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Last approved: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:39:01 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:39:01 GMT

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VMB (Veterinary Science - VMB)
901
032277
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Molecular Medicine
Molecular Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching - MBS Department (19VMA)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
1
13
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Barbara Sherry
Professor
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoThere is no limit to the number of students who may enroll. Anticipate around 10 to 20, but will allow up to 100.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This elective is designed for all DVM students to augment their training in clinical and basic sciences. Modern medicine is making increasing use of molecular approaches for advancing diagnostic and prognostic modalities, and for developing more effective therapeutic strategies for cancer, metabolic disorders and infectious diseases. This class will outline the concepts underlying current and emerging technologies in molecular medicine, and investigate their utility in a clinical setting. The goal is to equip students with a basic understanding of the appropriate and effective use of molecular strategies, whether directly for patient care, or within academic, industry or government research.

This course is offered as an elective to students in the 3rd year of their DVM curriculum. There are currently no courses that formally cover approaches in molecular medicine, and this course fills that void.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No additional instructional resources are necessary. As part of the CVM curriculum revision process, specific core DVM courses were targeted for credit hour reduction or elimination in order to accommodate new core courses and required elective courses. Faculty effort for these new courses will come from reallocation of faculty teaching effort based on these credit hour reductions and course eliminations as well as total departmental teaching needs. In addition, new faculty hires within all three departments may fulfill a portion of required teaching effort within these new core courses and core elective courses. Physical facilities for new courses will utilize existing lecture, laboratory and teaching animal resources and this will be done in concert with reductions in current use due to credit hour reductions and course elimination; this will create the necessary room within the room schedule and animal facilities without requiring additional lecture / laboratory space or increased numbers of teaching animals. Any expenses associated with new courses will be funded at the CVM level via the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Office through already identified sources.

The goal is to equip students with a basic understanding of the appropriate and effective use of molecular strategies, whether directly for patient care, or within academic, industry or government research.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:



  • Describe basic molecular biology principals (DNA, RNA, protein, chromosomes, etc.)

  • Describe processes determining genetic variation (recombination, etc)

  • Compare basic molecular technologies (qRT-PCR, sequencing, etc.)

  • Assess the utility of molecular approaches in veterinary diagnostics, prognostics, therapeutics and DNA-based forensics

  • Design an appropriate molecular approach for a specific case study example and communicate it effectively


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes45Three online quizzes (15% each) for a total of 45 pts
Oral Presentation55Capstone event. One specific veterinary case or problem will be assigned to each small group (≤3 students). Students will identify molecular technologies to be applied, predict possible outcomes, and determine potential next steps. They will communicate their results in a short presentation to the class. Students will be assessed on accuracy and appropriate application of molecular medicine technologies, and on their effective communication.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to molecular basics3 classesReading and lecture
Comparative molecular medicine2 classesReading and lecture.
Veterinary molecular diagnostics3 classesReading and lecture.
Veterinary molecular forensics2 classesReading and lecture
Research in molecular medicine2 classesReading and lecture
I am the course coordinator. This will be team-taught by five additional CVM faculty members, and department heads (MBS and PHP) have already approved their participation.

mlnosbis 11/18/2015: No similar or conflicting courses. No consultation needed outside of CVM, whose Dept. Heads have approved. See note above.

ghodge 11/20/2015 I made a few clarifying edits. Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-Overlap with a few courses taught in Biological Sciences, but they approve the course as proposed.
-The anticipated enrollment is listed as 10 per semester and 100 per section without multiple sections. The comment explains that the anticipated enrollment is actually 10 to 20. Therefore, it seems that the anticipated enrollment per semester should be list as 10-20 and per section as 10-20
-The course action does not explain the resources needed for this new class that has not been previously taught; perhaps no additional resources are needed because it is a team-taught course
-Typos: "biology principles" should be "biology principles" on course action form and on syllabus; "persuant" on syllabus

ghodge 12/07/2015 ask department to make typo corrections; ask department to clarify resource statement, such as course will be part of instructor's regular teaching load; leave enrollment as is so the department can offer the course to 100 students each time as a single section

kenuss 12/7/15: updated typos. Added resource statement -- if more is needed on this, please advise.
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