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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6057
Tracking Number - 4794

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-06-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): NA
Comments: For MNC concentration in MSMS; replacing selected topics course. Faculty emailed regarding which one; Apprd 12/10/13; To USF Sys 2/4/14, to SCNS 2/12/14; appd eff 6/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-08-14
  2. Department: Deans Office
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 610601
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber
  6. Phone: 9749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6057
  10. Full Title: Integrative Cancer Therapies
  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?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 1
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Integrative Cancer Therapies
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to focus on exploring integrative cancer therapies for a variety of specific forms of cancer together with the application of novel therapeutic regimes.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
  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? Metabolic Nutritional Medicine represents a new and evolving discipline in the medical sciences that deals with an integrative and functional medicine approach to healthcare and disease prevention The discipline combines evidence based medicine with new approaches to therapeutics and patient wellness. Nutrition and metabolism represent a critical approaches to understanding and controlling diseases such as obesity and cancer. The Metabolic Nutritional Medicine concentration currently has 121 registered students and approx 10 registered for the first course offering.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 1 time
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) All the instructors in the course are M.D., D.O. or Ph.D. or equivalent trained faculty.
  29. Objectives: The course objectives include:

    Providing a detailed examination of the role of integrative medicine in the treatment of cancer

    Compare and contrast the properties of an emerging range of complementary cancer treatments as adjuncts to conventional therapies

    Discussing the role of various sub-cellular organelles, such as mitochondria, in cancer cell progression

    Discuss the principles of oxygen utilization by cancer cells and the role of redox state as part of cancer development and progression

    Compare and contrast the development of various drug cocktails for cancer treatment

    Examine the role of mind and body medicine as an additional component of cancer therapies

    Examine the application of new intravenous approaches to cancer treatment

    Discuss the application of new emerging biomarkers in cancer diagnosis and treatment

    Review the results of various clinical trials that are part of the development of new cancer treatment modalities

    Examining various patient case studies as examples of diagnosis and different therapeutic regimes in cancer treatment

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Discuss and understand the application of integrative medicine as an approach to cancer therapy

    Discuss Hoxsey therapy

    Describe Burzynski's anitneoplastons

    Discuss avemar therapy

    Discuss protocell therapy

    Examin the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    Compare and contrast the properties of photodynamic treatment

    Discuss sonodynamic therapy

    Discuss cancer pH manipulation therapy

    Discuss the properties of mind/body medicine

    Discuss the significance of exercise as related to cancer therapies

    Discuss bio-oxidative and ultraviolet medicine and cancer therapies

    Discuss intravenous vitamin C as a cancer treatment modality

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include:

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapies


    Vitamin C and Cancer: History & the Next Generation

    Vitamin C and Cancer: The Scientific Basis

    Vitamin C and Cancer: The RECNAC Protocol

    Vitamin C and Cancer: The Systemic Saturation Concept

    Mind Body Medicine in Cancer Patients

    Evaluating the Evidence of Controversial Cancer Treatments

    Cocktails Off-Label Drugs in Cancer Treatment

    Using Oxidative Therapies in a Cancer Management Protocol

    Obesity, Exercise and Cancer Prevention

    Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment

    TK 1 and Cancer: A Novel Marker

  32. Textbooks: Paradee, A. & Stein, G., eds.,"The Biology and Treatment of Cancer: Understanding Cancer". John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2009.

    Weinberg, R.A., "The Biology of Cancer". Garland, 2006.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: The course requires the completion of 3 case study research papers 15% each 45% of grade. Comprehensive midterm exam 23% of grade. Comprehensive final exam 23% of grade. 5 webcasts 9% of grade.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The course requires completion of 4 unit self-assessment quizzes, 3 case studies research papers, a comprehensive midterm exam, a comprehensive final exam and 5 webcasts.
  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. 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.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: For documented student absences, such as for illness, students will be allowed to make up any missing case reports or exams. Students will be required to abide by USF policy on academic integrity as described in course syllabus.
  38. Program This Course Supports: M.S. Medical Sciences - Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration.
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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