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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6418
Tracking Number - 2589

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-01-20
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for review 9/12/11; Abb. Title updated 10/11/11. to GC 11/3/11. GC approved 11/14/11. to uSf System 11/28/11. to SCNS 12/6/11. Approved eff 1/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-08-10
  2. Department:
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 614300020
  5. Contact Person: Ingrid Bahner
  6. Phone: 8139743454
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6418
  10. Full Title: Core Principles and the Musculoskeletal System
  11. Credit Hours: 3-7
  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?: Y
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Core Princ a Musculo Skel Sys
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Emphasized in this course are those aspects of fundamental biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics, the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, and the development of human behavior that have immediate relevance for clinical medicine.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? 10-15 students
  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.)
  29. Objectives: The overall objectives of this course is to provide the students with a fundamental understanding of anatomical, biological and behavioral principles basic to human function; to explain mechanisms that underlie clinical disorders; and to understand, synthesize, and incorporate the fundamental principles learned as they apply to medicine.

    This course is restricted for students enrolled in the Masters of Science with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Acquiring a fundamental understanding of medical principles that will permit life-long learning.
  31. Major Topics: Week 1

    Introduction to Course 1

    Role of Genetics in Medicine

    Complexity of the Human Genome

    Nucleic Acid Chemistry

    Chromosomes, Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation


    Structural Proteins Collagen

    Introduction to Gross Anatomy and the Musculo-skeletal System

    Extracellular Matrix & Connective Tissue

    Processing and Editing of Genetic Information

    DNA Replication

    Week 2

    Early Development

    Vertebral Column


    DNA Recombination

    Repair of Genetic Information

    Facilitated Lab Bone & Cartilage

    Development of the Musculo-skeletal System

    mRNA Decay

    Scapular & Pectoral Muscles

    Amino Acid Chemistry & Protein Structure

    Protein Targeting

    Protein Turnover and the Proteosome

    Week 3

    Active Learning Back

    Anatomy Laboratory Back, Suboccipital Region & Vertebral Muscles

    Elbow & Antebrachium

    Imaging the Upper Extremities

    Patterns of Inheritance

    Active Learning Shoulder

    Anatomy Laboratory Shoulder, Scapular Muscles & Brachium

    Epigenetic Mechanisms and Long-Range Control of Gene Expression

    Translation & Posttranslational Modification

    Active Learning Muscular Dystrophy

    Week 4

    Hand & Wrist

    Scalp, Facial Muscles & TMJ

    Cell Cycle

    Epithelium & Skin

    Anatomy Laboratory Elbow & Antebrachium

    Facilitated Lab Epithelium & Skin

    Catalytic Proteins

    Temp, Infratemp & Pterygopalatine Fossae

    Anatomy Laboratory Hand & Wrist

    Vertebral Cervical Muscles

    Abdominal & Pelvic Walls & Inguinal Region

    Identifying Genes for Mendelian Diseases

    Population Genetics

    Anatomy Laboratory Scalp, Facial Muscles & TMJ

    Week 5

    Genetics of Cancer

    Imaging of Neck & Skull

    Enzyme Inhibitors & Regulation

    Anatomy Laboratory Temp, Infratemp & Pterygopalatine Fossae

    Thoracic Wall & Mediastinum

    Genetic Screening

    Active Learning Neck

    Anatomy Laboratory Neck, Triangles & Cervical Muscles

    Week 6

    Anatomy Laboratory Thoracic Wall & Mediastinum

    Abdominal Walls

    Pelvic Walls

    Membrane Diffusion

    Osmosis and Basic Transport

    Anatomy Laboratory Anterior Abdominal Wall & Inguinal Region

    Signal Transduction

    Gluteal Region & Thigh I

    Thigh II

    Active Learning Abdomen

    Anatomy Laboratory Posterior Abdominal Wall & Pelvic Walls

    Week 7

    Signal Transduction

    Signal Transduction

    Leg & Knee Joint

    Muscle Mechanics

    Human Development Overview

    Anatomy Laboratory Gluteal Region, Posterior thigh & Hip Joint

    Human Development Infancy

    Human Development Toddlerhood

    Cytogenetics and Disease

    Epigenetics and Inheritance of Disease

    Human Development Early Childhood

    Anatomy Laboratory Anterior & Medial Thigh

    Human Development Middle Childhood

    Mental Retardation

    Membrane Potential

    Membrane Potential

    Foot & Ankle

    Anatomy Laboratory Leg & Knee Joint

    Week 8

    Human Development Adolescence

    Human Development Early Adulthood

    Electrical Signaling

    Human Development Middle Adulthood

    Anatomy Laboratory Foot & Ankle Joint

    Active Learning Osteoarthritis

    Human Development Late Adulthood

    Death & Dying

  32. Textbooks: Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations: 7th ed. Devlin, Wiley-LIss

    Histology, A text and Atlas, Michael H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina, 5th ed. 2005.

    Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 7th Ed., by Nussbaum, McInnes & Willard, Saunders

    Gray’s Anatomy for Students, Richard Drake, 2nd ed. Elsevier, 2009

    Atlas of Human Anatomy, Frank Netter, 4th edition, Saunders.; or Atlas of Anatomy, A. Gilroy, et al, 1st ed. Thieme.

    The Developing Human, Keith Moore & T.V.N. Persaud, 8th ed. 2006.

    Behavior Science in Medicine by Barbara Fadem

    Berne & Levy Physiology, 6th ed. Koeppen and

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Test scores 96%

    Written, Computer Based (84%)

    Laboratory Practical (16%)

    Participation in Active Learning 3%

    Completing Peer Assessment 1%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: TEST 1 week 3: Monday 8:00am

    TEST 2 week 6: Monday 8:00am

    TEST 3 week 8: Friday 8:00am

  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,

    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: (

    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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Students who miss an examination for any reason are required to contact the Office of Educational Affairs (974-2435) prior to returning to class to determine the date and time of the make-up examination. Dates and times of make-up examinations are determined by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in consultation with Course Directors.

    In general, make-up examinations must be taken within 48 hours of the original examination date.

  38. Program This Course Supports: Masters of Science with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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