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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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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1554 2008-12-15
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate Affairs MD 610601
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 9749908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6XXX Medical Sciences Independent Study

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-3 Z - Directed Individual Study R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Medical Sciences Independent S
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Selected courses in program of study, identified by advisor

    Corequisites

    None

    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


  3. Justification

    A. 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 student’s specific interests and goals. Approved topics could be extensions of previous courses or areas of study in

    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 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

    C. 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

    D. 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


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    • To develop more of our students into self-directed learners.

    • 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.

    B. 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 College’s traditional, regularly scheduled courses. The course provides the flexibility to arrange a focus topic of study that enhances the student’s 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

    C. 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

    D. Textbooks

    Course texts together with additional materials will vary depending on the subject material selected.

    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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