Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6115
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Comments: 12/10/10; to GC 1/11/11. Approved 1/24/11. To USF System for Concurrence 1/27/11. to SCNS 2/7/11. On hold for complete description. 2/15/11. SCNS approved. Effective 3/11/11. posted in banner
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2443 2010-12-16 Department College Budget Account Number Medical Sciences MD Contact Person Phone Andreas Seyfang 9742332 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6115 Medical Parasitology and Mycology 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 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Medical Parasitology/Mycology Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Provides students with a detailed understanding of medical parasitology and mycology using select medically important parasites and fungi to examine the multi-faceted adaptations of these microbial pathogens to infect the human host.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in 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?
The course topic of Medical Parasitology and Mycology constitutes an essential part of medical microbiology and molecular medicine in current trends of biomedical education, including PhD and Master's programs at Colleges of Medicine.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
- Other Course Information
The main objective of this 3-credit hour course is to provide students with a more detailed understanding of medical parasitology and mycology using select medically important parasites and disease-causing fungi as examples. This course examines the multifaceted adaptations of parasites and pathogenic fungi that allow these eukaryotic pathogens to survive in the human host and cope with the host’s immune defense.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students will have a more detailed understanding of medical parasitology and mycology using select medically important parasites and disease-causing fungi as examples. Additionally, each student will have the opportunity to either give a 15 min oral presentation or write a 5-page paper on a select topic related to parasitology or pathogenic fungi. This will provide students with more experience in oral presentations of scientific topics.
C. Major Topics
Examples of topics covered will include antigenic variation in parasitic protozoa, parasitic helminths, opportunistic fungi, systemic mycoses, and fungi infecting the skin. Course material also includes lectures on clinical management of fungal infections and the epidemiology of parasitic infections by clinicians and experts in public health. Furthermore, each student will have the opportunity to either give a 15 min oral presentation or write a 5-page paper on a select topic related to parasitology or pathogenic fungi.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
• Medical Microbiology. 6th Edition, PR Murray, KS Rosenthal, MA Pfaller. Elsevier Mosby, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-323-05470-6
General online references
• http://gsbs.utmb.edu/microbook/toc.htm (online textbook by S. Baron UTMB)
• http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/index.htm (CDC/NCID)
• http://www.doctorfungus.org/ (website of Mycoses Study Group)
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Student performance in the class will be assessed by written examinations and an oral presentation (or 1 paper). There will be three examinations and one student presentation (or paper) per student on a select topic, each counting 25%. There will be no comprehensive final examination. Question format will be multiple choice with some matching-type questions. Grading will include +/- grades as per USF, College of Medicine policy for graduate school courses.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
3 Examinations (25% each), 1 Oral Presentation or Paper (25%)
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,
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. It’s 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.
I. 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.
J. Program This Course Supports
MSG - Medical Sciences Graduate and Doctoral Programs
- Course Concurrence Information
Graduate programs in Medical Sciences, Public Health, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology