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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6447
Tracking Number - 4846

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-04-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for MNM conc in MSMS; to Chair; pending confirmation of which course it replaces; Apprd 12/10/13; To USF Sys 2/4/14, to SCNS 2/12/14. Approved eff 4/1/14

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2013-11-12
  2. Department: Medical Sciences
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 610601
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber
  6. Phone: 9749908
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6447
  10. Full Title: Advanced Male Endocrinology
  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): Advanced Male Endocrinology
  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: The course focuses on advanced endocrinology in the male patient including male sexuality, late-life hypogonadism, benign prostatic hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate cancer and hormonal therapies and nutrition and the aging male.

  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. Advanced Male Endocrinology represent a critical approach to understanding and controlling hormonal-linked diseases such as obesity, prostatitis, ED and cancer. The Metabolic Nutritional Medicine concentration currently has 131 registered students and approx 20 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:

    Discussion of the normal steroid hormone biosynthetic pathways and their regulation

    Discussion of the physiological functions of the various male hormones, such as testosterone

    Discussion of the role of estrogen in the male

    Providing a detailed examination of specific male endocrine disorders

    Discussion of the toxic effects of various environmental chemicals of male endocrinology

    Discussion of the effects of stress on male hormone function

    Discussion of changes in hormone functions in andropause

    Discussion of the linkage between insulin function and metabolic syndrome

    Discussion of the components and function of the immune system in the aging male

    Comparing and contrasting the properties of an emerging range of complementary bio-identical hormone treatments as adjuncts to conventional therapies in endocrinology

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

    Discuss the methodology of scientific support for, and the differences in, saliva, urine and blood testing of hormones

    Analyze scientific and clinical studies that suggest conventional venipuncture serum testing underestimates tissue uptake of sex-steroids delivered topically

    Discuss basis of steroid synthesis

    Discuss the urine monitoring of hormone levels and metabolites. Specific algorithms will be shared to facilitate ease of use in clinical practice

    Discuss hormonal changes that occur with aging in males

    Discuss cardiovascular, cognitive, bone, sexual, and emotional effects of hormone depletion and hormone restoration in males

    Describe how to monitor and restore optimal hormone levels in males

    Discuss the differences between compounding and manufacturing medications

    Review the various licensure needs to compound medications

    Discuss the various patient care areas that involve specialized compounding

    Review various medication dosage forms that can be compounded

    Discuss the various types of equipment needed in compounding

    Identify how to evaluate a patient for iodine deficiency

    Review the roles iodine plays in the body

    Describe how to treat iodine deficiency

  31. Major Topics: Major course topics include:

    Testosterone: Biochemistry, Physiology & Dosing Issues

    Anti-Aging Medicine for the Aging Male

    A Metabolic Approach to Prostate Health

    Andropause & Male Hormone Replacement Therapy

    The Central Role of Stress & Adrenal Dysfunction in Men’s Health

    A Metabolic Approach to Erectile Dysfunction

    A Metabolic Approach to Growth Hormone

    Male Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormones & the Immune System

    Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome

    Men’s Health – Advanced Pearls for your Practice

  32. Textbooks: Greenspan, F.S. & Gardner, D.G., “Basic and Clinical Endocrinology”, 8th Ed. McGraw-Hill Prof. Publ., 2007.

    Morley, J.E. & van den Berg, L. eds., “Endocrinology of Aging”. Humana Press, 1999.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Additional and appropriate readings will be identified and posted on Canvas.
  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. 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: 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: MS MS Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration & GC Advanced Endocrinology
  39. Course Concurrence Information: This course will be part of the MS MS Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine concentration & the new Graduate Certificate in Advanced Endocrinology.

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