Curriculum


Curriculum:
Summer (9-12 Hours)
BHS 502                 Molecules and Cells
BHS 503                 Microbiology and Immunology
BHS 501                 Seminar I
                                    Electives

Fall (9-12 Hours)
BHS 550                 Integrated Systems I – Neuroendocrine
BHS 555                 Integrated Systems II – Cardiopulmonary
BHS 560                 Integrated Systems III – Genitourinary
BHS 601                 Seminar II
                                    Electives

Spring (12 Hours)
BHS 600                 Integrated Systems IV – Gastrointestinal
BHS 605                 Integrated Systems V – Musculoskeletal and Skin
BHS 610                 Clinical Application and Simulation
BHS 698                 Non-thesis Research              
BHS 602                 Seminar III
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Course Descriptions

BHS 502 Molecules and Cells (4 hours)

This course will explore the chemical structures and functions of biomolecules and human cells. The disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, and histology will be integrated to provide a framework for understanding normal and abnormal cellular states. Topics will include cellular physiology, metabolic pathways, inheritance, molecular genetics, and basic histology.



BHS 503 Microbiology and Immunology (4 hours)

This course will explore the biology of viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi as well as the natural human responses to these pathogens. Innate and adaptive immunity will be explored in the context of pathogenic and non-pathogenic assault. Addionally, students will be introduced to concepts in general pathology including mechanisms of cell injury and repair, cell adaptation, and inflammation.



BHS 550 Integrated Systems I - Neuroendocrine (3 hours)

This course will be an integrated study of the nervous and endocrine body systems. The gross anatomy, histology, and physiology of each system will be examined through an integrated approach, which will include a study of the interrelationships of these controlling body systems. Correlations to disease states and disease treatments will be stressed throughout.



BHS 555 Integrated Systems II - Cardiopulmonary (3 hours)

This course will be an integrated study of the cardiovascular and respiratory body systems. The gross anatomy, histology, and physiology of each system will be examined through an integrated approach, which will include a study of the interrelationships of these systems and the gross anatomy of the thorax. Correlations to disease states and disease treatments will be stressed throughout.



BHS 560 Integrated Systems III - Genitourinary (2 hours)

This course will be an integrated study of the reproductive and urinary body systems. The gross anatomy, histology, and physiology of each system will be examined through an integrated approach, which will include a study of the gross anatomy of the pelvis and perineum. Correlations to disease states and disease treatments will be stressed throughout.



BHS 600 Integrated Systems IV - Gastrointestinal (2 hours)

This course will be an integrated study of the gastrointestinal body system. The gross anatomy, histology, and physiology of each organ will be examined through an integrated approach, which will include a study of the gross anatomy of the abdomen. Correlations to disease states and disease treatments will be stressed throughout.



BHS 605 Integrated Systems V - Musculoskeletal and Skin (3 hours)

This course will be an integrated study of the skeletal, muscular and integumentary body systems. The gross anatomy, histology, and physiology of each system will be examined through an integrated approach, which will include a study of the interrelationships of these systems and the gross anatomy of the back and limbs. Correlations to disease states and disease treatments will be stressed throughout.



BHS 610 Clinical Application and Simulation (2 hours)

This will be a capstone course to provoke critical thinking about the effects of disease at various levels of organization on multiple organ systems. The integration of content throughout the program will be stressed. Activities will include small-group case studies, simulation, and patient interactions.



BHS 698 Non-thesis Research (4 hours)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to engage in inquiry and problem solving in the biomedical sciences. Students may engage in a research project or literature review on a topic related to health and disease. A written report will be the culmination of these activities.



BHS 501 Seminar I (1 hour)

The first of a three-part course series to prepare students for application, admission, and success in professional school and the biomedical workforce. Topics will include study skills, interview skills, and test taking strategies.



BHS 601 Seminar II (1 hour)

The second of a three-part course series to prepare students for application, admission, and success in professional school and the biomedical workforce. Topics will include professionalism, cultural competence, and ethical behavior.



BHS 602 Seminar III (1 hour)

The third of a three-part course series to prepare students for application, admission, and success in professional school and the biomedical workforce. Topics will include interpersonal skills and teamwork.