Curriculum

A chart depicting the Biomedical concentrations

 

Biomedical Sciences Fall 2020 Concentrations

The Department of Biomedical Sciences will offer the following concentrations beginning in Fall 2020: Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPH), Biotechnology (BT), and Public and Global Health (PGH).

 

Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPH) (120 hours)

 

The PPH concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics. The PPH concentration prepares students to pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in any biomedical discipline, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, as well as a Ph.D. degree in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, this concentration offers prerequisite course work for students wishing to pursue programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

▼   PPH General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives** (13-15 hours)
** Students interested in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy should also take General Biology II, Physics II and Organic Chemistry II.

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (16 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I
PH 114/114L: Physics I
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I
ST 210 or 305 or 310 or 345: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (17-19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II – Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy AND
BMD 334: Human Physiology I OR
BMD 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare

▼   PPH Concentration (15 credit hours)

BMD 335: Human Physiology II
BMD 336: Human Physiology Lab (W)
BMD 350 : Genetics and Genomics
BMD 401: Immunology
BMD 4xx: Any 400 level BMD course

▼   PPH Restricted Electives (16 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/L: Introduction to Food Science
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 451: Epidemiology
BMD 290, 490: Special Topics
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499: Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology
SY 559: Medicine and Society

 

 

Biotechnology (BT) (120 hours)

 

The BT concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts of genetics, molecular biology, and recombinant DNA technology. The core requirements have a strong applied skill-based laboratory component that further reinforces theoretical concepts. The BT concentration prepares students for entry level biotechnology jobs or post-graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) research programs.  

▼   BT General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives** (13-15 hours)
** Students interested in Ph.D. programs in should also take Physics II and Organic Chemistry II

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (16 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I
PH 114/114L: Physics I
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I
ST 210 or 305 or 310 or 345: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (17-19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II – Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy AND
BMD 334: Human Physiology I OR
BMD 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare

▼  BT Concentration (14 credit hours)

BMD 350: Human Genetics and Genomics
BMD 341: Biotechnology Skills I
BMD 441: Biotechnology Skills II
BLY 445: Computational Genetics

▼   BT Restricted Electives (17 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/L: Introduction to Food Science
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 451: Epidemiology
BMD 290, 490: Special Topics
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499 : Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology

 

 

Public and Global Health (PGH) (120 hours)

 

The PGH concentration offers students interested in healthcare careers with a foundational knowledge of those challenges that limit the provision of health care globally. This concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics, and adds a multi-disciplinary exploration into key factors important to health and disease in resource limited areas. Students in the PGH concentration will gain knowledge of public health, global diseases, international healthcare systems, and introduction to epidemiology, as well as a basic knowledge of those social and environmental factors that impact health and disease in vulnerable populations. A BMD degree with a concentration in PGH prepares students for a tremendous diversity of graduate programs and careers in scientific research, public health, global health education, and jobs in industry and government laboratories (CDC). 

▼   PGH General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives (14-16 hours)

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (15 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I
PH 114/114L: Physics I
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I
ST 210 or 305 or 310 or 345: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (17-19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II – Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy AND
BMD 334: Human Physiology I OR
BMD 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare

▼   PGH Concentration (15 credit hours)

IS 100: Global Issues
HS 263: Nutrition and Hunger
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 451: Epidemiology
HS 462: Public Health

▼   PGH Restricted Electives (16 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/L: Introduction to Food Science
BMD 350: Human Genetics and Genomics
BMD 401: Immunology
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
BMD 290, 490: Special Topics
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499: Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology