Sep 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Note - listings are by subject area prefix, not department code.

 

MDE - Medical Electives

  
  • MDE 8802 Outpatient Neurology


    Credit Hours: var.

    With the course director’s assistance, the student will construct a calendar of outpatient experiences which can include any or all of the following clinics: Alzheimer’s disease; brain tumor; cancer pain; epilepsy; general neurology; headache and chronic pain; independent neurological evaluation; neuro-muscular; multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease; and stroke.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8803 Vascular Neurology


    Credit Hours: 12

    This elective is designed to give students more extensive exposure to the practice of vascular neurology. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate patients with known or suspected stroke syndromes in hospital and ambulatory clinical environments.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 12
  
  • MDE 8804 Senior Elective in Neurocritical Care


    Credit Hours: 10

    The elective is designed as a preceptorship under the supervision of a neurocritical care attending. The student will become an integral part of a team that specializes in the care of critically-ill neurological patients.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 10
  
  • MDE 8805 Senior Elective in Epilepsy


    Credit Hours: 10

    The elective is designed as a preceptorship under the supervision of an epilepsy attending. The student will become an integral part of a team that specializes in the care of patients with refractory epilepsy.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 10
  
  • MDE 8806 Senior Elective in Movement Disorders


    Credit Hours: 10

    This elective will provide instruction in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. The student will also observe a movement disorder neurosurgeon, either in the OR or in clinic, one day per week.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 10
  
  • MDE 8808 Neuropsychopharmacology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide students with the most up-to-date information on theories and drug targets for neuropsychiatric disorders, and how laboratory research is used to advance our knowledge in the field.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8809 Seminar in Neuropsychology


    Credit Hours: 11

    This elective is designed to provide interested senior medical students an overview of neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 11
  
  • MDE 8810 Cognitive Medicine, Neuropsychiatry, and Neuroscience


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide interested senior medical students an intense clinical training and research in the neurosciences and neuropsychiatry.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8811 Integration of Brain Networks, Behavior, Therapeutics


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course is designed to provide students with basic science lectures integrating state of the art knowledge about how brain networks integrate into dimensions of behavior spanning the spectrum of health to disease, with the experimental and clinical application of therapeutic techniques.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8821 Senior Elective in Headache and Pain Medicine


    Credit Hours: 10

    The elective is designed as a preceptorship under the supervision of neurologists, headache and pain specialists. The student will become an integral part of a team that specializes in headache and pain medicine.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 10
  
  • MDE 8831 Outpatient Psychiatry And Primary Care


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide interested students with clinical and didactic training in outpatient psychiatry. The student will have an opportunity to develop greater diagnostic and management skills in varied outpatient settings including the university psychiatry center outpatient clinic and the James A. Haley Tampa VA Hospital. Specific experiences can include the adult evaluation clinic, the memory disorders clinic, and the child evaluation clinic. An opportunity to gain increased understanding of crisis intervention in an outpatient setting at the Tampa VA Hospital is also available.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8834 Mood Disorders Across the Life Cycle


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide interested senior medical students an intense clinical training and research in mood disorders.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8839 Neural Stimulation in Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: 10

    This elective is designed to introduce senior students to the use of various forms of neural stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 10
  
  • MDE 8841 Advanced Child & Adult Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of the interface between psychiatry and medical illness in the pediatric and adult populations. Students will assist the consultation team in interviewing medical/surgical patients. Students will be asked to evaluate patients and ascertain how the patient’s medical illness is affected by psychological factors. They will be exposed to a wide range of psychopathology including mood disorders, conversion disorders, psychotic disorders, delirium, dementias, and other organic illnesses.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8842 Emergency Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective gives the student the opportunity to participate in the evaluation, diagnosis, and the short-term treatment planning for patients in the emergency room. Under close supervision by the faculty and staff of this service, the student gains experience in interviewing, diagnosing, and managing the acute psychiatric patient.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8851 Alcoholism


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to offer advanced experiences in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of alcoholic and substance abuse patients, and the assessment and diagnosis management of other co-existing psychiatric disorders. The student will participate in a therapeutic community treatment program for chemical dependency, have direct clinical responsibilities for patient care and interact with available community resources for chemically dependent patients. The student will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing addiction research activities.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8852 Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to introduce senior students to the identification, evaluation, and treatment of patients with eating disorders. Students will assess eating disorder patients starting at the age of 12 and continuing into adult age ranges.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8860 Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide advanced clinical and didactic training in inpatient psychiatry. Students will participate as a sub-intern on an inpatient psychiatric ward. Students are expected to have a small case load of patients that they actively manage taking on primary responsibility for the patients care in conjunction with the supervising faculty. Students will perform the history and physical for patients being admitted to the hospital and follow the patient on a daily throughout the hospital course. Students will learn to construct a biopsychosocial formulation of the patients presenting problems along with providing acute, intense biological, psychological and social interventions during the hospitalization. Students will also learn to compose discharge summaries. Close supervision, seminars, and independent study will complement the clinical activities.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8863 Memory Disorders Clinic


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide interested senior medical students with an advanced experience in the evaluation and treatment of memory disorder clinic patients.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8870 Elective in Child Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide the interested student with an opportunity to develop diagnostic and management skills essential to the evaluation and treatment of children with psychiatric problems including the behavioral disorders that are commonly encountered in family medicine and pediatric practices.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8880 Forensic Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide interested senior medical students with clinical and research experience in the field of forensic psychiatry. The student will have the opportunity to participate in forensic evaluations of adults and children.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8883 Geriatric Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to offer advanced experience in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of elderly patients with psychiatric disorders. Students can participate in both inpatient and outpatient geriatric psychiatry care. Students will have clinical responsibility for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of elderly psychiatry patients. Supervision, seminars, and independent study will complement the clinical activities.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8900 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: var.

    The purpose of this elective is to provide students the flexibility of pursuing creative scholarly projects/research under the direct supervision of a mentoring faculty member. It is expected that clear goals and objectives will be established in advance of requesting approval from the department to register, and students must complete paperwork identifying these goals and objectives.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8920 Select 4


    Credit Hours: var.

    Select 4 will occur throughout the 4th year and will consist of 2 formal teaching blocks called prologue 4 at the beginning of 4th year and epilogue near the end of the 4th year, as well as a longitudinal component throughout the year.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8940 Integrative Clinical Skills


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective offers fourth year medical students a review of pertinent skills for a smoother transition to internship.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8941 Clinical Science Review I & II


    Credit Hours: var.

    The Clinical Science Review I and II course is a variable contact hour multi-disciplinary course for medical students. This comprehensive course will consist of an in-depth review and application in the clinical science areas and will include basic science review if deemed appropriate. This course is for remedial work only.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8942 Clinical Enrichment Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    Faculty will work with students to design a curriculum to develop advanced proficiency in the various clinical competencies based on self-reflection of the student and the assessment of the faculty. Faculty will specifically identify, and use simulated learning, real clinical settings, study aides, and professional expertise to allow students to work on competency based clinical skills.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDE 8950 Select Capstone


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course will support the educational development of the select medical students by providing an opportunity for in-depth learning in one of the domains of the select program, and will result in a scholarly project.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

MDI - Medical Internships

  
  • MDI 8120 Acting Internship Family Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student is expected to function as a family medicine intern under the direct supervision of the senior resident.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8121 Family Medicine Preceptorship


    Credit Hours: var.

    During this elective students will accompany faculty members who are in private clinical practice. This experience will be primarily in the office but will include involvement in the care of the preceptor’s patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and at home.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8160 OB/GYN Acting Internship


    Credit Hours: var.

    This acting internship is designed to introduce the senior student to the practice of OB in an active hospital based academic labor and delivery unit. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the active management of obstetrical patient care.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8162 Acting Internship in Gynecology


    Credit Hours: var.

