Course Descriptions

BIOE 445/545 Introduction to Histotechnology (3)

Theory and extensive hands-on experience in the histotechnology laboratory. Students learn how to use basic instrumentation in preparation for the Histotechnology Clinical Experience.

BIOE 5XX Clinical Experience (3)

Clinical Experience with students’ first exposure to the clinical environment. Prerequisite: Completion of didactic portion of the histotechnology specialization.

BMS/BIOE 505a Biotechnology: Immunochemistry (1)

The immunochemistry module will provide students with a working understanding and the application of sterile techniques, immunochemistry, ELISA techniques, and gel electrophoresis. (Special fee). Same as BMS 505a.

BMS/BIOE 505b Biotechnology: Molecular Biology (1)

The molecular biology module will provide students with a working understanding and the application of sterile techniques, cell transfer techniques, ELISA techniques as they refer to protein identification, and density gradient gel electrophoresis. (Special fee). Same as BMS 505b.

BMS/BIOE 510 Pathophysiology (3)

A study of the alterations in biological processes that affect homeostasis in the human. Includes the dynamic aspects of disease, mechanisms involved, signs and symptoms. Physical and laboratory findings are emphasized. Prerequisite: BIO 240 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Same as BIO 510.

BMS/BIOE 527 Biochemistry I (3)

Biochemistry I provides an introduction to the fundamental aspects of biochemistry. It gives an overview of the structure, function and metabolism of biologically important molecules; carbohydrates, fatty acids proteins and nucleic acids. The course concludes with a review of amino acid metabolism. Enzyme kinetics, allostery, enzyme inhibition and control are considered in detail. Throughout, the emphasis is placed on the regulation of metabolic pathways and on their interrelationships in health and disease.

BMS/BIOE 528 Biochemistry II (3)

Biochemistry II considers the application of biochemistry to disease etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Cell membranes and the structure, function and replication of the cell’s genetic material are described. The digestion and absorption of nutrients is reviewed and the consequences of malfunction considered. A number of disease states are used to illustrate selected principles including the relationship between nutrition and disease; atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes. The application of clinical biochemistry techniques to disease diagnosis is described and the biochemistry of exercise and aging visited.

BMS/BIOE 537 Human Genetics (3)

Acquiring an understanding of current theories of mechanisms of human inheritance and their application in modern medicine and technology. Same as BIO 537.

BMS/BIOE 550 Cell Biology and Histology (5)

Presentation of the normal microscopic structure of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the morphology with the biochemical and physiologic processes of the body. Lecture and laboratory.

BMS/BIOE 555 Immunology (3)

Major topics considered in this course are antibody formation, antigen antibody interactions, biological effects of immunologic reactions, immunological specificity of normal and diseased cells and tissues. Same as BIO 455/555.

BMS/BIOE 623 Medical Microbiology I (3)

Comprehensive study of medical immunology, medical virology, and medical parasitology. Medical immunology serves as a foundation by providing the dynamics of interactions between humans and their microbiological pathogens. Viral, virus-like, protozoan, and helminthic pathogens are discussed in terms of physical, biochemical, and biological parameters as well as their contributions to human disease. Treatment, prevention, and control of microorganisms are also discussed.

BMS/BIOE 644 Cancer Biology (3)

Major topics considered in this course include: concept and principles of cancer as a disease entity; stages of cancer - initiation, promotion and progression; etiology of cancer - genetic and epigenetic components; pathogenesis - genetic basis; risk factors - multi-factorial; diagnostic approach - current and future; therapeutic/preventive regimens; patient care; future perspectives in oncology.

BMS/BIOE 648 Epidemiology (3)

Major topics considered in this course are the basics of epidemiology and infectious disease. The course covers important principles, concepts, methods, and analytical techniques pertaining to epidemiology. The course is designed to help students understand and apply the fundamentals of epidemiology and to use this knowledge to evaluate studies in the epidemiologic and biomedical literature.

BIOE 6XX Capstone Project (3)

This course will focus on the continuous application of advanced knowledge and skills attained during the degree coursework.

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