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New Course Proposal
HHS 527 LOGISTIC REGRESSION IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Status: Approved (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - PHHS

Approved by Michelle Mahana Exec Asst to the Dean / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm, February 9, 2018 8:29am

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, February 23, 2018 10:37am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) February 23, 2018 10:37am
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for Masters in Public Health.

CIP 512201 has been added to the proposal.

Banner was checked for this course number (527) to confirm the course number has not been used in the last 6 years. (2/23/2018 10:35 AM).

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.
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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

3. Review - Graduate Committee - Public Health & Human Science (M-Z)

Approved by S Marie Harvey Assoc Dean-Res & Grad Programs / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm, February 23, 2018 11:03am

Comments

S Marie Harvey (Graduate Committee - Public Health & Human Science (M-Z)) February 23, 2018 11:03am
I approve this proposal. Marie

4. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Ryan Contreras Associate Professor / Horticulture, February 24, 2018 8:15am

5. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by John Bailey Associate Professor / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt, March 9, 2018 1:33pm

Comments

John Bailey (Curriculum Council Chair) March 9, 2018 1:33pm
The Curriculum Council would like to see liaison outside of the College (e.g. Math, Statistics and Applied Economics) for these kinds of courses. There may be courses already available for your students and/or there may be improvements that can be made to this course given others' experiences.

6. Originator Response

Nancy Creel Administrative Program Assist / Sch of Soc/Bhav Hlth Sci, April 27, 2018 10:00am

Comments

Nancy Creel April 27, 2018 10:00am
HHS 527 will be offered on line only, in service of our new MPH in Public Health Practice. The ST 511-513 sequence is not taught online. The ST 516-518 sequence is taught online, but the catalog descriptions do not match.

7. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Sent Back by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 2, 2018 1:26pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Council Chair) May 2, 2018 1:26pm
Returned at the request of the Originator.

8. Originator Response

Sheryl Thorburn AssocDean-Acad&FacultyAffairs / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm, May 14, 2018 5:11pm

Comments

Sheryl Thorburn May 14, 2018 5:11pm
Here is our response to the liaison comments from Virginia Lesser:

The Deans of COS and CPHHS have communicated about the concerns raised by Virginia Lesser from Statistics. The deans agree that we want to minimize unintentional or unnecessary overlap in our college’s courses. Although the statistics courses can supplement our biostatistics curriculum, biostatistics is a distinct and widely recognized discipline on its own. Our College (like every other School/College of Public Health nationally and internationally) includes biostatistics as one of the five core disciplines of public health. Our biostatistics faculty and biostatistics curriculum are needed to achieve our mission to train public health professionals and scholars; the inclusion of biostatistics has been required by our accrediting body for years. We offer an MPH with an option in Biostatistics, and other public health disciplines in our College require biostatistics as a fundamental part of their curriculum. Thus, generally speaking, while there may be some overlap in material covered in statistics and biostatistics courses, these are not redundant disciplines or redundant curricula. We need to offer biostatistics courses by our faculty to meet the needs/requirements of our public health students, our profession, and our accrediting body. Subsequently, Adam Branscum (Director of the Biostatistics program in our College) met with Virginia Lesser. We believe that the concerns about the proposals for new courses, HHS 526 and HHS 527, have been addressed.

Our response to the specific concern raised about overlap between proposed HHS 526 and HHS 527 with existing ST 516, ST 517, and ST 518 courses is as follows.

In developing the curriculum for the online option in Public Health Practice for the Master of Public Health degree, we reviewed existing online methods courses offered throughout the University. This review included ST 516-518, which are valuable courses for the target audience of the MS in Data Analytics. However, each course contains multiple content areas and depth of computing and mathematics that are beyond the scope of training for the target audience in the MPH in Public Health Practice option. Examples of such topics include:

ST 516: properties of estimators, maximum likelihood, theoretical results explored through simulations
ST 517: linear mixed effects models, data imputation, prediction and cross-validation, scaling up to large datasets
ST 518: log-linear regression, generalized linear mixed models, and issues for large datasets.

Both of our proposed courses, HHS 526 and HHS 527, are highly focused in that they each cover one topic. This is a key way they differ from current courses offered in our college and across the university.

