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Biomedical Science Courses (BMS)

BMS 6615

Medical Microbiology and Immunology (3)


Emphasizes the basic clinical applications of microbiology and immunology in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Prerequisite: Microbiology/Lab

BMS 6620

Neuroscience (3)


Introduces the structure and functions of the nervous system. Special attention will be placed on the functional systems of the brain and the senses. Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology/Lab

BMS 6625

Medical Cell Biology (3)


Focuses on the cellular and molecular bases of human diseases and disease processes. Prerequisite: General Chemistry/Lab, Cell Biology/Lab, Microbiology/lab, or Genetics/Lab

BMS 6630

Medical Pharmacology (3)


This course reviews the beneficial and harmful actions of drugs on the tissues and organs of the body. Provides the foundation for understanding drug actions in health and disease. Prerequisites: General Chemistry/Lab and Physiology

BMS 6635

Medical Physiology (3)


Reviews the functions of the various organ systems and their integration in the human body at an advanced level. Prerequisites: Cell Biology

BMS 6655

Clinical Biochemistry (3)


This course is the discipline of pathology (or laboratory medicine) that is concerned with the detection and measurement of biochemical changes in disease. This course will give a succinct overview, the “big picture”, and relevance of biochemistry and essential pathways that regulate and affect various disorders. Discussion of potential targets for research and drug development through the use of case studies will be included. Prerequisites: Cell Biology/Lab, General Chemistry/Lab, Genetics or equivalent, or by permission of instructor.

BIO 6660

Histology & Embryology (4)


The Histology and Embryology course is designed to help students develop an understanding of human tissues and organs at the microscopic level, as well as an understanding of the tissues and organs of the embryo and fetus. The course format will emphasize the link between the development of an organ or tissue with its mature structure and function. The lecture and laboratory portions of this course will overlap and reinforce each other, with lectures emphasizing concepts and laboratory exercises emphasizing identification of cell and tissue types. Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology with lab

BMS 6665

Neuroanatomy (4)


This graduate course is a comprehensive study of the anatomy of the human nervous system. Special emphasis will be placed on relating clinical disorders to the relevant neurological structures and pathways. Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology

BMS 6695

Thesis Research (1-3)


Under the guidance of the student’s adviser the Chair of the Department, the student may pursue original research (independent acquisition and interpretation of data) in a particular area of the biomedical sciences. The completion of a thesis is required. The results and conclusions must be successfully defended before the student’s graduate committee. Grading system is pass/fail. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and permission of the Chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.