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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MCB5410

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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
    1651 2007-04-20
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Biology AS 120901000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    My Lien Dao 9745655 mdao@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MCB 5410 Cellular Microbiology

    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
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    CELL MICRO
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    PCB 3023 ; MCB 3033

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Cellular Microbiology is a lecture-based and literature-based course on the interactions between mammalian cells and microbial pathogens and/or their toxins, with a special emphasis on bacteria.


  3. Justification

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

    This course addresses the fundatmental questions of both cell biology and microbiology, hence it is desirable for graduate students in Cellular Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

    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 need for new 5000-level courses in cell Biology and microbiology is very high as these courses supply the elective credits to the graduate students specializing in cell biology, microbiology and molecular biology. Additionally, this course will supply the elective graduate credits to advanced senior undergraduate students in cellular biology and microbiology (with consent of instructor). This course will also service advanced undergraduate students in other programs such as Biomedical Sciences, Honor's program, Biotechnology program.

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

    This course is being offered (Spring 2007)as a selected topic course. The enrollment was 15 for Spring 2007.

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

    The minimum qualitifcation is a Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, or Cellular Biology


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    As a result of the development of modern Biotechnology, there is an explosive amount of information on the interactions between pathogenic microorganisms and their mammalian hosts at the cellular and molecular level. This knowledge is essential to students in cellular biology, microbiology and molecular biology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    A knowledge in Cellular Microbiology will provide students a broader and stronger foundation in cellular biology, microbiology and molecular biology. It is expected that the students will be able to perform literature search on line, select and analyze research paper, present a seminar, prepare and present a poster, and write a scientific review on current topics in cellular Biology and microbiology. Assessment will be through written examinations on course materials, problem solving requiring literature search, analysis and oral presentation of current journal articles, writing of a term paper in the format of a minireview of a current topic in cellular microbiology, and preparation and presentation of a poster on a current journal article.

    C. Major Topics

    1. EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX AND HOST CELL SURFACES: POTENTIAL SITES OF PATHOGEN INTERACTION

    2. BACTERIAL ADHERENCE TO CELL SURFACES AND EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX

    3. BACTERIAL SIGNALING TO HOST CELLS THROUGH ADHESION MOLECULES AND LIPID RAFTS

    4. HOST CELL MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS

    5. WHERE TO STAY INSIDE THE CELL: A HOMESTEADERíS GUIDE TO INTRACELLULAR PARASITISM

    6.BACTERIAL MANIPULATION OF THE HOST CELL CYTOSKELETON

    7.BACTERIAL TOXINS

    8.TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEMS IN ANIMAL- AND PLANT-INTERACTING BACTERIA

    9.TYPE IV SECRETION SYSTEMS: DNA CONJUGATION MACHINES

    D. Textbooks

    Cellular Microbiology (second edition) Editors: Pascale Cossart, Patrice Boquet, Staffan Normark and Rino Rappuoli (2005) ASM Press (ISBN 1-55581-302-X).

    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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