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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6609

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Reduce existing GMS 6609 credit hours currently listed in the USF course inventory as 6-12 to 3 credit hours only.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5407 2016-02-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Medicine MD HSC61100010000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Patricia Kruk 8139740548

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6609 Advanced Gross Anatomy

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Gross Anatomy
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0





    Course Description

    This laboratory course will focus on a regional dissection approach to understanding how each organ system functions to serve their role in normal homeostasis of the living human body.

  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?

    This graduate-level course is directed towards students who have an interest in medical sciences or who are focused on future medically-related or allied health careers. This course is needed in our MS in Medical Sciences concentration in Anatomy as laboratory anatomy constitutes one of the elements of anatomy. Since this course will focus on a regional dissection approach to understanding how each organ system functions to serve their role in normal homeostasis of the living body, it will better prepare students for future training and careers in medical or education professions.

    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, MD or equivalent professional degree.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Advanced Gross Anatomy (GMS 6609) is designed to examine the fundamental aspects of human anatomy. The course serves as an introduction to the structural organization of the human body and provides an appreciation for how the structural organization relates to function, with a particular focus on, organs, and systems. Emphasis is placed on normal structure and relationships with consideration of abnormal structures and dysfunctions that may be revealed in a cadaveric dissections.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    All material is presented in the context of modern medicine such that at the completion of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the morphological organization of the body inclusive of all regions and organ systems that compose the body as a whole.

    2. Describe the interaction and interconnection of the anatomical components as related to the maintenance of normal body homeostasis.

    3. Describe the morphological organization of each region of the body with detailed description of the anatomical relationship of each structure to its surrounding morphology

    4. Define anatomic terms used to refer to the body and identify and describe the major anatomical features.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Back and shoulder

    2. Axilla and Arm

    3. Forearm and Hand

    4. Thoracic wall and lungs

    5. Post Thorax Mediastinum and Heart

    6. Anterior abdominal wall celiac trunk

    7. Digestive tract

    8. Post wall and Kidneys

    9. Pelvic wall and Pelvic viscera

    10. Neck Superficial/Deep and Sagittal Section

    11. Skull and Foramen Brain

    12. Head Face Scalp

    13. Head Deep Face

    14. Head Eye Ear

    D. Textbooks

    The following textbook is required for this course.

    Grant Dissector by Patrick Tank 15 ed Lipponcott Williams and Wilkins, 2013

    ISBN: 978-1-60913-606-2

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    In order to appropriately address the teaching objectives of the course, students will be responsible for subject material from the assigned readings that are not covered in the lecture modules. Moreover, maximum benefit will be obtained by reading appropriate textbook material (Assigned Reading) before viewing each module.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The final course grade will be determined by the weighting of the percent score for the various exams. Each exam will represent 25% of the final grade. Final course grade will be based on a percentage performance basis for the course using the following grading scale:

    Letter Grade Grade Quality Points

    A 92-100 4.00

    A- 89-91 3.67

    B+ 87-88 3.33

    B 82-86 3.00

    B- 79-81 2.67

    C+ 77-78 2.33

    C 72-76 2.00

    C- 69-71 1.67

    D+ 67-68 1.33

    D 62-66 1.00

    D- 59-61 0.67


    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    All examinations will be delivered during the normal laboratory class times and will feature fill in the blank practical identification questions. There will be a total of four (4) examinations each consisting of fill in the blank. Spelling does count. 35 minutes is allotted for each test.

    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. 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

    Course participants are required to complete the course exams on the dates indicated in the syllabus and the Medical Sciences Masters’ in Anatomy calendar. Alternative dates for examinations are only given due to extreme circumstances, or emergencies. Students are required to provide appropriate documentation to support the claim of an emergency beyond their control, which will be determined acceptable by the course director BEFORE being granted an extension of time to complete an examination. No make-up exams will be scheduled prior to the regular course exams.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MS in Medical Sciences concentration in Anatomy

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Masters in Medical Sciences Pre-Professional Program (MSP3).

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