Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6XXX
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Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1552 2009-02-05 Department College Budget Account Number Graduate Affairs MD 6108 Contact Person Phone Michael J. Barber 9749908 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 -
Courses in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine concentration
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.
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.
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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 patients 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 patients 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
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Some forms of hearing loss
Loss of taste and smell
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Low energy states
Diabetes mellitus/insulin resistance
Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Nonalcoholic liver disease
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Neuropathic pain from chemotherapy
Nutritional depletions caused by medications
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Nutritional depletions caused by exercise
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
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