    Demonstrate a level of skill in-patient care of both gynecology in-patients and outpatients comparable to an intern completing his/her initial gynecologic rotation.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8200 Acting Medicine Internship


    Credit Hours: var.

    Students will function as acting interns on the general ward teams. They will be given direct patient care clinical duties and responsibilities usually assigned to the first year house officer. The medical team residents and attending will closely supervise these clinical responsibilities. The level of clinical responsibilities will be distinctly above that of a third year clerkship rotation in internal medicine. Participating students will have an in depth autonomous inpatient experience so they may confidently assume such care in their PGY1 year regardless of their career choice. Mandatory attendance, excluding patient emergencies, is expected at morning report, noon conference, and grand rounds.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8201 Acting Medicine Internship: Orlando Regional Medical Center


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will function as an acting or early intern on a general ward team. He/she will be given the full range of clinical duties and responsibilities usually assigned to a first year house officer. The rotation, however, will be under the close supervision of the senior house officer, the attending, chief resident, and the chief of service. The level of responsibility is distinctly above that of the third year clerkship rotation.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8400 Acting Internship-Inpatient Pediatrics


    Credit Hours: var.

    The in-patient pediatric elective is presented to give the student an experience in the management of children with problems requiring hospitalization. The student will have the responsibility for the evaluation and treatment of a limited number of pediatric cases. The student will care for these patients as an acting intern in consultation with a senior member of the pediatric house staff.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8600 General Surgery Acting Internship


    Credit Hours: var.

    This acting internship places the senior student on the general surgery service of their choice, including surgery, colorectal surgery, and VA hospitals, in the role of “intern.” responsibility will vary with the ability of each student, but the intent is for the student to assume all responsibilities usually assumed by an intern. The elective will afford the student an in depth experience in total patient management so that these responsibilities may be assumed with confidence in the internship year, regardless of career field choice.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8601 Advanced Surgical Skills: Surgical Intern Preparedness Course


    Credit Hours: var.

    This is a one-month intensive course designed as a boot camp or intern preparedness course for students entering a surgical residency or career.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8602 General Surgery Preceptorship


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will have the opportunity to gain an intimate view of the academic practice of surgery through participation in the preliminary office work-up, hospital course, and follow-up of selected patients from the practice of the doctor assigned. The objective of this elective is two-fold: to give an intimate acquaintance with the academic practice of surgery and to further contribute to the student’s understanding of surgical disease in all of its aspects.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8660 Plastic Surgery Acting Internship


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective provides the opportunity to participate in the active “hands-on” care of plastic surgery patients.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 8801 Acting Internship in Inpatient Neurology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to provide advanced clinical and didactic training in inpatient neurology. Students will participate as a sub-intern on an inpatient neurology service.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDI 9202 Honors Acting Internship Program in Internal Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    Internal medicine internship

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

MDR - Medical Research

  
  • MDR 8245 Respiratory Disease Research


    Credit Hours: var.

    Allergic & immunologic problems affect up to 20% of adults and children in the United States, therefore students rotating in allergy & immunology are exposed to a variety of common problems important to physicians regardless of their specialty interests.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8310 Rheumatology Research Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective will offer the student a chance to participate in rheumatology related clinical research. The areas of research include rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and osteoporosis.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8570 Orthopaedic Research Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    This rotation provides the opportunity for an interested student to participate in ongoing clinical and/or laboratory research in the department of orthopaedics. Projects will be specifically tailored to fit the individual’s needs.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8605 Vascular Surgery Research Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to allow students an exposure to research in vascular diagnosis and fundamental problems in vascular disease. Current ongoing research projects include insite replacement of infected vascular prostheses, immune-response to bacterial biofilms, hemodynamic factors modulating myointimal hyperplasia, color duplex ultrasonography for pre- and intraoperative diagnosis, and noninvasive bypass graft surveillance. This elective provides the student with an opportunity to have hands-on experience with instrumentation which maps arterial and venous flow fields, participate in surgical procedures, and analyze the outcome of arterial reconstructions. Vascular research experience provides further development of surgical technique and diagnostic skills as well as in-depth exposure to academic medicine. Students will be expected to read and participate in one area of research with effort rewarded by co-authorship on any published data generated.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8650 Neurological Surgery Research Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    The student will be exposed to a variety of techniques currently used in neuroscience research including anatomic, behavioral, histologic, imaging, and physiologic assessment in laboratories currently emphasizing research in neural tissue transplantation, molecular biology, angiogenesis in brain tumors, and spinal biomechanics.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8710 Research in Emergency Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course is designed to introduce students to clinical research in the emergency department.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8800 Research in Neurology


