Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6409
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to gc 2/6/12- Approved 2/20/12; to USF Sys 2/27/12; to SCNS 3/6/12; Updated - approval not received; confirmed 11/24/15; submt to SCNS 11/24/15. Approved effective 1/1/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2700 2011-12-20 Department College Budget Account Number Deans Office MD 6108 Contact Person Phone Michael J. Barber, D.Phil. 8139749908 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6409 Integrated Cardiovascular Biology 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 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Int Cardiovascular Biology Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
Designed to give a broad understanding of the biology of the cardiovascular system and the various pathophysiolgical changes that cause chronic heart disease together with discussion of appropriate therapies.
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?
This course is offered as an elective for the Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration in the Medical Sciences masters and would serve approximately 25-30 students per year.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 1 time
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
All the faculty involved with the course are experienced lecturers with either M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, or both.
- Other Course Information
The objectives of this course include: Developing an understanding of the fundamental biology of the cardiovascular system. Understanding the differences between various components of the cardiovascular system. Discussing various pathophysiological changes that occur in the cardiovascular system. Comparison of the different types of treatment of chronic heart disease. Discuss of the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Compareing and contrasting the various potential therapeutic agents used to treat chronic heart disease. Discussing selected case studies of chronic heart disease.
B. Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand, review and apply in clinical practice the concepts of vascular biology.
Understand, review and apply to patient care nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and weight management related to vascular biology.
Understand, review and discuss the clinical presentation issues and cardiovascular relationships of vascular biology.
Understand, review and apply in clinical practice the pathophysiology of vascular aging.
Understand, review and apply to patient care nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and weight management in the treatment of vascular aging.
Understand, review and discuss the clinical presentation and cardiovascular relationships of and vascular aging.
Understand, review, discuss, select and apply laboratory testing and new noninvasive diagnostic cardiovascular tests for vascular aging.
Understand, review and apply in clinical practice the pathophysiology of hypertension and review and discuss cell energy concepts, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, inflammation and autoimmune dysfunction as it applies to vascular disease and hypertension.
Understand, review and apply to patient care nutrition, nutritional supplements, exercise and weight management in the treatment of hypertension.
Understand, review and discuss the clinical presentation and cardiovascular relationships of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Understand, review, discuss, select and apply laboratory testing and new noninvasive diagnostic cardiovascular tests to identify cardiovascular disease early and select appropriate treatment in hypertension.
C. Major Topics
Major course topics include:
Vascular Biology for the Clinician
Blood vessel structure and endothelial function
Assessment of endothelial dysfunction and subclinical vascular disease
Vascular Aging & Cardiovascular Disease
Mitochondria and aging
Oxidative stress, inflammation, autoimmune dysfunction and cardiovascular disease
Vascular cell senescence
Telomeres and telomere length
Treatment effects of antihypertensive drugs on arterial compliance
Integrative Management of Hypertension
Epidemiology of hypertension
Pathophysiology of hypertension
The role of nitric oxide
Weight loss, exercise and blood pressure
Nutrient regulation of gene expression
Treatment of hypertension and a new approach based on vascular biology
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease Grand Central Press 2012 Houston, M. ISBN: 978-1609412548
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension Grand Central Publishing - 2003 Houston, M - ISBN: 978-0446690843
Handbook of Hypertension Blackwell and Wiley 2009 - Houston, M - ISBN: 978-1405182508
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
3 case studies or reports (research papers) 15% each, 45% of grade Comprehensive midterm exam 23% of grade Comprehensive final exam 23% of grade 5 webcasts 9% of grade.
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
The course requires completion of: 4 unit quizzes (self-assessment) 3 case studies or reports (research papers) Comprehensive midterm exam Comprehensive final exam 5 webcasts.
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,
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. 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.
I. 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.
J. Program This Course Supports
M.S. in Medical Sciences: Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration
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