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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6550
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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. corected 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 6550. Eff 8/1/11


Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-03-08
  2. Department: Dean's Office
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-6108-000
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 813 974 9908
  7. Email: mbarber@health.usf.edu
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6550
  10. Full Title: Introduction to IV Therapies
  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): Introduction to IV Therapies
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Provides students with a basic understanding of the clinical implications of the application of intravenous therapy to treat various

    physiological conditions and for advanced nutrition.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  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? 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.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. 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 or equivalent and have experience in integrative medicine and patient care.
  29. Objectives: At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

    Discuss pre work-up evaluations of IV therapy patients.

    Identify when to use IV therapies.

    Discuss how to set up an office to do IV therapies.

    Compare and contrast safety protocols for IV therapies.

    Discuss how to follow a patient during IV therapy treatment.

    Recognize the potential side effects of IV therapies.

    Compare and contrast IV protocols for medical conditions.

    Discuss IV chelation therapies for heavy metal toxicities.

    Examine oral and rectal chelation therapies.

    Understand the side effects of chelation.

    Review IV protocols for nutritional therapies.

    Identify IV therapies for infectious diseases.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

    Discuss pre work-up evaluations of IV therapy patients.

    Identify when to use IV therapies.

    Discuss how to set up an office to do IV therapies.

    Compare and contrast safety protocols for IV therapies.

    Discuss how to follow a patient during IV therapy treatment.

    Recognize the potential side effects of IV therapies.

    Compare and contrast IV protocols for medical conditions.

    Discuss IV chelation therapies for heavy metal toxicities.

    Examine oral and rectal chelation therapies.

    Understand the side effects of chelation.

    Review IV protocols for nutritional therapies.

    Identify IV therapies for infectious diseases.

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include:

    Introduction to Parenteral Nutrition

    Ingredient Categories, Typical Dosages & Specific Protocols for Their Usage

    Clinical Use of IV Therapies

    Toxic Metals

    Maternal/Fetal Physiology & Intravenous Therapy

    Pregnancy & Intravenous Therapy

    IV Therapies

  32. Textbooks: Wright, J.V., Tahoma Clinic IV Protocols‖. Tahoma Clinic, WA, 2010.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard
  34. 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

  35. 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

  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,

    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.

  37. 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
  38. Program This Course Supports: M.S. in Medical Sciences: Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None


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