Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME7980
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): This course needs to change from 1-9 credits to 2-19 credits, because a student is not allowed to take only 1 credit in their last semester in order to graduate.
Comments: Elective (Required for PhD) Biomed. Eng. Course already exists. Emailed faculty 3/11/16. Updated form. Changing hours from 1-9 to 2-19. GC Approved To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Appd eff 7/1/16
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 5326 2015-11-17 Department College Budget Account Number Chemical Engineering EN 21070000 Contact Person Phone Jill Srofe 8139745855 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title BME 7980 Doctoral. Dissertation Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? Y Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 8 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 1-9 G - Graduate Dissertation Z - Z/U Only Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Ph.D. Dissertation Course Online? Percentage Online H - Face-to-face and blended (separate sections) 0
DISSERTATION RESEARCH FOR THE PH.D. IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. STUDENTS MUST BE ADMITTED TO PH.D. CANDIDACY PRIOR TO REGISTRATION FOR DISSERTATION HOURS.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
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?
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.)
- Other Course Information
OBJECTIVES: STUDENTS WILL CONDUCT RESEARCH LEADING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE DISSERTATION FOR THE PH.D. IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. . C. MAJOR TOPICS LITERATURE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS, DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS, DATA ANALYSIS, AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS.
B. Learning Outcomes
B. LEARNING OUTCOMES STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO DESIGN AND CONDUCT RESEARCH AT THE DISSERTATION LEVEL, INCLUDING THE ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
C. Major Topics
C. MAJOR TOPICS LITERATURE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS, DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS, DATA ANALYSIS, AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATIONS.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
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: (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
J. Program This Course Supports
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