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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6449

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: recd after 3/1. To Chair - For For Certificate. Concurrence clarified. Ok 6/2/14; process with 9/8/14 GC report. to SCNS 10/1; to SCNS 10/8. Nmbr 6132 apprd as 6449, effective 2/1/15. Updated to both online and face-to-face delivery 5/18/16


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4926 2014-02-05
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medical Sciences MD 60821
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Shyam S Mohapatra 8139748568 smohapat@health.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHA 6449 Pharmacogenomics--Current and Future Prospects

    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? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Prospects in Pharmacogenomics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    none

    Corequisites

    none

    Course Description

    The course is designed to include the scientific and societal components essential for the implementation of pharmacogenomics in the healthcare system and to provide a clear understanding of "Future Medicine for the Future Pharmacist".


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    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?

    Pharmacogenomics is a new area of applied science that deals with the genomic/proteomic status of an individual and its effect on drug response. The current one-size-fits-all format for prescriptions is not suitable for everyone. The majority of drugs withdrawn from the market recently, even after FDA approval, were due to their adverse effects. Most drugs undergo active metabolism inside the body to release their active component. The kinetics of drug metabolism and the amount of active compound released is not uniform across all individuals and it is linked to an individual’s genetic make-up. Often the adverse effects of a drug are due either to its incomplete metabolism or slower clearance (dynamics) of the active metabolized drug, both of which can be individual specific, hence the need for an understanding of how an individual’s genome affects their response to a drug, pharmacogenomics.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    No

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    • To review the current status and future prospects for pharmacogenomics,

    • To discuss various components of pharmacogenomics and their roles in its implementation

    • To discuss obstacles, difficulties and possible solutions for implementing pharmacogenomics

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete the course will have mastered the following competencies:

    1. Understanding the concepts and principles of pharmacogenomics

    2. Identifying the strengths of pharmacogenomics in improving the current health care system

    3. Avoiding the obstacles and issues involved in pharmacogenomics implementation

    4. Applying new tools and technology for pharmacogenomics

    C. Major Topics

    This course extensively discusses the scientific, social and political components of pharmacogenomics, in addition to the technology and tools essential for its implementation and its application to translational drug therapy and clinical pharmacy. At the completion of this course, participants will be acquainted with:

    • Introduction to pharmacogenomics update

    • Pharmacogenomics: current status

    • Factors influencing complete implementation of pharmacogenomics

    • Pharmacogenomics - social status

    • The pharmacist's role in pharmacogenomics

    • The physician role in pharmacogenomics

    • Physician – patient – pharmacist: essential networking

    • Technology and tools for pharmacogenomics

    • The healthcare system and its role in pharmacogenomics

    • Policies and policy makers in pharmacogenomics implementation

    • Electronic health record keeping: current status and future prospects

    • Transformation of pharmacy retailers for medicine of the future

    • Globalization of pharmacogenomics

    D. Textbooks

    Pharmacogenomics: Methods and Protocols, by Federico Innocenti (Methods in Molecular Biology, ISSN 1064-3745: 311).

    Pharmacogenomics: Challenges and Opportunities in Therapeutic Implementation, byYui-Wing Francis Lam, and Larisa H. Cavallari (Academic Press. ISSN:978-0-12-391918-2).

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Primary articles from the literature and/or reviews relevant to the lecture topics may be assigned on a weekly basis. Students are expected to read the material and be prepared to discuss key points and concepts.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students should study ALL materials covered in class. There will be

    three exams. In addition, there will be two homework assignments, two

    project write-ups and one debate. The grade will be based on the

    following:

    Exam-1 1 × 70 points 70

    Exam-2 1 × 70 points 70

    Final Exam 1 x 80 points 80

    Projects 2 × 15 points 30

    Homework assignments 2 × 15 points 30

    Debate 1 × 20 points 20

    Total 300

    A 270 – 300

    B 240 –

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    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.

    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

    There will be no make-up opportunities for missed homework, assignments and student debates. Students will be permitted to make up exams missed because of excused absences caused by (1) personal illness, (2) religious holiday or (3) an illness or death in the immediate family. The instructor must be notified in writing about absences for religious holidays at least two weeks before observance. In the case of an emergency, the student should contact the course coordinator by e-mail and provide written documentation as soon as possible. If the student fails to provide proper written documentation of the emergency, he/she will get a zero for the exams missed.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Update and Practice Management


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Master’s in Pharmacy Concentration in Nanomedicine

    Pharmacy, PhD program in Biomedical Sciences or Engineering



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