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BIO-333҂: 

Molecular and Cellular Biology 

4 credits 

This course is a comprehensive study of the composition, structure, energetics, regulation, and growth of eukaryotic cells. Other topics include the essential processes of cells including the correlation of structure and function at the organelle and cellular levels. As well as, principles of molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology and other approaches and method used to investigate cell structure, development, chromosome organization, gene expression, and gene regulation. Prerequisites: BIO-181 and BIO-181L. 

BIO-335: 

Medical Terminology 

2 credits 

This course covers the language of medicine that will be used as a foundation for understanding upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses to follow. It will include pronunciation, definition, usage and origins of medical terms. Medical terms presented will be used to identify signs, symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options for selected pathologies. With these skills the student will be able to effectively interpret and communicate in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: BIO-202 or BIO-211. 

BIO-356: 

Health Promotion and Wellness and Protection 

4 credits 

This course includes the study of the general principles of health maintenance and promotion. Students learn the role of exercise including flexibility, strength training, and cardiovascular conditioning in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Topics include nutrition and dietary requirements for health and weight management. Students administer testing procedures to obtain baseline data regarding a client/patient’s level of general health and use this data to design a program specific to the performance and health goals of the client/patient. In addition, this course reviews the basics of evidence-based practice in athletic training. Prerequisites: BIO-155 and BIO-155L. 

BIO-360: 

Medical Physiology 

3 credits 

This course focuses on the normal function of human cells, tissues, and organ systems. Emphasis is placed on the interconnections and biochemical functions between systems of the body and maintenance of homeostasis. Minor emphasis is placed on the dysfunctions and resulting pathologies. Prerequisites: BIO-181 and BIO-181L. Co-Requisite: BIO-360L. 

BIO-360L: 

Medical Physiology – Lab 

1 credits 

This course involves the exploration of normal function of human cells, tissues, and organ systems through hands-on laboratory experimentation. Students develop a deeper understanding of the materials learned in BIO-360 using simulation software for human functions, systems, and pathologies. Prerequisites: BIO-181 and BIO-181L. Co-Requisite: BIO-360. 

 

BIO-440҂: 

Body Fluid and DNA Analysis 

4 credits 

The content of this lecture/laboratory course is designed to equip learners with a strong background in molecular biology as it applies to serology and forensic DNA analysis. The identification of body fluids pertinent to forensic science, with a focus on saliva, blood, and semen, is introduced. Past and present theories, methods, and techniques used in the analysis of forensic DNA evidence are addressed. DNA profiling of various fluids and tissues of forensic interest is included. Laboratory work practicing various serology and STR analysis techniques provides hands-on experience. Key components of QC/QA are featured with reference to FBI, ASCLD, and ISO guidelines. Prerequisites: BIO-457, CHM-365 and CHM-365L. 

BIO-457Δ҂: 

Genetics 

4 credits 

This writing intensive course provides a comprehensive examination of the principles of heredity and variation, including Mendelian, molecular, and population genetics. Students explore topics such as gene mapping, DNA structure and replication, population genetics, and molecular change. Prerequisites: BIO-181 and BIO-181L. 

BIO-460: 

Toxicology 

4 credits 

The content of this course is designed to equip learners with general principles of toxicology, forensic toxicology, and drug metabolism. Topics include chemistry and biological activities, as well as types and effects of drugs of forensic interest in biological material. Key components of QC/QA are featured with reference to FBI, ASCLD, and ISO guidelines. Prerequisites: CHM-365 and CHM-365L 

BIO-474: 

Human Gross Anatomy and Dissection 

4 credits 

This in-depth course covers the structure of the human body from an applied anatomical perspective. It prepares students for graduate-level gross cadaver anatomy coursework by applying critical thinking skills to anatomical studies and emphasizing proper cadaver dissection technique and respect and dignity for the human cadaver. Small groups work collaboratively to explore, locate, expose, identify, and demonstrate various muscles and associated osteologic landmarks, nerves, and blood vessels of the human body. Prerequisites: BIO-181 and BIO-181L. 

BIO-475҂: 

Advanced Genetics 

3 credits 

This course presents advanced topics in genetics and genomics, including prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication and repair, regulation of transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, reverse transcription, mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, cancer and personalized medicine, epigenetics, genomic analyses, genomic libraries and databases, phylogenetics and bioinformatics. Prerequisite: BIO-457, BIO-205; Co-Requisite: BIO-475L. 

 

 

BIO-475L҂: 

Advanced Genetics Lab 

1 credits 

This hands-on laboratory course is designed to provide a project-based experience utilizing DNA, RNA, and molecular analysis techniques. These include isolation of DNA, action and laboratory use of restriction and modification enzymes, DNA amplification, DNA sequencing, mutagenesis and cloning, gene inactivation and complementation analysis, RT-PCR, DNA and RNA gel electrophoresis, Southern and Northern blot, and expression analyses (including Western blot and DNA microarrays). Co-requisite: BIO-475. 