In addition, our curriculum is highly structured and full-time students will be required to take up to 13 credits in a term. A 4-credit elective course would overextend students with up to 17 credits per term. These 2 credit elective courses will be offered in a term when students will be taking fewer required credits, balancing out the workload for students who wish to get an introductory course on these quantitative concepts.

ST 516-518 could be included as approved electives to accommodate any students who are quantitatively advanced. We expect this would be a rare occurrence given the focus of this degree and our target prospective student.

9. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, May 29, 2018 10:19am

10. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, May 30, 2018 2:45pm

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) May 30, 2018 2:45pm
This proposal arrived in the Academic Programs queue May 29, 2018. Summer Term deadline was April 13, 2018, in the Registrar's Office. Effective Term has been changed from Summer 2018 to Winter 2019.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

11. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Larry Bulling Program Technician 1 / Office of the Registrar, May 31, 2018 11:11am

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102037
Type: New Course
Submission Date: May 14, 2018 5:11pm
Approval Date: May 31, 2018 11:11am
Effective Term: Winter 2019
Justification:
New course in support of our MPH option in Public Health Practice
Comments: None

History

Active Version - Submitted May 14, 2018 5:11pm
Version 2 - Submitted April 27, 2018 10:00am
Version 1 - Submitted January 30, 2018 1:41pm

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Sheryl Thorburn AssocDean-Acad&FacultyAffairs Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
Nancy Creel Administrative Program Assist Sch of Soc/Bhav Hlth Sci
Susan Carozza Associate Professor Public Health
Kaycee Headley Administrative Program Spec Sch of Soc/Bhav Hlth Sci
Amanda Armington MPH Administrative Director Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Michelle Mahana Exec Asst to the Dean Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
No objection.
(Responded on Jan 26, 2018)
Responded Yes
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Jan 30, 2018)
Responded No
Vicki Ebbeck - Assoc Dean for Student Success / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
No objections.
(Responded on Apr 17, 2018)
Responded No
S Marie Harvey - Assoc Dean-Res & Grad Programs / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
I support and approve this proposal. Marie
(Responded on Jan 27, 2018)
Responded No
Karen Hooker - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
I approve.
(Responded on Jan 26, 2018)
Responded Yes
Norman Hord - School Head / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
I support
(Responded on Jan 26, 2018)
Responded Yes
Virginia Lesser - Director-Survey Research Cntr / Statistics (Science)
I discussed this with a number of faculty in the statistics department. These new courses (2 credit) appear to be a brief summary of our topics covered in either the ST 511-513 series or the ST 516-518 series. Other courses previously approved in the Category II process have titles that also seem to overlap courses that are taught in the Statistics Department. I propose that Deans in the COS and CPHHS meet and discuss statistics/biostatistics classes to minimize overlap.
(Responded on Apr 20, 2018)
Responded No
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Jan 29, 2018)
Responded Yes
Sheryl Thorburn - AssocDean-Acad&FacultyAffairs / Public Hlth/HumanSci Adm
This proposal was approved by the faculty in both Schools in the College. It has my support.
(Responded on Jan 26, 2018)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HHS 527 
CIP Code: 512201
Title:
LOGISTIC REGRESSION IN PUBLIC HEALTH  
College/Department or College/School:
College of Public Health and Human Sciences / School of Biological and Population Health Sciences 

Credits:
Max Credits to Graduation: 2   

Short Title: LGSTIC REGRN IN PUBLIC HEALTH  
Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Every winter term

Schedule Types: Lecture; WWW 
Campus Location: Ecampus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Description:
Biostatistical tools for scientific applications in public health using logistic regression analysis. Confounding, effect modification, variable selection, assessing model fit, exploratory data analysis, and observational studies. Emphasis on the use of statistical packages for analyzing public health data

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
H 524 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS B-
Corequisites
None
Equivalent Courses
None
Slash Courses
None
Crosslisted Courses
None

Documents

File Name File Size Comment Date Added
HHS 527 Logistic Regression in Public Health.docx 40.57 Kb May 02, 2018 1:26 pm
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