Biomedical Science (BMS) courses
BMS 602 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences IIPrerequisite: permission of department head.
Selected topics of an advanced nature which will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of eight hours provided topics are different. May be taught concurrently with BMS 500. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 500 and BMS 602.
BMS 614 Scanning Electron Microscopy
An introduction to microsurface analysis using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis. Theoretical considerations and laboratory procedures involve both techniques but the major emphasis will be on generation of secondary electron images. Some attention is devoted to backscattered electron imaging, X-ray mapping, stereo pair imaging, and related image processing techniques. May be taught concurrently with BMS 514. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 514 and BMS 614.
BMS 616 Transmission Electron Microscopy
Demonstration of basic transmission electron microscopy techniques and Microscope use. Emphasis is on ultrathin sectioning techniques; additional techniques include support film preparation, negative staining, immunogold localization procedures, and digital processing of photographic prints and negatives. May be taught concurrently with BMS 516 . Cannot receive credit for both BMS 516 and BMS 616.
BMS 620 Medical Cell BiologyPrerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.
Focus on the molecular aspects of cell biology for students in the Nurse Anesthesia program. Content identical to the lecture part of BMS 622. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 620 and 622. May be taught concurrently with BMS 520. Cannot receive credit for BMS 520 and BMS 620.
BMS 622 Molecular Cell BiologyPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Origins, structure and function of cells and basic life processes from a molecular perspective. Major topics focus on the energy, chemical, and information exchanges within and among cells and their environment. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 620 and 622. May be taught concurrently with BMS 521. Cannot receive credit for BMS 521 and BMS 622.
BMS 624 VirologyPrerequisite: BMS 622.
The molecular biology and pathogenicity of animal viruses; basic techniques of tissue culture and virology will be performed in the laboratory. May be taught concurrently with BMS 524. Cannot receive credit for BMS 524 and BMS 624.
BMS 625 Molecular BiologyPrerequisite: permission of the instructor.
In-depth examination of nucleic acid structure, function, regulation, repair, and mutagenesis; principles of genetic engineering. Laboratory provides experience in the techniques used to isolate, separate, quantitate, characterize, and modify nucleic acids. The course also includes an introduction to the GenBank and EMBL nucleic acid and protein sequence databases. May be taught concurrently with BMS 525. Cannot receive credit for BMS 525 and BMS 625.
BMS 628 Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial PathogenesisPrerequisite: BMS 622.
An in-depth study of the methods of genetic control and production of pathogenic factors employed by disease causing bacteria. The course will use both reference material and primary literature to illustrate the topics under discussion. May be taught concurrently with BMS 528. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 528 and BMS 628.
BMS 629 Molecular GeneticsPrerequisite: BMS 625.
Laboratory skills course that provides guided experience designing and implementing modern molecular techniques to answer research questions. Allows an in-depth exploration of principles at the core of molecular biology such as: quantification of gene expression (e.g. qRT-PCR, Northern blot, western blot, flow cytometry), genetic engineering (e.g. cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, genome manipulation), analyzing genetic material (e.g. genotyping, genetic screening, sequencing), and isolating molecules of interest (e.g. immuno-purification, RNA isolation, PCR). May be taught concurrently with BMS 529. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 529 and BMS 629.
BMS 631 Cell Biology of CancerPrerequisite: BMS 622.
Discussion of the initiation, cellular and genetic events which lead to cancer as well as its prevention, treatment, and personal consequences. An extensive paper and presentation are required. May be taught concurrently with BMS 530. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 530 and BMS 631.
BMS 635 Signal TransductionPrerequisite: BMS 622.
This course will examine the molecular mechanisms of various ligand/receptor interactions. The dynamics involved in ligand/receptor binding will be studied and examples of receptor-mediated signal transduction will be introduced. Signaling pathways within the cell will be discussed. Primary literature and reference materials will be utilized to illustrate specific examples under discourse. May be taught concurrently with BMS 535. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 535 and BMS 635.
BMS 640 BiotechnologyPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
The applications of the methodologies of cell and molecular biology in the rapidly-evolving biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries with an emphasis on the major sectors involving human therapeutics, human diagnostics, and genomics. Cell and molecular biology technologies adapted to mass production techniques to produce the products of biotechnology are surveyed. Typical pathways of product development from original basic research, product inception, clinical trials, regulatory approval, and commercialization are covered. Students will examine the current programs of the research and development of selected biotechnology and big pharmaco corporations. May be taught concurrently with BMS 540. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 540 and BMS 640.
BMS 641 Physiology of the CellPrerequisite: admission to the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program or permission of the instructor.
The molecular, chemical, membrane and cellular basis of metabolic homeostatic processes in cells, cytoplasmic compartments and primary organ systems. May be taught concurrently with BMS 442. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 641 and BMS 442.
BMS 642 Organ PhysiologyPrerequisite: C or better in BMS 641.
Course will continue the investigation of human physiology by organ system including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems as well as mechanisms of body defense. May be taught concurrently with BMS 542. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 642 and BMS 542.
