MuscleExamplewHexagonsThe Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Science offers a variety of healthcare focused electives ideal for students that are entering a health profession, want to learn more about healthcare or are currently enrolled in a health profession program. Courses are available to undergraduate, graduate and non-degree students.

Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Electives

Courses are available to undergraduate, graduate and non-degree students.


CDS 400 and 500

Fundamentals of Phlebotomy and Body Fluid Collection
An in depth course in phlebotomy covering aspects of safety procedures, hygiene, capillary puncture, venipuncture, arterial access and maintenance, intravenous access and maintenance, drug administration via IV, intramuscular and subcutaneous methods and non-blood collections of bodily fluids.
Prerequisites: None
1.0 Credit Hour / Online with in class skills sessions / Simulation and Clinical Sections / Fall, Spring, Summer


CDS 405 and 605

Survival Spanish for Health Professionals
Healthcare professionals will be introduced to basic vocabulary, useful questions and expressions in Spanish needed to communicate in practical healthcare situations. Students will participate in speaking exercises, dialogue, and role-play activities (field-specific scenarios). Conducted in English.  
Prerequisites: None
1.0 Credit Hour / Online / Fall, Spring, Summer


2StudentsInLabCDS 420 and 520

Competencies in Genetics for Health Professionals    
This course educates health professional students and students interested in the health professions about core competencies in genetics to prepare them to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes into routine healthcare, thereby providing effective and comprehensive services to individuals and families.  
Recommended Prerequisites: Bio 123 and MA 105 or equivalent.
2.0 Credit Hour / Lecture / Spring


CDS 425

First Aid & Healthcare Provider CPR and AED Course
The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to perform basic first aid and CPR procedures for adult, child and infant victims according to the American Heart Association (AHA) standards. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course certification card, which is valid for two years.
Prerequisites: None
1.0 Credit Hour / Online with in class skills sessions / Fall, Spring, Summer


CDS 430

Advanced Cardiac Life Support
The goal of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to perform Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) according to the American Heart Association (AHA) standards. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive an AHA ACLS certification card, which is valid for two years.  
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of CDS 425/525 or current American Hearth Association Basic Life Support Certification
1.0 Credit Hour / Lecture / Summer


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Introduction to Medical History Taking and Physical Examination
This course introduces the learner to the proper way to elicit a comprehensive medical history, perform a physical examination, and report the findings in a systematic and concise format.   
Prerequisites:  None
3.0 Credit Hours / Lecture / Spring, Summer

For more information contact askcds@uab.edu.

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Upon acceptance into the BS in Biomedical Sciences Program, students are provided with a course schedule that they are required to follow throughout the program. Failure to follow the schedule provided will result in the revision of the student's schedule which may make the student ineligible to enroll in specified program courses and/or delay graduation from the program. If a student is unable to follow the course schedule for any reason, please contact Brooke Walker, BMD Program Adviser, 996-4942, as soon as possible for advisement and schedule revision

Proposed Program of Study for a Major in Biomedical Sciences 1,2,3,4

Freshman

First Term

Hours

Second Term

Hours

EH 101

3

EH 102

3

MA 106

3

BY 123
& 123L

4

CH 115
& 115R

3

CH 117
& 117R

3

CH 116

1

CH 118

1

HRP 101

2

Core Curriculum Area IV  4

3

Core Curriculum Area IV  4

3

BMD 150: Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

1

 

15

 

15

Sophomore

First Term

Hours

Second Term

Hours

CH 235
& 235R

3

CH 237
& 237R

3

CH 236

1

CH 238

1

BY 124
& 124L

4

Core Curriculum Area II or Area IV  4

3

Core Curriculum Area II (Literature)  4

3

NTR 222: Nutrition and Health

3

Core Curriculum Area IV  4

3

BMD 310: Clinical Anatomy and Histology

4

BMD 201: Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences

1

BMD 202: Survey of Biomedical Sciences Literature

1

 

15

 

15

Junior

First Term

Hours

Second Term

Hours

BMD 315: Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology for Health Professions I

4

BMD 317: Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology for Health Professions II

4

BMD 320: Survey of Cell Biology for Health Professions

3

BMD 330: Clinical Microbiology for Health Professions

3

CMST 101

3

Core Curriculum Area II or IV  4

3

AHS 360

3

BMD 380: Research Methods and Scientific Literacy for the Biomedical Sciences

3

BMD Elective 5

3

BMD Elective 5

3

 

16

 

16

Senior

First Term

Hours

Second Term

Hours

BMD 410: Clinical Biochemistry for Health Professions

3

BMD 475: Capstone Experience in the Biomedical Sciences

4

BMD 420: Pathophysiology for Health Professions

4

CDS 420: Competencies in Genetics for Health Professions

2

BMD 430: Clinical Immunology for Health Professions

3

Core Curriculum Area II (Fine Arts)

3

BMD Elective

3

BMD Elective

3

BMD Elective

3

BMD Elective

3

 

16

 

15

Total credit hours: 123

1

Assumes student is placed in MA 106.

2

Assumes student has had one year of high school Chemistry with a grade of C or better.

3

Assumes no Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, International Baccalaureate (IB), or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit.

4

A 6-semester hour sequence either in literature or in history is required; if a second literature is chosen, it will apply as 3 of the elective hours in Area II Humanities and Fine Arts; if a second history is chosen, it will apply as 3 of the elective hours in Area IV History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences.

5

May choose a Physics sequence as an elective within the BMD program if required as a post-graduate program pre-requisite.

"The Master's in Biotechnology Program was the best decision I ever made with my career.  It enabled me to transition into a much more dynamic industry, while giving me the skills necessary to provide value to many different types of businesses in the biotechnology sector."

-   John McCarter, MS
    Director - Business Development
    Soluble Therapeutics, Inc.



I have to admit that my overall experience with UAB’s Biotechnology program can not only be described as rewarding but also as fun! The classroom was not consumed with instructor lectures; class was engaging and encouraged independent thinking through discussion. What sets this program apart is that the students are not just taught theory, we were taught to apply theory to actual problems to develop a solution. This type of learning environment really prepares students for the workforce. Another great aspect of the program was our ability to choose from a vast number of internships, these internships allowed us to apply our refined laboratory and business skills in real world settings. UAB’s Biotechnology program has figured out how to effectively combined science and business in a way that students can successfully enter the science community.  

-          Mary Alice Isom
      Forensic Scientist - Biology
      Alabama Department of Forensic Science