Basic Science Courses




normal medium large

    HBC 531 Molecular Foundations of Medicine
    Molecular Foundations of Medicine covers fundamental principles and concepts of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and human genetics. The material in this course is presented within a framework of human health and disease. It provides the fundamental building blocks of knowledge for learning about pathology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and is essential for future physicians and dentists.
    *110  course hours, Dr. El-Maghrabi and Dr. Schechter

    HBA 521 The Body/Gross Anatomy of the Head, Neck & Trunk
    A lecture and laboratory with emphasis on dissections of the human
    head, neck, and trunk. Includes functional and topographic anatomy,
    embryology, clinical correlations, and an introduction to radiology.
    *131 course hours, Dr. Krause and Dr. Stern

    HBA 522 Embryology
    A comprehensive course on human embryological development.
    *12 course hours, Dr. Stern and Dr. Krause

    HBN 531 Medical Neurosciences
    Surveys functional neural systems integrated with laboratory studies of the structure and organization of the human central nervous system.  Topics include sensory and motor systems and the autonomic nervous  system.
    *88 course hours, Dr. Kritzer

    HBY 531 Medical Physiology
    A graduate-level introduction to the physiology of the organ systems
    with ultrastructural correlations. Ultrastructural correlations are demonstrated in a laboratory setting using histological preparations in conjunction with electron micrographs illustrating the relevant ultrastructure needed to understand the normal functioning of tissues and organs. The physiology of the major organ systems is addressed in a lecture format with the emphasis on problem solving. Relevant clinical correlations are addressed at the end of each block in so far as they illustrate how symptoms and signs of disease result from disordered physiology. Medical Physiology addresses the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, skeletal, reproductive, and integumentary systems.
    *128 course hours, Dr. Cameron

    HBP 531 General Pathology
    Introduces the nature and causes of disease, death, reaction to injury, and repair. Analyzes associated structural changes in cells and tissues, with reference to their functional correlates.
    *104 course hours, Dr. Fleit

    HD 531 Nutrition
    The goal of this course is to develop in the student a solid understanding
    of the role of dietary deficiency, excess, or imbalance in
    altered metabolism of nutrients and pathogenesis of disease, and the
    role of dietary modification and specialized nutrient formulations and
    delivery systems in preventing and treating chronic and acute illness.
    *23 course hours, Dr. McNurlan

    HBM 531 Medical Microbiology
    Presents information derived from molecular genetics and cellular biology of microorganisms to provide a foundation for understanding basic mechanisms underlying pathogenicity of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Laboratory experiments demonstrate techniques to identify and quantitate bacteria.
    *86 course hours, Dr. Benach

    HBH 531 Principles of Medical Pharmacology
    Basic principles that underlie actions of drugs on physiological processes with particular reference to their therapeutic and toxic actions. Primarily for medical, dental and graduate students.
    *104 course hours, Dr. Fisher  

    *course hours are subject to change