropriate diagnosis, epidemiology, surveillance, control, treatment and prevention of communicable diseases
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6, 7, 10, 11, 12

1, 3

3. Describe the natural human defenses, the appropriate use of diagnostic techniques and serological surveillance, and the role of preventive interventions and treatments such as vaccines and antibiotics against communicable diseases 8. Analyze data collected through MSPH thesis studies, interpret the findings, and successfully defend an MSPH thesis PhD 2. Develop and apply laboratory and field methodologies to test a research hypothesis, including quality assurance/quality control techniques and statistical methods that test the validity and significance of research data

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DrPH
5, 6, 11,12 2, 3

3. Describe public health conditions and problems related to infectious disease control and surveillance in developing countries as well as trans-border movement of pathogens and disparities related to globalization 6. Appraise the role of cultural, social and economic factors that contribute to the incidence of infectious disease 10. Use ethical and culturally appropriate technology/ interventions when addressing public health problems and prevention at the community and global levels.
5, 10 1, 2, 3

3, 5, 10

This course meets the following Certification in Infection Control (CIC) Competencies: View this matrix for all competencies met in this course: http://eta.health.usf.edu/publichealth/PHC6251/documents/CIC_2010_Competencies_Matrix_v2.pdf

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Grading Scale and Criteria:

Straight letter grades are given as follows: Grading Scale: A= (90-100), B= (80-89.9), C= (70-79.9); D= (60-69.9); F = <60. Official USF Grading Scale: http://publichealth.usf.edu/academicaffairs/academic_procedures.html The grade will be determined as follows: Midterm (20%) and Final (25%) examinations; On-line Outbreak Exercise (10%); On-line Hospital Health Hazards Exercise (10%) and Assignments (35%). Points breakdown is as follows: Midterm exam (100 points) Outbreak exercise (100 points) Occupational health hazards exercise (50) points Assignments #1-7= 20 points each (140 total points) Final exam (100 points) The total possible points for the course = 490 Exercises: In order to receive full credit (100 points for Outbreak Exercise and 50 points for Health Hazard Exercise) for the 2 exercises, they must be turned in on time and all sections completed. Detailed instructions for completion of these exercises will be provided on Blackboard. For each hour that it is late, 5 points will be deducted from the exercise grade. If a student has an extenuating circumstance resulting in the exercise being late, this needs to be communicated to the instructor BEFORE the due date. Assignment Due Dates: Assignments are expected to be turned in by the due date and time. For each hour that it is late, 5 points will be deducted from the assignment grade. If a student has an extenuating circumstance resulting in the assignment being late, this needs to be communicated to the instructor BEFORE the due date. The course materials are posted up to 4 weeks in advance; students should plan accordingly if they know they will be travelling or have other conflicts. Exams: Students will be allowed 2 hours to take the mid-term exam and 4 hours 55 minutes to take the final exam. EXCEPTION: See Special Accommodations. Exams turned in late will have 5 points deducted from the exam grade for each 15-minute period that it is turned in late. Students should NOT communicate to each other during the exams as they are intended to be an individual component of the course grade. Communication with other students during the exams could result in a receiving an F for the exam. Students will have the opportunity to review their exam results once everyone has taken the exam. There will be at least a 24-hour period available for reviewing the exam. Instructions and more information will be posted on the announcement page of the course website. For both the mid-term and final exams, there will be extra credit questions. Partial credit

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may be possible, depending upon the questions. COURSE POLICIES Online Attendance & Participation: Students are instructed to complete the Practice Test in Lesson Zero and respond to a test e-mail during the first week of class to verify first class attendance. Students need to complete the 7 assignments by due dates and times, as well as turn in the exercises, midterm and final exams by the designated times. See Institutional Policies section for Emergency Preparedness for Academic Continuity. Policy regarding reproducing course materials: Course materials are provided for students enrolled in this course to facilitate learning this course. The instructor does not give permission for course lecture notes and other original materials to be reproduced for the purposes of commercial sale, mass reproduction, and Internet postings; to use to teach other courses; to give to other students or others NOT enrolled in the course; or for other reasons than to facilitate learning for students currently enrolled in this course. All unauthorized recordings of class lectures are prohibited. Recordings that accommodate individual student needs must be approved in advance and may be used for personal use during the semester only; redistribution is prohibited. Test Email/First Week Attendance: A "Test Email" will be sent via Blackboard to your USF email account during the first week of class. Reply to this email by September 2 to confirm that you received the email. If you do not receive the "Test Email by Thursday, September 1, review the information in the following document at: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/pdf/MyUSF_Email.pdf. This document is the same email document included in Lesson Zero. If you are still having problems accessing your email, contact ETA for assistance (select the 'Tech Assistance' button on course website). In addition, students are instructed to complete the Practice Test in Lesson Zero by Monday, August 29, at 9 PM to verify first class attendance. NOTE: The Practice Test will not be graded. If you see a green exclamation point by your Practice Test after you have submitted itthat means it was submitted and that green mark will stay that way. Accessibility of instructor during the course: The instructor and teaching assistant will be available via e-mail and at other times as requested by the student for appointments. Please be sure to address technical issues through Tech Assistance. Teaching philosophy: The teaching philosophy of this instructor is based on the principles of adult learning, active learning, and learning by doing. Thus, application and integration of learned principles in practical situations will be the focus of many of the class exercises/discussions as well as the final exam.

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Methods and format for feedback to students: Methods of grading and format for students are described in the course syllabus under Types of Assessments. To achieve maximum points for any assignment or exercises, the student needs to follow the guidelines. Expectations for the class: 1. Students are expected to keep up with the class, to read the required readings, and to submit assignments and activities by due dates and times. As materials are made available at least 2 weeks ahead of when they are covered, students should plan accordingly to assure that all required components are submitted on time. 2. Students should log on to Blackboard and check e-mail at least every other day (besides the time to review lectures and complete activities), to check for any announcements, updates, posting of feedback, and/or potential issues related to assignment/activity submissions. 3. Students are expected to independently complete all activities, exercises, assignments, midterm and final exams. 4. Students are expected to read the Required Readings every week, before reviewing the lectures, and are encouraged to read the Supplemental Readings and to complete the activities. 5. There will be one assignment requiring an interactive activity through the Class Discussions feature during week 12 of the course. 6. To receive maximum points for any assignment, activity, exercises, or exam questions, students need to follow the instructions carefully, follow word limits as instructed and use Spell Check. There will be deductions if these guidelines are not followed. 7. To be successful in this course, students will need to complete all required assignments, exercises, and the final exam. Students will have a better chance of passing the Certification Exam in Infection Control if they take a comprehensive approach to all courses in the Infection Control Certificate Program by reading the Supplemental Readings and compelting the extra credit activities in this course. Expectations for ALL assessments in this course: Exercises, assignments, extra credit activities, and exams are expected to be products of individual students. Students should not discuss any of the exam or activity questions with each other before or during the actual exercises, assignments, or exams. This course will follow the COPH policy and procedure regarding an incomplete grade. See COPH policy: http://publichealth.usf.edu/academicaffairs/academic_procedures.html N/A Any change related to the course schedule will be communicated to the students through: 1) a Blackboard announcement 2) an e-mail sent to each student and 3) by modifying the course syllabus and notifying students of the modified syllabus.

Incomplete Policy:

Field Trip Policy: Schedule Change Policy:

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Course Calendar Week 1 Aug. 22- 27 Course Overview & Core Surveillance Concepts I Review of Syllabus & Course Requirements, Infection Control Certificate Program, CIC Exam History of Public Health Surveillance, Role of, Uses of, Steps in, Elements of, and Types of Surveillance First class attendance e-mail & Practice Test Core Surveillance Concepts II National Surveillance Systems & Notifiable Disease Reporting Assignment #1 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Sept. 3 by 9 PM Healthcare-associated Infection & Healthcare Surveillance Assignment #2 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Sept. 10 by 9 PM Outbreak Investigation Part I Extra credit activity #1 (up to 2 points added to Assignment portion of grade) due Saturday, Sept 17 by 9 PM Outbreak Investigation II Outbreak Exercise (10% of course grade) due Saturday, Sept. 24 by 9 PM Data Collection & Interpretation Assignment #3 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Oct. 1 by 9 PM Biosurveillance: A Case Example of Evaluation & Redesign Assignment #4 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Oct. 8 by 9 PM MIDTERM EXAMINATION: OPEN-BOOK, ON-LINE (20% of course grade) administered from 8 AM Thursday, Oct. 13Friday Oct. 14, 10 PM Bloodborne Pathogen & Needlestick Injury Surveillance Assignment #5 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Oct. 22 by 9 PM Surveillance for HIV/AIDS Extra credit activity #2 (up to 2 points added to Assignment portion of grade) due Saturday, Oct. 29 by 9 PM Surveillance for Healthcare Workers Exercise on healthcare hazards (10% of course grade) due Saturday, Nov. 5 by 9 PM. International Surveillance Assignment #6 (5% of course grade) via Class Discussions due Saturday, Nov. 12 by 9 PM

Week 2 Aug. 28-Sept. 3 Week 3 Sept. 4- 10 Week 4 Sept. 11-17

Week 5 Sept. 18-24 Week 6 Sept. 25-Oct. 1 Week 7 Oct. 2-8 Week 8 Oct. 9-15

Week 9 Oct. 16- 22 Week 10 Oct. 23- Oct. 29

Week 11 Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Week 12 Nov. 6-12

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Week 13 Nov. 13-19

Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance Case example & exercises: The U.S. Smallpox Vaccine Plan Assignment #7 (5% of course grade) due Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 PM Surveillance for Foodborne Illness & Holiday Food Safety Extra credit activity #3 (up to 2 points added to Assignment portion of grade) due Saturday, Nov. 26 at 9 PM Review for final exam Surveillance During Construction/Renovation & Conducting an Infection Control Risk Assessment NOTE: There is no assignment or activity for this segment but this weeks material will be covered on the final exam. FINAL EXAMINATION: OPEN-BOOK; ON-LINE (25% of course grade) available from 8 AM Sunday Dec. 4 until Tuesday Dec. 6 at 10 PM Reference List

Week 14 Nov. 20-26

Week 15 Nov. 27-Dec. 3

Week 16 Dec. 4-19

There is an extensive list of Required and Supplemental Readings provided on the course Blackboard website. In addition, references may also be provided during many of the lectures. Additional Course Information N/A for this course

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INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES
The most recent version of the Institutional Policies information can be found on the Academic Affairs Forms page at http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/forms.html (Fall 2011)

Student Handbook: Student Conduct:

http://www.sa.usf.edu/dean/docs/full handbook.pdf USF Student Rights/Responsibilities: http://www.sa.usf.edu/srr/page.asp?id=81 USF Student Code of Conduct: http://www.sa.usf.edu/srr/page.asp?id=88

Disruption of Academic Process/Academic Integrity of Students: Academic Dishonesty/ Plagiarism:

Disruption of the academic process and violations of the policies regarding academic integrity will not be tolerated. Review USF policies on Disruption of the Academic Process and the Academic Integrity of Students at: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/regulations/pdfs/regulation-usf3.025.pdf Plagiarism will not be tolerated and is grounds for failure. Review USF Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process Policy at: Undergraduate: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1112/20112012.pdf#page=62 Graduate:
http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF_Grad_Catalog_2011-2012.pdf#page=39

The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service (SafeAssign), which allows instructors and students to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I (the instructor) reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted as electronic files and 2) submit students assignments to SafeAssign, or 3) request students to submit their assignments to SafeAssign through myUSF. Assignments are compared automatically with a database of journal articles, web articles, the internet and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a students paper was plagiarized. NOTE: An institution may not release a paper to a plagiarism detection software without the students prior consent unless all personally identifiable information has been removed, such as a students name, social security number, student number, etc.. Note that a paper/essay is considered an educational record and an institution may not ask a student to waive their rights under FERPA for the purpose of submitting papers to a plagiarism detection software. For more information about Plagiarism and SafeAssign, visit: Plagiarism tutorial: http://www.cte.usf.edu/plagiarism/plag.html SafeAssign: http://media.c21te.usf.edu/pdf/student/bbstud_subsafeassgn.pdf

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Cheating Statement:

The USF College of Public Health expects students to maintain academic honesty in all courses. By virtue of being registered in an public health course, students agree to refrain from cheating. If cheating in any form (academic dishonesty) is detected, appropriate action will be taken. (Refer to USF Academic Dishonesty Policy). Undergraduate: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1112/20112012.pdf#page=67 Graduate:
http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF_Grad_Catalog_2011-2012.pdf#page=39

Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures: Special Accommodations:

http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1112/08acapol.pdf

Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the office of Services for Students with Disabilities to arrange appropriate accommodations. Students are required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days) prior to requesting an accommodation. Students with Disabilities Services: http://www.sds.usf.edu/ Students: http://www.sds.usf.edu/students.asp Faculty: http://www.sds.usf.edu/faculty.asp

Holidays and Religious Observances: Emergency Preparedness:

http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-045.pdf

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. Review USF Academic Grievance Policy at: http://generalcounsel.usf.edu/policies-and-procedures/pdfs/policy-10-002.pdf Undergraduate: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/pdf/cat1112/20112012.pdf#page=62 Graduate
http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF_Grad_Catalog_2011-2012.pdf#page=48

Student Grievance Procedure:

Student assistance is provided by Division of Student Affairs, Office of the Student Ombudsman. http://www.sa.usf.edu/ombudsman

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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS Library Resources:


USF Library Resources and Services: http://www.lib.usf.edu/ Shimberg Health Sciences Library: http://library.hsc.usf.edu/ Shimberg Health Sciences Library Tutorials: http://library.hsc.usf.edu/ (follow links under Instructional Services section)

Creating Citations & Using Refworks: Netiquette (online communication etiquette for online courses): Plagiarism & Safe Assign: USF Email Accounts: Blackboard Tutorials: Elluminate Live Tutorials: (for online courses)

http://guides.lib.usf.edu/CitingSources

http://eta.health.usf.edu/publichealth/standards/syllabus/Online_Netiquette.pdf

See Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism Section

http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/pdf/MyUSF_Email.pdf http://media.c21te.usf.edu/bbstudents.html http://media.c21te.usf.edu/elluminatestudents.html

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