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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BCH6942

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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
    1695 2007-02-13
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Molecular Medicine MD 6111
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber 9749702 MBARBER@HEALTH.USF.EDU

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BCH 6942 Bioinformatics Internship I

    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
    2 I - Internships (Including Practicum) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Bioinformatics Internship I
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    BCH 6888



    Course Description

    This course focuses on applications of bioinformatics and computational biology principles in a practical environment necessary for an ďin-depthĒ understanding of how the methodologies of bioinformatics can be applied to solve bioscience problems.

  3. Justification

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

    This course is one of the required courses for the interdisciplinary Masterís Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology hosted by the College of Medicine. The course is designed to provide students with practical experience in the field of bioin

    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?

    This course is a requirement for the M.S. Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We anticipate an enrollment of approx. 6-8 students per year in the Program. This course will not serve any other programs in the College of Medicine.

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


    This course has previously been offered 4 times.

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

    The Director of this course, Michael J. Barber, D.Phil., is Director of the Masterís Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and a senior faculty member in the Department of Molecular Medicine in College of Medicine with a doctoral degree in Biochemistry and a fully-credentialed member of the Collegeís Graduate Faculty. He has over 23 years of experience in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of South Florida in the topics described in the course synopsis.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The overall course objective is to provide solid practical experience in the application of the principles of bioinformatics to a topic of the studentís interest that will facilitate application to present or future education or research endeavors.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, students will have a strong background coupled with extensive applied experience in the field of bioinformatics.

    C. Major Topics

    Major topics include the application of bioinformatics to genome analysis, the design of microarrays and data interpretation, applications in rational drug design and the modeling of protein stuctures.

    D. Textbooks

    None. Specific readings may be assigned by the internship mentor

    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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