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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6210

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-28
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1683 2007-03-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Molecular Pharm. & Physiol. MD USF01HSC6101-001-0000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Eric Bennett 9741545

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6210 Laboratory Rotations in Biomedical Sciences

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-3 L - Laboratory S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Lab Rotations in Biomed. Sci.
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or similar field


    Enrollment in Ph.D. in Medical Sciences Program or permission of instructor

    Course Description

    This course is designed to introduce the early-career Ph.D. student to the types of questions and techniques involved in biomedical research. The course can be taken for credit more than once.

  3. Justification

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

    This course is vital to the Ph.D. in Medical Sciences training program. It provides the first official and organized laboratory experience for the Ph.D. in Medical Sceinces student.

    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?

    Every incoming Ph.D. in Medical Sciences student must take this course at least once.

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

    Yes, many times since Fall, 2004.

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

    Each instructor is a credentialed graduate faculty member with an appointment within the College of Medicine. Each instructor has a Ph.D. and/or M.D., and an active research program.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To train student in fundamental laboratory and experimental skills in biomedical research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, the students should be able to do the following: 1. Perform basic laboratory methods, 2. Understand the fundamentals of the scientific methods, and, 3. Design well-controlled experiments.

    C. Major Topics

    Experimental Methods; Basic Laboratory Skills; Basic Molecular and cellular techniques

    D. Textbooks

    N/A - Laboratory Course

    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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