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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6842

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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
    1733 2006-10-18
    Department College Budget Account Number
    USF Health Office of Research MD 600105
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Anderson 45566

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6842 Building a Patient-Oriented Research Career

    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
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Career in Clinical Research
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Postdoctoral Status


    Permission of Instructor

    Course Description

    Introduction to the important characteristics of academic patient-oriented faculty in a colloquium format to encourage interactions and sharing of information between faculty and students. 2 semesters, 1 credit each semester=2 cr. Instructor permission.

  3. Justification

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

    This course has been developed to meet the requirements of a National Institutes of Health-supported program for training health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct academic patient-oriented research. The course is required to

    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 colloquium format course will teach career-building skills through interactions with successful academic clinical researchers. It is part of a required sequence to fulfill a concentration in Clinical and Translational Research in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree program in the College of Medicine. Instructor permission is required for enrollment.

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


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

    Minimum qualifications include a PhD and/or MD and experience with patient-oriented research.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Learn career-building skills from the experience of successful academic researchers. 2. Develop strategies for addresing important choices to be made in the course of an academic career. 3. Develop strategies for pre-empting and overcoming obstacles to building a successful career in academic patient-oriented research.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the two semesters of one credit each of this course, students will be able to list viable strategies for building a career in patient-oriented research. They will be able to delineate common obstacles to success and formulate individual approaches to avoid or overcome such obstacles. Students will have experience in problem-solving exercises and will have completed written analyses of case examples of career impediments and alternative strategies to facilitate success.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Invited speakers over two semesters to discuss their strategies for developing a successful career in patient-oriented research. 2. Obstacles in academic settings for supporting and maintaining a clinical research career. 3. Case studies to illustrate important issues in a career in clinical research. 4. Problem-solving exercises resulting in written analyses and development of alternative strategies to overcome obtstacles.

    D. Textbooks

    Materials will be distributed in class.

    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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