BMS 645 Clinical Gross AnatomyPrerequisite: admission to Master of Occupational Therapy program.
The course offers in-depth coverage of basic, applied and clinical aspects of gross anatomy. An advanced musculoskeletal anatomy course that emphasizes the study of functional relationships between musculature, nervous tissue, vascular and skeletal components for the extremities and axial skeleton: Cadaver dissection laboratory experience is used to enhance understanding of three dimensional anatomical relationships for specific body regions. Students observe, discuss, teach, learn and dissect all body systems in detail. This course incorporate traditional didactic lectures, discussions, laboratory dissection, students teaching students (peer-teaching) in laboratory sessions and assignments that rely on critical thinking. Identical with OTE 645. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 645 and OTE 645.
BMS 658 Recombinant DNA TechniquesPrerequisite: C grade or better in BMS 622.
A laboratory intensive course designed to extend the molecular biology principles and current techniques used in gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, transformation of eukaryotic cells, designing gene expression vectors, performing molecular hybridization techniques, confirming gene expression through reverse transcriptase PCR, and DNA sequencing. May be taught concurrently with BMS 558. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 558 and BMS 658.
BMS 660 Medical and Pathologic Physiology LaboratoryPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology Program.
Experience using laboratory techniques and case studies to enhance knowledge of pathophysiology. May be taught concurrently with BMS 562. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 562 and BMS 660.
BMS 661 Medical and Pathologic PhysiologyPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology Program.
A study of physiological dysfunction in human disease with consideration of disease etiology, diagnosis, clinical interpretation, and treatment. Designed for students and professionals in the health sciences. May be taught concurrently with BMS 561. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 561 and BMS 661.
BMS 663 Advanced Work Physiology
Review of cellular metabolism, energy transfer, and oxygen transport during work; excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle; physiological mechanisms of fatigue; neuroendocrine regulation of metabolism and other responses to work; environmental factors in work performance. Emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms and contemporary research. May be taught concurrently with BMS 563. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 563 and BMS 663.
BMS 664 Molecular Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology
A detailed examination of the physiological, cellular and molecular aspects of human reproduction with particular emphasis on the endocrine aspects of reproduction. May be taught concurrently with BMS 564. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 564 and BMS 664.
BMS 665 Human Cardiopulmonary PhysiologyPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology program.
A cellular and molecular study of human cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and related human diseases. Emphasis will be on the molecular mechanisms for normal and abnormal functions of the blood, the blood vessels, the heart, the respiratory tract, and the lung. Current research topics and results will be introduced and discussed. May be taught concurrently with BMS 565. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 565 and BMS 665.
BMS 667 Physiology of Exercise Metabolism
Introduction to the study of human metabolic and work physiology. Digestion, absorption, and metabolism of biologically important nutrients as they affect cellular energy transfer; mechanisms of energy transfer in cells during various forms of work; oxygen transport and utilization at the cellular and system level; factors modifying the efficiency of human work performance. May be taught concurrently with BMS 567. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 567 and BMS 667.
BMS 668 Physiology of the Human Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems
Structure and function of the gastrointestinal and urinary systems including pathophysiology of common clinical conditions. May be taught concurrently with BMS 568. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 568 and BMS 668.
BMS 669 NeurobiologyPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Study of the mammalian nervous system including anatomy and principles of function. May be taught concurrently with BMS 569. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 569 and BMS 669.
BMS 670 Principles of PharmacologyPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Recommended Prerequisite: BMS 622. Overview of the aspects of pharmacology including: pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, drug selectivity, toxicity, metabolism, drug development, and drug regulation. Additionally, an overview of the major classification of drugs and their mechanisms of action will be presented. May be taught concurrently with BMS 570. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 670 and BMS 570.
BMS 673 Endocrine PhysiologyPrerequisite: admission to the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program or permission of the instructor.
A detailed examination of the physiological, cellular and molecular aspects of the human endocrine system. May be taught concurrently with BMS 573. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 673 and BMS 573.
BMS 682 Embryology
Recommended Prerequisite: human anatomy. A study of prenatal human development with emphasis on the cellular and subcellular mechanisms correlating normal development with common congenital malformations. Topics include cell division, gametogenesis, fertilization, and development of the embryo from zygote to the differentiation of the neural tube. The development of specific human organ systems including, skeletomuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, pharyngeal, craniofacial, digestive, urinary, genital, and endocrine systems will be covered throughout prenatal development. Prepares students in pre-professional medical, dental, and allied health curricula, as well as any student requiring a background in embryology. May be taught concurrently with BMS 582. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 582 and BMS 682.
BMS 686 Molecular Mechanisms in Animal Development
An overview of the relationship between the anatomy of developing embryos and fundamental molecular mechanisms that generate this morphology, with an emphasis on vertebrates. Some invertebrate systems will be presented. Selected topics will include cell signaling during fertilization, gene activity in early development, cytoskeleton dynamics during morphogenesis, cell-cell adhesion, master pattern genes, and regulated cell death. May be taught concurrently with BMS 584. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 584 and BMS 686.
