University Bulletin 2017-2018

Biomedical Sciences

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  • BMD 114
    Anatomy and Physiology I
    4 cr

    This is the first of a two-course sequence that covers an introduction to basic human anatomy and physiology, including the study of the structure and function of various body systems. Included is a study of basic principles of organism homeostasis, biochemical makeup, a study of cells and tissues, cellular metabolism, joints, the integumentary and skeletal systems, muscular and nervous systems, and the senses. Laboratory experiences are provided through demonstration and interactive (virtual) laboratories.

    Pre-requisite: BLY 101 Minimum Grade of D or BLY 121 Minimum Grade of D or CH 101 Minimum Grade of D or CH 131 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 115
    Anatomy and Physiology II
    4 cr

    A continuation of BMD 114. Topics include nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. Additional topics may include blood, metabolism, immunology and reproduction. Laboratory experience is provided through demonstration and interactive (virtual) laboratories.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 114 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 201
    Seminars in Biomedical Science
    1 cr

    This course introduces students to contemporary biomedical research and career possibilities in the biomedical sciences. Students will use the resources of the Biomedical Library to perform a literature search.

  • BMD 210
    Infectious Disease Hlth Cr Env
    3 cr

    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of host-microbial relationships resulting in infectious diseases. Included topics are microorganism virulence factors, host defenses, mechanisms, epidemiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, and microbial resistance. Principles of microbial physiology, taxonomy, and genetics are provided as background. Specific infectious diseases of various anatomical systems are emphasized.

    Pre-requisite: BLY 101 Minimum Grade of D or BLY 121 Minimum Grade of D or BMD 114 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 290
    Sp Top - H -
    1 TO 6 cr

    Topics of current health interest.

  • BMD 311
    Human Anatomy
    3 cr

    A course in human gross and microscopic anatomy in a systematic approach, with an emphasis on structure-function relationships at the cell, tissue and organ level. The topics include anatomy of integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, cardio-vascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. This course is lecture - based with no lab component.

    Pre-requisite: BLY 122 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 321
    Biochemistry I-Molecular Biol
    3 cr

    The course covers different aspects of molecular biology including protein structure and function, carbohydrate, lipids, DNA replication, transcription and translation and applications to medical problems (i.e., forensic medicine, diagnosis of genetic diseases, etc).

    Pre-requisite: CH 201 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 322
    Biochemistry II-Metabolism
    3 cr

    The course discusses the chemical basis of metabolism including the conversion of nutrients from digestion to either molecules of biological relevance or to energy. Genetic diseases affecting these pathways are described and discussed.

    Co-requisite: BMD 323
    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D and CH 202 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 323
    Biochemistry Laboratory
    1 cr

    This laboratory is designed to provide hands-on experience on several biochemical techniques including cell fractionation, chromatography, DNA isolation, electrophoresis, determination of enzyme activity, etc.

    Co-requisite: BMD 322
    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 334
    Human Physiology I
    3 cr

    The objectives of this course are to study human physiology with emphasis on cellular physiology ( cell structure, metabolism, and transport) and the endocrine and nervous systems and skeletal muscle. This course is the first of a 2 course sequence.

    Pre-requisite: BLY 121 Minimum Grade of D and BLY 122 Minimum Grade of D or CH 131 Minimum Grade of D or CH 132 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 335
    Human Physiology II
    3 cr

    Study of human physiology with emphasis on the basic principles of organ system physiology. The course emphasizes muscle, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive physiology and an introduction to immunology. This is the second course in a 2 course sequence.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 336
    Physiology Lab - W
    1 cr

    This laboratory is designed to provide students with hands-on laboratory experience in physiology, with emphasis on the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems. Limited to BMD majors unless by special permission. Special fee.

    Co-requisite: BMD 335
    Pre-requisite: BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D and EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C
  • BMD 350
    Molecular Basis of Genomics
    3 cr

    The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of molecular genetics and genomics. The concepts that will be covered in this course include nucleic acid structure and function, mechanisms of replication, transcription, translation, gene expression and regulation. In addition, the course aims to familiarize students with modes of analysis used in comparative genomic research.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 or BLY 301 or BLY 440
  • BMD 390
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 8 cr

    Topics of current health interest.

  • BMD 401
    Immunology
    3 cr

    This course presents the basic concepts of immunochemistry, immunobiology and host immune responses to disease. Antigens, antibodies, cells and structures of the immune system will be discussed as well as their roles in the processes of immunity, allergies, transplantation, and diseases.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D or CH 201 Minimum Grade of D or BMD 114 Minimum Grade of D and (BMD 210 Minimum Grade of D or BLY 213 Minimum Grade of D)
  • BMD 402
    Medical Microbiology
    5 cr

    This course presents the concepts of pathogenicity and virulence as they relate to disease causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Mechanisms of pathogenicity, interrelationships and interactions that occur between the host, the parasite and their environments will be emphasized in molecular terms. General concepts of microbial physiology, genetics and antimicrobial therapy are also presented. The laboratory portion of the course will provide hands-on experience in the handling and identification of bacteria. Special fee.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 401 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 410
    Pathophysiology
    3 cr

    A systematic study of disease processes involving relationships between pathophysiological changes and clinical manifestations.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 322 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 335 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 420
    Pharmacology
    3 cr

    An introduction to pharmacological concepts and effects and uses of major drug classes. Drug design, pharmacodynamics (receptors, mechanisms, dose-response) and pharmacokinetics (time action) are discussed in general (principles), and in particular, for selected classes of drugs.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 322 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 335 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 430
    Neurosciences
    4 cr

    A study of neuroscience which integrates neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology, emphasizing cellular neurobiology, neural systems, and the neurobiology of behavior. Course includes laboratory experience.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 311 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D or BMD 335 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 450
    Introduction to Research
    2 cr

    Fundamental principles of research will be presented and applied. Students will examine and evaluate a selection of contemporary research and learn many of the responsibilities of professional researchers, particularly in academic settings. Oral classroom presentations are required.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 311 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 322 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 335 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 334 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 336 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 490
    Sp Top -
    1 TO 8 cr

    Topics of current health interest.

  • BMD 493
    Issues in Biomed Sciences - W
    3 cr

    This course will provide an open forum for discussion of current controversial issues in biomedical sciences. The topics will include research integrity, discussions on the impact of medical advances in society as well as issues of historical relevance.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 494
    Directed Research Studies
    3 cr

    The student will perform a biomedical research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. This will include literature searches and presenting the project in a written format. Permission of Instructor and Department Chair required.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 499
    Honors Research Thesis - W - H
    2 OR 3 cr

    Literature survey and laboratory research experience under the direction of the faculty.

    Pre-requisite: BMD 311 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 321 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 322 Minimum Grade of D and BMD 323 Minimum Grade of D or BMD 335 Minimum Grade of D or BMD 336 Minimum Grade of D
  • BMD 501
    Immunology
    3 cr

    This course presents the basic concepts of immunochemistry, immunobiology, and host immune responses to disease, antigens, antibodies, cells and structures of the immune system will be discussed as well as their roles in the process of immunity, allergies, transplantation and diseases. A term paper is required.

  • BMD 502
    Medical Microbiology
    5 cr

    The course presents the concept of pathogenicity and virulence as they relate to disease causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Mechanisms of pathogenicity, interrelationships, and interactions that occur between the host, the parasite and their environments will be emphasized in molecular terms. General concepts of microbial physiology, genetics, and antimicrobial therapy are also presented. The laboratory portion of the course will provide hands-on experience in the handling and identification of bacteria. A term paper is required.