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Biomedical Sciences (BIMS)

BIMS 6300:    Selected Topics in Biomedical Sciences

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Graduate standing.
May be repeated when topics vary.

BIMS 6305:    Masters Professional Science Internship

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Thirty hours of course work at the graduate level or permission of the graduate director.  
The culminating experience in the MS Professional science program that provides a supervised opportunity to practice professional skills in an industrial setting.  May be repeated once for credit.

BIMS 6310:    Management and Marketing Scientific Technologies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
Provides marketing principles and global markets with focus on scientific technologies.  Project management skills to manage diversity, conflict, and change in corporate, government and nonprofit including entrepreneurial ventures.

BIMS 6311:    Biochemistry

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
This course is a broad introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry, especially those relating to thermodynamics, molecular pathways and regulation.

BIMS 6312:    Research Methods in Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
This course is designed for graduate students to conduct guided literature and laboratories-based research and independently write a research paper and/or article(s) for publication.  The course will help students develop methods in scientific research, how to research current literature, formulate a hypothesis, and develop a scientific methodology to study a problem.

BIMS 6313:    Cell & Molecular

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
The fundamentals of cell and molecular biology, concentrating on understanding the experimental basis of these disciplines as well as the current state of knowledge.  An intensive survey of cellular and molecular structure and function that make life possible.   

BIMS 6314:   Scientific Communications

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
A course designed to improve the communication of scientific knowledge and gain experience and gain experience in the types of scientific writing required for: submitting articles for publication; preparing presentations for lectures and seminars; preparing posters for meetings; preparing resumes and curriculum vitae.   

BIMS 6315:    Physiology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
The material covered will provide students with an overview of several physiological systems and concepts related to homeostasis and how changes in the function of these systems and concepts contribute to pathophysiology.

BIMS 6316:    Biostatistics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
A course in the practical application of statistics to analyze and draw conclusions from data sets.  This course will utilize computer statistics software.

BIMS 6317:    Bio Ethics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
This course deals with the ethical considerations needed for a career in Biomedical Science.  It will cover topics such as ethical conduct in research, use of humans and animals, and mentorship.

BIMS 6318:    Integrative Human Cardiovascular Control

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Completion of the BIMS Core Courses and Instructor Approval
Focused on human cardiovascular physiology, this course covers the effects of the physical environment on adaptation and neural integration of the cardiovascular system.

BIMS 6319:    Neuro Cardiovascular

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): BIMS 6318 
Focused on human neuro cardiovascular interactions, this course covers advanced studies in the autonomic nervous system as well as dysfunction of neuro-cardiovascular interactions.

BIMS 6320:    Bioinformatics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): BIOL 4313, MATH 3391, Completion of BIMS Core Courses, and Instructor Approval.
A basic introduction to the study of biological information stemming from molecular genetics, proteomics and metabolomics; with the practical tools of mathematics and computer science including microarrays and application programs.

BIMS 6321:    Pharmacology and Toxicology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
Emphasis on fundamental principles of pharmacology that include pharmacodynamics, pharmokinetics, ligand-receptor interactions and their consequent biological effects.  Secondary emphasis will be placed on toxins that effect biological systems.

BIMS 6322:    Biochemical and Molecular Genetics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.
Biochemical and molecular aspects of the inborn errors of human metabolism. Particular attention will focus on laboratory methods employed for the detection of hereditary disease, including organic and amino acid analysis, and routine metabolic screening. Molecular studies will include common techniques such as DNA and RNA isolation and purification; electrophoresis or nucleic acids.

BIMS 6323:    Principles in Biomedical and Bioengineering Sciences

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course will present basic principles in biomedical and bioengineering sciences with a focus on inventing new devices to address problems in the medical and surgical industry.

BIMS 6324:    Phytochemicals, Cancer and Disease

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  Graduate standing.
Studies in plant derived phytochemical bioactive molecules, their preventative effects in     
cancer biology and disease. Cell signaling pathways and other related mechanisms in     
disease prevention will also be discussed.

BIMS 6325:    Comparative Genomics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): BIMS 6320
Comparative studies of genomes and genomic information among species with a concentration on the genome.

BIMS 6332:    Microbial Metabolism

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Previous/concurrent enrollment in BIO 4310 or BIO 4313; Graduate standing.  
Investigation of the interrelationships of energy utilizing and producing metabolic pathways. Consideration will be given to glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, oxidative pathways of fatty acids and amino acids, and the pathways of lipid and sterol formation, in addition to various aspects of gluconeogenesis and the pentosephosphate shunt.  (Formerly: "Studies in Intermediary Metabolism")

BIMS 6341:    Molecular Biology of Cancer

Cr. 3. (3-3-1). Prerequisite(s):  Graduate standing.
Advanced topics in cancer at the molecular level and how this affects cellular and
molecular biology.

BIMS 6399:    Faculty-Guided Research/Thesis

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Completion of the BIMS Core Courses and Director Approval.
The culminating experience in the MS in Biomedical Science program that provides a supervised opportunity to perform research.  Must be repeated at least once for credit.  Thesis and oral defense required for graduation.