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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6320

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1671 2007-03-22
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Graduate Affairs MD 6111
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Karl Muffly, Ph.D. 9749385

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6320 Basic Medical Histology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    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)
    Basic Medical Histology
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    1 yr Biology; 1 yr Chemistry


    Course Description

    The course introduces the principles of histology, how they govern the structure and function of cell types and the organization of the tissues involved in organ architecture and function and how staining techniques identify cells at the molecular level.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    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?

    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 medical histology including those from engineering, biology and chemistry.

    C. 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 of 2007

    D. 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, Histology or a related discipline and several years teaching experience at the graduate level.

    The current instructor has over 15 years of experience teaching this material at the graduate level

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Basic Medical Histology is designed to present the fundamentals principles of cellular, tissue and organ structure and function. The course builds a broad understanding of the cells, tissues and organs of the body and the interaction and control of these structures within the normally functioning human and how these are altered in disease.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of the course the student will be able to describe the intracellular components of the cell, compartmentalization of cell processes and how they are controlled; describe the components and function of the basic tissues of the body and how they are organized; describe the cellular and tissue components of the organs of the body and how they are arranged to allow for proper function; describe the control mechanism of the components of the body; describe the interaction of cells, tissues and organs in normal function and demonstrate an understanding of the role of basic science in guiding diagnosis, therapies and disease prevention.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics include the processes of tissue preparation for microscopy including staining techniques together with the intracellular components of the basic cell and how processes are compartmentalized into organelles and the structure and function of the various organelles. Cell structure and the extracellular matrix are described together with basic tissue morphology and the ultrastructure of the major organ systems of the body

    The topics of male and female reproduction and special senses are also addressed.

    D. Textbooks

    “Elsevier’s Integrated Histology” (Telser, A. & Young, J.) Elsevier, 2007

    ISBN-13: 978-0-323-03388-6

    “Color Textbook of Histology” (Gartner, L.P. and Hiatt J.L.) 3rd edition 2007

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-2945-8

    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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