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Last approved: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:13:02 GMT

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Change Type
CBS (Comparative Biological Science)
550
002589
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Population Medicine Forum
PopMED Forum
College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Deans Office (19DVM)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
CBS 595 section 1Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 20153
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
1
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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Jay Levine
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar3-103-10NoInvited seminar speakers will present a broard range of public health related topics.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
EPIDMaster of Public Health ProgramRequired
Population medicine forum is a seminar-based class during which current topics in population health are presented and discussed. Topics covered include: Outbreak investigation, observational epidemiologic research, risk analysis, spatial analysis, the application of unique diagnostic technologies and epidemiologic modeling.

This request is being made to create a letter-graded version of an existing course VPH 650. The VPH 650

has been an actively attended college seminar class for more than 10 years. We have requested to change the VPH 650 class to a Comparative Biomedical Sciences CBS 650. This class, however, is grade S/U.


We have now completed 4 semesters of a cooperative graduate program effort in association with UNC Gillings School of Public Health. A new concentration area was created for their MPH program, the Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration Area. The veterinarians enrolled in this program take classes at both NCSU and UNC. However, because they enroll at UNC, they take classes at NCSU via the interinstitutiona course agreement. This requires that the classes be letter graded A-F. Consequently, during the past 4 semesters we have created a special topics class to accommodate these students that are taking and participating in  the VPH (CBS) 650 Population Medicine Forum seminars. This new class is being created to provide an A-F graded option for the seminar class (VPH/CBS 650).


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

At times, seminar speakers will provide a PDF of peer-reviewed publications related to the scheduled seminar.

To broaden each student’s perspective of population medicine and public health and to provide an opportunity for students to  interact with other professionals in the field.


Student Learning Outcomes

After taking this course students will be able to:


1) Describe the role of epidemiology in public practice and public health;


2) Interpret and critically evaluate epidemiologic and statistical methodology employed in epidemiologic investigation.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance80Students will be required to attend 90% of the seminars.
Participation10Students are expected to ask questions and engage in discussion with the invited speakers.
Essay10Students will be required to prepare a 2 page essay comparing and contrasting one of the controversial topics covered during the semester. The instructor will provide a list of potential topics.

Grading criteria for the required topic discussions will make use of the following rubric: A=clear, concise discussion that thoroughly compares and contrasts the material presented and is devoid of grammatical errors; B= adequate discussion of the topic that compares and contrasts the material presented, but may have minor grammatical errors; C= topic discussed but key points critical to understanding the topic are omitted, minor grammatical errors; D= topic poorly described, key points critical to understanding the topic omitted, major grammatical Errors; F=topic poorly described, key points critical to understanding the topic omitted, discussion incoherent, factual errors, major grammatical errors.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Population Health oriented seminars100Invited seminar speakers will present a broard range of public health related topics.
This seminar class will be taught concurrently with CBS 650, which is an S/U graded class provided as an elective to veterinary students. In addition, it is a required seminar class that must be enrolled in during 2 spring semesters for CBS students in the Epidemiology and Public Health concentration area.

GLH: Vet classes are normally scheduled for 13 weeks. Can CBS 650 and CBS 550 have the same title?Vet school has determined that essay assignment is sufficient for awarding a letter grade. Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Okay for Board
Key: 7280