BMSC 6010 Experimental Approaches in Biomedical Research
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course will discuss the technologies used in Biology to comprehend bench side science and their relevance in clinical and industrial sectors.  This course will introduce the commonly practiced techniques in biology research laboratories, will discuss the State of the Art techniques and will highlight the techniques with clinical and industrial applications.

BMSC 6020 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar I
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6010
Description

Students will have internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will also be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity.

BMSC 6030 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6020
Description

Students will continue their internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity.

BMSC 6040 Biomedical Enterprise Capstone
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BMSC 6030
Description

The objective of the capstone project is to challenge students to demonstrate their ability to solve current practical and/or academic problems by using knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines. The key skill sets of critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration must be assessed through the final project, and the result must be reasonable and intellectually defensible.

BMSC 6950 Biomedical Enterprise Career Seminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Elective for the Master of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Enterprise concentration. Speakers from the biomedical field will discuss advances in biomedical sciences, career options, and job strategies.

BMSC 8000 Translational Immunology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This course will introduce students to immunology concepts and how they related to homeostasis and disease, including clinical practices and outcomes.  Topics include introduction to elements of the immune systems; principles of innate and adaptive immunity; immune cell activation, effector function and memory formation; inherited and acquired immune disorders; and autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer immunology.

BMSC 8010 Host-Microbial Interactions in Health & Disease
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

The objective of this course is to help students understand the complex relationship between the diverse groups of bacteria that colonize human interfaces with the outside world and explore mechanisms by which pathogenic bacteria can disturb such relationships to cause disease. The contents covered include:
Techniques to study complex microbiota. Host and microbial determinants that maintain health. Pathogenic strategies to surmount barriers and disturb equilibrium
Why/how such pathogens cause clinical manifestations of disease. Survey of pathogenic processes by pathogens of intestinal and respiratory tracts.

BMSC 8030 Project Management & Compliance
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course will give a comprehensive knowledge of managing a biomedical research project including the management of research data, managing the people involved in generating data and publishing the research data as an outcome of the project.  Students will also learn to identify the impact of being a biomedical researcher on society and associated conflict of interests.

BMSC 8050 Business Aspects of Translational Medicine
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course will utilize guest speaker presentations to teach students how to translate a biomedical research discovery into a commercial product by utilizing the multidisciplinary curriculum in clinical, health and business.  Topics include market and industry analyses, development and integration of business and commercialization strategies in the setting of biomedical sciences/translational medicine.

BMSC 8060 Effective Scientific Presentation
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course is designed to help students develop strong oral presentation skills using powerpoint slides. Preparing and delivering effective scientific presentations is an important skill for all graduate students in the biological science.

BMSC 8070 Viral Immunology
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Two lecture hours a week. This course consists of lectures, student paper presentations and discussions concerning one of the fastest growing fields in modern Biology – Viral Immunology.  Course topics will include: virology principles, viral pathogenesis, virus-host interaction, host defense to viral pathogens, and critical immunological methods.

BMSC 8080 Advanced Immunotechnology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Any one of the following courses: BIOL 3880/7880, BIOL 3800/7800, CHEM 4600/6600, BIOL 4575/6575, or BIOL 4278/6278
Description

This course consists of weekly lectures and student paper presentations concerning the principles of immunology and the related technology and application.  Course topics will include: immune system, antibody engineering, immune manipulation, and more.

BMSC 8090 Progress in Virology Research
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800, BIOL 4278, CHEM 4600, or equivalent
Description

This course consists of weekly seminars in current topics in virology, placing particular emphasis on discussing the structural organization and pathogenesis of clinically significant RNA viruses (specifically, members of the paramyxo-, pneumo-, orthomyxo-, filo-, and flavivirus families) and evaluating current approaches towards prevention and management of human infection by these pathogens. 

BMSC 8100 Molecular Medicine of Disease
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology at the advanced undergraduate level or by permission of instructor
Description

This course will utilize discussion-oriented lectures to provide a solid introduction to graduate-level cell biology with an emphasis on how key pathways contribute to human disease.  Topics will include key concepts in cell biology with each concept linked to specific diseases caused by dysregulation of the relevant pathways.

BMSC 8675 Molecular Virology
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3880, BIOL 3890, BIOL 4575 and CHEM 4600, or equivalent
Description

Four lecture hours a week. This course will survey students’ current understanding of selected eukaryotic viruses, most of which are human pathogens, on the molecular level.  The course material will mainly focus on the biochemistry, molecular biology, and host interactions of selected viruses, but the clinical diseases caused by these viruses as well as antiviral strategies to combat them will also be discussed.

BMSC 8710 Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Consent of the instructor
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Lectures and discussions dealing with contemporary topics in biomedical science.

BMSC 8800 Ph.D. Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 25.0
Description

Repeatable course. 1 – 25 credit hours.