Graduate Curriculum Committee Minutes

May 4, 2004

 

Members Present:         Bill Schwan, Barbara Eide, Thomas Kuffel, Joel Elgin, Carol Angell, Brad Seebach, Dayr Reis, Bob Krajewski, Jonathan Majak, Jeff Steffen

 

Members Absent:          Milt Dehn (exc.)

 

Consultants:                  Diane Schumacher, Dean Stroud, Bruce May, Martin Venneman, Charles Martin-Stanley, Garth Tymeson

Guests:                         Amelia Dittman, Mark Zellmer, Jeri Anibas

 

1.       M/S/P to approve minutes of April 20, 2004

 

2.       Second Reading:

Proposal #12 ESS 744 Laboratory Techniques in Clinical Exercise Physiology, 3 cr.

     

There will be no changes to the content of this course, so no outline was submitted; 762, 781 and 797 do not change, and AF/CR abbreviation becomes CEP

 

M/S/P to approve proposal as recorded here and in the April 20, 2004 minutes.

 

3.        First Readings:

Proposal #14 UW Graduate Business Consortium MBA Degree, 31 cr. online program Required Core 16 cr. Electives 14 cr.

This program is being submitted for entitlement to plan and entitlement of implement simultaneously. It will be offered by UW-La Crosse, Eau Claire, Oshkosh and Parkside, all AACSB accredited. This is an online program and will allow an MBA degree to be awarded by the Consortium rather than by an individual campus. It consists of 4 modules of 4 credits each and 14 elective credits.  Each campus in the consortium needs to request initial approval  of  the curriculum. After that, the consortium academic standards and assessment committee will govern all modifications. UWL teaches one core course Module III, which has been approved through the UWL curriculum process as BUS 760. The degree program and courses will not be in the catalog; students will not register through UWL; and they will not have a transcript at our campus.  Learning Innovations in Madison will handle all student records and administration.

Module I Strategies for Managing Ongoing Operations, 4 cr.

Focuses on the strategies needed to manage the day-to-day operation of an organization and the interplay among the various functional areas of business.  In this module, you will analyze and discuss corporate issues and formulate a strategy that is customer focused.  You will also discuss manufacturing and service strategies that support a company’s target markets.

Module II Developing New Products and Services, 4 cr.

Introduces you to the complexities involved in launching new products/services, business ventures, subsidiaries, or divisions within existing businesses.  Two themes predominate in this module: a marketing theme focusing on the identification and fulfillment of customer needs, and a financial theme exploring capital budgeting and long-term financial issues.

Module III Managing Strategically in a Global Environment, 4 cr.

This course will challenge students to develop the critical skills and integrated knowledge necessary to function effectively in today’s global environment.  Students will recognize how global agreements, changing technologies; global institutions and evolving political patterns affect the conduct of global business.  They will also develop the ability to frame problems form multiple managerial perspectives-including operational, economic, environmental, ethical, financial, cultural, and technological frames-and to apply sophisticated decision making and coalition building processes to arrive at integrated solutions in a diverse and changing world.  This course will typically employ a problem-based approach to the subject area and will seek to integrate, in this approach, such traditional functional disciplines as operations, logistics, marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and management.

 

      Module IV Focusing on the Future, 4 cr.

      This course builds on previous modules by preparing you to consider present conditions and analyze possible future events during your career.  You will identify and analyze trends in business and project their potential impact on managerial practice. You will also learn how potential changes may affect you professionally and personally.

 

M/S/P to waive the second reading and approve proposal.

 

Proposal #15 PAS,

Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies,

revise credits—add 3 for a total program of 105 cr.

prerequisite credits—reduce biology from 15 to 14 and chemistry from 12 to 11

 

PAS 710, Internal Medicine 3, Hematology, Oncology, Neurology and Psychiatry, 3 cr. effective spring 05, revise title, instructional pattern, description, credits.

      This course integrates presentation of the pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of a 

      spectrum of disorders in oncology, hematology, neurology, psychiatry. Issues related to

      nutrition and radiographic imaging in these medical disciplines are also presented.  The course is

      designed to allow PA students to develop critical clinical reasoning skills, and an advanced 

      understanding of these disease processes and their treatment.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the

      Physician Assistant program and approval of the program director.  May not earn credit for both

      PAS 706 and PAS 425/426/436. 4-wk course; offered Sem. II

 

      PAS 708, Surgical Medicine: Anesthesia, General Surgery, Otorhinolarynogology, 

      Ophthalmology, Orthodaepdic Surgery, Dermatology, Urology/Renal, 6 cr. effective spring

      05, revise instructional pattern, description, credits.

