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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6933

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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 recd9/22; 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. Approved eff 1/1/12


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2624 2011-09-14
     
    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 6933 Case Studies Intellectual Property in Biotechnology

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

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Securing intellectual property IP for scientific discoveries is of ultimate importance in a highly competitive economy The course will discuss cases of intellectual property in biotechnology with respect to diagnostics therapeutics and medical devices


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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 specifically addresses the topic of intellectual property in the arena of biotechnology The courses has been offered 2 times so far and was well received by all students

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

    Yes, 2 times

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

    All instructors are either trained scientists, entrepreneurs or attorneys, or a combination thereof and have wide expertise and longstanding experience in the arena of biotechnology inside and outside academia


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course GMS 7930 Case Studies Intellectual Property in Biotechnology is designed to aid students in the understanding of legal issues in biotechnology with respect to laws and regulations that affect patenting and licensing Cases of patent applications and patented inventions successful and unsuccessful related to diagnostics preventions medical therapies and medical devices will be analyzed and discussed

    B. Learning Outcomes

    After this course students Should know landmark decisions regarding intellectual property in biotechnology Should understand the opportunities and potential conflicts that come with the intellectual property protection of different forms of life Should have insight into different strategies and applications and limitations of licensing intellectual property in biotechnology Should have an understanding of the intricacies of successful and reasons for unsuccessful patent applications for diagnostics therapeutics and medical devices

    C. Major Topics

    I HISTORY PRINCIPLES AND LANDMARKS II Case Studies PREVENTIONS AND DIAGNOSTICS III Case Studies THERAPEUTICS AND THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY IV Case Studies MEDICAL DEVICES

    D. Textbooks

    Due to the wide diversity of the subject material the course does not require a specific textbook Individual course instructors will pass out selected reading material and will recommend specific readings A small selection of books and some web sites are listed in the syllabus

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Due to the wide diversity of the subject material the course does not require a specific textbook Individual course instructors will pass out selected reading material and will recommend specific readings A small selection of books and some web sites are listed in the syllabus

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Attendance in all classes is mandatory All students will have to participate in all 3 components of the overall assessment Quizzes Term paper Team PowerPoint presentation All students are expected to Read the assigned literature before class Participate in the corresponding quiz before class and Contribute to the discussion in class Students are encouraged to take notes It is expected that all students check their emails regularly Quizzes individual 12 x 5 60 Term Paper individual 20 PPT Presentation team 20

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    All students will have to participate in all 3 components of the overall assessment Quizzes Term paper Team PowerPoint presentation All assignments have to be submitted on the deadline see below Late submission will lead to grade reduction off the specific assignment

    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

    If a student cannot attend a class for religious reasons or due to circumstances that are out of the student s control an email to both course directors will have to be sent ASAP It is expected that students contact classmates to inquire about the missed class content and submit a 1 page summary about the main issues that were discussed Classes that are missed without convincing and respectable excuse will lead to 3 reduction off the final grade

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Biotechnology Masters Program and Intellectual Property Certificate Program


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