Biomedical Sciences Courses

Biomedical Science (BMS) courses

  • BMS 602 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences II

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-4Upon demand
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Fall
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    424Spring
  • BMS 620 Medical Cell Biology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • BMS 622 Molecular Cell Biology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    433Fall, Spring
  • BMS 624 Virology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Spring
  • BMS 625 Molecular Biology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    433Fall, Spring
  • BMS 628 Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall
  • BMS 629 Molecular Genetics

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    213Fall
  • BMS 631 Cell Biology of Cancer

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • BMS 635 Signal Transduction

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • BMS 640 Biotechnology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • BMS 641 Physiology of the Cell

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • BMS 642 Organ Physiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • BMS 645 Clinical Gross Anatomy

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    536Summer
  • BMS 658 Recombinant DNA Techniques

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Fall, Spring
  • BMS 660 Medical and Pathologic Physiology Laboratory

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    102Fall, Spring
  • BMS 661 Medical and Pathologic Physiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • BMS 665 Human Cardiopulmonary Physiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    432Fall, Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • BMS 669 Neurobiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • BMS 670 Principles of Pharmacology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • BMS 673 Endocrine Physiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Upon demand
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    424Fall
  • BMS 693 Bioinformatics and Biomedical Resources

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Fall, Spring
  • BMS 700 Introduction to Graduate Studies in the Biomedical Sciences

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical Sciences

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • BMS 707 Medical Human Anatomy

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6310Fall
  • BMS 711 Microbial Genetics

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • BMS 717 Medical Human Anatomy and Radiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    6311Spring
  • BMS 726 Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-4Fall, Spring
  • 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    213Fall
  • BMS 728 Human Neurophysiology and Anatomy

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    314Summer
  • BMS 730 Current Literature Topics

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • BMS 732 Clinical Preventive Medicine

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A review of current scientific evidence regarding effective screening tests and interventions to improve health status.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • BMS 752 Medical Physiology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • BMS 784 Developmental Genetics

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Upon demand
  • BMS 785 Histology and Tissue Biology

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    212Spring
  • BMS 797 Non-Thesis Project

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2Fall, Spring
  • BMS 798 Research

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring
  • BMS 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: 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.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Fall, Spring

Dietetics and Nutrition (DTN) courses

  • DTN 740 Medical Nutrition Therapy I Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This is the first of a two-semester course sequence providing field experience in patient/client nutritional management at various sites under professional supervision (37 hours per week). Emphasis will be on utilizing the nutrition care process in providing basic medical nutrition therapy to include at least diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and basic health promotion in an acute or clinical setting.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • DTN 741 Medical Nutrition Therapy II Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This is the second of a two-semester course sequence providing eight weeks of field experience in patient/client nutritional management at various sites under professional supervision (40 hours per week). Emphasis will be on utilizing the nutrition care process in providing medical nutrition therapy to include at least tube feeding, TPN, pre/post surgery patients in an acute or clinical setting with a research component required as part of the practicum.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • DTN 742 Population Health Nutrition Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This course provides a 222 hour field experience in the delivery of population health and community nutrition programs at local, state, national levels at various sites under professional supervision. Current issues relating to nutrition promotion and preventive health care will be examined. Students will evaluate nutrition components of various community health agencies and participate in the delivery of services.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • DTN 743 Food Service Management Practicum

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This course provides a five week field experience (37 hours per week) practicing a systems approach to nutrition services management, including the human dimensions of management, management tools and techniques for assessing accountability, cost containment, productivity and marketing plans. Projects include development of a personnel and operational budget for nutrition services.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • DTN 744 Practicum in Area of Concentration

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This course provides a minimum of 240 hours in either Population Health, Public Affairs or Rural Health. Field placements and experiences will be developed with each student and the program director.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    3Upon demand
  • DTN 745 Topics and Issues in Dietetics

    Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    This course provides a six week forum (3 hours per week) for topics pertinent to the practice setting and transition to professional practice. Topics of interest will cover areas such as managed health care, ethical decision-making, registration examination, charting, etc. May be repeated to 3 hours.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Upon demand
  • DTN 750 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or graduate Dietetic Internship certificate program.

    Advanced study of metabolic demands in complex disease processes using the Nutrition Care Process in an evidence based approach to altered nutritional needs.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • DTN 752 Advanced Population Health Nutrition I

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or graduate Dietetic Internship certificate program.

    Advanced population health information in preparation for the registered dietitian examination, including review of basic community information. Overview of interpretation of census data and assessing disparities within the population. Other topics include: nutrition public policy, local and global food insecurity, and population health determinants with an emphasis in rural communities.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • DTN 753 Advanced Foodservice Management

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program or graduate Dietetic Internship Certificate Program.

    Project and research based application of management concepts and skills to deliver food to people in various settings including schools and hospitals. In addition, review of basic foodservice management concepts and knowledge to include foodservice systems, menu planning, sustainability, and quality improvement.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall
  • DTN 755 Advanced Nutrition Counseling

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

    Advanced counseling techniques, nutrition interventions, and behavior change theories applied to nutrition counseling. Emphasis on motivational interviewing, including application in practice to provide the learner with strategies and counseling skills to promote behavior change in patients/clients.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1Summer
  • DTN 762 Advanced Population Health Nutrition II

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

    Course designed as a continuation of DTN 752 to further analyze population health disparities and to develop and implement community programs/policy strategies. Graduate students will be actively involved in developing strategies for implementation based on community needs assessment. This course will include both didactic and experiential components where much of the framework for student learning and evaluation will take place in partnership with community nutrition practitioners.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    220Spring
  • DTN 797 Non-thesis Project

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

    In-depth scientific study of a nutrition and dietetics problem of interest that culminates in a scholarly paper and formal community or professional presentation. Student must have research project proposal approved by faculty supervisor and program director prior to enrollment. Must be repeated for a total of 3 hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand
  • DTN 799 Thesis

    Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program.

    Demonstration of the capacity for research and independent thought culminating in a thesis. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Graded Pass/Not Pass only.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-6Upon demand