      This course integrates presentation of the pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of

   a spectrum of disorders in anesthesia, general surgery, otorhinolarynology, ophthalmology, orthodaepdic surgery, dermatology, urology/renal.  Issues related to nutrition and radiographic imaging in these medical disciplines are also presented.  This course is designed to allow PA students to develop the critical clinical reasoning skills, and an advanced understanding of these disease processes and their treatment.  Prerequisite: Admission to the Physician Assistant program and approval of the program director.  May not earn credit for both PAS 708 and PAS 425/426/436. 6-wk course; offered Sem. II

 

      PAS 706,Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics, 3 cr. effective spring 05, instructional

      pattern, description.

      This course-integrated presentation of the pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of

      a spectrum of disorders in obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics along with the wellness care and

      disease prevention.  Issues related to nutrition and radiographic imaging in the medical disciplines

      are also presented.  The course is designed to allow PA students to develop critical clinical

      reasoning skills, and an advanced understanding of these disease processes and their treatment. 

      Prerequisite: Admission to the   Physician Assistant program and approval of the program director.

      May not earn credit for both Pas 706 and PAS 425/426/436. 3-wk courses; offered Sem. II

 

      PAS 704, Internal Medicine 2, Endocrinology, 1 cr. effective January 05, revise description.

      This course intergrates presentation of pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of a

      spectrum of disorders in endocrinology.  Issues related to nutrition and radiographic imaging in the

      medical disciplines are also presented.  The course is designed to allow PA students to develop

      critical clinical reasoning skills, and an advanced understanding of these disease processes and

      their treatment.   Prerequisite: Admission to the   Physician Assistant program and approval of the

      program director. May not earn credit for both Pas 704 and PAS 425/426/436. Offered J Term.

 

 PAS 702, Internal Medicine I: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Allergy, and Dermatology,  5 cr. effective fall 04,

      revise title, instructional pattern, description, credits

      This course integrates presentation of the pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis and management of a

      spectrum of disorders in cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, allergy and

      dermatology. Issues related to nutrition and radiographic imaging in the medical disciplines are

      also presented.  The course is designed to allow PA students to develop critical clinical reasoning

      skills, and an advanced understanding of these disease processes and their treatment.  Prerequisite:

      Admission to the Physician Assistant program and approval of the program director.  May not

      earn credit for both PAS 702 and PAS 425/426/436. Offered Sem. I.

 

      PAS 650, Clinical Diagnosis and Reasoning, 6 cr. effective spring 05,

revise instructional pattern, description, credits.

      This course brings together the knowledge and skills developed previously in the

      program to perform the comprehensive history and physical examination and a more limited  

      episodic examination.  Clinical critical thinking becomes an integral part of performing the

      examination through the development of a differential diagnosis and appropriate diagnostic

      strategies.  Also includes presentation of behavioral and social concepts in medicine including

      personality development, normative responses to stress, psychosomatic manifestations of illness,

      sexuality, basic counseling skills, emotional problems of daily living.  Prerequisite:  Admission to

      Physician Assistant program and approval of the program director.  May not earn credit for both

      PAS 650 and PAS 433/435. Offered Sem. II

 

      PAS 642,   Medical History and Physical Exam, 5 cr. effective fall 04,

revise title, instructional pattern, description.

      The elements of a comprehensive medical history and physical exam are presented and students

      practice these techniques in the teaching lab and in the clinical setting.  EKG interpretation is also

      presented.  Prerequisite:  Admission to the Physician Assistant program and approval of the

      program director.  May not earn credit for both PAS 642 and PAS 432/433. Offered Sem. I

 

PAS 622, Neuroanatomy, offered either fall or spring

 

     M/S/P to waive second reading and approve proposal (1 abs.)

 

4.      Old Business:  None:

 

  1. New Business:  Effective summer 2005, students will be required to enroll in GRC 799, Graduate

       Research Continuation, 0., and pay $100.00 fee during the summer in addition to the fall and spring,

once they have completed all course work. This applies retroactively to all students working on a capstone experience, not just new students.

 

 

Committee members were reminded to return their GCC binders for updating, even if they will be on the committee next year. Meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m. 

 

Diane Schumacher

GCC Secretary