Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6XXX
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Still in processing in College; confirmed 7/7/11
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2452 2011-01-18 Department College Budget Account Number Medical Sciences MD Contact Person Phone Lynn Wecker 9745189 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6XXX Brain Imaging in Psychiatry and Neurosciences 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) Brain Imaging Psych Neurosci Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
GMS 6541, 6542 and Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of imaging techniques for research and diagnostic purposes with an emphasis on applications for neuropsychiatric disorders.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for new 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?
This course is a requirement for a new graduate certificate and a new M.S. concentration in Brain and Mental Health. The goal of these programs is to serve the needs of the community by increasing the knowledge base of midcareer professionals in the mental health arena, thereby enhancing the knowledge and broadening the skills of mental health professionals, leading to better brain healthcare delivery.
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.)
M.D. or Ph.D. or both
- Other Course Information
This course is designed to provide information on the history and theory of imaging techniques both currently available and in development and the knowledge gained from each of these techniques as applied to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students will learn the theory and evolution of brain imaging techniques, the differences among the diverse approaches currently available and in development, and the information gained from each of these approaches as related to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
C. Major Topics
The major course topics include: basic principles of imaging techniques including structure versus function, neuroimaging in psychiatry, brain imaging across the lifespan; imaging for childhood-onset disorders, schizophrenia, mood and anxiety disorders, the addicted brain, personality disorders, and neurological disorders; and imaging genetics.
Imaging in Psychiatry: Brain Imaging Handbook, by J.D. Bremner, W.W. Norton & Company (2005)
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
There will be 3 exams, each worth 25%, and discussions throughout the course, worth the remaining 25%.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
The exams will consist of both multiple choice and essay questions.
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
Attendance is required for all sessions. Absences must be approved in advance or immediately upon return in the case of illness or personal emergencies. Students will be given an opportunity to make-up missed material, provided a reasonable excuse is provided. Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting. All students are expected to maintain academic integrity as per USF Guidelines USF Regulation 3.025.
J. Program This Course Supports
A new Graduate Certificate and a new M.S. concentration in Brain and Mental Health.
- Course Concurrence Information