Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6707
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Comments: to GC for review 9/12/11; Abb. Title updated 10/11/11; to GC 11/3/11. Approved. To USF System 11/28/11. to SCNS 12/6/11. Apprd eff 1/1/12
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 813 2011-08-10 Department College Budget Account Number MD 614500020 Contact Person Phone Ingrid Bahner 8139743454 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GMS 6707 Medical Neuroscience Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? Y Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3-7 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Med Neuroscience Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
GMS 6xxx Core Principles and the Musculoskeletal System
Emphasized in this course are those aspects of the nervous systems that have immediate relevance for clinical medicine.
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Masters of Science with a concentration in interdisciplinary medical sciences
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?
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
The overall objectives of this course are to provide the students with a fundamental understanding of anatomical, biological and behavioral principles basic to human function; to explain mechanisms that underlie clinical disorders; and to understand, synthesize, and incorporate the fundamental principles learned as they apply to medicine.
B. Learning Outcomes
Acquiring a fundamental understanding of medical principles that will permit life-long learning.
C. Major Topics
Introduction and Overview of the CNS
Cell Biology of Neurons
Initiation of Action Potentials
Propagation of Action Potentials
Imaging the Nervous System I
Meninges, CNS and the Ventricular System
Lab Preview + Brain Lab - remove brain; meninges; brain and brainstem; cranial nerves
Post Synapic Events
Autonomic and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Integration and the Autonomic Nervous System
Brain Lab - brain and brainstem; cranial nerves
AL: Cranial Nerves
Ventricular System and CSF
Brain Lab - Cerebral Cortex, Diencephalon and Ventricular System
Cell Biology of Glia
Development of the Nervous System
Spinal Cord Reflexes and Muscle Tone
AL: Clinical Evaluation of Cranial Nerves
Diseases of Lower Motor Neurons
Control of Lower Motor Neurons
Brainstem Control of Lower Motor Neurons
Imaging the Nervous System II
Lab Preview + Cervical and Brachial Plexus Lab
Primary and Supplemental Motor Cortex and Movement
Lab Preview + Brachial Plexus Lab
Eye and Ear
Lab Preview + Lumbosacral Plexus Lab
Eye and Orbit
CNS Control of Extraocular Movement
Clinical Evaluation of Extraocular Movement
Development of the Eye and Ear
The Visual System Retinal Processing
Lab Preview + Eye and Ear Lab
The Visual System Central Processing
Lab Preview + Eye and Ear Lab
AL: Somatosensory Disorders
Reticular Formation and the Reticular Activating System
The Limbic System
Models of Learning
Fear and Emotion
Blood Supply to the Brain
Personality Development I
Personality Development II
Apraxias and Agnosias
Consciousness, Brain Death and Anesthesia
Family Communication Patterns
Unexplained Neurological Symptoms
Brain, Mind, Default Mode Network and the Sense of Self
Neuroscience, Dale Purves, et al. eds., 4th edition , Sinauer Associates, Inc. 2008
Histology, A text and Atlas, Michael H. Ross, Wojciech Pawlina, 5th edition, 2005.
Gray’s Anatomy for Students, Richard Drake, 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2009
Atlas of Human Anatomy, Frank Netter, 4th edition, Saunders.; or Atlas of Anatomy, A. Gilroy, et al, 1st edition, Thieme.
The Developing Human, Keith Moore & T.V.N. Persaud, 8th edition, 2006.
Behavior Science in Medicine by Barabra Fadem
Physiology, 6th Edition, Berne & Levy, Koeppen and Stanton, Elsevier/Mosby (2008).
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Test scores 96%
Written, Computer Based (84%)
Laboratory Practical (16%)
Participation in Active Learning 3%
Completing Peer Assessment 1%
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
TEST 1 week 3: Monday 8:00am
TEST 2 week 5: Monday 8:00am
Anatomy Lab Practical week 7: Monday 8:00am
TEST 3 week 7: Wednesday 8:00am
TEST 4 week 10: Friday 8:00am
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
Students who miss an examination for any reason are required to contact the Office of Educational Affairs (974-2435) prior to returning to class to determine the date and time of the make-up examination. Dates and times of make-up examinations are determined by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in consultation with Course Directors. In general, make-up examinations must be taken within 48 hours of the original examination date.
J. Program This Course Supports
Masters of Science with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences
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