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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6770

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-08-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for review 4/4/11; form corrected 6/1/11; reviewed 6/6/11; objectives need rev. emailed 6/29/11; cleared 6/30/11; GC approved 7/5/11. To USF Syst 7/5/11; to SCNS 7/13/11. SCNS questioned GMS vs. BMS. Approved GMS 6770. Eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2494 2011-03-08
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Dean's Office MD 0-6108-000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 813 974 9908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6770 A Metabolic Approach to Pain Management

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    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)
    Pain management
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Provides an in-depth discussion of the central role that pain management contributes to the treatment of the chronic pain patient which has been identified as one of the top two reasons patients seek medical care.


  3. Justification

    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?

    Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine represents a new and evolving discipline in the medical sciences that deals with an integrative and functional medicine approach to healthcare and disease prevention. The discipline combines evidence-based medicine with new approaches to therapeutics.

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

    Yes, 1 time

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

    All instructors will possess PhD, MD or PharmD degrees and have experience in integrative medicine and patient care


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the completion of this course, the students will be able to:

    Discuss the literature on integrative treatments in Pain Management.

    Examine cases in depth and link the presentation to underlying physiologic processes framed with the Anti-Aging context.

    Describe clear therapeutic substitutions to the cases.

    Review the pathophysiology of peripheral pain transmission and the various receptors involved.

    Discuss the use of topical pain medications and the rationale for use.

    Compare and contrast the various herbs and supplements that can help in the management of the chronic pain patient.

    Discuss the new medical treatments for migraine headaches.

    Describe CAM treatments for migraine headaches.

    Compare and contrast the various opiate medications available and rationale for use.

    Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment for fibromyalgia.

    Examine the role of addiction and various treatment approaches as it relates to opiates and smoke cessation.

    Discuss the interplay of psychiatric disorders in the chronic pain patient.

    Review chronic back pain and various treatment approaches.

    Discuss the use of OMT/acupuncture for chronic pain syndromes and various treatment approaches.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, the students will be able to:

    Discuss the literature on integrative treatments in Pain Management.

    Examine cases in depth and link the presentation to underlying physiologic processes framed with the Anti-Aging context.

    Describe clear therapeutic substitutions to the cases.

    Review the pathophysiology of peripheral pain transmission and the various receptors involved.

    Discuss the use of topical pain medications and the rationale for use.

    Compare and contrast the various herbs and supplements that can help in the management of the chronic pain patient.

    Discuss the new medical treatments for migraine headaches.

    Describe CAM treatments for migraine headaches.

    Compare and contrast the various opiate medications available and rationale for use.

    Discuss the pathophysiology and treatment for fibromyalgia.

    Examine the role of addiction and various treatment approaches as it relates to opiates and smoke cessation.

    Discuss the interplay of psychiatric disorders in the chronic pain patient.

    Review chronic back pain and various treatment approaches.

    Discuss the use of OMT/acupuncture for chronic pain syndromes and various treatment approaches.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics include:

    The Treatment of Migraines

    Integrative Treatments for Head Pain

    Nutritional Supplements in the Management of Pain and Co-Morbidities

    Topical Pain Medications: Another Approach to Pain Management

    The Use of Opiates in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

    Fibromyalgia

    Cluster Headaches & the Autonomic Cephalgias

    TMD Disorders & Pain

    Neuropathic Pain Affecting the Face

    Cases in Pain Management

    Psychological Aspects of Pain & Pain Management

    Addiction

    Pain & Addiction

    Tobacco Addiction

    Impaired Professionals

    New Understanding in Pain Management

    Nutrition & Pain

    D. Textbooks

    Saper, J.R., Silberstein, S., Gordon, C.D., Hamel, R.L. & Swidan, S., "Handbook of Headache Management: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Head, Neck, and Facial Pain". 2nd Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    3 case studies (research papers) 15% each, 45% of grade

    Comprehensive midterm exam 23% of grade

    Comprehensive final exam 23% of grade

    5 webcasts 9% of grade

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The course requires completion of:

    4 unit quizzes (self-assessment)

    3 case studies (research papers)

    Comprehensive midterm exam

    Comprehensive final exam

    5 webcasts

    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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing case reports or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.S. in Medical Sciences: Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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