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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6671

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-08-25
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by GC 10/19/09; Sent to USF SCNS Office 11/23/09. Approved. # 6671. Effective 1/1/10


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1528 2009-09-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medicine ME 999999
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Samuel Saporta 9749445 ssaporta@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6671 History of Pathology and Cell Biology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    History of Pathology and Cell
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    This course is composed of five traditional didactic lectures, mini-presentations (10-15 min) by students on landmark advances in Anatomy and Pathology, and a submission of a brief paper based on these presentations.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed as part of planned program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is designed to provide Master’s graduate students with a historical perspective of Anatomy, Pathology (i.e., abnormal anatomy) and Cell Biology spanning the range from early written records of scientific thought to the present.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    A terminal degree


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to provide Master’s graduate students with a historical perspective of Anatomy, Pathology (i.e., abnormal anatomy) and Cell Biology spanning the range from early written records of scientific thought to the present. Students often learn facts in science classes without appreciation of the centuries of work that set the stage for our present knowledge. The goal of this course is to provide a brief context for present scientific understanding of few areas of science that are particularly relevant to students in the Anatomy Master’s concentration. The areas to be highlighted are Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pathology, Gynecology, and Dentistry.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    -Understand that acquisition of new scientific knowledge is built on all previous scientific knowledge, and that “leaps” of scientific thought rely on new insights and interpretations of existing data.

    -Understand that the ability to identify, name, and examine structures is the first step in understanding their function

    -Understand the social and ethical influence of society and scientific inquiry.

    -Appreciate that medicine, anatomy, and pathology were, at one time, the same discipline.

    C. Major Topics

    Course Topics:

    History of Anatomy

    History of Neuroscience

    History of Pathology

    History of Gynecology

    History of Dentistry

    D. Textbooks

    There is no required textbook for this course. Course material will be posted on Blackboard. Students will be given a list of references as a starting point in their own research for their presentations and papers.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    There is no required textbook for this course. Course material will be posted on Blackboard. Students will be given a list of references as a starting point in their own research for their presentations and papers.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The final grade for this course will be determined based on the attendance/participation (10%), Power-Point mini-presentation (40%0, and paper( 50%).

    The final course grade will be based on the following College of Medicine +_ grading scale:

    A=92-100%

    A-=89-91%

    B+=87-88%

    B=82-86%

    B-=79-81%

    C+=77-78%

    C=72-76%

    C-=69-71%

    D+=67-68%

    D=62-66%

    D-=59-61%

    F=0-59%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Course Outline:

    History of Anatomy

    History of Neuroscience

    History of Pathology

    History of Gynecology

    History of Dentistry

    Student Presentations

    Student Presentations

    Student Presentations

    Mini-Presentations:

    Topics for student mini-presentations will be assigned by the course director to students at the beginning of the course. Three days will be devoted to student presentations at the end of the course. The talks should be given as Power-Point presentations, and should include references to material cited either when the material is mentioned or at the end of the presentation.

    Paper:

    Students are required to submit a 2-3 page paper based on the topic of their mini-presentation. The paper should be double-spaced, written with Times New Roman 12 font or Arial 11, and have 1” margins. The paper should have no less than 3, but no more than 10 references. No more than one internet-based resource will be accepted. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Each paper will be checked through Safe Assignment as part of the submission process.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend lectures and participate in class discussions.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    "Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact

    words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a

    published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally known to the public at large, or the form, structure, or style of a secondary source must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Only widely known facts and first-hand thoughts and observations original to the student do not require citations. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism, also, consists of passing off as one’s own, segments or the total of another person’s work."

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Medicine


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    A



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