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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6002

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1643 2007-06-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology MD USF01HSC6101-001-0000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Eric Bennett 9741545

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6002 Success Skills in Biomedical Sciences

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Success Skills
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    GMS 6091


    Course Description

    This course will introduce the beginning gradauate student the tasks and skills necessary for success in the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, with a emphasis on ethical principles involved.

  3. Justification

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

    This material was part of a 2 credit hour course that was necessary to split into two distinct, 1 credit hour courses due to changes in the curriculum in the PhD biomedical sciences program, and due to consolidation of the basic science departments.

    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?

    Just as when this material was offered as a one credit hour course, there is no organized forum for training in common skills available on campus. These skills, include various writing forms, oral communication, networking attending meetings etc. Most of the effort in this course will be to train students in ethical reasoning of the conflicts and bias in behavior associated with these skills.

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

    Yes, several times from 1997 - 2003.

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

    Qualifications are a PhD in the one of the basic biomedical science disciplines.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objectives for this course include: 1) identifying the skills that need to be developed to be a successful scientist; 2) learning the steps for reasoning in conflict resolution, as they relate to these develop skils in the biomedical sciences; 3) assessing the various methods used to choose a dissertation research project.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, the student should be able to 1) step through resolution of a conflict as it deals with written or oral communication skills, networking, attending meetings, etc.; 2) have learned about the methods of choosing a research project

    C. Major Topics

    critical reading, attending meetings, networking, ethical principles in written and oral communication skills, choosing a dissertation project, developing a vitae and other documents, the post-doctoral experience, managing time, miscellaneous aspects of graduate student life

    D. Textbooks

    ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research 2006 Nicholas H. Steneck, 2nd Edition, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity

    The PhD Process, A Students Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences 1998 Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp, and Nicholas Cohen Oxford University Press

    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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