BMSC - Biomedical Science (BMSC)
Survey for new biomedical science graduate students of major problem areas and research methods in biomedical science with introduction to faculty, services, facilities, and major equipment of the basic science departments of the School of Medicine.
Intensive tutorial for advanced biomedical science graduate students in laboratory techniques and/or methodology outside of department of specialization.
The structure and assembly of eucaryotic cells, mechanisms of gene expression, and the cell biology of the immune system. Methods in cell biology are also discussed.
Discussion of major ethical issues related to biomedical research. Two hours of lecture and small-group discussion per week.
This course will cover the structure and function of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Special emphasis will be on the mechanisms of enzyme catalysis and the influence of the cellular environment on catalysis. The role of specific enzymes such as kinases in signal transduction and metabolic control will be emphasized.
Examination of the organization and function of the cell with emphasis on the biophysical and quantitative aspects of cellular function. Emphasis will be on the regulation of cell division, protein transcription and translation within the cell, cellular energetics, and intracellular networks.
Transmembrane signaling processes and regulatory mechanisms involved in neurotransmission and drug action. Emphasis on membrane receptors linked to ion channels, guanine nucleotide binding proteins, tyrosine kinase activity and intracellular receptors.
Anatomy, pathology, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system taught from a research-oriented perspective.
Instruction in normal human anatomy and embryology, as well as pathological variations during disease states, to include advanced anatomical imaging techniques such as radiography and ultrasonography.
Pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie common diseases related to different organ systems.
Assessing the Physician Assistant student's readiness for clinical practice. The course will consist of a series of summative evaluations and board preparation.
Introduction to the clinical setting to include HIPAA training, shadowing clinicians, and basic life support training.
Formal and informal codes of interprofessional conduct of the health science disciplines. Group discussion of implications for interprofessional research, clinical practice, and administration.
Instruction in medical interviewing, medical documentation, patient assessment, and patient management.
Instruction in developing the techniques necessary to begin the evaluation of patients by ascertaining symptoms and evaluating physical signs of disease.
Analysis, utilization and interpretation of diagnostic testing modalities in medicine.
Specialized medical topics in emergency and surgical medicine.
Instruction in clinical skills and knowledge required in primary care practices, including patients of all ages.
Instruction in patient-centered health care delivery systems to include patient safety, patient education, and preventive medicine with a focus on population health.
Instruction in clinical skills and knowledge to understand the presentation and mechanisms of mental health problems, emphasizing a psychopathology approach to the patient.
Ethical issues and legal implications in patient-centered health care delivery systems.
Instruction related to PA professional issues.
First of a two-semester sequence covering the major areas of biochemistry in a biomedical context. Chemistry of amino acids and proteins, enzymology, metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Emphasis is on biomedical research applications. Four lecture hours per week.
Fundamental genetics, the role of human genetic factors in clinical medicine, and interpretation of laboratory data.
Instruction in critical thinking skills and research methods to prepare students to search, interpret and evaluate the medical literature and perform clinical research.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in Internal Medicine.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in OB/GYN.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in Pediatrics.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in Behavioral Medicine.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in General Surgery.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in Emergency Medicine.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in Orthopedics.
Supervised clinical practicum for physician assistant students in area of student's choice with approval of the Director of Clinical Education. Elective can be in a specialty or a core area.
Examines diseases related to different organ systems including review of pathophysiological basis of disease, resulting clinical signs/symptoms and an overview of treatment strategies.
Examines diseases related to different organ systems including a review of pathophysiological basis of disease, resulting clinical signs/symptoms and an overview of treatment strategies.
Performing clinical procedures and using technology such as ultrasonography in clinical practice.
Research project conducted with mentor focused on advancing medical practice.
First of two supervised clinical practicums for physician assistant students in Family and Preventive Medcine.
2nd of two four-week supervised clinical rotations for physician assistant students in Family and Preventive Medicine.
Portfolio project conducted with faculty mentor focused on community service, continuing medical education, evidence-based medicine, research, and advancing medical practice.
Professional development and scientific update by attending Biomedical Science Seminar Series and meeting with speakers in section one for one credit. Section two for two credits also includes student presentations of literature review topics and current research. May be repeated for credit.