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INTERDISCIPLINARY BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE (IDL)
 
IDL 570 Medical Pathology 7 cr
The course is taught as an introduction to the scientific study of the diseases of man by developing working definitions and classifications of disease on the basis of known causes and effects. After surveying the structural changes characterizing disease, the mechanisms involved in clinical and laboratory manifestations are analyzed for major human diseases.
 
IDL 571 Mouse Models in Biomedical Research 3 cr
This course utilizes the primary scientific literature to provide students with in-depth knowledge regarding the development and utilization of mouse models in biomedical research. Students are required to actively participate in class discussions, present scientific papers, and develop a research project that utilizes mouse models.
 
IDL 576 Literature Reports 1 cr
Students in the first year interdisciplinary core curriculum and faculty participate in reading and discussion of current literature. The goal of this course is to maintain the faculty's and students' level of information at a "state-of-the-art" in both methods and theory in interdisciplinary biomedical research and to develop students' critical skills in reviewing the literature.
 
IDL 577 Introduction to Research Methods 2 cr
Theoretical and practical training in basic skills utilized in basic medical science research laboratories, for students entering the first year interdisciplinary curriculum. Discussion of regulatory issues in biomedical research will be interwoven with hands-on laboratory exercises. Offered concurrently with IDL 580.
 
IDL 580 Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences I 8 cr
First of a two-semester sequence designed for students in the first year interdisciplinary curriculum. In depth exploration of the fundamentals of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology prerequisite to advanced study of basic medical sciences. Didactic lectures will be complemented with discussions of the literature.
 
IDL 581 Fundamentals of Basic Medical Sciences II 8 cr
Second of a two-semester sequence designed for students in the first year interdisciplinary curriculum. Detailed exploration of the fundamentals of microbiology and immunology, developmental biology, integrative systems physiology, and mechanisms of drug action prerequisite to advanced study of basic medical sciences. Didactic lectures will be complemented with discussions of the literature. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Basic Medical Science I (IDL 580).
 
IDL 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr
In depth tutorial exposure to specific interdisciplinary areas. Student and/or faculty presentations followed by group discussions examine the subject matter in an area of current interest. Credit and titles are arranged with faculty.
 
IDL 594 Directed Studies 1-6 cr
Students participate in research under the direction of a graduate faculty member. This course should be taken by students in the first year interdisciplinary core curriculum completing laboratory rotations and until a mentor for advanced study is defined.
IDL 630 Lung Biology 4 cr
This course introduces an advanced level of lung physiology. An understanding of fundamental lung development, anatomy, and cell and organ physiology is emphasized. The course consists of lectures and written assignments and essay exams. Reading assignments are from the primary literature. Prerequisite: Completion of Interdisciplinary Core Program, including IDL 580, 581, or permission of Course Director.
IDL 631 Lung Pathobiology 4 cr
This course builds on an in-depth understanding of normal lung biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, and physiology to examine lung disease. Emphasis is given on understanding mechanism(s) underlying the genetic, cell biology, anatomy and physiology of disease development and progression. Current therapeutic interventions are discussed. Clinical correlations are utilized to track signs and symptoms of specified diseases, and provide a framework for treatment options. The course consists of lectures and written assignments and essay exams. Reading assignments are exclusively from the primary literature. Prerequisite: Lung Biology (IDL 630) or permission of Course Director.
IDL 635 Advanced Signal Transduction 4 cr
This course builds on signal transduction topics discussed in the Fundamentals course (IDL 580, 581). The mechanisms of more generalized signaling pathways (e.g., G-protein coupled pathways) to specific signaling pathways (e.g., TGF/BMP family) will be discussed. Signal transduction pathways will be examined using classic literature references, from the molecular details of pathway components to the effects on the organ system. The course consists of lectures, student presentations, and assay/problem solving examinations. Prerequisites: IDL 580, 581, or permission of Course Director.
 
IDL 780 Applications in Biomedical Statistics 3 cr
The course treats the conception, construction, criticism, and deployment of statistical models of biomedical data. Models of dose-response, identification, and survival are developed and applied to laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological data. The course covers linear, generalized linear, and nonlinear models of continuous, discrete, and censored data, and includes topics in experimental design, regression diagnostics, salvage of weak parameter estimates, and meta-analysis. The course is organized, for the greater part, on a case-study format. Prerequisite: A computer applications course.
 
 

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