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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6240

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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 6240. Eff 8/1/11


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2497 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 6240 Metabolic Approaches to Pediatrics

    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)
    Metabolic Pediatrics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description

    Provides participants with a detailed understanding of the important linkage between nutrition, metabolism and the clinical management of both mothers and pediatric patients.


  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, participants will be able to:

    Understand that the health of the mother when she is pregnant greatly impacts the health of the child.

    Review the literature on metabolic approaches to prenatal health.

    Discuss antecedents and mediators that affect the development of ADD/ADHD.

    Identify nutrients that have been shown in medical trials to aid in the treatment of ADD/ADHD.

    Understand the importance that gastrointestinal health plays in ADD/ADHD.

    Discuss the side effects of conventional treatments for ADD/ADHD.

    Recognize the behaviors and symptoms of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Identify the common factors present in ASD children.

    Discover laboratory profiles to identify unique treatment options available for ASD.

    Review the literature on the history of vaccinations.

    Discuss the role that detoxification plays in ASD.

    Recognize the role oxidative stress plays in ASD.

    Discuss the topic of microglial activation in ASD.

    Ascertain the possible role allergies may play in ASD.

    Discuss nutritional supplementation that has been found successful in the literature in the treatment of ASD.

    Review a new study on hyperbaric treatment for children with autism.

    Discuss the role of antibiotic use in children.

    Identify herbal therapies that may function as antibiotics.

    Review the current statistics on childhood obesity.

    Gather new information on metabolic modalities to treat and prevent childhood obesity.

    Review a metabolic approach to the treatment of childhood allergies.

    Realize that insulin resistance may begin in childhood.

    B. Learning Outcomes

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

    Understand that the health of the mother when she is pregnant greatly impacts the health of the child.

    Review the literature on metabolic approaches to prenatal health.

    Discuss antecedents and mediators that affect the development of ADD/ADHD.

    Identify nutrients that have been shown in medical trials to aid in the treatment of ADD/ADHD.

    Understand the importance that gastrointestinal health plays in ADD/ADHD.

    Discuss the side effects of conventional treatments for ADD/ADHD.

    Recognize the behaviors and symptoms of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Identify the common factors present in ASD children.

    Discover laboratory profiles to identify unique treatment options available for ASD.

    Review the literature on the history of vaccinations.

    Discuss the role that detoxification plays in ASD.

    Recognize the role oxidative stress plays in ASD.

    Discuss the topic of microglial activation in ASD.

    Ascertain the possible role allergies may play in ASD.

    Discuss nutritional supplementation that has been found successful in the literature in the treatment of ASD.

    Review a new study on hyperbaric treatment for children with autism.

    Discuss the role of antibiotic use in children.

    Identify herbal therapies that may function as antibiotics.

    Review the current statistics on childhood obesity.

    Gather new information on metabolic modalities to treat and prevent childhood obesity.

    Review a metabolic approach to the treatment of childhood allergies.

    Realize that insulin resistance may begin in childhood.

    C. Major Topics

    Major course topics inlcude:

    Innovation in Pediatric Compounding

    Optimizing Gut Function in Children

    Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Children and Teens

    Autism

    Autism: Healing and Recovery

    Case Histories in Pediatric Metabolic Medicine

    The Use of Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods in Children

    The Broad Spectrum of Autism: Genetic/Environmental Interaction

    Gut/Brain Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Immune Disregulation and Chronic Inflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Clinical Approaches to Detoxification in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    D. Textbooks

    Bock, K., "Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism,

    ADHD, Asthma & Allergies". Ballantine Books, N.Y., 2007.

    Pangborn, J. & Baker, K.,"Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments".

    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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