BIO-483҂: 

Pathophysiology 

4 credits 

This course is designed to bridge the gap between basic preclinical science courses and the clinical requirements of health care/life science professionals. Systematic studies focus on the etiology, pathogenesis, morphology, and clinical manifestations associated with various altered health states and diseases. Material is presented using clinically relevant terminology that increases accurate and effective communication through extensive vocabulary expansion. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to correctly discuss a variety of disease states with health care professionals and patients while addressing the following questions: What is actually happening at the physiological level that causes the signs and symptoms of a given condition or disease? How does a change in normal physiology cause the signs and symptoms of a given condition or disease? How do these physiological effects correlate to mechanisms of accurate diagnoses? Why is one treatment method chosen over another? How do different systems intricately interrelate to cause a clinical picture and complications?. Prerequisites: One of the following combinations: BIO-201 and BIO-202; 2) BIO-210 and BIO-211; or 3) BIO-360. 

BIO-484: 

Human Anatomy 

4 credits 

This course introduces advanced anatomy concepts and examines structures and functions of the human body. Upon successful completion of this course, students demonstrate knowledge and/or skill in six levels of structural organization of the human body and how they interact, metabolism, negative and positive feedback mechanisms and their effect on the body, and mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis. Prerequisite: BIO-181. 

BIO-492L: 

Gross Dissection Lab 

2 credits 

This lab provides an opportunity for students to study the structure of the human body from an applied anatomical perspective and prepares students for graduate-level gross cadaver anatomy coursework through the application of critical thinking skills to anatomical studies with an emphasis on proper cadaver dissection technique and respect and dignity for the human cadaver. Students explore, locate, expose, identify, and demonstrate various muscles and associated osteologic landmarks, nerves, and blood vessels of the human body. Prerequisite: College approval. 

BIO-500: 

Biostatistics 

4 credits 

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in application, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of biostatistical data used to inform public health programs, policy, and practice. Students learn to complete statistical analysis using both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches commonly used in public health practice. 

 

BIO-505: 

A Comprehensive Overview of Phylogenetics and Ecology 

4 credits 

This course will give a broad overview of the classification of organisms, including prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Students will discuss the importance of the various types of organisms in global and human ecology. This course will also address principles of ecology with regard to populations, communities, and global ecology. Ecological research will be analyzed, and conservation and restoration efforts will be evaluated through the use of case studies. 

BIO-510: 

A Comprehensive Overview of Cell and Molecular Biology 

4 credits 

This course will cover an overview of properties of cellular organization using molecular, genetic, and cell biological approaches. This course will provide a comprehensive study of the composition, structure, energetics, regulation, and growth of eukaryotic cells. Students will also become competent in DNA structure and function, protein synthesis and gene regulation and will also learn the molecular tools for studying genes, gene cloning, and gene activity. From this fundamental perspective, students will be reviewing important scientific literature on the subject of cell biology and will examine the information through discussions, presentations, literature based essays and presentations. Prerequisite: Students should have completed an undergraduate course in cellular/molecular biology. 

BIO-515: 

Concepts of Human Physiology I 

4 credits 

This course presents a selection of complex physiological mechanisms which will be explored and analyzed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human physiology. Topics will be introduced through a system-based approach with the inclusion of application scenarios to enhance the understanding. Prerequisite: BIO-510. 

BIO-520: 

Concepts of Human Physiology II 

4 credits 

This course continues the study of complex physiological mechanisms which will be explored and analyzed to provide students with a deeper understanding of human physiology. Topics will be introduced through a systems-based approach with the inclusion of application scenarios to enhance the understanding. Prerequisite: BIO-515. 

BIO-525: 

Concepts of Medical Microbiology 

4 credits 

This course provides an introduction to the principles and applications of microbiology and a study of the general characteristics of microorganisms, their activities, and their relationship to humans. Students will be introduced to developing an understanding of microbial cell structure and function, microbial growth, bacterial genetics, characteristics of viruses, interaction of microbes and humans with reference to immune responses, related pathologies, and antimicrobial control medications. Prerequisite: BIO-505, BIO-510. 

 

BIO-550: 

Epidemiology 

4 credits 

This course applies epidemiological approaches to explore patterns of disease and injury in the human population. Emphasis is placed on health indicators, concepts, principles, and methods of chronic and infectious disease epidemiology. Students learn to conduct their own statistical analysis of basic epidemiological measures used for evidence-based decision making using data and reports. 

 

 

 

 

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