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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6870

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-02-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1806 2005-11-04
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Ethics and Humanities(internal medicine) MD 610605
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Lois LaCivita Nixon 9745300 lnixon@hsc.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6870 Medical Ethics and Humanities: Tools & Foundations

    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)
    Med Eth/Hum Tools-Foundations
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Terminology, historical perspectives, ethical principles and dilemmas, and case studies. Examination of aspects of the human journey and various voices or perspectives thorough fiction, essays, history, art, poetry, theater, and film.


  3. Justification

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

    This course has been required for all medical students for more than 20 years. MABMH students have the unique opportunity of becoming an integral part of an existing course that provides an introduction to the tools and foundations of medical ethics and

    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?

    The course is required for all first year medical students, MS students, and Doctor in Physical Therapy students. The course is one of 5 core courses for MABHM students.

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

    Yes, 2

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

    PHD in Humanities Discipline or MD with advanced ethics training.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Ethics:

    Recognize the need to encourage patients to adopt healthful lifestyles.

    Develop knowledge of issues that are applicable to clinical and real-life arenas, particularly to end of life issues.

    Know the importance of involving the patient or family in therapeutic decision-making; the role and contribution of each team member in the care of the patient; the role of psychosocial factors in team interactions.

    Recognize the importance of using interpersonal skills that enhance communication with the patient, the patientís family, and other healthcare providers and consultants.

    Be able to discuss the scope of issues included in "medical ethics".

    Know base values of the medical profession; the essentials of malpractice cases.

    Identify basic ethical principles that govern the practice of medicine.

    Demonstrate key medical ethics concepts and nomenclature, e.g., informed consent, brain death, autonomy, beneficence, advance directives, etc.; knowledge of selected landmark ethics/legal cases.

    Apply basic ethical principles to case analysis.

    Distinguish between legal issues and ethical issues.

    Demonstrate interpretive and observational skills in exploring topics in medicine and ethics via the humanities.

    Develop an attitude of teamwork and respect toward all members of the health care team.

    Respect patientís informed choices, including the right to refuse treatment and patient autonomy.

    Recognize the importance of involving the patient in decision making.

    Understand the concepts professional responsibility.

    Display attitudes and professional behaviors appropriate for clinical practice.

    Medical Humanities:

    Comprehension: understand meaning of narrative assignment and why it is included

    Voice distinctions (objective and subjective/varied perspectives)

    Observational skills and contributions of physician-writers

    Analysis and Interpretation: determine application and use of narrative or story in medicine and the value of communication skills

    Moral reasoning: gather data, identify problem, know legal parameters, form consensus

    Social and personal complexities: recognize and tolerate ambiguities, nuances, complexities in self and others

    In general students will be able to recognize the value of soft data or story for understanding and describing the full range of the human condition (strong, vulnerable, poor, afraid, articulate, bumbling, heterosexual, gay, light skinned, dark skinned, disabled, intersexual, powerless, arrogant, bullying, etc.).

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Ethics:

    To develop familiarity with the ethical dimensions of the physician's life, the value base of the medical profession, and key topics in medical ethics

    To gain experience in analyzing clinical ethics problems.

    Medical Humanities:

    To understand how we got to where we are today in medicine and society

    To recognize that the present is grounded in the past

    To emphasize the importance of civil discourse, improved understandings, and tolerant attitudes toward others who are like us or not like us, including classmates

    To understand and appreciate diversity and difference in ourselves and others

    To value the importance of observation and listening skills for physicians

    To remember that human beings, including ourselves, are stories and that much of medicine is about telling, listening, and interpreting stories.

    To provide an introduction to stories told by physician-writers.

    C. Major Topics

    Professionalism, Ethics Principles, Beginning-of-Life Issues, Aging Concerns, End-of-Life Issues, Epidemics, etc.

    D. Textbooks

    Course pack developed by instructor on a early basis

    On Doctoring, 3rd Edition

    The Death of Ivan Illych

    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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