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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BCH6070
Tracking Number - 1725

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-11-20
  2. Department: Molecular Medicine
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: USF01HSC6144001
  5. Contact Person: Lee Adair
  6. Phone: 9749599
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: BCH
  9. Number: 6070
  10. Full Title: Biotechnology & Bioethics
  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?: N
  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): Biotech Bioethics
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. 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.

  25. 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.
  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? Required for Medical Ethics and Humanities major.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, twice.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. or M.D
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: History of biotechnology, basic molecular biology, cloning, biotechnological products, biosafety, gene therapy, bioremediation, pharmacogenomics, forensic DNA, biodiversity. bioterrorism, bioethics
  32. Textbooks: Understanding Biotechnology by Aluizio Borem et al (Prentice Hall, 2003)
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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