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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6456
Tracking Number - 2618

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-09
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Pending Catalog Copy. Emailed 11/28/11. for Metabolic Conc in MSMS. To GC 1/13/12. ok GC 1/23/12. to USF Sys 1/24/12. to SCNS 2/1/12. Appd eff 4/15/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-09-09
  2. Department: Deans Office
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 6108
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 8139749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6456
  10. Full Title: Integrated Bariatrics
  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): Integrated Bariatrics
  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: Integrated Bariatrics is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the interplay between the factors that influence weight gain weight loss and obesity

  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 Bariatrics represent a critical approach to understanding and controlling obesity The Metabolic Nutritional Medicine concentration currently has 70 registered students and approx 30 registered for the first course offering
  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 the instructors in the course are M.D., Ph.D. or combined doctoral degree faculty
  29. Objectives: The course has the following objectives Discuss the factors that influence weight gain and weight loss together with a detailed discussion of obesity and national obesity trends Examine a broad spectrum of diet and non surgical and surgical approaches to weight loss and obesity Provide extensive discussion of various weight loss therapies and discuss potential complications Examine various aspects of intermediary metabolism connected with weight gain and weight loss Discuss the propeties of orexigens anorexigens and obesogens Describe the practical applications of evidence based clinical medicine as applied to obesity Discuss the influence of genomics on obesity
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course participants will be able to Discuss the multi factorial causes of weight gain Evaluate genetic markers for particular foods that show benefits in weight loss Evaluate genetic markers for exercise recommendations bases on genetics Identify nutritional depletions that are caused by bariatric surgery Discuss how to replace nutrients in patients that have had bariatric surgery Compare and contrast individualized therapies for weight management Discuss the role of inflammation in weight gain Explain the importance that allergies play in gaining weight Recognized that hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain including sex hormones thyroid insulin and cortisol Discuss the value of sleep deprivation and weight management Appreciate the value that detoxification plays in weight management Describe how to detoxify a patient Comprehend the role yeast infections may play in weight gain Evaluate the role of neurotransmitter function in weight gain Appreciate the importance psychological dysfunction has on weight gain and weight loss Compare and contrast nutrients that aid in weight loss Discuss the science behind why some foods are addicting Know the role that stress plays in weight gain and whether a patient can successfully lose weight Review healthy eating programs for weight management that are individualized to the patient s needs Discuss the importance of energy metabolism and production in weight management
  31. Major Topics: Course topics include Current Bariatric Obesity Information How Toxic Food Food Toxins Affect Metabolism Deadly Diets Assessment Treatment of Severe Eating Disorders Understanding Effectively Treating Binge Eating Disorders Inflammation Induced Obesity Orexigens Anorexigens The Obesity Cardiovascular Disease Connection Update on Low Carbohydrate Diets Research Clinical Implementation Latest Advances in Bariatric Surgery Improvements in C Reactive Protein Lipid Profile Insulin Resistance Obesogens Products of Our Environment Weapons on Mass Reduction Why You Can t Lose Weight Weight Loss Genomics
  32. Textbooks: Smith P Why You Can t Lose Weight Why It s So Hard to Shed Pounds and What You Can Do About It Square One Publishers 2011 ISBN 13 978 0757003127 Ahima R S ed Metabolic Basis of Obesity Springer 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 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: 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
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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