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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6001

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2003-05-15
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2112 2003-04-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medicine MD 61-010-000-20
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Eric Bennett 9741545

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6001 Foundation in Biomedical Sciences

    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
    4-8 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Foundation in Biomed Sciences
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    BA/BS and admission to a graduate program at USF or CI.


    Course Description

    A multidisciplinary course in the cellular, molecular, biochemical and genetic basis of biomedical sciences, designed as a comprehensive first semester course for most incoming biomedical sciences graduate students.

  3. Justification

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

    The College of Medicine Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program is attempting to create a more integrated, less strictly discipline-based graduate program.

    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 is part of a required sequence in the major. It can also serve Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, Nursing, and Cancer Biology.

    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.)

    All course instructors will be faculty at the COM, with a Ph.D., M.D., or both doctoral degrees.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course will serve as a comprehensive course for graduate students in the biomedical sciences, designed to teach the fundamental principles of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    See above.

    C. Major Topics

    Cell structure and the genome ; Protein structure/function; Enzyme kinetics and regulation; Carbohydrate metabolism; Fatty acid metabolism; Eicosanoid metabolism; Nucleic acid, Amino acid, and biogenic amine metabolism; Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism; DNA & Chromosomes; DNA replication, repair; DNA recombination; Transcription; Translation; RNA editing, splicing; Gene Expression; Fundamental genetics – inherited disorders; Viral vector technologies; Cellular and molecular techniques; Bioinformatics; Membrane structure/composition + membrane potential; Ion channels; Transport mechanisms; Intracellular compartments; Protein sorting; Intracellular vesicular transport; Membrane receptors; Intracellular receptors (steroid and nuclear); Receptor Theory; G proteins and 2nd messengers; Kinases and phosphatases; Cytoskeleton; Cell Cycle; Apoptosis; Cell Division; Cell junctions; Cell-cell adhesion; Extracellular matrix; Integrins; Germ cells & Fertilization; Development; Tissue types and histology; Stem Cells; Cancer Biology; Immunology; Pathogens

    D. Textbooks

    “Molecular Biology of the Cell,” fourth edition, by Alberts et al.

    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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