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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6157

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-12-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 10/31/12. Replaces GMS 6561 for MS in Nursing. GC approved 11/15/12. to USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved effective 1/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2947 2012-10-01
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6157 Physiology & Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthetists II

    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
    5 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Phys & Pharm for CRNA II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    NGR 6404, NGR 6460


    Course Description

    An integrative approach for nurse anesthetist students to advanced principles of pharmacology and human physiology across the lifespan with an emphasis on understanding the effects of anesthesia on the individual human organs systems.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    All CRNA students would take this course as a requirement

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


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

    Knowledge in the specific content area

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Examine the neurological system including: organization and function, sensory receptors, somatic receptors, anatomy of the nervous system & spinal cord, cortical and brain stem control, autonomic nervous system, cerebral perfusion, cerebral metabolism, and cerbral protection.

    2. Analyze the renal system including: renal anatomy, drug metabolism, regulation of extracellular fluids and osmolarity, regulation of electrolytes, fluid compartments, and urine formation.

    3. Discuss the hematologic & endocrine systems including: homeostasis, coagulation, complement system, anemias, resistance to infection, endocrine organs & hormones, major endocrine systems, and types of signaling.

    4. Synthesize general pharmacologic principles including pharmacokinectics, pharmacodynamics and various pharmacotherapeutics of anesthetic agents and adjunctive agents.

    5. Describe the anesthetic indication for use of various induction agents, local anesthetics, anticholinesterase and anticholinergic drugs, muscle relaxants, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, and other drugs appropriate for various physiological conditions.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Acquire advanced knowledge of pharmacological and physiological principles related to the neurological system.

    2. Identify the principle functions of the kidneys and the influence of anesthesia and surgery on physiolology & pharmacodynamics specific to the renal system.

    3. Discuss physiological principles of organ communication, regulation of metabolic function, hormone function & regulation, hemostasis, and blood coagulation—correlating physiology to current pharmacological treatment measures specific to the hematologic & endocrine systems.

    4. Apply prior knowledge of liver and gastrointestinal physiology to create appropriate pharmacological plans for patients requiring various types of anesthesia.

    5. Determine the anesthetic indication for use of various pharmacologic agents including induction agents, local anesthetics, anticholinesterase, anticholinergic drugs, muscle relaxants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, and other drugs appropriate for neurological, renal, hematological, endocrine, and gastrointestinal conditions.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Neuro

    2. Renal

    3. Hematologic

    4. Endocrine

    6. Gastrointestinal

    7. Liver

    D. Textbooks

    Barash, P. G. (Eds.). (2009). Clinical Anesthesia (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams Wilkins.

    Evers, A. S., Maze, M., and Kharasch, E. D. (2011). Anesthetic Pharmacology: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice. (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests



    Class Participation

    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

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information

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