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BMS 111 Basic Human Anatomy (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide nursing students with a basic knowledge of human anatomy. Lecture topics range from anatomical terminology to comprehensive overviews of the individual organ systems, including aspects of gross anatomy and histology.

BMS 301 Biochemistry (3 credits)
An introductory course designed for pharmacy students but other undergraduate majors from other disciplilnes are welcome. Topics concerning structure, function, and metabolism of important biomolecules, biologically active peptides, detoxification, and molecular biology will be surveyed.

BMS 303 Physiology for Nurses (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide nursing students and exercise science students with a basic knowledge of human physiology. An overview of the function of the major organ systems is presented in a series of lectures and discussions.

BMS 311 Basic Human Anatomy (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the gross anatomy, histology, and neuroanatomy of the human body. A systemic approach is used.

BMS 404 Human Physiology (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy students with a basic knowledge of human physiology. The function of the major organ systems is covered in a series of lectures and discussions.

BMS 461 Senior Elective in Gross Anatomy (2-4 credits)
This course is an elective designed to allow fourth year medical students the opportunity to review and expand their knowledge of human gross anatomy by dissecting a selected region of a human cadaver.

BMS 511/611 Medical Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (3 credits)
This course covers functional aspects of eukaryotic cells including gene regulation/expression, signal transduction, and cell-cell interactions. The course will be geared towards answering specific biological questions ranging from detailed analysis of a single gene through whole-genome analysis, transcriptional profiling, and functional genomics.

BMS 521 Principles of Biochemistry(4 credits)
This course examines the fundamental principles of structural biochemistry, enzymology, metabolism and molecular biology.

BMS 601 Human Physiology (4 credits)
This course examines basic concepts of cellular physiology and organ system physiology of the nervous, endocrine, reproductive, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renal systems, as well as multisystem integration.

BMS 602 Human Gross Anatomy (6 credits)
This course examines the detailed structure of the human body, including dissection of the cadaver, combined with conferences, lectures, and assigned readings.

BMS 603 Microscopic Anatomy (4 credits)
This course provides a comprehensive examination of the light microscopic anatomy and ultrastructure of cells, tissues, and organs. A combination of lectures, discussions, and laboratories is employed with a major focus on a laboratory experiences using the light microscope.

BMS 604 Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology (6 credits)
This course consists of lectures on the functional aspects of cell and molecular biology with an emphasis on eukaryotic cells.

BMS 605 Fundamentals of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Pathology (2 credits)
This course is an introduction to fundamentals in patterns of inheritance, genetic diseases, cytogenetics, cell injury, and neoplasia. Topics will include Mendelian genetics and genetic diseases, cytogenomics, use of online genomic databases, wound healing, and molecular basis of neoplasia as well as basic principles of pathology.

BMS 606 Proteins: Structure-Functional Relationships (4 credits)
Topics covered include primary structure, principles of secondary and tertiary structures, enzyme kinetics, chemical modifications and their effects, protein-protein interactions, protein complementation and prediction of conformation. Presentation and model building by students are integral parts of the course.

BMS 610 Bone Biology Fundamentals (3 credits)
This course focuses on fundamental aspects of skeletal biology, including the microscopic anatomy and ultrastructure of bone, morphogenesis and embryologic development of the skeletal system, bone modeling and remodeling, biomechanics of bone, skeletal physiology, mineral homeostasis, and clinical evaluation of bone and mineral disorders.

BMS 621 Teaching Practicum in Gross Anatomy (3 credits)
This course provides practical experience in teaching human gross anatomy.

BMS 624 Human Neuroanatomy (4 credits)
This course consists of examination of the fundamental structure and function of the human central nervous system.

BMS 630 Fundamentals of Hearing (3 credits)
This is an advanced graduate level course focusing on the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. The course will introduce students to the basics of normal human hearing with a focus on the peripheral auditory system, neural coding of sound, and the perception of simple sounds.

BMS 667 Developmental Biology (3 credits)
This course covers cellular and molecular events underlying animal development and cell differentation in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics will include the early body plan, cell determination and diversity, organogenesis, morphogenesis, and stem cells, and includes vertebrate (mouse, chick frog, fish, human) and invertebrate (fly, worm) models.

BMS 703 Advanced Cell Biology (3 credits)
This course consists of detailed consideration of the functional aspects of cell biology with emphasis on eukaryotic cells. Topics include signal transduction, neuronal cell biology, synthesis, transport, and processing of secretory proteins, extracellular matrix proteins, cell adhesions, and cytoskeleton.

BMS 704 Advanced Molecular Biology (3 credits)
This course consists of detailed consideration of the structure, function and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins with emphasis on eukaryotic cells. Topics include DNA structure, transcription, translation, replication, recombinant DNA technology, eukaryotic viruses, and control of cellular differentiation in normal and abnormal states such as cancer.

BMS 705 Advanced Neuroscience (3 credits)
This course will develop a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of neuroscience at the molecular, electrophysiological, and systems levels. Topics will include neurotransmitters and receptors, synaptic mechanisms, neural development, membrane physiology, ion channel structure and function, and neural networks. Emphasis will be placed on emerging areas and leading-edge techniques.

