UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

The Graduate School

CURRICULAR REPORT FROM THE GRADUATE COUNCIL TO THE FACULTY SENATE: REPORT NO. 2002-2003-4

 

At meeting No. 383 held November 22, 2002, the Graduate Council considered and approved the following curricular matters which are now submitted to the Faculty Senate for information or confirmation as indicated.

I. Matters of Information

A. College of Pharmacy

1. Department of Biomedical Sciences

a. Temporary Course (then to be offered as regular course):

BMS 540X Drug Metabolism Methods (2)

Critical analysis of techniques used in drug and xenobiotic metabolism research, including assay design (enzyme source, analytical methods, kinetics), prototype assays, individual variation (phenotype, genotype), and computational prediction of metabolism. (Lec. 3) Pre: BCH 581 or 582 or permission of instructor. Next offered Spring 2003

II. Matters Requiring Confirmation by Faculty Senate

A. College of Human Science and Services

1. Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science

a. New Course:

EXS 524 Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Care (3)

Overview of the obesity epidemic and implications for morbidity and mortality. Consideration of energy balance issues and metabolism. Emphasis on the role of physical activity in preventing and treating obesity. (Lec. 3) Pre: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

B. College of Environmental and Life Sciences

1. Department of Marine Affairs

a. Change:

MAF 582 Estuarine Management &endash; change title, description and method of instruction to read:

MAF 582 Coastal Ecosystem Governance (3)

This course links human impacts on coastal environments with existing or proposed governance solutions. Management regimes for individual sectors, coastal regions, and land/estuarine ecosystems are introduced and compared. (Seminar)