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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6168

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-07-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 12/10/10; GC apprd 1/24/11; to USF Sytem for Concurrence 1/27/11; to SCNS 2/7/11. SCNS approved eff 2/21/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2391 2010-10-21
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR HSC 006201 100000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denise Maguire 8133969662 dmaguire@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6168 Alternative and Complementary Therapies

    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
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Alt and Comp Therapies
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Critical assessment of behavioral, cognitive, and plant-based interventions being used in various cultures to treat disease. Emphasis will be upon remedies popular in the United States and their proposed mechanisms of action.


  3. Justification

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

    Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)

    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 need is addressed above, however, it is relevant that hospital nurses constitute a primary source of information for patients, and at a time when they may be seeking advice. There is a need for the provider of that information to know the location of reliable resources as well as the evidence (or lack of) supporting the use of a particular intervention.

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

    No

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

    PhD with expertise in alternative therapy/medicine, neuroendocrinology, immunology.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Critically review the European, Native American, Traditional Asian, and Modern American approaches to plant-based medicine. Evaluate the placebo phenomena and putative mechanisms whereby beliefs and expectations can impact health outcomes. Describe how the mind and beliefs can impact physiological systems capable of modulating the immune system.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate data pertaining to the efficacy of alternative and complementary medical protocols. Students will also gain a firm understanding of the origins of plant-based interventions, along with the likely mechanisms whereby they might impact mental and/or physical health.

    C. Major Topics

    Major traditions of plant-based medicine. Comparison of conventional and herbal medicines. Alternative/complementary medical practices that impact mood and affect. Alternative/complementary medical practices that impact somatic health. The perception of stress and its role in non-traditional practices.

    D. Textbooks

    Currently being compiled, however, will include a recent textbook pertaining to the brain and immune system published by Elsevier Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    The Complete German E-Commission Monographs, American Botanical Council.

    Psychoneuroimmunology, Fourth Edition, Elsevier.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    A = 93-100%

    B = 84-92%

    C = 75-83%

    D = 67-74%

    F= 66% and below

    Midpoint Exam 20%

    Final Exam 20%

    Theory Presentation 20%

    Theory Paper 20%

    Class Participation 20%

    Attendance will not be required, however, 20 percent of the grade will be based upon classroom participation. Therefore, while it will be possible to pass the course with limited attendance, receiving a high grade will not be possible.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Major traditions of plant based medicine.

    Comparison of conventional and herbal medicines.

    Alternative/complementary medical practices that impact mood and affect.

    Alternative/complementary medical practices that impact that impact somatic health.

    The perception of stress and its role in non-traditional medical practices

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    Attendance will not be required, however, 20 percent of the grade will be based upon classroom participation. Therefore, while it will be possible to pass the course with limited attendance, receiving a high grade will not be possible.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Requests for make-up exams will have to be made in person to the instructor. The make up exam will be different yet comparable in difficulty to the original one.

    All deadlines must be adhered to. Exams will be collected at the end of the allotted time, and any assignment that is late will be treated as not completed for grading purposes. However, if there are legitimate circumstances justifying the delay, the student will be able to take a make-up or hand in the paper at a later time.

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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