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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PCB6231

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Field F - Change abbreviated title to "Cancer Immunology". The change provides a more informative description and helps distinguish it from other program offerings. Field Q - An exploration of the normal and abnormal immune development and function as well as the basic and applied aspects of tumor immunology.
Comments: tto GC Chair 2/5/13 - fro Cancer Bio PhD Change. Revise Obj. Removed 2nd sentence; need more than 1 obj. emailed faculty 2/7/13. updated; GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. Apprd eff 6/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    3059 2013-01-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Biology AS 121000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kenneth L. Wright 8137453918

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PCB 6231 Cancer Biology II - Immunology And Applied Biology

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Cancer Biology II
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    continuation of cancer biology I. Topics will include a comprehensive

    review of immunology as it relates to cancer and modern methods of

    cancer treatment.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed to compete with national trends

    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?


    Cancer Biology PhD students are required to complete this course. The

    course provides a necessary foundation in the principles of immunology

    and its role in cancer therapeutics.

    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.)

    Experience in immunology research and a Ph.D. are required.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course objectives are to develop an in-depth understanding of the development, function and regulation of the immune system as it relates to changes occurring in cancer. The second objective is to provide an understanding of the current strategies utilized for cancer immunotherapy.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will understand the development, function and regulation of the immune system and the changes occurring in cancer. Students will also understand current strategies for immunotherapy and gain an advanced perspective on current immunologic research.

    C. Major Topics


    structures, B cells, T cells, antigen presentation, myeloid cells,

    toll-like receptors, natural killer cells, tolerance, complement, tumor

    immunity, transplant immunity, vaccine strategies, gene-based therapies,

    hematologic malignancies.

    D. Textbooks


    Texts: Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 6th edition, (Abbas,

    Litchtman), Saunders- an imprint of Elsevier Science. Fundamental

    immunology, 5th edition, (Paul), Lippincot Williams & Wilkins


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Individual lecturers will provide additional reading assignments.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy


    will be three exams and no final exam. Each exam is worth 30% of the

    final grade. Class attendance and participation will count for the

    remaining 10% of the final grade. The exams will be short answer/essay

    style with an emphasis on the ability to synthesize and apply

    information presented in the lectures. Final grades will be assigned

    with the following scale: A = 90-100%, B = 80-89%, C = 70-79%, D =

    60-69%, F below 60%.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Three in class written exams.

    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. 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


    missed exam can be made with prior course instructor approval. Students

    will adhere to the University policy to maintain high academic

    integrity. The policy is available at

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Cancer Biology

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Biology - Cellular, Molecular, and Microbiology

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