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective course is designed for the student who is interested in furthering his/her neurological knowledge by concentrating on an area of clinical research with the expectation of reporting the results in a paper. The student will work directly with one or more departmental faculty members in researching the literature, collecting clinical data and in approaching a particular subject.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8840 Psychiatric Research


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to enable the advanced student to become acquainted with the methodologies of behavioral medicine in basic neuroscience and their application in psychiatry and medicine. Opportunities exist in both basic science and clinical research areas including molecular genetics, neuroimmunology and cognitive medicine. Each student will participate in an ongoing research project and/or an individual tutorial during this time under faculty supervision and review and will evaluate the literature that pertains to his/her chosen topic.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8841 Molecular Genetic Research in Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: var.

    This elective is designed to expose the student to current methodology, techniques and practice of molecular genetic research in psychiatry. Students will become familiar with the current theories for the genetic basis of psychiatric illness. Students will become familiar with the most common and advanced laboratory techniques used to investigate genetic hypotheses in psychiatric research. Students may participate in ongoing research in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, alcoholism, panic disorder, anorexia nervosa, and other neuropsychiatric disease.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDR 8842 Neuroimmunology Research in Psychiatry


    Credit Hours: 0

    This elective is designed to teach medical students basic aspects of research in Neuroimmunology. By working one on one with each student in the laboratory, the student will experience and learn the finer details of the technical aspects of experimentation.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 0

MDT - Special Topics, Elected Topics

  
  • MDT 8010 Special Topics in Clinical Sciences


    Credit Hours: 5

    This elective is offered to accommodate student interests in the clinical sciences that may not yet be covered by the current electives listed in the catalog.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: 5
  
  • MDT 8200 Special Topics in Internal Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    Courses centering around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors in internal medicine.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDT 8600 Special Topics in Surgery


    Credit Hours: var.

    Courses centering around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors in surgery.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDT 8710 Special Topics in Emergency Medicine


    Credit Hours: var.

    This course number will be used for special topics in the emergency medicine field.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.
  
  • MDT 8800 Special Topics in Neurology


    Credit Hours: var.

    Courses centering around topics of current interest or of special interest to students or instructors in neurology.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

MDX - Medical Externships

  
  • MDX 8011 Extramural Clerkship


    Credit Hours: var.

    Externships provide students with further medical school training in an off campus setting, allowing them to gain exposure to other healthcare systems and residency programs.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

MEL - Medical Science Electives

  
  • MEL 7805 Trauma Surgery Elective


    Credit Hours: var.

    Students electing this course will work with the residents and faculty in the division of trauma in the surgical ICU, floors, ER and OR.

    USF | Morsani College of Medicine | Medicine-General
Credit Hours: var.

MHF - Mathematics - History and Foundations

  
  • MHF 5306 Mathematical Logic and Foundations I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Two-course sequence covering: predicate calculus and classical model theory; transfinite set theory and the system ZFC; recursion theory and decidability.

    Prerequisite(s): MAS 4301
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHF 5402 The Early History of Mathematics


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the history and development of mathematics and its cultural impact from the formation of number systems to the Renaissance.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2312
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHF 5405 History of Modern Mathematics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Traces the development of mathematical ideas in Western culture. Special emphasis is placed on those concepts which led to the Calculus. This course is open to majors and non-majors alike.

    Prerequisite(s): MAC 2313
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHF 6307 Mathematical Logic and Foundations II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Continuation of MHF 5306 .

