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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6XXX

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-06-03
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1544 2009-02-24
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate Affairs MD 6108
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 9749908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6XXX Functional Medicine and Infectious Disease

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Medicine & Infectious Disease
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    This course covers advanced human nutrition together with the utilization of various botanical supplements that have been applied to metabolic and nutritional medicine. A functional approach to infectious diseases will also be explored.


  3. Justification

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

    This course is a component of the new concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine that is part of the Medical Sciences Master's Program in the College of Medicine. The course is deigned to develop clinician and health-care professional expertize i

    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 valuable to practicing clinicians and other health-care professionals who are interested in further developing their patient care skills in the field of functional medicine and infectious disease. Previous presentations of portions of the course material have attracted an enrollment of over 200 participants and this enrollment is expected to be maintained.

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

    This course has not been previously offered as a selected topic in the College of Medicine. However, portions of the material have been previously offered as part of a CME program for experience clinicians.

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

    All of the faculty involved in this course are experienced M.D. or Ph.D. faculty with extensive experience in teaching medical and graduate students and clinical residents.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The major course objectives include:

    • Discussing advanced approaches to pharmaceutical compounding.

    • Exploring the definition of functional medicine and its role in modern health care.

    • Describing a patient-centric system of health care that addresses biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness to improve health and function of the patient.

    • Identifying the core clinical imbalances including hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances, oxidation-reduction imbalances and mitochondropathy, detoxification and biotransformational imbalances, immune imbalances, inflammatory imbalances, digestive, absorptive, and microbiological imbalances and structural imbalances from cellular membrane function to the musculoskeletal system.

    • Discussing specific examples of the various functional clinical imbalances that can occur in the body.

    • Understanding antecedents, triggers and mediators of illness.

    • Describing specific examples of both viral- and bacterial-mediated infectious diseases.

    • Discussing the array of botanical treatments available for many major disease processes.

    • Exploring the wide range of herbal supplements and remedies that have been identified as alternative therapies for major illnesses.

    • Reviewing the history of botanical medicine and identify unsafe herbal practices.

    • Identifying and discuss the interactions that herbs may have with different medications.

    • Identifying and understand the various side effects of botanical medicines.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Following the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss advanced approaches to pharmaceutical compounding.

    • Explore the definition of functional medicine and its role in modern health care.

    • Describe a patient-centric system of health care that addresses biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness to improve health and function of the patient.

    • Identify the core clinical imbalances including hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances, oxidation-reduction imbalances and mitochondropathy, detoxification and biotransformational imbalances, immune imbalances, inflammatory imbalances, digestive, absorptive, and microbiological imbalances and structural imbalances from cellular membrane function to the musculoskeletal system.

    • Discuss specific examples of the various functional clinical imbalances that can occur in the body.

    • Understand antecedents, triggers and mediators of illness.

    • Describe specific examples of both viral- and bacterial-mediated infectious diseases.

    • Discuss the array of botanical treatments available for many major disease processes.

    • Explore the wide range of herbal supplements and remedies that have been identified as alternative therapies for major illnesses.

    • Review the history of botanical medicine and identify unsafe herbal practices.

    • Identify and discuss the interactions that herbs may have with different medications.

    • Identify and understand the various side effects of botanical medicines.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics include:

    Differentiating between compounding and manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

    Discussing the role of the compounding pharmacist and practitioner within the triad relationship for meeting individual patient needs.

    Discussing the training, equipment, specialty dosage forms and quality control required for contemporary compounding.

    Illustrating the role of the compounding pharmacist using specific examples provided by unique compounded medications.

    Identifying functional medicine’s key components.

    Comparing and contrasting the conventional clinical approach with the functional clinical approach.

    Discussing the wide array of environmental influences on illness.

    Examining the influence of the environment on human gene expression.

    Comparing and contrasting traditional diagnostic testing versus functional assessment.

    Identifying an increased understanding of the philosophical premises of botanical medicine.

    Discussing an appreciation for integrative medical model that incorporates botanical therapies alongside pharaceuticals.

    Defining the frontiers of phytomedicinal research and identify issues regarding safety, consistency and effectiveness for prevention and treatment of clinical conditions.

    Discussing enhancing the immune system function with botanical and fungal medicines.

    Reviewing the mechanisms of host defense including innate and acquired immunity.

    Describing Pathogen-Associated Molecular Patterns (PAMPs) and Pathogen-Related Receptors (PRRs).

    Discussing botanical modulation of the arachidonic acid cascade.

    Comparing and contrasting pharmaceutical antibiotics and treatments for the common cold and influenza with herbal antimicrobials.

    Discussing the use of botanicals in modulating blood sugar metabolism.

    Introducing the highlights, concepts, definition of emerging diseases, description of host and agent characteristics.

    Discussing the pathology of emerging infectious diseases.

    Reviewing the basic structure, physiology, and genetics of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

    Describing the signs and symptoms of major diseases caused by infectious microorganisms.

    Discussing differential diagnoses for major infectious diseases.

    Reviewing the more than 70 viruses that are included in the Herpes viradae family.

    Describing the disease process associated with Herpes simplex viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2.

    Comparing and contrasting the different therapies that are applied to treat H. simplex virus infections.

    Discussing the application of nutritional factors in treating H. simplex virus infections.

    Describing the disease process associated with chronic bacterial sinusitis.

    Describing the disease process associated with asthma

    Comparing and contrasting the different therapies that are applied to treat chronic asthma.

    Comparing and contrasting the different therapies that are applied to treat periodontal disease.

    Discussing the yearly incidence of Lyme disease.

    Comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

    Identifying and discussing various nonconventional therapies for Lyme disease.

    Reviewing the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

    Discussing the history of traditional Chinese medicine.

    Identifying various common treatment principles involving herbal medications.

    Identifying various contemporary phytochemical principles and concepts.

    Reviewing the characterization of a herbal formula.

    Discussing potential cellular signaling effects of food-associated bioactives.

    D. Textbooks

    Owing to the diverse subject material, the course does not feature any required textbooks. Reference material from the primary literature will be provided to enhance understanding of the course material.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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