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BMD 101 Biomedical Sciences Orientation 1 cr
An introduction to Biomedical Sciences that will establish an early and continuing working relationship between students and faculty, increase awareness of science and scientists and familiarize students with functions, policies and services of the University, College and Department. Taught Fall Semester.
BMD114*,115* Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II 4 cr ea
This is a two-course sequence that covers an introduction to basic human anatomy and physiology including the study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Included is a study of basic principals of chemistry related to human physiology, a study of cells and tissues, metabolism, joints, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, and the senses. Laboratory experiences are provided through demonstration and interactive laboratory experiences. Take in sequence. Prerequisites: BMD 114: NONE; BMD 115: BMD 114.
BMD 210 Infectious Disease in Health Care Environments 3 cr
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of host-parasite relationships involved in infectious diseases. Included are virulence characteristics of microbes and mechanisms of host defense. Principles of microbial physiology, genetics and antimicrobial therapy are provided as background. Specific infectious diseases of various anatomical systems are emphasized. Prerequisites: BLY 121 or BMD 114. Taught Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters.
BMD 290 Special Topics (H) 1-8 cr
Special Topics (H) Topics of current health interest.
BMD 311 Human Anatomy 3 cr
A course in human gross and microscopic anatomy. The structures of the different systems in the human body are studied with reference to their functions. Prerequisites: BLY 121, 122. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters and Online. Special online fee.
BMD 321 Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology 3 cr
The course covers different aspects of molecular biology including protein structure and function, DNA replication, transcription and translation and applications to medical problems (i.e., forensic medicine, diagnosis of genetic disease, etc). Prerequisites: MA 125 and CH 202. Taught Fall Semester.
BMD 322 Biochemistry II: Energetics & Metabolism 3 cr
The course discusses the chemical basis of metabolism including the conversion of nutrients after digestion to either molecules of biological relevance or to energy. Genetic diseases affecting these pathways are described and discussed. Prerequisite: BMD 321. Taught Spring Semester.
BMD 323 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr
This laboratory is designed to provide hands-on experience in several biochemical techniques including cell fractionation, chromatography, gene cloning, DNA isolation, electrophoresis, determination of enzyme activity, etc. Must be taken simultaneously with BMD 322. Prerequisite: BMD 321. Taught Spring Semester. Special fee.
BMD 330* Basic Human Physiology - Online 4 cr
Study of the basic principles of cellular and systemic physiology, with an emphasis on the latter. System studies include nervous, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive, as well as integrated components on exercise, acid/base balance, and fluid/electrolyte balance. Prerequisites: Freshman Biology and Chemistry (BLY 121 and CH 131). Taught Fall and Spring Semesters. Special online fee.
BMD 335 Human Physiology 6 cr
Study of medical physiology with emphasis on the basic principles of both cellular and organ system physiology. The course emphasizes cellular, cardiovascular, nerve, muscle, renal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, and metabolic physiology. Prerequisites: BLY 121; CH 131. This course is divided into two halves and is team-taught by BMD faculty. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters.
BMD 336 Physiology Laboratory 1 cr
This laboratory is designed to afford students hands-on laboratory experience in membrane physiology, motor and sensory neurophysiology, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology. Limited to BMD majors unless by special permission. Prerequisite: BMD 335. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters. Special fee.
BMD 390 Special Topics 1-8 cr
Topics of current health interest.
BMD 401 Immunology 3 cr
This course presents the basic concepts of immunochemistry, immunobiology and host immune responses to disease. Antigens, antibodies, cells and structures of the immune system will be discussed as well as their roles in the processes of immunity, allergies, transplantation and diseases. Prerequisite: BMD 321 or equivalent. Taught Fall Semester.
BMD 402 Medical Microbiology 5 cr
This course presents the concepts of pathogenicity and virulence as they relate to disease causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Mechanisms of pathogenicity, interrelationships and interactions that occur between the host, the parasite and their environments will be emphasized in molecular terms. General concepts of microbial physiology, genetics and antimicrobial therapy are also presented. The laboratory portion of the course will provide hands-on experience in the handling and identification of bacteria. Prerequisite: BMD 401. Taught Spring Semester. Special fee.
BMD 410 Pathophysiology 4 cr
A systematic study of disease processes involving relationships between pathophysiological changes and clinical manifestations. Prerequisites: BMD 210 or BMD 401 or 402 or acceptable microbiology course; BMD 335 or BMD 114 and 115. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters and Online. Special online fee.
BMD 415 Microscopic Anatomy 3 cr
A course in (human) microscopic anatomy with laboratory emphasizing recognition and utilizing traditional histologic techniques to process tissue for microscopic examination. Prerequisite: BMD 311. Taught Fall Semester. Special fee.
BMD 420 Pharmacology 3 cr
An introduction to pharmacological concepts and effects and uses of major drug classes. Drug design, pharmacodynamics (receptors, mechanisms, dose-response) and pharmacokinetics (time-action) are discussed in general (principles), and in particular, for selected classes of drugs. Prerequisites: BMD 321, 322 and 335. Taught Fall Semester.
BMD 430 Neurosciences (W) 3 cr
A study of neuroscience which integrates neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, and neuro-physiology, emphasizing cellular neurobiology, neural systems, and the neurobiology of behavior. Prerequisites: BMD 311, 321, 322, and 335. Taught Spring Semester.
BMD 450 Introduction to Research 2 cr
Basic concepts of research will be presented to provide a fundamental understanding of the application of the scientific method as a means to advance knowledge in the biomedical sciences. Prerequisites: BMD 311, 321, 322, 335 and 336. Taught Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters.
BMD 490 Special Topics 1-8 cr
Topics of current health interest.
BMD 493 Issues in Biomedical Sciences (W) 2 cr
This course will provide an open forum for discussion of current controversial issues in biomedical sciences. The topics will include research integrity, discussion on the impact of medical advances in society as well as issues of historical relevance. Prerequisites: BMD 321, 322, and 335. Taught Fall and Spring Semesters.
BMD 499 Honors Research Thesis (H, W) 3-6 cr
Literature survey and laboratory research experience under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisites: BMD 311, 321, 322, 323, 335, 336 and permission of the faculty admissions committee. Contact Dr. Michael Spector for application procedures. Taught Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. Special fee.
*Courses not counted toward a major in Biomedical Sciences.

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