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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6614
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-24
  2. Department: Graduate Affairs
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 6111
  5. Contact Person: Don Hilbelink, Ph.D.
  6. Phone: 9749483
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6614
  10. Full Title: Basic Medical Anatomy
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Basic Medical Antomy
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: 1 yr Biology; 1 yr Chemistry
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The course focuses on a basic introduction to human anatomy and how anatomical concepts relate to the organization of the body at a macroscopic level for each organ and how each of the organs and organ systems function in their role in normal homeostasis.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is one of the four courses that comprise the College of Medicine's new Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences program which will be a fully on-line certificate directed at students who are interested in careers in health care or are intereste
  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? Health-related careers continue to have very strong demand by students and this course will fill an critical gap in our educational program by providing access to medically-related courses to students who cannot attend the conventional lecture courses. The course could also serve graduate students in other colleges who have an interest in human anatomy, such as engineering, biology and chemistry.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No, this course will be offered for the first time in the fall semester of 2007.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The minimum qualifications to teach this course are a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy or a related discipline and several years teaching experience at the graduate level. The current instructor has 20 years of teaching experience in anatomy at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition, the course is supported by a full-time education coordinator in the Office of Graduate Affairs who has substantial experience in distance education and is a Ph.D. candidiate in Instructional Technology at USF.
  29. Objectives: Basic Medical Anatomy is designed to examine the fundamental aspects of human anatomy. The course serves as an introduction to the structural organization of the human body and provides an appreciation for how the structural organization relates to function, with a particular focus on organelles, tissues, organs, and systems. Emphasis is placed on normal structure as it relates to function, with consideration of abnormal structures and dysfunctions that may be revealed in a clinical setting
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of the course, students will be able to describe the morphological organization of the body extending inclusive of all regions and organ systems that compose the body as a whole; describe the interaction and interconnection of both the anatomical components and the physiologically processes, as related to the maintenance of normal body homeostasis; describe the morphological organization of each region of the body with detailed description of the anatomical relationship of each structure to its surrounding morphology; describe the major health related issues associated with each of the above organ systems of the body; understand a range of health related issues that are the direct result of insult or alteration in the structure and function of the organ system of the human body and define anatomic terms used to refer to the body and identify and describe the major anatomical features.
  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include an introduction to anatomy concepts and terminology, an examination of anatomy imaging methods, the anatomical structure of the back, thorax and upper limbs, the structure of the abdomen, pelvis and perineum, the organization of the lower limbs and the anatomical structure of the head and neck.
  32. Textbooks: “Elsevier’s Integrated Anatomy and Embryology” (Bogart, B.I. & Ort, V.) Elsevier, 2007

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-3165-9

    “Gray’s Anatomy for Students” (Drake, R.L., Vogl, W. & Mitchell, A.W.M.) Elsevier, 2006

    ISBN-13: 978-0-443-06612-2

    “Acland’s DVD Atlas of Human Anatomy” (Acland, R.D.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2006

    ISBN-13: 978-0-7817-4068-5

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