Graduate Courses

BMS 508 Advanced Human Physiology.
Emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms
involved in the functioning of the body systems, with emphasis on central nervous system,
cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems. Study includes the current research literature
and current experimental knowledge. Offered fall semester and occasionally winter semester.
Prerequisite: BMS 290 and graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 510 Immunology. An introduction to the immune response, including: the properties
of antigens, immunoglobulins, the theories of antibody formation, cell-mediated immunity, and
hypersensitivity reactions. Prerequisites: BMS 212 and CHM 232 or CHM 461 or concurrent
registration and graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 512 Medical Bacteriology. A study of the host-parasite relationships in bacterial disease.
The theoretical basis of isolation and identification of medically important bacteria including
anaerobic and newly identified pathogens will be included. Prerequisites: BMS 212 and three
semesters of chemistry and graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 523 Epidemiology.
An introduction to the study of the distribution and determinants of
disease frequency in people. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: STA 215 and graduate standing.
Two credits.

BMS 528 Neuropathology.
An in-depth course in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology as they relate to neurological as well as psychological disease states. Special emphasis will be on current models regarding a biological basis for psychiatric and neurological disorders. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: BMS 508 and graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 550 Human Histology. A lecture/laboratory course in normal human light microscopic anatomy. Students will learn the microanatomy of the primary tissue types, organs, and organ systems. Includes discussion of relevant pathological conditions. BMS 208 or equivalent. Four credits.

BMS 560 Regional Human Anatomy.
A regional approach to the structure of the human
body, concentrating on the interrelationships of different anatomical structures in the limbs,
thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and head and neck. BMS 208, BMS 309 or equivalent anatomy
courses. Four credits.

BMS 601 Experimental Design.
Investigation of the steps necessary to select and approach a
research problem. Emphasis on the literature search, critical analysis of journal articles, and the
preparation of written research proposals. Observation and inductive and deductive reasoning
will be discussed. Offered fall semester. Three credits.

BMS 608 Pathologic Physiology.
A study of the disease processes in humans from the standpoint of physiologic dysfunction. Primary emphasis will be on the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and central nervous system. Other areas may be considered but in lesser depth. Offered winter semester and occasionally fall semester. Prerequisite: BMS 508 and graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 611 Theory and Practice of Infection Control. A study of identification and control
of hospital-associated infections. Offered on demand. Prerequisites: BMS 212 and graduate
standing. Three credits.

BMS 612 Mechanism of Microbial Pathogenicity. Discussion of the recent advances in the
pathogenicities and of infectious disease with emphasis on those caused by bacteria, parasites,
and fungi. A seminar format will be used. Offered on demand. Prerequisites: BMS 412 and
graduate standing. Three credits.

BMS 655 Advanced Human Anatomy.
Students will complete comprehensive morphological
study of selected regions of the human body. Methods include dissection, and histologic,
embryologic, or pathologic approaches. Offered upon demand. Prerequisites: BMS 460 and
permission of instructor. Three credits.

BMS 679 Clinical Practicum. Experience in a field placement under a qualified supervisor. A
final report and a seminar are required. Prerequisites: All other degree requirements must be
completed before, or concurrent with, this course. Three to six credits.

BMS 680 Special Topics in the Biomedical Sciences.
Supervised study and research in special
areas of the biomedical sciences. Must be prearranged with a faculty sponsor. Study may result
in a proposal for independent research in the same area. May be elected for a maximum of three
hours credit toward degree requirements. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: BMS
601. A signed contract must be submitted before registration. One to three credits.

BMS 693 Project in Biomedical Sciences.
Definition and solution of a problem within the
biomedical sciences. The problem may focus on such topics as the development of instructional
processes or materials, evaluation or testing procedures and equipment, or other suitable areas
of interest. Prerequisites: Completion of all other degree requirements before, or concurrent
with, this course. Three credits.

BMS 695 Master’s Thesis Research.
Research in the biomedical sciences directed toward the
solution of a problem that has potential implications within the field. Preparation of a formal
thesis and presentation of a seminar are required during the final year of the student’s program.
Six credits total, minimum of three per semester. Prerequisites: Permission of program director.
Three to six credits.

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