BMS 720 Advanced Topics in Molecular Structure/Function (3 credits)
This course covers fundamental aspects of molecular structure, peptide chemistry, and molecular interactions. Topics vary will change with each iteration of the course permitting students to repeatedly enroll in the course but with each covering a different topic. Nine credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 730 Advanced Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
This course covers functional aspects of eukaryotic cells including gene regulation/expression, signal transduction, and cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions. Topics vary will change with each iteration of the course permitting students to repeatedly enroll in the course but with each covering a different topic. Nine credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 740 Advanced Topics in Physiology (3 credits)
This course covers specific aspects of physiology and pathophysiology of whole organisms and organ systems as well as cellular physiology. Topics vary will change with each iteration of the course permitting students to repeatedly enroll in the course but with each covering a different topic. Nine credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 747 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Transmembrane Signaling (3 credits)
Detailed analysis of how an external signal is transduced into a cell language resulting in a response. Intracellular pathways involved in signal transduction will be examined. Discussions on various cell proteins and cross-talk among intracellular signal transduction pathways.

BMS 750 Advanced Topics in Morphology and Anatomy (3 credits)
This course covers functional morphology ranging from cellular ultrastructure to gross anatomy and embryology. Topics vary will change with each iteration of the course permitting students to repeatedly enroll in the course but with each covering a different topic. Nine credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 760 Advanced Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
This course integrates the areas of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neuropathology at both the cellular and organismal level. Topics vary will change with each iteration of the course permitting students to repeatedly enroll in the course but with each covering a different topic. Nine credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 790 Research Methods (3-5 credits)
This course consists of methods and techniques used in on-going research projects.

BMS 791 Seminar (1 credit)
This course consists of formal oral presentations and critical discussions of assigned subjects to familiarize students with the nature and extent of research literature, the analysis of research papers, and the collation and presentation of scientific information. This course is repeatable.

BMS 792 Journal Club (1 credit)
This course consists of readings and presentations of current scientific literature, followed by group discussion involving students and faculty members. This course is repeatable.

BMS 795 Directed Independent Study (2 credits)
Each student, supervised by faculty members, will pursue in-depth reading and discussions on current research topics of interest to faculty and students. The purpose is to provide an environment whereby the student is introduced to scientific research methods and can improve critical thinking and reading skills as well as exchanging scientific information.

BMS 797 Directed Independent Research (3-6 credits)
This course consists of original investigation under supervision and guidance of individual staff members.

BMS 799 Master's Thesis (1-3 credits)
This course consists of review of the literature and research data; writing of the thesis. Students must register for this course in any term when engaged in formal preparation of the Master's thesis; however, six credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

BMS 899 Doctoral Dissertation (3-6 credits)
This course consists of review of the literature and research data while writing of the dissertation. Students must register for this course in any term when engaged in formal preparation of the doctoral dissertation. Students must register for this course in any term when engaged in formal preparation of the doctoral dissertation; however, twenty credit hours are the maximum applicable toward the degree.

CAN 602 Medical Gross Anatomy (6 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students and is the same as BMS 602. This is a lecture and laboratory course in which the entire body is discussed and dissected. The information that is presented includes basic concepts as well as advanced practical clinical applications. Written and practical laboratory exams will be given. A summary of the findings in the dissection laboratory is expected from each dissection group.

CAN 603 Microscopic Anatomy (4 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students and is the same course as BMS 603. This course provides a comprehensive examination of the light microscopic anatomy and ultrastructure of cells, tissues, and organs. A combination of lectures, discussions, and laboratories is employed with a major focus on a laboratory experience using the light microscope.

CAN 621 Teaching Practicum in Human Anatomy (4 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students and is the same course as BMS 621. Tuition is waived for these hours since the students will be teaching medical and graduate students.

CAN 626 Clinical Embryology (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students and is the same course as BMS 626. This is a comprehensive embryology course in which the general development of each system is discussed. Major anomalies and malformations and their clinical significance are considered. Students are expected to prepare and present some of the topics under the supervision of the course instructors.

CAN 629 Anatomical Techniques and Topics (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students. Exploration of techniques commonly used in anatomical research.

CAN 630 Human Neuroanatomy (4 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students. Comprehensive basic and applied clinical overview of the central and peripheral nervous system. This course is held in conjunction with the physical therapy program and consists of both lecture and laboratory formats.

CAN 640 Clinical Rotations (Surgery, Radiology, Pathology) (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students.

CAN 645 Educational Techniques in Clinical Gross Anatomy (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students. The opportunity to design and implement educational techniques appropriate for lecture, small group, and laboratory applications. Each student will prepare and deliver two formal lectures that will be videotaped and constructively critiqued by faculty and peers. Approaches to computer-aided educational techniques will be considered, as will specific teaching strategies for traditional lectures and tutorials.

CAN 792 Current Topics in Clinical Gross Anatomy (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students. Current topics in gross anatomy are selected form a variety of sources including surgical, radiological, and anatomical journals. The format of the class varies from didactic lectures to small group discussions of articles pertinent to clinical applications of human anatomy.

CAN 797 Clinical Anatomy Independent (Educational / Scholarly) Research (2 credits)
This course is for Master's in Clinical Anatomy students. Original investigation under supervision and guidance of individual staff members. Laboratory and conferences.