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  • BMS-605

    Biochemistry I

    This course will present modern principles of biochemistry to provide a solid background for the study of the biomedical sciences and related areas of endeavor. The course will introduce and develop specific knowledge in the areas of bio-molecular structure/function, membrane biochemistry and biochemical aspects of molecular genetics with the integration of these topics at the level of the cell and organism. 3 credits.
  • BMS-606

    Biochemistry II

    This course will present modern principles of biochemistry to provide a solid background for the study of the biomedical sciences and related areas of endeavor. The course will introduce and develop specific knowledge in the areas of enzymology, metabolic pathways and regulation, and molecular principles of signaling, with the integration of these topics at the level of the cell and organism. Prerequisite: Biochemistry I (BMS 605) or permission of instructor. 3 credits
  • BMS-609

    Cell & Tissue Biology

    Cell functions will be studied with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms, regulatory mechanisms and integration into higher-level organization and function. Specific topics include protein and vesicular traffic, role of the cytoskeleton in cell organization and movement, organization and function of tissues, electrochemical signaling in neurons and other cells, and cell cycle and its regulation. Emphasis will be on problem-solving, and will include analysis of primary literature. Examples of applications to biomedical research will be included. Prerequisite/Corequisite: Biochemistry 1 (BMS 605) or permission of instructor. 3 credits
  • BMS-615

    Human Physiology

    A systems approach will be used to study physiology.Emphasis will be on homeostatic control mechanisms and multi-system integration. Select examples of disease process will be used to illustrateand reinforce understanding of physiological homeostatic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BMS 609 or BMS 606 or permission of instructor.
  • BMS-620

    Current Topics:Biomedical Res

    This seminar course will emphasize evaluation of the primary research literature pertaining to mechanisms of disease and rationale of treatments. After providing an overview of pathology and epidemiology, the focus of analysis will be experimental evidence pertaining to molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms of disease. Topics may be drawn from areas in neuroscience, infectious disease, immunology, and endocrinology and cancer biology. Prerequisites: BMS 605, BMS 606, BMS 609, BMS 611, BMS 615 or permission of instructor
  • BMS-640

    Field Experience I

    This course is the first in the capstone experience for the MS in Biomedical Sciences degree. The student, with guidance from faculty mentors, will develop a proposal for a research project. The project may be done at a university, medical school, or biotechnology research facility. This student-initiated project may be done where the student is employed or at organizations found by the student. A minimum of 100 hours at the host institution is required; with approval, this contact at the host institution may extend into BMS 641. Prerequisites: BMS 605, BMS 606, BMS 609, BMS 611, BMS 615, BMS 620
  • BMS-641

    Field Experience II

    This is a continuation of BMS 640. Upon completion of the field work, the student will present formal written and oral reports that include the background literature and rationale for the project, the results of the project, and a discussion of the significance and future directions of the project. A minimum of 100 hours at the host institution is required.