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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6841
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-02-14
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-10-18
  2. Department: USF Health Office of Research
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 600105
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Anderson
  6. Phone: 45566
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6841
  10. Full Title: Fundamentals of Translational Research
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  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): Translational Research Basics
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Postdoctoral status, doctoral student in Medical Sciences
  23. Corequisites: Permission of Instructor
  24. Course Description: Introduction to the interface between clinical and basic research. How to include basic research hypotheses in the design of clinical studies to advance knowledge in applying bsic/clinical research to patient care. Instructor permission. Not repeatable.

  25. 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 withthe knowledge and skills necessary to conduct academic patient-oriented research. The course is required to
  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? No course currently exists to teach patient-oriented researchers about the value to advancing knowledge in patient care inherent in collaborative interactions with basic researchers to develop productive research studies that translate into more effective interventions in patient care. This course is part of a required sequence to complete a concentration in Clinical and Translational Research in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree program in the College of Medicine. Upon consultation with the course instructor, Medical Sciences doctoral students, and other postdoctoral individuals in the medical school may enroll.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No. It is on the schedule as a Special Topics course for Spring 2007.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Minimum qualifications include either a PhD and/or MD and experience in translational research related to patient-oriented studies.
  29. Objectives: 1. Introduce students to how research questions addressed in the basic science lab can lead to development of clinically relevant diagnostic, therapeutic and population-based studies. 2. Introduce students to how laboratory correlates can be incorporated into and strengthen a clinical study. 3. Introduce students to many of the common basic laboratory techniques which can be utilized to address research questions in primarily clinical and translational studies. 4. Demonstrate how addition of basic research hypotheses to clinical research hypotheses can lead to higher quality, more competitive clinical/translational research grant applications.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to discuss strategies for identifying basic science collaborators, list possible basic science contributions to clinical research studies, name basic laboratory tests that can provide additional information to help explain clinical research results, outline ways addition of basic research hypotheses can strengthen clinical/translational research grant applications.
  31. Major Topics: What does it mean to be a translational researcher? Strategies for clinical researchers to establish productive, collaborative relationships with basic science investigators. How to utilize core facilities for basic research techniques to address basic science questions in primarily clinical research studies. Assessment of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug toxicity in clinical trials. Immunologic endpoints in clinical/translational research studies. Collaboration with biomedical engineers in clinical research. Molecular correlates of response and toxicity. Correlations between biologic response and clinical response in therapeutic studies. Pharmacogenomics. Genetic epidemiology.
  32. Textbooks: Materials to be distributed in class.
  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:
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