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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BCH6070

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1725 2006-11-20
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Molecular Medicine MD USF01HSC6144001
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Lee Adair 9749599

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BCH 6070 Biotechnology & Bioethics

    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)
    Biotech Bioethics
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Provides students a basic understanding of what biotechnology is and how it is employed throughout the world. Students are to learn the ethical and legal issues facing this technology, and how biotechnology is regulated. Course is not repeatable.

  3. Justification

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

    No course like this exists for students with weak science backgrounds.

    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?

    Required for Medical Ethics and Humanities major.

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

    Yes, twice.

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

    Ph.D. or M.D

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to provide students a basic understanding of what biotechnology and bioethics are and how they are currently being used throughout the world.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students should come away with an appreciation of some of the ethical and legal issues facing this new technology, and how biotechnology is regulated in the United States.

    C. Major Topics

    History of biotechnology, basic molecular biology, cloning, biotechnological products, biosafety, gene therapy, bioremediation, pharmacogenomics, forensic DNA, biodiversity. bioterrorism, bioethics

    D. Textbooks

    Understanding Biotechnology by Aluizio Borem et al (Prentice Hall, 2003)

    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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