    Prerequisite(s): MHF 5306 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Arts and Sciences | Mathematics and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3

MHS - Mental Health Services

  
  • MHS 5020 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    A skill-building course on the utilization of one’s self in mental health counseling relationships. Includes study of the origin, history, professional functions and current issues in the discipline of mental health counseling.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 5480 Human Growth and Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    Human development theory as applied in psychotherapy and case management rehabilitation, mental health, and addiction settings.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 5721 BRIDGE Proseminar I


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills for successfully applying for and transitioning into a graduate training program in the social and behavioral sciences.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 2
  
  • MHS 5722 BRIDGE Pro Seminar II


    Credit Hours: 2

    Provide students with the skills for successfully transitioning to a graduate program in behavioral and social sciences It will also provide knowledge that can be applied to the mentored research project being conducted as part of the BRIDGE certificate.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 2
  
  • MHS 5745 Applied Qualitative Research Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of applied qualitative research methods and to assist them where appropriate in applying these methods to their mentored research projects being conducted as part of the BRIDGE certification.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 5746 Applied Quantitative Research Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    Reviews quantitative research methods while focusing on the application of such concepts in real research contexts preparing students to understand the nature assumptions processes and ethical application of quantitative methodology.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 5889 BRIDGE Community Field Experience


    Credit Hours: 2

    Provide students with the skills for successfully transitioning to a graduate program in behavioral and social sciences It will also provide knowledge that can be applied to the mentored research project being conducted as part of the BRIDGE certificate.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 2
  
  • MHS 5905 Directed Studies


    Credit Hours: 1-4

    Independent studies on a selected topic.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-4
  
  • MHS 6006 Trends and Principles of the Counseling Profession


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of trends in the counseling profession, its philosophical framework, its scope and functions, its organizations and administration. Introduction to basic skills needed in the counseling relationship.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6027 Creating Cultural Competence in Behavioral Health Organizations


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course will explore the need of cultural competence in the provision of behavioral health services for diverse populations. The course will examine culture and ethnicity, multiculturalism, and intercultural communication. The course will define cultural competence from the perspective of current and various approaches of the concept, and examine cultural competence in behavioral health organizations. Case studies of how cultural competence is implemented by different behavioral health organizations will be examined.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6065 Issues and Trends in Developmental Disabilities


    Credit Hours: 3

    This interdisciplinary Disability Studies course provides students with a background in the history of disabilities and an overview of the impact of and latest trends in disabilities across the life span.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6066 Systems, Services, and Supports for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides students with the tools and understanding needed to evaluate service systems for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Lessons address services, systems of care, and policies affecting services.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6067 Evidence-based Practices in Behavioral Health for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course introduces students to a variety of evidence- based behavioral health practices for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Lessons address identification and evaluation of evidence-based practices, research, and ethics.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6065 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6068 Community-Based Behavioral Health Interventions for Culturally Diverse Youth


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on behavioral health issues and interventions for culturally diverse youth. Topics include youth and family strengths and needs, research and intervention approaches, and relevant policies at global, national, and local levels.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6069 Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an introduction to a variety of topics relevant to child and adolescent behavioral health, including its history, settings for service provision, and various factors that shape best practice approaches to meet the needs of youth and families.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6070 Study of Mental Disorders for Counselors


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purposes of this course are to familiarize the students with the study of mental disorders, learn the most current system of classification of mental disorders, and discuss evidence-based biological and sociocultural treatments for mental disorders.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6006  
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6072 Epidemiology and Prevention in Children’s Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides introduction to epidemiological research methods in children’s mental health; prepares professionals to critically evaluate research literature and to design studies to better affect children’s mental health.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6073 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Resilience


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will gain basic knowledge about psychological disorders necessary to assess/treat/serve children, adolescents, and their families. Factors that promote resilience and build competencies will be explored.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6095 Family-Centered Interdisciplinary Practice: SOC


