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BIO 5403 - Vertebrate Histology; Credit - 5 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

An introduction to normal histology, featuring the study of cells, tissues, and organs. The functional significance of structure is considered.

BIO 5407 - Biology of Cancer; Credit, 3 Sem Hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

Building on the student's knowledge of cell physiology and genetics, the discussion in this course will begin with the process of cell transformation, followed by the mechanics of cell growth and division gone awry, and lead up to the interactions between tumors and their host. Signal transduction, the cellular energetics of tumor cells, inflammation, and angiogenesis will be discussed in the context of tumor growth and metastasis.

BIO 5404 - Pharmacology 1; Credits - 5 Sem Hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences and Bio 5412 and Bio 5413.

This course is part one of a study of basic and clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on major drug groups and their mechanisms of action. This course will also include the recommended drugs for all major diseases of the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular and renal systems, smooth muscle, and the CNS; it will integrate some basic human pathology to enhance further understanding of drugs on certain diseases. The study of each drug will cover bioavailability, route of delivery, its mechanism of action, its medical use, its contraindications, and its adverse effects.

BIO 5405 - Pharmacology 2; Credits - 5 Sem Hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences and Bio 5404 (Pharmacology 1)

This course is part two of a study of basic and clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on major drug groups and their mechanisms of action. This course will also include the recommended drugs for all major diseases of the CNS not covered in Pharmacology 1, blood, and the endocrine system, and will also include chemotherapeutics; it will integrate some basic human pathology to enhance further understanding of drugs on certain diseases. The study of each drug will cover its bioavailability, route of delivery, its mechanism of action, its medical use, its contraindications, and its adverse effects.

BIO 5409 - Human Embriology; Credit - 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Lecture 3 hours a week. 

A study of human embryology with emphasis on the fundamental developmental processes. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, and development of the embryo from zygote through the differentiation of the neural tube. Additionally, topics involving development of selected human organ systems will be covered. Clinical analysis of birth defects will also be discussed.

BIO 5410 - Human Gross Anatomy; Credit - 8 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week. 

A detailed examination of human gross anatomy utilizing human dissection . Students will also learn to read MRI's, X-rays and CAT scans of human subjects.

BIO 5412 - Medical Physiology 1; Credit - 5 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week. 

The course is designed to provide students with detailed instruction in the physiology of the osmolarity, lung, neurophysiology, kidney and cardiology.

BIO 5413 - Medical Physiology 2; - 5 sem. hrs

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. 

The course is designed to provide students with detailed instruction in the physiology of the endocrine, gastrointestinal and hematological systems.

BIO 5414 - General Microbiology; Credit - 4 hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week.

A study of the natural history of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Laboratory emphasis is given to the isolation of bacteria and fungi from both the biological and physical environment and their subsequent identification and metabolic characterization.

BIO 5415 - Immunology; Credit - 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Lecture three hours a week.

A study of multiple aspects of the immune response.

BIO 5416 - Immunology Lab; Credit - 1 sem. hr.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Corequisite: BIO 5415 must be taken concurrently. Laboratory three hours a week.

BIO 5417 - Medical Microbiology; Credit - 4 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite: An undergraduate Microbiology course and graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Lecture three hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week. 

A study of medically important bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites with an emphasis on clinical laboratory applications.

BIO 5419 - DNA Forensics Credit- 3 Sem. Hrs

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

Specific examples of protocols and methodology will be presented from the scientific and the law literature. Students will be expected to develop an understanding of the nature of DNA evidence and the manner in which it is presented in court. Students will be expected to understand how the collection and analysis of samples interacts with presentations of materials to support legal arguments in courts of law.

BIO 5422 - Virology Credit - 3 Sem. Hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

A survey of bacterial, plant and animal viruses with an additional emphasis on pertinent aspects of molecular biology. A review of emerging and re-emerging viruses will be included as they currently relate to their ecological and human health impact.

BIO 5423 Plant Ecology Credit - 4 Sem. Hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology  Biological Sciences.

Students will study plant community ecology. Students will analyze local hardwood forests for plant diversity and make an oral presentation of their findings.

BIO 5424 Animal Ecology Credit - 3 Sem. Hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology  Biological Sciences.

An analysis of the factors that regulate animal populations.

BIO 5425 - Human Neuroanatomy; Credit - 5 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: graduate standing in the MS in Biology, Medical Sciences. Lecture four hours a week. Laboratory three hours a week. 

A detailed examination of neurocircuitry and function of the human brain and spinal cord, and the etiology of common neurological disorders. Human cadaver brains and human cadaver heads are used to learn anatomical structures. Students will also learn to read MRI's, X-rays and CAT scans of human subjects.

BIO 6501 - Unifying Principles of Modern Biology; Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

An investigation of the central unifying principles underlying the biological sciences. The course is required of all graduate students earning the MCS Biology or M.Ed. Biology.

BIO 6502 - Human Impacts on the Environment Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Biological Sciences. This course will NOT count towards the Masters of Biology Medical Sciences degree.

This course examines human impacts on earth including greenhouse warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, as well as effects on tropical rainforests, wetlands and endangered species.

BIO 6503 - Biogeography, Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Biological Sciences. This course will NOT count towards the Masters of Biology Medical Sciences degree.

The course examines the distribution and patterns of life on the outer surface zone of the earth's crust which is capable of supporting living things.

BIO 6504 - Wildlife Biology, Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Biological Sciences. This course will NOT count towards the Masters of Biology Medical Sciences degree.

This course examines the ecology and management principles of wildlife.

BIO 6505 - Genomics, Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of genomics

BIO 6506 - Food and Water Microbiology; Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Medical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

This course examines microorganisms in food, drinking water surface water, and wastewater. Current standard procedures for detecting these microorganisms, methods for treatment, control or elimination will be considered.

BIO 6532 - Plant Biology, Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing it the Masters of Biology, Biological Sciences. This course will NOT count towards the Masters of Biology Medical Sciences degree.

An integrated course on the anatomy and physiology of seed plants.

BIO 6541 - Medical Genetics; Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

A study of the basic principles of human heredity including the genetic material of humans, the behavior of genes in individuals, in kindreds and in populations.

BIO 6545 - Special Topics Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

BIO 6546 - Special Topics Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

BIO 6547 - Special Topics Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

BIO 6548 - Special Topics Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

BIO 6549 Special Topics Credit, 3 sem. hrs.

BIO Thesis I, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite: Approval of prospectus and satisfactory progress as determined by the advisors.(Eligible for grade of PR only until BIO 6564 is completed; the permanent grade for 6563 and 6564 will be assigned when the thesis is approved)

BIO Thesis II, 3 sem. hrs.

Prerequisite: Completion of thesis and oral defense as determined by thesis committee. Binding fee. (Eligible for temporary grade PR only until thesis is completed; a permanent grade will be assigned when the thesis is completed.)

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