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Medical Science

MED 231 Medical Terminology (3) O

This course will introduce students to the general terms, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical terminology – a valuable tool for the medical fields.

Prerequisite: BIO 133

 

MED 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3-3L) A

A systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. Basic biochemistry and cell biology as well as, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems will be covered. Structure and function will be emphasized in both lecture and laboratory components.

Prerequisite: BIO 131

Note: Students can only earn credit for one of the following: MED 261 or [ZOO 261 and ZOO 265].

 

MED 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3-3L) A

A systems approach to human anatomy and physiology. The cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems will be covered. Structure and function will be emphasized in both lecture and laboratory components. This is a continuation of MED 261.

Prerequisite: MED 261

Note: Students can only earn credit for one of the following: MED 263 or [ZOO 263 and ZOO 265].

 

MED 275 Health and Wellness (3) B

This course will cover the aspects of health and wellness and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The course content includes physical fitness, stress management, nutrition, and a positive self-image. It will also address health problems related to aging, obesity, substance abuse, stress, STD’s, and socio-economic status.

Prerequisite: One of the following: BIO 133, KIN 201

 

MED 327 Medical Genetics (3) B

An exploration of the principles of genetics in human medical context. The topics include Mendelian and multifactorial inheritance, linkage and gene mapping, pedigree analysis, molecular basis of diseases and screening, cytogenetics and developmental genetics, genomic imprinting, population and cancer genetics, gene therapy, and ethical issues.

Prerequisite: BIO 211

Note: Students can only earn credit for one of the following: MED 327 or BIO 327.

 

MED 361 Pathophysiology (3) B

This course covers the diseases and dysfunction of each body system, at the cellular, organ, and system level.

Prerequisite: MED 263

Note: Students can only earn credit for one of the following: MED 361 or ZOO 361.

 

MED 399 Special Topics in Molecular Health Science (3) O

Special studies in Molecular Health Science, as described, which are not otherwise covered in-depth in regular courses.

Prerequisite: MED 263 or permission of the department

 

MED 450 Foundations of Molecular Medicine (3) B

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the current advances in molecular medicine. Topics include organization and regulation of the human genome, basic principles of molecular medicine, inherited diseases and molecular aspects of major common diseases, applications of molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, drug development and the use of stem cells and organoids, biomedical ethics, and personalized medicine.

Prerequisite: MED 261

Corequisite: One of BIO 329, BIO 338, or MED 327

 

MED 469 Current Topics in Health and Medicine (3) O

This seminar course will discuss current topics, applications, and controversies in the medical field. It will include journal paper reviews and student   presentations.

Prerequisite: MED 263