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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6419
Tracking Number - 2592

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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: 6419
  10. Full Title: Excretory, Endocrine and Reproductive systems
  11. Credit Hours: 3-7
  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): Excretory, Endocri a Repro Sys
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: GMS 6xxx Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Emphasis on aspects of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, renal and reproductive systems that have immediate relevance for clinical medicine. 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 course are 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

    Overview of GI Tract Regulation

    Anatomy of the Oral Cavity & Salivary Glands

    Orolaryngopharynx & Esophagus


    Facilitated Lab: Microanatomy of Digestive System

    Development of GI System

    Principles of Endocrinology


    Hexose Monophosphate Shunt

    Structure of the Stomach and Intestines

    Anatomy Lab- Oral Cavity & Salivary Glands

    Pyruvate Metabolism & TCA, ETS

    Fructose & Galactose Metabolism

    Upper GI Functions

    Facilitated Lab: Microanatomy of Digestive System

    Week 2


    Gross Structure of Liver, Gall Bladder & Pancreas

    The Endocrine Pancreas

    Protein, Amino Acid Nutrition

    Anatomy Lab Stomach Intestines, Liver, Gall Bladder

    Cholesterol, Lipoproteins and Bile Metabolism

    Ketone Body Metabolism

    Functions of Liver and Gall Bladder

    Ammonia Detoxification

    Imaging the GI System

    Facilitated Lab: Microanatomy of Accessory Digestive Organs

    Amino Acid Metabolism I

    Week 3

    Obesity and Eating Disorders

    Amino Acid Metabolism II

    AL- Fatty Liver / Metabolic Syndrome

    PBL- Digestion topics

    AL - GI

    Week 4

    Female/Male Internal Reprod Organs

    Hypothalamic Control of the Pituitary

    Facilitated Lab: Microanatomy of Female Reproductive Structures

    Anatomy Lab Internal Female

    Mech of Steroid Hormone Action

    Biosynthesis of Steroid Hormones

    Male Reproductive Endocrinology

    Female Reproductive Endocrinology

    Facilitated Lab: Microanatomy of Male Structures

    Anatomy Lab Internal Male

    Imaging the Endocrine System

    The Menstrual Cycle

    Conception, Pregnancy, Lactation

    External Reproductive Structures

    Anatomy Lecture Endocrine Organs

    Anatomy Lab External Reproductive

    Week 5

    Puberty & Menopause

    Imaging the Pelvis

    Body Fluid Compartments

    Anatomy Lab Endocrine Systems

    Body Fluid Imbalances

    Adrenal Gland

    Fundamentals of Human Sexuality I

    Fundamentals of Human Sexuality II

    AL - Reproduction

    Week 6

    Filtration & Clearance

    Renal Blood Flow

    Development GU System

    Kidney, Ureter & Bladder

    Proximal Tubule Concentration & Dilution

    Anatomy Lab: Kidney, Ureter & Bladder

    Glucose, PAH & Urea

    AL : The Thyroid

    Facilitated lab: Microanatomy of the Urinary Tract

    Sodium & Water Excretion

    Week 7

    Imaging of the GU System

    K, Ca, & Mg Excretion

    Renal Hormones

    Endocrine Control of Serum Calcium

    Body Fluid Regulation

    H+ Excretion

    Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism

    Acid Base Chemistry

    Acid-Base Disturbance

    AL- Acid Base

    Week 8

    Active Learning Gout, Lesch -Nyhan

    Kidneys & CHF

    AL- Kidneys

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

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

    Grays Anatomy for Students, Richard Drake, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2009

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

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

    Behavior Science in Medicine by Barabra Fadem

    Physiology, 6th Edition, Berne & Levy, Koeppen and Stanton, Elsevier/Mosby (2008).

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Computer Based tests 81 %

    Anatomy Identifications 15 %

    Participation in Active Learning 3%

    Completing Peer Assessment 1%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: TEST 1 Week 3: Friday 8:30 am

    TEST 2 Week 6: Monday 8:30 am

    PRACTICAL Week 8: Wednesday: 1pm

    TEST 3 Week 8: Friday 8:30 am

  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. 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: 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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