Biomedical Sciences

Classes

BMS 220 : Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

This course provides an introduction to biomedical sciences by challenging, motivating and encouraging students interested in pursuing biomedical science careers.  Course work will involve students working together in teams to master health science concepts and, in the process, learn real-life transferable skills in critical thinking and communication. Students will be assigned real-life disease scenarios and will follow the disease process from diagnosis, assessment, medical interventions (i.e., surgery, medical devices, pharmacology, diagnostics), plan/treatment, impact on patient life/work, and ethical medical dilemmas.

Credits 2

BMS 220 : Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

This course provides an introduction to biomedical sciences by challenging, motivating and encouraging students interested in pursuing biomedical science careers.  Course work will involve students working together in teams to master health science concepts and, in the process, learn real-life transferable skills in critical thinking and communication. Students will be assigned real-life disease scenarios and will follow the disease process from diagnosis, assessment, medical interventions (i.e., surgery, medical devices, pharmacology, diagnostics), plan/treatment, impact on patient life/work, and ethical medical dilemmas.

Credits 2

BMS 235 : Introduction to Biostatistics

This course is designed to introduce students to biostatistics, an applied mathematics discipline concerned with the treatment and statistical analysis of data derived from biological, biomedical, and health-related studies. The course provides an overview of various topics, including the design of research, collection and organization of data, summarization of results, and interpretation of findings. Topics covered include methods of summarizing data, estimation and hypothesis testing techniques, including the t-test, the chi-square test, the analysis of variance, correlation analysis, and linear regression. Additional topics include common research study designs, data collection methods, and sampling. Special emphases of the course are the application of appropriate statistical methods and interpretation of results.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

MAT 132 or MAT 134

BMS 337 : Cancer Biology

The course will provide a comprehensive view of the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer. Specifically, the course is designed to cover the following: Analysis of biological changes as normal cells transform to tumor cells; the impact of the cell cycle (proliferation), gene mutations and apoptosis in cancer; the progression of the disease through invasion and metastasis; discussion of applied/translational research in cancer diagnosis and novel targeted therapeutic agents in the treatment of cancer; the clinical relevance of important biomarkers through epidemiological assessment of the cancers in various populations.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

BMS 337 : Cancer Biology

The course will provide a comprehensive view of the etiology and pathogenesis of cancer. Specifically, the course is designed to cover the following: Analysis of biological changes as normal cells transform to tumor cells; the impact of the cell cycle (proliferation), gene mutations and apoptosis in cancer; the progression of the disease through invasion and metastasis; discussion of applied/translational research in cancer diagnosis and novel targeted therapeutic agents in the treatment of cancer; the clinical relevance of important biomarkers through epidemiological assessment of the cancers in various populations.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

BMS 430 : Public Health

This course is designed to introduce students to community health and examines the underlying determinants of current health policy issues. The course is intended to increase the awareness of issues, which include significant changes occurring in the organizational structure of community health, improvements of community health, and health quality. It will also provide students with the knowledge and analytical skills of how health care policies are formulated. Three hours of lecture per week.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

BMS 430 : Public Health

This course is designed to introduce students to community health and examines the underlying determinants of current health policy issues. The course is intended to increase the awareness of issues, which include significant changes occurring in the organizational structure of community health, improvements of community health, and health quality. It will also provide students with the knowledge and analytical skills of how health care policies are formulated. Three hours of lecture per week.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

BMS 434 : Biochemistry II Metabolic Pathways & Clinical Applications

This course is a study of detailed metabolic processes that includes lipids, amino acids, carbohydrates, glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. Throughout the course, the emphasis is placed on the regulation of metabolic pathways and on their interrelationships in health and disease. A number of disease states are used to illustrate selected principles in clinical and research settings. Three hours of lecture per week.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

BMS 435 : Medical Terminology

Designed for Senior Biology majors, especially those preparing for health care professionals programs (i.e. medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research, etc.) to give students the opportunity to systematically build their medical vocabulary. Emphasis on Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots and combining forms. In addition, it includes exercises relating to diagnostic and laboratory test, abbreviations, and case study vignettes that provide an opportunity to relate the medical terminology to a precise patient care presentation. practical application exercises include a variety of medical record analyses and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) terminology.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

Senior classification.

Corequisites