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an overview of a SOC approach to children’s mental health; prepares professionals to work in respectful partnership with families/youth and to participate in interdisciplinary teams serving children and their families.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6096 Program Development and Implementation in Children’s Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course introduces students to the science of implementation and key frameworks, theories, strategies; includes critical elements, influences, stages applied to carry out successful implementation of initiatives.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6097 Financing of Children’s Mental Health Services


    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses theoretical, evaluative, political issues regarding financing of children’s mental health services; will further students’ critical thinking about financing strategies/structures that support effective systems of care.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6098 Leadership within Systems of Care


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces students to various theories of leadership and empirical evidence linking leadership competencies to organizational and community success in children’s mental health, emphasizing real-world challenges and solutions.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6105 Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Healthcare


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will evaluate the medical family therapist role in navigating the unique issues that arise in families dealing with major health challenges. It will facilitate students developing clinical skills for treating families in a medical setting.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6115 Contemporary and Community Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course facilitates students developing competencies in evolving contemporary issues and settings such as technology, immigration, crisis counseling, military families, private practice, hospitals, schools, residential, and non-profit agency settings.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6200 Assessment and Appraisal Procedures


    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of statistical concepts, assessment instruments and procedures relevant to school and community counseling with an emphasis on standardized test data and the use of an individual case study approach.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6006 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6201 Applied Behavior Analysis in Complex Community Environments


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares students to recognize factors that may affect the application of behavior analysis principles within and across community settings and to design intervention plans that fit given characteristics of the social and physical context of these home, school and other community settings.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6222 Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines assessment procedures and instruments utilized in Marriage and Family Therapy settings. Critical issues in diagnosing, testing, and evaluation of an individual’s mental health and the family systems in which they are a part of.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6311 Online Services in Counseling and Helping Professions


    Credit Hours: 3

    To provide students in helping professions with basic and advanced knowledge and skills associated with the provision of online services in counseling and related helping professions. Also to provide training on how to evaluate and design such services.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6340 Career Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of the information service in guidance as it relates to life style and career development. Theories dealing with career planning. Application of educational, vocational, and personal-social information resources to lifelong human development.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6006 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6341 Career Program Design and Evaluation


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of the various components of designing, implementing, managing and evaluating effective career programs.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6006 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6345 Family Therapy Theories and Techniques


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the theory and application of intervention techniques to family systems. Students will develop skills in interviewing, assessing, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, and observing interactions in the treatment of families.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6400 Counseling Theories and Practices


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is the study of the nature of the counseling process with emphasis on major theoretical approaches and related personality theories, development of basic counseling skills and supervised practice.

    Prerequisite(s): EDF 6354 , MHS 6006 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6409 Evidence Based Practices in Behavioral & Community Sciences


    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores and applies strategies used to judge and identify evidence-based practices in assessment, intervention, and therapeutic practices in behavioral health and related areas.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Mental Health Law and Policy
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6410 Intensive Individualize Positive Behavior Support


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides class participants with knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of positive behavior support at an individual level including functional behavior assessment and behavior support in various settings.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6418 School Counselor Accountability and Curriculum


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course prepares school counselors to assume their role and responsibilities in meeting the demands of school reform. Students compile instructional guidance units, using evidence-based content and strategies, to facilitate K-12 student development.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6006 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6420 Multicultural Counseling with Diverse Populations


    Credit Hours: 3

    Counseling strategies applied to diverse populations including the use of school and community resources. Each student will select a specific population group for supervised research.

    Prerequisite(s): MHS 6400 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6421 Counseling Children


    Credit Hours: 3

    Nature of the counseling process with an emphasis on major theoretical approaches, supervised practice, and application. Focus on work with elementary age children and consultations with parents, teachers and other professionals.

    Prerequisite(s): EDF 6354 , MHS 6006  
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
  • MHS 6423 Individual and Family Treatment with Children and Adolescents


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will focus on how to work with children and adolescents in individual and family therapy. Unique clinical issues associated with this population as well as best practices will be addressed.

    USF | College of Behavioral and Community Sciences | Child and Family Studies
Credit Hours: 3
 

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