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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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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-04-30
  2. Department: Medicine
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 61-010-000-20
  5. Contact Person: Eric Bennett
  6. Phone: 9741545
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6001
  10. Full Title: Foundation in Biomedical Sciences
  11. Credit Hours: 4-8
  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?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Foundation in Biomed Sciences
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: BA/BS and admission to a graduate program at USF or CI.
  23. Corequisites:
  24. 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.

  25. 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.
  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? 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Learning Outcomes: See above.
  31. 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
  32. Textbooks: Molecular Biology of the Cell, fourth edition, by Alberts et al.
  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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