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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6XXX
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-03-04
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-12-15
  2. Department: Graduate Affairs
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 610601
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 9749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6XXX
  10. Full Title: Medical Sciences Independent Study
  11. Credit Hours: 1-3
  12. Section Type: Z - Directed Individual Study
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Medical Sciences Independent S
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Selected courses in program of study, identified by advisor
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Develop, in conjunction with a faculty advisor, an individual project with the goal of completing an in-depth study of a topic directly relevant to the student's program of study in the medical sciences

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course provides an opportunity to work with a College of Medicine faculty member on a well-defined topic that aligns with a graduate studentís specific interests and goals. Approved topics could be extensions of previous courses or areas of study in
  26. 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 will function as an elective in the Medical Sciences graduate program and will be available for both M.S. and Ph.D. students in the various concentrations. It is anticipated that demand for the course will number approx. 1-15 students per academic year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course has not been previously offered in its current form. However, variants have previously be offered under the GMS 7910 Direct Research course number
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the medical sciences
  29. Objectives: ē To develop more of our students into self-directed learners.

    ē To provide more scope and depth in the Medical Sciences curriculum by encouraging students to:

    a. Investigate areas of interest not currently included in any approved course at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine.

    b. Study areas and develop projects which transcend current course boundaries.

    c. Delve more deeply into specific parts of an existing course offering.

  30. Learning Outcomes: This graduate course is directed towards students in the Medical Sciences graduate program who wish to gain additional experience in a program- or course-related subject or activity that is not available as part of the Collegeís traditional, regularly scheduled courses. The course provides the flexibility to arrange a focus topic of study that enhances the studentís educational experience and facilitates the development of independent study skills that may not be obtained in traditional courses. Students select an area of study in conjunction with their advisor and when approved, complete a Medical Science Independent Study Student Contract that fully details the activities to be undertaken during the course and the proposed outcomes. Study outcomes could include reports, presentations or posters derived from the activity
  31. Major Topics: The course topics will vary and are dependent on the subject to be studied and the student's and advisor's interests. Topics can be selected from any aspect of the medical sciences subject material that complements a student's current program of study
  32. Textbooks: Course texts together with additional materials will vary depending on the subject material selected.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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