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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6093

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1577 2008-04-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    USF Health Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs MD 6130102300
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra L. Anderson 9745566 sanders2@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6093 Clinical & Translational Mentored Research

    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
    1-12 D - Discussion (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Clinical Mentored Research
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Instructor's Permission

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Course facilitates Clinical and Translational research at USF. Restricted to majors. In class presentations by incoming and advanced students and professors with review and discussions to support students' research efforts. Repeatable: Total max 12 cr


  3. Justification

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

    This course will provide a continuing forum for discussion and clarification of issues that arise during the design, implementation and completion of mentored patient-oriented clinical and/or translational research. The interactions between faculty, inco

    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?

    All students in the Clinical and Translational Research concentration in Medical Sciences are involved in patient-care and this course will assist them in maintaining their focus on designing, implementing and completing their research, writing it up for publication, and being successful in obtaining grants to support their research. Their success and skills developed in the course will enhance the research accomplishments and funding for USF.

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

    No.

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

    The instructors for this course must have a doctoral degree and experience with human research, and preferably, a successful record of Federal funding for their own projects.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Identify relevant research literature pertaining to the topic for a research project

    2. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of alternative research designs to provide results that will add to the knowledge base to improve human health

    3. Describe the research hypothesis and specific aims for the research project

    4. Develop and implement the selected research design and recruitment of the subject population

    5. Progress toward completion of a clinically-relevant, patient-oriented research project accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Student will have reviewed and identified relevant research literature pertaining to his/her research.

    2. Student will have determined the strengths and weaknesses of alternative research designs and made adjustments to his/her plans to provide results that will add to the knowledge base to improve human health

    3. Student will have written a research hypothesis and specific aims for the research project

    4. Student will have developed and implemented his/her research design and started recruitment of the subject population

    5. Student will have made measurable progress toward completion of a clinically-relevant, patient-oriented research project acceptable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

    C. Major Topics

    1. The Research Question

    2. Human Research "Study Subjects" Issues

    3. Clinical Research Design and Methods

    4. Alternative Designs, Existing Databases

    5. Ethical Issues, Questionnaires and Interviews

    6. Data Management, Implementation and Quality Control

    7. Community/International Studies, Writing/Funding a Research Proposal

    D. Textbooks

    Required Text: Designing Clinical Research, 3rd Edition, by Stephen Hulley, et al., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007

    Additional text resources:

    The Design of Studies for Medical Research by David Machin and Michael J. Campbell

    Clinical Trials: A Methodological Perspective by Steven Piantadosi

    The Handbook of Clinical Trials and Other Research by Alan Earl-Slater

    MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Sixth Edition by Joseph Gibaldi

    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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