Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PCB6932
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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.
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 3062 2013-01-03 Department College Budget Account Number Biology AS 121000 Contact Person Phone Kenneth L. Wright 8137453918 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PCB 6932 Bioethics for Cancer Researchers 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? 2 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 1 D - Discussion (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Bioethics for Cancer Research Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
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
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?
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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. 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.
- Other Course Information
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.
B. 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.
C. 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
No textbook required; course readings: ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by N. Steneck, available for download at http://ori.hhs.gov/documents/rcrintro.pdf”
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by N. Steneck, available for download at http://ori.hhs.gov/documents/rcrintro.pdf”
F. 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%.
G. 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.
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: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
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
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
J. Program This Course Supports
- Course Concurrence Information