Biomedical & Health Sciences (BHSC)

Courses

BHSC 242. Immunology. 3 Credits.

Deals with cells, organs, development, interactions and the functioning (infectious process, immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity reactions, transplantation and tumor immunology) of the innate and the adaptive immune system. Prerequisites: One semester of biochemistry, one semester of organic chemistry.

BHSC 244. Immunology Lab. 1 Credit.

Laboratory experience dealing with cellular and humoral immunity, B cells and T cells, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency. Laboratory covers immunological techniques and applications. Prerequisites: One semester of biochemistry, one semester of organic chemistry. Co-requisites: BHSC 242 or MMG 223.

BHSC 281. Applied Molecular Biology. 3 Credits.

Introduces students to the nucleic acid and protein-based molecular diagnostics technology through class presentation, reading, and discussions. Focuses on diagnostic applications for understanding molecular mechanisms of disease. Prerequisite: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.

BHSC 282. Applied Molecular Biology Lab. 1 Credit.

Laboratory experiences include practical concepts of molecular applications. Introduces basic methods used in DNA and Protein technology including plasmid isolation, polymerase chain reaction, restriction enzyme use, and related assays. Prerequisite: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141. Co-requisite: BHSC 281.

BHSC 390. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BHSC 392. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BHSC 396. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

BHSC 397. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BHSC 398. Graduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.