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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6194

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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: GS reced 9/22; to GC. Course is elective for Biotechnology and required for Cert. in Intel Prop. Back to GC 11/3/11. to GC 11/3/11. Approved. To USF System 11/28/11. to SCNS 12/6/11. Appd Eff 1/1/12


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2619 2011-09-12
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    MD
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Inge Wefes 8139745360 iwefes@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6194 Biotechnology Forum

    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
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Biotechnology Forum
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course aims to provide students with an overview about the applications of modern biotechnology in industrial settings The seminars focus on the development of diagnostics therapies drugs and drug delivery systems 20 biotechnology students


  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?

    The course is and outstanding and very welcome opportunity for Biotechnology Students to learn from the expertise and experience of scientists and entrepreneurs from non academic settings The discussions also provide students with the opportunity to evaluate companies for a possible internship or future employment

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Networking ability and excellent connections with the Tampa Bay and Greater Florida Biotechnology Industry


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    GMS 7930 Biotechnology Forum has been designed to introduce and familiarize students with applications of modern biotechnology in industrial settings This goal will be accomplished through lectures presented by scientists and entrepreneurs from Tampa Bay Companies working in the disciplines of biochemistry molecular biology genomics proteomics microbiology agriculture forensics and medicine In addition to the lectures on research and development all registered students will meet with each speaker after the seminar for one hour of in depth discussions about the challenges and opportunities in biotechnology outside academia

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After this course students will have insights into the objectives and challenges of biotechnology related to the production of marketable drugs and services will have an understanding about the requirements of product orientated biotechnology with respect to regulatory standards such as GMPs good manufacturing Practices clinical trial requirements and regulations related to intellectual property will have acquired some aspects of the entrepreneurship perspective of biotechnology with respect to financing of public and private companies and the need for investors and small business grants

    C. Major Topics

    The seminar topics vary according to the participating companies However all classes discuss subjects in the arena of Biotechnology

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook requirement Scientific articles that address the seminar topics will be made available for registered students

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    No textbook requirement Scientific articles that address the seminar topics will be made available for registered students before the individual seminars

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Student performance in the course letter grade A F will be assessed based on Attendance at all seminars and all discussion groups with the speaker following the seminars Participation in only one part of a particular session will be recorded as missed class 23 Successful completion of 7 short online quizzes related to a lecture specific paper that will be emailed by the latest on the Mondays before each seminar 70 Quizzes are available from 10AM 10PM on the Wednesday preceding the seminar Submission of one question seminar that the student would like to ask the speaker Questions will have to be emailed to the Course Director by the latest on the Wednesday 10 PM before the specific lecture 7

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Student performance in the course letter grade A F will be assessed based on Attendance at all seminars and all discussion groups with the speaker following the seminars Participation in only one part of a particular session will be recorded as missed class 23 Successful completion of 7 short online quizzes related to a lecture specific paper that will be emailed by the latest on the Mondays before each seminar 70 Quizzes are available from 10AM 10PM on the Wednesday preceding the seminar Submission of one question seminar that the student would like to ask the speaker Questions will have to be emailed to the Course Director by the latest on the Wednesday 10 PM before the specific lecture 7

    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 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

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students who will not be able to attend one of the 7 course days and can document respectable reasons Will have to inform the course director in advance or in emergencies immediately thereafter will have to participate in the quiz for that specific seminar will have to meet with the course director to discuss a compensatory assignment Only an assignment that is graded with B or better will compensate for a missed class

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Biotechnology Masters Program and Intellectual Property Certificate Program


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