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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6059

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4883 2014-01-16
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD 610601
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael J. Barber 9749908 mbarber@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6059 Nutritional 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) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Nutritional Cancer Therapies
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    None

    Course Description


  3. Justification

    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 120 registered students and approx 5 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.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    B. Learning Outcomes

    C. Major Topics

    D. 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.

    Shankar, S. & Srivastava, R.K., “Nutrition, Diet and Cancer”. Springer, 2012.

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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.


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact chinescobb@grad.usf.edu or joe@grad.usf.edu.