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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR7837

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-10-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: For PhD in Nursing. Required. To GC. Appd 3/6/15; to USF 8/28/15; to SCNS 9/7/15. Nmbr 7836 approved as 7837. Approved effective 10/1/15

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5164 2015-01-09
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 620100020
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dewel Lindsey 8133969978

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 7837 Innovative Programs in Biobehavioral Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Innv Prgs in Biobehavioral Res
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0



    Course Description

    This course provides foundations in theoretical models, critical analyses of research literature, and design and measurement issues in biobehavioral research

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    Required course, offered once per year

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


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

    PhD in Nursing or comparable discipline

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    During this course the student will have the opportunity to:

    1. Discuss major biobehavioral theories of importance to nursing inquiry

    2. Use biobehavioral theories to frame research questions and hypotheses

    3. Describe biological and behavioral paradigms and synthesize ideas from both in developing models for research

    4. Discuss current findings from biobehavioral research that will influence nursing inquiry

    5. Translate findings from biobehavioral research into evidence for clinical practice

    6. Discuss measurement issues in biobehavioral research

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Student will be able to select biobehavioral frameworks to support their scholarship.

    Student will be able to select biologic markers to measure to support answering his/her research questions.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to biobehavioral research

    Theoretical paradigms in biological science

    Theoretical paradigms in behavioral science

    Synthesizing and utilizing paradigms in biobehavorial research

    Understanding and critiquing biobehavioral research models: Genetics and Genomics

    Understanding and Critiquing biobehavioral research models: Stress

    Understanding and critiquing biobehavioral research models: Immunity and Inflammation

    Understanding and critiquing biobehavioral research models: Cancer

    Understanding and critiquing biobehavioral research models: Aging

    Understanding and critiquing biobehavioral research models: Cardiac Disease

    Measurement issues and assays: biological

    Measurement issues and assays: behavioral

    D. Textbooks

    Journals available in USF electronic collection

    - Applied Biobehavioral Research

    - Biological Research for Nursing

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Midterm Exam

    Final Exam

    Student Critique Presentations

    Laboratory Observations

    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: (

    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. Its 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

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information


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