Biomedical Sciences Minor

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Required Courses:

BIO 357: Medical Terminology (1)

The course is designed for students in pre-health professions and secretarial science–medical emphasis. Students will learn medical terminology and its meaning within the context of the healing professions. Programmed texts and computer software will be used with regular testing periods throughout the semester. Recommended that Biology 203 or 325 be completed before taking this course. May be taken for a grade or a pass/no record basis.

One college chemistry course

Must Choose:

Two courses from Biology 203, 204, 325, 326

BIO 203: Human Biology I (4)

An overview of the structure and function of the human body, using an experimental approach. Addresses how worldview impacts the use of one’s own body and guides ethical decision-making. Cadaver lab exercises will be included. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. For nursing, HHP, and other non-biology majors. [Cross-listed: CORE 212]

BIO 204: Human Biology II (4)

A study of human anatomy and physiology in the context of common diseases and disorders, integrating core knowledge of structure and function with clinical correlations. The complex connections of the human body are investigated with applied lab exercises and activities. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. For nursing majors. Prerequisites: Biology 203; Chemistry 102 or 110; or permission of instructor.

BIO 325: Human Anatomy (4)

A detailed study of the organ systems of the human body, with an emphasis on dissections, including cadaver dissections. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Biology 122 or 203; or permission of instructor.

BIO 326: Human Physiology (4)

An advanced study of the functions of the human body and how it responds to stress and disease. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: Biology 125; one college chemistry course; or permission of instructor. Biology 203 or 325 strongly recommended.

two courses from Biology 125, 210, 301, 302, 304, 335

BIO 125: Cell and Molecular Biology (4)

An introduction to molecular mechanisms in living organisms. Topics include structure and functions of cellular components, gene structure and expression, and recombinant DNA technology. Concepts of reductionism and evolutionary theory will be addressed. Three lectures and one laboratory period of three hours per week.

BIO 210: Nutrition (3)

This course will focus on the basic science of foods and their components including relationships to health and disease. The implications of personal decision making and behavior change, as well as social, economic, and cultural influences, will be discussed. Does not count toward the biology major. [Cross-listed: HHP 211]

BIO 301: Developmental Biology (3)

A study of the mechanisms of development of representative vertebrates and invertebrates including fish, frog, chick, mouse, human, and fruit fly. Two lectures and one laboratory period of three hours per week. *Prerequisite: Biology 125; or permission of instructor.

BIO 302: Microbiology (4)

A study of the form, structure, and classification of microorganisms, including an introduction to viruses. The course will emphasize bacteria, general laboratory techniques, culturing and control of microbial growth. A substantial portion of the course will deal with immunologic processes: antibodies and antigens, host-antigen reactions, T & B cell response mechanisms, and non-specific host defense mechanisms. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. *Prerequisite: second year student in the BSN program; or permission of instructor. Does not count toward the biology major.

BIO 304: Histology (4)

A study of the microscopic anatomy of animal tissues and organs, emphasizing the relationship between structure and function. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. *Prerequisite: Biology 203 or 325; or permission of instructor.

BIO 335: Cell Biology (3)

A study of the morphology and physiology of the cell, its organelles, and its constituents. *Prerequisites: Biology 125; Chemistry 111.

Second college chemistry course