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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 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.


BMS 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.