Prerequisites are listed for those courses with such requirements. When no prerequisite is listed in a course description, it is implied that there is no prerequisite.
This course provides fundamental knowledge of normal human structure and function. The emerging theme will be the interrelationships between structural design and functional capabilities. During this course, basic components including tissues, muscles, nerves, bones and joints will be covered. The musculoskeletal system in particular will be highlighted in both lecture and laboratory formats.
In this course students learn to identify and describe the basic structural components and corresponding functions of the human nervous system. Lectures are given by faculty from the Department of Anatomy.
This course emphasizes principles and concepts of structure-function relationships in major biomolecules and human metabolism. This course includes lectures and workshops which utilize small group discussions focusing on clinical case studies to illustrate principles of clinical biochemistry.
This course emphasizes concepts in cell and molecular biology and human nutrition. This course includes lectures and workshops which utilize small group discussions focusing on clinical case studies to illustrate principles of clinical biochemistry.
This course is devoted to introducing the foundation of human genetics. Topics include normal transmission of dominant and recessive genetic traits, sex-linked/autosomal-linked inheritance, common genetic defects and diseases, inheritance patterns and probabilities, genetic mapping, common risk factors in inherited/acquired genetic diseases, family counseling, and family planning issues.
The purpose of this required pass/fail course is to provide students with skills that are necessary for professional development. The course will feature professionals from different disciplines who will discuss their professions and career paths. The course will also provide students training in interviewing, writing resumes/CVs, writing cover letters and personal statements.
This course is designed to discuss the etiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of selected human disease conditions. A brief review of the normal physiology of each organ system will be discussed prior to presenting prominent disease conditions in each of the following areas: immune regulation; wound healing; hematologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, neural, and musculoskeletal systems. The information presented in this course will build on previous information obtained in Human Physiology I and II.
This didactic course will introduce students to the fundamental principles of immunology and delve into the molecular mechanisms behind these principles. It will focus on the innate and adaptive immune responses, detailing signal transduction mechanisms responsible for leukocyte activation, epigenetic remodeling involved in leukocyte differentiation, and the molecular biology behind immune responses. Additionally, it will detail recent advances in immunoprophylaxis, and therapies.
This course introduces the student to the medical microbial world with those concepts that are basic to viruses, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In addition to the infectious diseases as the main topics covered in the lecture, in depth understanding of the molecular biology, genetics and virulence factors of microorganisms will be explained to gain a complete picture of bacterial pathogenesis. MICRD 0583 Medical Microbiology with lab for 4 credits may be taken as an alternative after Program Director's approval.
This didactic course covers the physiology and molecular mechanisms of medically important microbes and their disease processes. The course includes experiential laboratory sessions that provide a hands-on experience in diagnostic, molecular laboratory procedures and experimental design. Requires Program Director's approval to take in place of MICRD 0530.
PHARD 0594, 0595, 0596
Pharmacology I, II, III
This course sequence introduces students to the general principles of drug action and the therapeutic uses and toxicities of drugs commonly used in humans. A drug's action is considered on an organ-system basis. Specific topics include drugs acting on the: autonomic and central nervous systems, cardiovascular and renal systems, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. In addition, discussions on chemotherapy of microbial and parasitic organisms, chemotherapy of neoplastic diseases, drugs acting on blood-forming organs, and hormones are presented. This course also includes discussions of environmental toxic agents and antidotes.
Credits: Each course 3
PHYSD 0520, 0521
Human Physiology I, II
Students are introduced to the physiological principles and regulatory processes that underlie the normal function of the human body, and develop an understanding of the physiologic responses to perturbation of homeostasis and of pathophysiologic alterations that occur in disease. Didactic lectures are supplemented with workshops that focus on application of physiological concepts. Topics include the properties of excitable cells and the functions of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems.
Credits: Each course 3.5