Biomedical Sciences Courses

600 Biochemical, Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Biomedical Science (7 hrs.)

A study of the structure and metabolism of biological compounds, the molecular biology of the cell and the interactions of cell components. (PR: One year of Biology and Organic Chemistry plus permission of instructor)

617 Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences (3 HRS.)

An application-oriented course in statistical concepts and techniques aimed at prospective researchers in the biomedical sciences.

628 Neuroscience I (3 hrs.)

A study of the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function. (PR: BMS 600 or permission of instructor)

629 Neuroscience II (3 hrs.)

A study of the structure and function of the nervous system and disorders of neuronal function. (PR: BMS 628 or permission of instructor)

631 Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Literature Review (1 hr.)

A seminar course where published articles in the fields of neuroscience and developmental biology will be presented by students and faculty.

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632 Neuroscience Research Techniques (3 hrs.)

Class participants will be exposed to state-of-the-art neuroscience research techniques while in the laboratories of the neuroscience faculty. (PR: Permission of instructor)

641 Molecular Developmental Biology (3 hrs.)

An in-depth discussion of current literature in developmental biology with emphasis on early embryo development, morphogenesis, lineage determination and regulation of developmental processes.

644 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 hr.)

Responsible conduct of research, including human subjects, live vertebrate animals, conflict of interest, mentor/mentee responsibilities, collaborative research, peer review, data management, research misconduct, and responsible authorship, with case discussions.

651 Cancer Biology (4 hrs.)

This is an advanced graduate course on the core principles underlying the initiation, progression, treatment and prevention of cancer, based on the most current literature in the field.

652 Cancer Biology Colloquium (1 hr.)

This is a mentored journal club for graduate students covering selected areas of current interest in cancer biology research. (PR: Permission of instructor)

660 and 661 Communication Skills for Biomedical Sciences (1 hr.)

Biomedical Sciences graduate students are trained to plan, prepare, and deliver effective scientific presentations.

665 Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Diabetes Research Colloquium (1 hr.) CR/NC

A seminar-style series that will focus on recent advances in topics related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

674 Teaching Practicum (1 hr.) CR/NC

Students gain experience in teaching using a variety of methods in a supervised setting.

679 Special Problems (1-3 hrs.) CR/NC

An intensive study of a selected topic or problem. Emphasis is placed on independent study. (PR: Permission of graduate advisor)

680 Seminar (1 hr.)

A seminar designed to teach students how to prepare and deliver different types of scientific presentations. Students must enroll every semester in the BMS Program. A minimum of four (4) hours required for M.S. students. (PR: BMS student and consent of instructor) A minimum of six (6) hours required for Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D students. (PR: BMS student and permission of instructor)

681 Thesis (1-6 hrs.) CR/NC

685 Introduction to Research (1-6 hrs.) CR/NC

Directed research activities requiring a completed prospectus for an advanced research project, a written report, or a research thesis. A minimum of three (3) hours required for all Master of Science candidates. (PR: Permission of advisor)

882 Research (1-15 hrs.) CR/NC