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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6110
Tracking Number - 2873

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-07-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): First, title change from "Host-Parasite Interactions" to "Microbial Pathogenesis and Host-Parasite Interactions", which better reflects the course topic taught for the last five years. Second, credit hour increase from 2 to 3 hours, which better reflects the course time with the new grading system of 3 exams and 1 presentation/paper for select topics that students have to prepare in addition to course lectures.
Comments: Elective course for the MSMS program. For the 2012-2013 Grad Concil Processing Year. Appd 6/18/12. to USF Sys 6/18/12. to SCNS 6/26/12. SNCS approved eff 7/9/12.

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-05-03
  2. Department: Biochemistry and Molcecular Biology
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Andreas Seyfang
  6. Phone: 8139742332
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6110
  10. Full Title: Microbial Pathogenesis and Host-Parasite Interactions
  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?: N
  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): Microbial Pathogenesis
  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: This course examines the basic concepts in microbial pathogenesis using select medically important microorganisms as examples. It studies the reciprocal interactions that take place between human host and microbial pathogen.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  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? Master's of Science in Biotechnology, Master's of Science in Molecular Medicine, Master's of Science in Pre-Professional Program(MSP3)
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Minimum qualification for the instructor is a Ph.D. and faculty position at USF
  29. Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts in microbial pathogenesis using select medically important microorganisms as examples.
  30. Learning Outcomes: To gain a better understanding of microbial pathogenesis and host-parasite interactions using select medically important microorganisms as examples.
  31. Major Topics: Microbial pathogenesis and host-parasite interactions using select medically important microorganisms as examples, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.
  32. Textbooks: Not required. Recommended textbooks are:

    Medical Microbiology. 6th Edition, PR Murray, KS Rosenthal, MA Pfaller. Elsevier Mosby, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-323-05470-6

    Sherris Medical Microbiology- An Introduction to Infectious Diseases. 4th Edition, KJ Ryan and CG Ray. McGraw Hill, 2004; ISBN: 0-8385-8529-9

    Bacterial Pathogenesis A Molecular Approach. 2nd Edition, A Salyers and D Whitt. ASM Press, 2002; ISBN: 1-55581-171-X

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Original research papers on select topics in microbial pathogenesis.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: 3 exams and 1 oral presentation/paper each counting 25%.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 3 exams and 1 oral presentation/paper each counting 25%.
  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,

    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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-up exams will only be permitted in case of documented exceptional circumstances and need to be completed within 7 days of the original exam date.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master's in Medical Sciences Program, Morsani College of Medicine
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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