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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ATR5435
Tracking Number - 4773

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-04-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: GC approved; to USF Sys 10/22/13. to SCNS 10/30/13. Approved Effective 12/1/13. Nmbr 5432 apprd as 5435

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-07-12
  2. Department: Medicine
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: HSC-10000-613900-000000-000000
  5. Contact Person: Steven Zinder
  6. Phone: 8133969464
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ATR
  9. Number: 5435
  10. Full Title: Medical Conditions
  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?:
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Medical Conditions
  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: Pathology, physical examination, referral and treatment related to non-orthopedic conditions in the active population. Specific diagnostic tests and physical examination procedures will also be addressed.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  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? This course is part of the core coursework for the proposed Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. The profession of Athletic Training is following other allied health professions and heading toward the entry point being at the graduate level. This is a proactive step in that direction, and will put USF at the forefront of Athletic Training education. There will be significant demand for the program, in that as of this point, there is no avenue for students that have obtained a bachelor’s degree in another discipline to challenge the National Board of Certification exam for Athletic Training. Presently, there is only one other institution in Florida (FIU) with an entry -level graduate Athletic Training Program.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Certified Athletic Trainer, MD, PhD, or equivalent.
  29. Objectives: 1. Define terminology pertinent to internal organs and injuries, pathology, and pharmacology.

    2. Discuss basic differences between orthopedic and general medical assessment.

    3. Understand the importance and components of a pre-participation examination

    4. Describe and perform a basic general medical examination including a comprehensive history and physical examination including the use of evaluation tools and techniques for assessment of general health.

    5. Perform palpation, percussion, and auscultation as part of the evaluation of general medical conditions.

    6. Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the major systems in the body

    7. Recognize common pathological conditions including signs and symptoms, differential assessment, referral, standard medical treatment, and implications for participation in athletics for various systems in the body.

    8. Describe the indications and contraindications of common therapeutic drug interventions for common pathological conditions in the active population.

    9. Understand the levels of and need for reporting system of infectious disease

    10. Recognize signs and symptoms of common skin disorders and realize those conditions that need referral or treatment.

    11. Understand the underlying pathology and differentiate between common inflammatory rheumatologic disorders.

    12. Recognize emotional and behavioral signs of common substance abuse and psychological problems, including mood, anxiety, eating, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

    13. Appreciate typical treatment and prevention measures of pathological conditions seen in persons with selected disabilities.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Perform a basic general medical examination.

    Describe basic anatomy and physiology of the major systems of the body.

    Recognize common signs and symptoms of common skin disorders.

    Recognize signs and symptoms associated with common substance abuse and psychological problems.

  31. Major Topics: Physical Exam

    Sports Physicals

    Respiratory Conditions

    Cardiovascular Conditions and Cardiac Exam

    Infectious Diseases

    Psychological and Substance Abuse Disorders

    Special Populations



  32. Textbooks: Cuppett, M. & Walsh, K. General Medical Conditions in the Athlete. St. Louis, Mosby, 2012.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Weekly readings will be posted on Canvas as warranted
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Assessment: %

    Exams 60%

    Assignments 25%

    Quizzes 5%

    Gen Med Hours 5%

    Professionalism 5%

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments: Various assignments will be given throughout the semester. Assignments can be either individual or group projects. The specific information for each assignment and the due date will be given in class.


    Four (4) written examinations will be issued during the semester. The exams will typically consist of multiple choice, true/false, fill-ins, and short answer type questions. All of the questions will relate directly to the class lectures, assigned readings, and student presentations.


    Periodic quizzes will be given on-line through Canvas and in class utilizing various methods including the audience response system. Some may be unannounced.

    Worksheets and Lab Assignments

    Worksheets, lab assignments and reports will be given throughout the course to enhance the student’s knowledge of general medical conditions, to reinforce reading assignments and to ensure that the student has completed the basic medical examination skills.

    General Medical Clinical Hours

    Each student will be required to complete medical clinical hours with documentation of a minimum of two patient encounters for each session during the subsequent clinical course.

  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: Make up of missed work will be permitted, but points will be taken off for turning in work after the due date. No work will be accepted two weeks past its original due date and all course work must be turned in by the last day of class to receive credit.

    Academic Dishonesty:


    Each individual is expected to earn his/her degree on the basis of personal effort. Any form of cheating on examinations or plagiarism on assigned papers constitutes unacceptable deceit and dishonesty. Plagiarism is defined as “literary theft” and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact words of a published text, or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally know to the public at large must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work. Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may include receipt of an “F” with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the “F” shall be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student a grade of F or FF (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    Detection of Plagiarism:

    The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service, which allows instructors to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I reserve the right to 1) request that assignments be submitted to me as electronic files and 2) electronically submit assignments to Assignments are compared automatically with a huge database of journal articles, web articles, and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report showing exactly how a student's paper was plagiarized.

    For more information about Academic Integrity of Graduate Students see

  38. Program This Course Supports: Masterof Science in Athletic Training
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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