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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6671

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): We are only equesting a course name change from 'A Brief History of Anatomy and Pathology' to 'A Brief History of Medical Sciences' as this newer title more accurately reflects the course content.
Comments: to GC 3/5/12. Elective. Appd GC 3/19; to USF Sys 3/19; to SCNS 3/27. SCNS appd eff 5/5/12. Posted in banner

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2765 2012-02-14
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD none
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Patricia Kruk, PhD 9740548

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6671 A Brief History of Anatomy and Pathology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    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)
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    This course is composed of traditional didactic lectures, mini-presentations (10-15 min) by students on landmark advances in early sceintific practice within Anatomy and Pathology to provide students with an historical and global understanding of the ori

  3. Justification

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

    Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)

    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 geared primarily towards students interested in pursuing a professional career in medical sciences. Since its inception, the enrollment in this class has increased from 6 students to 12 students annually.

    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.)

    Lecturers are expected to have excellent communication skills, sufficent knowledge of their subject matter and capacity to engage the student audience in interactive dialog.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course is designed to provide graduate students with a historical perspective of Anatomy, Pathology (i.e., abnormal anatomy) and Medical Sciences spanning the range from the early written records of scientific thought to the present. Students often learn facts in science classes without appreciation of the centuries of work that set the stage for our present knowledge. The goal of this course is to provide a brief context for present scientific understanding of few areas of science.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand that acquisition of new scientific knowledge is built on all previous scientific knowledge, and that “leaps” of scientific thought rely on new insights and interpretations of existing data

    • Understand that the ability to identify, name and examine structures is the first step in understanding their function

    • Understand the social and ethical influence of society on scientific inquiry

    • Appreciate that medicine, anatomy and pathology were, at one time, the same discipline

    • Follow the evolution of early scientific knowledge to discrete current medical subspecialties.

    C. Major Topics

    History of Anatomy

    Anatomical Waxes

    History of Pathology

    Bloodletting in Medicine

    History of Neuroscience

    History of Dentistry

    Pharmacy during the Civil War

    Institutional Medicine developed by the Mayo Brothers

    Health Care Professionals Gone Bad

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Course material will be posted on Blackboard

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The final grade for this course will be determined based on the attendance/participation (10%) PowerPoint mini-presentation (50%) and paper (40%)

    The final course grade will be based on the following College of Medicine + grading scale:

    A 92-100% A- 89-91

    B+ 87-88 B 82-86% B- 79-81

    C+ 77-78 C 72-76% C- 69-71

    D+ 67-68 D 62-66% D- 59-61

    F 0-59%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    There are no examinations in this course. Students are expected to attend lectures and participate in class discussions. This course is composed of eight traditional didactic lectures by the instructors of the course, PowerPoint mini-presentations (10-15 min) by students on landmark advances in Anatomy and Pathology, and submission of a brief paper based on these presentations.

    Course mini-Presentation:

    Topics for Student mini-Presentations will be assigned by the course director to students at the beginning of the course. The talks should be given as PowerPoint presentations at the end of the course, and should include references to material cited either when the material is mentioned or at the end of the presentation.

    Course Paper:

    Students are required to submit a 2-3 page paper based on the topic of their mini-presentation. The paper should be double spaced, written with times new roman 12 font or Arial 11, and have 1” margins. The paper should have no less than 3, but no more than 10 references.

    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: (

    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

    All assignments must be submitted by the last day of class in the Summer C session

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Masters in Medical Sciences

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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