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BMSC 6000 Biomedical Enterprise Seminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Entry into the Biomedical Enterprise concentration, or by permission of instructor. The proseminar course will teach interdisciplinarity as a discipline itself, with introductions to the educational philosophy behind an interdisciplinary program, discussion of historical challenges resolved through interdisciplinary approaches, and debate on “live” case studies of current issues likely to require interdisciplinary solutions. This course will also teach strategies for professional communication and productive teamwork, such as methods for gaining familiarity with team members, setting ground rules and responsibilities, avoiding common problems, and building trust. The proseminar will be delivered with a face-to-face, interactive approach, enabling instructors, guest speakers, and students to discuss and debate current issues.

BMSC 6010 Experimental Approaches in Biomedical Research
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course will discuss the technologies used in biomedical sciences to comprehend bench side science and their relevance in clinical and industrial sectors. This course will introduce the commonly practiced techniques in biomedical science research laboratories, will discuss 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
Description

BMSC 6010. 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 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
Description

BMSC 6020. 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
Description

BMSC 6030. The objective of the capstone project is to challenge students to demonstrate their abilities 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 be intellectually defensible. .

BMSC 6100 Disease Models in Biomedical Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will explore in vivo research models to understand the pathogenesis of human diseases. The course will provide a review of how to validate a model for the biomedical research along with the proper use of controls to ensure that the common pitfalls could be avoided and, experiments are performed to the highest standard possible within the necessary ethical and regulatory framework.

BMSC 6900 Directed Lab Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Repeatable course. Students learn scientific communication skills, experimental strategies and procedures through laboratory group meetings and individual discussion with faculty laboratory director/principle investigator.

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 relate 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, transplatation 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, and 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 managment 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 intergration of business and commercialization strategies in the setting of biomedical sciences/translational medicine.

BMSC 8060 Effective Science Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
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

This course consists of lectures, student paper presentation and discussions concerning one of the fastest growin 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
Description

Any one of the following: BIOL 3800/7800, BIOL 4278/6278, CHEM 4600/6600 or equivalent. 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 (i.e. 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 CHEM 4600, BIOL 2800 and BIOL 3800 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 8500 Systems Biology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Grade of C or higher in MATH 6010 or MATH 6275 or permission from department. Cross-listed with [MATH 8500]. This course provides an introduction to systems biology from a mathematical modeling point of view. Biological topics will include: gene systems, protein systems, metabolic systems and signaling systems. Mathematical tools will include: basic modeling concepts, approximation, static networks, linear vs. nonlinear systems and how to linearize nonlinear systems, and parameter estimation and optimization. Specific case studies will include: integrative analysis of genome, protein and metabolite data, systems biology in medicine and drug development, and sythetic biology.

BMSC 8675 Molecular Virology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

BIOL 3880, BIOL 3890, BIOL 4575, and CHEM 4600, or equivalents. 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 3.0
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. Doctoral students who have not yet passed their qualifying examinations must register for this course to satisfy continuous registration requirements. A grade of S or U will be assigned based on attendance and participation in departmental research activities.