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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6411
Tracking Number - 2591

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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; updated 10/11/11; to GC 11/3/11. Approved. 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: 6411
  10. Full Title: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
  11. Credit Hours: 3-8
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: Y
  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): Cardiovascular a Pul Sys
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: GMS 6xxx Medical Neuroscience
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Examines fundamental principles governing the structure and function of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems including the circulating blood. Restricted to MSMS students in the IMS concentration.

  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
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  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.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Acquiring a fundamental understanding of medical principles that will permit life-long learning.
  31. Major Topics: Week 1

    Introduction to Course

    Overview of the Circulatory System

    Heart & Pericardium

    Arteries I - Carotid & Subslavian

    Arteries II - Thoracic & Abdominal Aorta

    Biomechanical Properties of Arteries and Veins I

    Biomechanical Properties of Arteries and Veins II

    Microanatomy of the Cardiovascular System

    GROSS ANATOMY LAB - Heart & Pericardium

    Week 2

    Cellular Elements of Blood I

    AL - Cellular Elements of Blood II

    Plasma Proteins


    GROSS ANATOMY LAB - Arteries I

    Imaging the Heart I

    Imaging the Heart II

    Arteries III - Iliac & Femoral

    Control of Blood Flow


    Imaging the Vascular System

    Regulation of Coronary Circulation

    AL/TBL - Arteries & Arterial Blood Pressure


    Week 3

    Cardiac Electrophysiology I

    Cardiac Electrophysiology II

    Hemostasis and Thrombosis I

    Hemostasis and Thrombosis II

    Week 4

    Veins I - Superior Vena Cava, Coronary & Cerebral Vessels

    Lymphoid System

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 1)

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 2)

    Eicosanoid Biosynthesis

    Microanatomy of Lymphoid Tissues & Organs I

    AL - Microanatomy of Lymphoid Tissues & Organs II


    The Clinical ECG

    Veins II - Inferior Vena Cava

    GROSS ANATOMY LAB - Veins I & Lymphoid Structures

    Hematopoiesis I

    AL - Hematopoiesis II - Bone Marrow & Thymus

    Introduction to Immunology

    Veins III - Portal Veins

    Week 5

    Development of the Cardiovascular System I

    Development of the Cardiovascular System II

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 3)


    AL/TBL - Venous Thrombosis & Embolism

    Week 6

    Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx & Larynx

    Trachea, Lung & Diaphragm

    Cardiac Muscle Physiology

    CVS Regulation - Baroreceptors & Chemoreceptors

    Microanatomy of the Respiratory System

    AL - Microanatomy of the Respiratory System

    The Cardiac Cycle

    Normal & Abnormal Heart Sounds

    GROSS ANATOMY LAB - Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx & Larynx

    Imaging the Pulmonary System I

    Imaging the Pulmonary System II

    Mechanics of Breathing I

    Mechanics of Breathing II

    GROSS ANATOMY LAB - Trachea, Lungs, & Diaphragm

    Week 7

    Development of the Respiratory System

    Lung Volumes


    Pulmonary Circulation

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 5)

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 6)

    AL/TBL - Ventilation

    Week 8

    Regulation of Cardiac Output I

    Regulation of Cardiac Output II

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 7)

    AL/TBL (Student-led) Genetic Basis of Disease (Case 8)

    CVS Regulation in Exercise

    Hemoglobin - O2 & CO2 Carrying Properties

    Pulmonary Diffusion

    AL/TBL - Mitral Valve Regurgitation

    Blood Gas Transport

    Iron & Heme Metabolism I

    Iron & Heme Metabolism II

    Ventilation/Perfusion Matching I

    Ventilation/Perfusion Matching II

    Week 9

    Control of Breathing I

    Control of Breathing II

    AL/TBL - Sickle Cell Anemia

    Pulmonary Neonatal Critical Care

    AL/TBL - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 80% 4 Computer-based Tests:

    Each Test will be individually weighted based on the amount of delivered lecture hours.

    10% 1 Laboratory Practical:

    This will immediately follow Test 4, and the number of questions will be proportional to the number of Laboratory sessions.

    4% Participation in 4 Faculty-led Team-based Active Learning Sessions

    5% Performance in 3 Student-led Team-based Active Learning Sessions

    1% Completion of Peer Assessment onProfessionalism

    100% Total

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

    TEST 2 – week 5: Friday 8:00am

    TEST 3 – week 7: Friday 8:00am

    TEST 4 – Week 9: Friday 8:00am

    For Test 4 only, an Anatomy Lab Practical will follow the test.

  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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