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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (BMD)
 
BMD 201 Seminars in Biomedical Sciences 1 cr
The course introduces students to the scientific method and biomedical research. Students will perform literature searches utilizing the facilities at the Biomedical Sciences Library and participate in discussions on current science news issues. Taught fall semester.
 
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 defenses. Principles of microbial physiology, genetics and antimicrobial therapy are provided as background. Specific infectious diseases of various anatomical systems are emphasized. Prerequisites: BLY 101 or BLY 121 or CLS 114. Usually taught fall, spring and summer semesters.
 
BMD 290 Special Topics (H) 1-8 cr
Topics of current health interest. Open to honors students or those with special permission.
 
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, BLY 122. Taught fall and spring semesters.
 
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). Prerequisite: 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 334 Human Physiology I 3 cr
Study of human physiology with emphasis on cellular physiology and communication through the nervous and endocrine system. This course is the first of a 2 course sequence. Prerequisites: BLY 121 & BLY 122; CH 131 & CH 132. Taught fall semester.
 
BMD 335 Human Physiology II 3 cr
Study of human physiology with emphasis on the basic principles of organ system physiology. The course emphasizes muscle, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive physiology and an introduction to immunology. This is the second course in a 2 course sequence. Prerequisite: BMD 334. Taught spring semester.
 
BMD 336 Physiology Laboratory - (W) 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. Prerequisites: EH 102, BMD 334 and BMD 335 (or BMD 335 concurrently). Taught fall and spring semesters. Special fee.
 
BMD 350 Molecular Basis of Genomics 3 cr
The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts of molecular genetics and genomics. The concepts that will be covered in this course include nucleic acid structure and function, mechanisms of replication, transcription, translation, gene expression and regulation. In addition, the course aims to familiarize students with modes of analysis used in comparative genomic research. Prerequisites: BLY 121, CH 131. Usually taught spring semester.
 
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 process of immunity, allergies, transplantation and diseases. Prerequisites: BMD 321 or (CH 201 and CLS 114 and BMD 210). 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 acceptable microbiology course; BMD 334 and BMD 335 or CLS 114 and CLS 115. Usually taught fall and spring semesters.
 
BMD 415 Microscopic Anatomy 4 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, BMD 322, BMD 334, and BMD 335. Taught fall semester.
 
BMD 430 Neurosciences - (W) 3 cr
A study of neuroscience which integrates neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology, emphasizing cellular neurobiology, neural systems, and the neurobiology of behavior. Prerequisites: EH 102, BMD 311, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 334, and BMD 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, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 334, BMD 335 and BMD 336. Usually 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: EH 102, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 334, and BMD 335. Taught fall semester.
 
BMD 494 Directed Research Studies 1-3 cr
The student will perform a biomedical research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. This will include literature searches and presenting the project in a written format. Permission of mentor and Department Chair required. Taught fall, spring and summer 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, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 323, BMD 334, BMD 335, BMD 336 and permission of the faculty admissions committee. Contact Dr. Michael Spector for application procedures. Taught fall, spring and summer semesters. Special fee.
 
BMD 534 Human Physiology 6 cr
A study of human physiology from cells to systems, a strong foundation in cell biology and general chemistry is required. This course is restricted to pharmacy students or special permission from the instructor. Prerequisites: BLY 121 & BLY 122; CH 131 & CH 132. Corequisite: BMD 536. Taught fall semester.
 
BMD 536 Physiology Laboratory 1 cr
This laboratory is designed to provide hands-on laboratory experiments to accompany the lecture material in BMD 534. This course is restricted to pharmacy students or special permission from the instructor. Corequisite: BMD 534. Taught fall semester.
 
 

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