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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6101

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-11-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1847 2005-08-04
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Microbiology and Immunology MD 00000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jonathan Harton 9742362

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6101 Molecular and Cellular Immunology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3-4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Molecular/Cellular Immunology
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Gen Biology, Organic Chem, Genetic(rec), Biochemistry(rec), Intro Immunology(rec)


    Course Description

    Lecture, directed literature readings, and discussion form the basis to instruct graduate and advanced undergraduate students in development, function, regulation, pathobiology, and conduct of research in medically relevant immunity.

  3. Justification

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

    Student feedback and trends in the biomedical sciences indicate that a course is needed at USF that provides in-depth preparation for graduate level research in immunology. Further, this course will support developing departmental programs facilitating t

    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 course will be the primary requirement for PhD students pursuing a concentration in immunology within the Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department. This course also would be appropriate for advanced undergraduate natural science majors with some exposure to the principles and concepts associated with human immunology

    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.)

    PhD in a biomedical science with emphasis on cellular and molecular immunology and immunology research experience

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    In-depth knowledge and appreciation of the mammalian immune system sufficient to begin to address fundamental research questions in medically relevant immunology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will develop a broad knowledge base in immunology and ability to design and critique experimental approaches as evidenced in recent primary scientific literature.

    C. Major Topics

    Development and regulation of humoral and cellular immunity, molecular biology of the immune system, and the basis of immune defeciencies and autoimmune diseases.

    D. Textbooks

    Immunobiology by Janeway and Travers; Cellular and Molecular Immunology by Abbas and Lichtman; or equivalent (required). Fundamental Immunology by William Paul (suggested).

    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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