Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6057
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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
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 4794 2013-08-14 Department College Budget Account Number Deans Office MD 610601 Contact Person Phone Michael J. Barber 9749908 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6057 Integrative Cancer Therapies 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 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Integrative Cancer Therapies Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
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.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program
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?
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.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 1 time
D. 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.
- Other Course Information
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
B. 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
C. 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
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.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Blackboard.
F. 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.
G. 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.
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
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.
J. Program This Course Supports
M.S. Medical Sciences - Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration.
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