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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PCB6932
Tracking Number - 3062

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC Chair 2/5/13 - fro Cancer Bio PhD Change. Needs text confirmed. Emailed 2/7/13. updated - to GC; GC apprvd 3/4/13. to USF Sys 3/5/13. to SCNS 4/22/13. Apprd eff 6/1/13.

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-01-03
  2. Department: Biology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 121000
  5. Contact Person: Kenneth L. Wright
  6. Phone: 8137453918
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PCB
  9. Number: 6932
  10. Full Title: Bioethics for Cancer Researchers
  11. Credit Hours: 1
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 2
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Bioethics for Cancer Research
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Explore the key issues of responsible conduct of research facing the cancer biologist.The course will use interactive

    open discussion sessions focused on individual ethics topics in cancer


  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  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? Ongoing training in the responsible conduct of research is now a requirement of

    many agencies that support cancer research. This course will meet those

    national requirements and provide the students with a necessary ethical

    foundation to promote effective and high quality cancer research. All

    students enrolled the the Cancer Biology Program are required to

    complete this course.

  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.) Experience in cancer research or related field and a Ph.D. degree are required.
  29. Objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce students to the ethical issues

    facing cancer biologists and to prepare the students to better handle

    the issues when confronted by them in their research careers.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will learn the meaning and scope of “responsible conduct of research”.

    Students will develop knowledge on preventing and appropriately

    resolving ethical issues that confront the cancer biologist.

  31. Major Topics: Conflict of Interest; Mentor / Trainee Responsibilities; Data Acquisition and

    Management; Data Sharing and Ownership; Collaborative Science;

    Publication Practices; Responsible Authorship; Research Misconduct;

    Plagiarism; Peer Review Responsibility; Animal Welfare; Human Subjects


  32. Textbooks: No textbook required; course readings: ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by N. Steneck, available for download at”
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by N. Steneck, available for download at”
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance and active participation in class will represent 75% of the grade.

    Three quizzes will toward count 25% of the final grade. Final letter

    grades will be assigned with the following scale: A = 90-100%, B =

    80-89%, C = 70-79%, D = 60-69%, F = below 60%.

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: -Three quizzes covering sessions 1-4, 5-7 and 8-10 respectively.

    -Complete the online CITI Human Subjects Protection training before session 12.

  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: A missed quiz can be made up during the following class meeting with

    prior course instructor approval. Students will adhere to the University

    policy to maintain high academic integrity. The policy is available at

  38. Program This Course Supports: Cancer Biology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: none

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