BMS 688 Histology
Microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organ systems, with special emphasis on human tissues. Extensive laboratory experience with interpretation of structures in stained tissues mounted on microslides. Recommended for students in medical, dental, optometric, and other preprofessional curricula, cell and molecular biology, and zoology. May be taught concurrently with BMS 585. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 585 and BMS 688.
BMS 693 Bioinformatics and Biomedical ResourcesPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Use of biomedical source materials and methods of data access, selection, organization, and evaluation. May be taught concurrently with BMS 593. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 593 and BMS 693.
BMS 700 Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Biomedical SciencesPrerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.
Study of the researcher role, the research process, and research ethics relating to the biomedical sciences.
BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical SciencesPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology program.
Focus on research skills, scientific writing, and professional development. May be repeated to a maximum of four hours.
BMS 707 Medical Human AnatomyPrerequisite: admission to the Cell and Molecular Biology graduate program.
This course offers an in-depth coverage of basic, applied, and clinical aspects of gross anatomy. Students observe, discuss, teach, learn, and dissect all body systems in detail. This course incorporates traditional didactic lectures, discussions, laboratory dissection, students teaching students in laboratory teaching sessions, and assignments that rely on critical thinking. Students make oral presentations and use the library and other sources of information (such as the internet and our Computer Laboratory) to learn and teach applied gross anatomy.
BMS 711 Microbial GeneticsPrerequisite: BMS 622.
Course is designed to investigate various aspects of microbial genetics using advanced laboratory techniques. Experiments may include DNA and plasmid isolation and characterization, mutagenesis, transformation, transduction and conjugation of bacteria.
BMS 717 Medical Human Anatomy and RadiologyPrerequisite: admission to the Physician Assistant Studies program.
Regional study of the human body. Course will include lecture and laboratory activities including cadaver dissection, study of anatomic models, computer images, x-ray, CAT scan and MRI, and ultrasound imaging. Identical with PAS 717. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 717 and PAS 717.
BMS 726 Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular BiologyPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Focused or detailed consideration of advanced or timely topics in cell and molecular biology. May involve group discussion from another institution or represent individual study. Credit for BMS 726 may be given for electronic and distance learning courses available via the internet with the approval of the cell and molecular biology faculty who will determine the credit hours and topic title. Variable content course. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours provided topics are different.
BMS 727 Human Gross Anatomy
In-depth study of the gross anatomy of the human body in areas of interest relating to administration of anesthesia.
BMS 728 Human Neurophysiology and AnatomyPrerequisite: admission to the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.
This is a blended course designed for a study of human neuroanatomy and neurobiology with emphasis on understandings of pain sensation and perception. Lecture is focused on fundamental structure and function of central nerve system and peripheral nerve system with respect to pain followed by understandings of its regulatory mechanisms and pathological pain. The lecture portion incorporated non-traditional online lectures and discussion in classroom. Laboratory offers hands-on learning opportunities with emphasis on pain-related Gross Anatomy and pain management. Students observe, discuss, teach, and learn about the human nervous system in a cooperative learning environment.
BMS 730 Current Literature TopicsPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology program.
A weekly forum of faculty and graduate students to discuss reports in the current literature from cell, molecular, and developmental biology. Participants are assigned to report on developments in their specialty or area of interest and provide background for understanding the basis and significance of the report to others in the group. May be repeated. Required each regular semester for full time students.
BMS 732 Clinical Preventive MedicinePrerequisite: permission of instructor.
A review of current scientific evidence regarding effective screening tests and interventions to improve health status.
BMS 752 Medical PhysiologyPrerequisite: admission to Physician Assistant Studies program or Doctor of Physical Therapy program or MS in Cell and Molecular Biology program.
The study of biological function of the human organism. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms and regulation using examples focusing on the field of medicine. Topics covered will include general cell function, neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and renal physiology and regulation of acid-base balance. The course stresses the interrelated functions of the body systems in homeostasis and builds on this knowledge to introduce how disease alters the homeostatic controls.
BMS 784 Developmental GeneticsPrerequisite: BMS 625.
A study of developmental gene families, their expressions as related to the normal and abnormal development of form and structure, and their intrinsic and extrinsic regulation in various animal model systems, including humans. Specific gene-programmed and gene regulated mechanisms such as those regulating pattern formation, triggering cell differentiation, initiating regeneration (as it applies to specific tissues and organs), controlling apoptosis, and determining rates of cellular and organismal aging are included.
BMS 785 Histology and Tissue BiologyPrerequisite: admission to MS in Cell and Molecular Biology program.
This course emphasizes the structure and basic function of all the major tissues and cell types in the human body. It includes normal cell and tissue morphology and the adaptations that occur as a result of various stimuli both normal and abnormal.
BMS 797 Non-Thesis ProjectPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
In-depth study in an area of interest, culminating in a presentation of an extensive scholarly paper. Graded Pass/Not Pass Only.
BMS 798 ResearchPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Application of the research process in the supervised study of a selected problem. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.
BMS 799 ThesisPrerequisite: permission of instructor.
Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.