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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BCH6746
Tracking Number - 2394

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-03-11
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Please change: 1. the course name FROM "Proteomics and Structural Biology" TO "Structural Biology" 2. change pre-req from GMS 6200C to GMS 6001. 3. change course description to: Structural Biology is a complementary discipline that utilizes physical and other techniques to elucidate structures and related functions of macromolecules. Proteomics and structural biology are rapidly developing areas impacting many disciplines.
Comments: to grad council 12/6/10; GC apprd 1/24/11; to USF System for Concurrence 1/27/11; to SCNS 2/7/11. SCNS approved. Effective 3/11/11. posted in banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-11-01
  2. Department:
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Gloria C. Ferreira
  6. Phone: (813)9745797
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: BCH
  9. Number: 6746
  10. Full Title: Proteomics and Structural Biology
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Proteomics & Structural Bio
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: GMS 6200C
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The theory and application of modern physical biochemical techniques.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? Structural Biology is now recognized critical to the understanding of the function of macromolecules, interactions of proteins and their control of metabolic pathways and development, signaling among proteins and other fundamental cellular processes. Only with a solid foundation in Structural Biology can students embrace Proteomics and the emerging fields relying on Protein Structure, Function and Dynamics.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate or terminal degree
  29. Objectives: o This course focuses on relating theoretical concepts and experimental approaches to a wide range of potential research problems in the area of structural biology. The course aims to provide a solid foundation and breadth of understanding in structural biology that will facilitate application to current and future research problems.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will gain an understanding of the basic science of Protein Structure, including first principles of the physical interactions that maintain proteins and the mechanisms that make them tic. They will also learn about different techniques and experimental approaches that represent the state-of-the-art and are widely used in the study of proteins. The final session of the course will deal with different applications of protein structure. Importantly, with the Structural Biology course, the students will be offered a learning environment that should make the understanding of protein structure exciting, interesting, reachable and clearly relevant to their future careers.
  31. Major Topics: Introductcion to Structural Biology; From Structure to Function I; From Structure to Function II; From Structure to Function III; From Structure fo Function IV; Control of Prtoein Function I; Strategies for Protein Separation; Stretegies for Protein Identification; Chemical and Immunochemical Probes of Strucutre; Methods in Structural Bio I, II, II; Structure Determination I, II, III, IV; Control of Protein Function II, III, IV
  32. Textbooks: The Physical and Chemical Basis of Molecular Biology by Thomas E. Creighton. (ISBN-10: 352732285X; ISBN-13: 978-3527322855), Publisher: Helvetian Press.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exam I 25.0

    Exam II - 22.5

    Exam III - 30.0

    Exam IV - 12.5

    Student Presentation & Participation - 10.0

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 3 Exams plus 1 Final Exam

    Journal/Paper Discussions

    Student Presentation

  36. 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,

    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: (

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Alternative dates for examinations and/or missed course work may only given in cases of extreme circumstances, or emergencies at the sole discretion of the course director(s). Students are required to provide appropriate documentation, which will be determined acceptable by the instructor/course director(s) BEFORE being granted an extension of time to complete the missed course work and/or exam.

    Reference to University Policy on Academic Integrity included in course syllabus

  38. Program This Course Supports: MSG - Medical Science Graduate and Doctoral Programs
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Graduate programs in Medical Science, Public Health, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

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