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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHA6336
Tracking Number - 5031

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: In review 9/4/14; to GC. Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Nmbr 6331 apprd as 6336, eff 2/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-06-23
  2. Department: Graduate School
  3. College: RX
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Shyam S Mohapatra
  6. Phone: 8139748568
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHA
  9. Number: 6336
  10. Full Title: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  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): Regenerative Medicine
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: How materials interact with cells through their micro-and nanostructure, mechanical properties degradation characteristics, surface chemistry and biochemistry. Principles of tissue engineering,design strategies for practical applications for tissue repair

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course:
  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? Tissue Engineering and Regeneraive medicine will be the major therapeutic paradigm for the future as patients demand treatment tailored to their genetic and metabolic make-up. Understanding materials design and engineering for regenerative medicine and how materials interact with cells through their micro- and nanostructure, mechanical properties, degradation characteristics, surface chemistry, and biochemistry will give an enormous advantage to our professionals. Examples include novel materials for drug and gene delivery, materials for stem cell proliferation and differentiation, and tissue engineering scaffolds. The field of RM is still in the formative stages and it is necessary that current students and healthcare workers are up to date with current knowledge and policies so that they can participate

    intelligently in implementing RM programs around the country. There is

    no comprehensive course on RM in the state of Florida and few in the

    country as a whole. Given the widespread and continuing interest in

    customized therapy, we believe that now is the time to create a course

    specifically focused on teaching students the basics of RM, the current

    applicability and plans for future implementation.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructor must have PhD.
  29. Objectives: The major goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and responsibility to utilize the principles of tissue engineering and design strategies for practical applications for tissue repair. Specific objectives include:

    • Introduction to tissue components and dynamics.

    • Morphogenesis

    • Stem cells

    • Cellular fate processes

    • Cell and tissue characterization

    • Controlled drug and gene delivery

    • Bioreactors

    • Cell-materials interactions

    • Host integration

  30. Learning Outcomes: Successful completion of this course will provide the student with the

    skills to:

    • Understand the current status of regenerative medicine and its potential for

    the future of medicine

    • Apply the principles of tissue engineering and design strategies for practical

    application of tissue repair

    • Understand the nature of novel materials for drug and gene delivery

    • Recognize materials for stem cell proliferation and differentiation

    • Identify tissue engineering scaffolds

  31. Major Topics: The course will address key aspects of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine principles and applications, which include:

    • Introduction to tissue components and dynamics.

    • Morphogenesis

    • Stem cells

    • Cellular fate processes

    • Cell and tissue characterization

    • Controlled drug and gene delivery

    • Bioreactors

    • Cell-materials interactions

    • Host integration

    • Novel materials for drug and gene delivery

    • Materials for stem cell proliferation and differentiation

    • Tissue engineering scaffolds

  32. Textbooks: Principles of Regenerative Medicine, 2nd Edition. Edited by: Atala & Lanza & Thomson & Nerem
  33. 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.
  34. 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


    Exam-1 1 Χ 70 points 70

    Exam-2 1 Χ 70 points 70

    Final Exam 1 x 80 points 80

    Projects 2 Χ 15 points 30

    Homework assignments 2 Χ 15 points 30

    Debate 1 Χ 20 points 20

    Total 300

    A 270 – 300

    B 240 –

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: The completion of two scheduled projects, two assignments, one debate and three exams is compulsory for every student. The assignments, projects

    and exams must be submitted on time and late submission will result in a

    grade of F and possibly other penalties.

  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: There will be no make-up opportunities for missed homework, assignments and student debates. Students will be permitted to make up exams missed
  38. Program This Course Supports: Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Update and Practice Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Master’s in Pharmacy Concentration in Nanomedicine

    Pharmacy, PhD program in Biomedical Sciences or Engineering

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