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Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Medical laboratory science Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 12 and September 26, 2011, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with UT System.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by January 26, 2012.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012.



Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Medical laboratory science Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  B.S. Medical Laboratory Science


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
  1. Change BIO 318M to BIO 328M.
  2. Update statistics requirement to add additional choices.
  3. Change BIO 126L to 226L to reflect proposed course inventory change.
  4. Update biology list to remove BIO 320, 326R, and 329; add BIO 446L and select topics in BIO 337.
  5. Update organic chemistry sequence per approved course inventory changes.
  6. Delete physics sequence.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 556-557


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. Change BIO 318M, Biostatistics, to upper-division, BIO 328M.
  2. Additional statistics classes have been added to give students a choice to complete this degree requirement.
  3. Change BIO 126L to BIO 226L to reflect proposed course inventory change.
  4. BIO 326R has been removed from the degree plan in favor of BIO 326M in order to better prepare students in the discipline of medical microbiology. BIO 329 has been removed because it is no longer taught. A new course recently developed in the School of Biological Sciences, BIO 446L, is ideal to complement BIO 365S, which is already included in the major. For this reason, BIO 320 has been dropped and students will now have a choice between BIO 446L and BIO 330. A new requirement for a course in health informatics has been added to the degree plan to help prepare students for the transformative changes in medicine that are occurring with the advent of electronic medical record systems. 
  5. Change organic sequences to upper-division. Majority of the students enrolled each semester are upper classmen.
  6. Physics is no longer required for admission into clinical education programs in MLS.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

 


Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
 

 

 


Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No

If yes, explain:
 

 



COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: April 21, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: May 12, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 26, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.