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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
    1552 2009-02-05
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate Affairs MD 6108
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber 9749908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6XXX Clinical Intensives in Metabolic and Nutri. Medicine

    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)
    Clin Int. Metab. & Nutri. Med
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Courses in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine concentration

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course focuses on the applied aspects of metabolic and nutritional medicine, including extensive patient contact and mentoring from qualified clinical experts, to provide practical experience to improve the clinical skills of the practitioner.


  3. Justification

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

    This course is the final component in the new concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine that is part of the Master's in Medical Sciences program in the College of Medicine. The course is designed to develop the clinical skills via mentored pract

    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?

    The current CME activity has an enrollment of over 100 participants at each course presentation. The current level of enrollment is anticipated to remain unchanged. This is the final course required for completion of the Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine concentration in the M.S. in Medical Sciences. The course is not part of any other programs.

    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 topics at USF. However, components of the course have been offered previously as part of a continuing medical education program for clinicians and other health-care professionals

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

    All the faculty in the course have terminal doctoral degrees (Ph.D. or M.D. equivalent)in appropriate disciplines and have extensive graduate or medical teaching experience.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course objectives include:

    • Discussing integrative therapies directed against specific disorders and diseases.

    • Exploring advanced clinical approaches to structural imbalances.

    • Describing the use of diverse laboratory test results in functional medicine diagnosis.

    • Discussing the integration of intermediary metabolism and the treatment of diverse metabolic disorders.

    • Integrating the evaluation of a patient’s level of vitamins, minerals and toxic metals with other diagnostic test results.

    • Implementing treatment plans for psychiatric illnesses from a Regenerative Medicine approach.

    • Exploring how to wean a patient successfully off of prescription medications

    • Discussing innovative approaches to clinical practice management

    B. Learning Outcomes

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

    • Discuss integrative therapies directed against specific disorders and diseases.

    • Explore advanced clinical approaches to structural imbalances.

    • Describe the use of diverse laboratory test results in functional medicine diagnosis.

    • Discuss the integration of intermediary metabolism and the treatment of diverse metabolic disorders.

    • Integrate the evaluation of a patient’s level of vitamins, minerals and toxic metals with other diagnostic test results.

    • Implement treatment plans for psychiatric illnesses from a Regenerative Medicine approach.

    • Explore how to wean a patient successfully off of prescription medications

    • Discuss innovative approaches to clinical practice management

    C. Major Topics

    The following represent major clinical topics covered in the course:

    • H. pylori infection

    • Congestive heart failure

    • Asthma

    • Gout

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Scleroderma

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Chronic fatigue syndrome

    • Hypercholesterolemia

    • Hypertriglyceridemia

    • ADD/ADHD

    • Some forms of hearing loss

    • Lichen sclerosis

    • Gingival hyperplasia

    • Vulvar vestibulitis

    • Yeast infections

    • Loss of taste and smell

    • Retinitis pigmentosa

    • Trichomonas

    • Parkinson’s Disease

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

    • Fatigue

    • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    • Low energy states

    • Menopause

    • Perimenopause

    • Andropause

    • Insomnia

    • Hypothyroidism

    • Rheumatoid arthritis

    • Periodontal disease

    • Rosacea

    • Multiple sclerosis

    • Eczema

    • Genital herpes

    • Reflux

    • Varicose veins

    • Chloasma

    • Age spots

    • Allergies

    • Anorexia

    • Fibroids

    • Diabetes mellitus/insulin resistance

    • Metabolic syndrome

    • Aphthous stomatits

    • Osteoporosis

    • Psoriasis

    • Alcoholism

    • Interstitial cystitis

    • Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)

    • Non-specific vaginitis

    • Acute and chronic pancreatitis

    • Preconception medicine

    • Nonalcoholic liver disease

    • Cervical dysplasia

    • Hemorrhoids

    • Menorrhagia

    • Alzheimer’s disease

    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    • Dementia

    • Cancer

    • Hypertension

    • Glaucoma

    • Dry eyes

    • Diabetic neuropathy

    • Prostatitis

    • Neuropathic pain from chemotherapy

    • Nutritional depletions caused by medications

    • Cataracts

    • Macular degeneration

    • Lupus

    • Acne

    • Fibroids

    • Migraine headaches

    • Anxiety disorders

    • Depression

    • Hair loss

    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

    • Weight gain

    • Nutritional depletions caused by exercise

    • Dysmenorrhea

    • Mitochondrial diseases

    D. Textbooks

    Owing to the diverse nature of the clinical subject material, no specific texts are required or available. Extensive readings from the primary literature will be identified

    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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