Courses

Program Requirements (40 units)

Core Courses

BIO501 Biomedical Seminar

The Biomedical Seminar will provide students with a knowledge of requirements for professional program applications and assist in planning for application, along with journal article discussion and presentation and research planning. (1 unit; Fall/Summer)

BIO501-A
Koo, Bonjun
08/24/2020 T 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BIO501-A
Koo, Bonjun
09/07/2021 T 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM TBA

BIO511 Techniques in Biomedical Sci wLb

This course is designed to give a solid introduction to the discipline of biomedical research techniques, including experience in working with a range of laboratory skills to carry out basic research experiments.The overall goal is for students to be equipped to perform experiments with a foundation of techniques commonly used in biomedical research. Additional lab fee. (2 units; Summer))

BIO511-B
Park, Hyun-Woo
05/03/2021 MW 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA
BIO511-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
05/03/2021 MW 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

BIO521 Cellular Biology and Chemistry

This course covers the structure, ultrastructure, organization, and functions of cells, with emphasis on bioenergetics, biomolecules, membranes, and organelles, and the flow and control of information in the cell, including the molecular basis for DNA replication and repair, transcription and translation. In addition, mechanisms related to major biochemical pathways, enzyme kinetics, gene regulation, genetic control of cell division and differentiation, carcinogenesis, and programmed cell death will be discussed. (5 units; Fall)

BIO521-A
Antonio, Melissa
08/24/2020 TTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BIO521-A
Antonio, Melissa
09/07/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM TBA

BIO523 Human Tissue and Organ Biology

This course is designed to provide a foundation of human biology including general organ system anatomy, physiology, and structure/function relationships. Course topics include basic histology along with study of skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems. (5 units; Fall)

BIO523-A
Runyan, Stephen A.
08/24/2020 MW 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BIO523-A
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/07/2021 MW 8:15 AM - 10:45 AM TBA

BIO525 Medical Genetics

This course will involve basic principles of heredity (including cytogenetics, molecular and mendelian genetics) and the processes that lead to genetic variability in humans. Additionally, how different genetic mutations and chromosomal abnormalities can give rise to genetic disorders will be examined. Through a few select genetic disorders, awareness of their genetic causes, genetic testing, clinical manifestations of genetic diseases, as well as physical, psychological and social impacts of these disorders on patients will be explored, as well as recent discoveries from human genomics and pharmacogenetics that have influenced postsymptomatic treatment strategies and presymptomatic prevention-based healthcare. The course will also include problem-based learning to solve a range of genetic problems to enhance the integration of skills and knowledge from many fields. (4 units; Summer)

BIO525-A
Szeto, Daniel P.
08/24/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BIO525-A
Szeto, Daniel P.
09/07/2021 MW 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM TBA

BIO531 Pathophysiology and Histology

This course provides a detailed introduction to the pathophysiology and histology of human disease. The course begins with an introduction to general pathological mechanisms at the molecular and cellular level as well as an overview of histology. This is followed by a study of histological changes and the mechanisms that underlie diseases of the human organ systems. Prerequisite: BIO 523. (4 units; Spring)

BIO531-A
Heyman, Nathanael
01/11/2021 TTh 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM TBA

BIO533 Infection and Immunity

This course provides an overview of microorganisms and macroparasites associated with infectious diseases, and preservation of the general state of health provided by innate and adaptive immunity. A basic knowledge of microbial taxonomy, growth, metabolism, reproduction and genetic variation is covered in sufficient detail for the student to understand interactions between host and pathogenic microorganisms in infectious diseases. Emphases also include the introduction of rational management, prevention, and control of infectious diseases, including antimicrobial therapy. Prerequisite: BIO 521. (4 units; Spring)

BIO533-A
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2021 MW 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM TBA

BIO535 Medical Pharmacology

This course will introduce the student to basic and clinical pharmacology as related to the promotion of health and alleviation of disease. The course will consider drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and pharmacodynamic effects on the human body. Prescription drug classification, function and uses will be introduced with emphasis on the impact medically prescribed drugs will have on the patient. Students will increase their understanding of drug design and action, as well as their understanding of disease and pharmacotherapeutic treatment. Prerequisite: BIO 523. (4 units; Spring)

BIO535-A
Prins, Bruce
01/11/2021 MW 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM TBA

BIO537 Bioethics

This course will introduce students to the field of medical bioethics, allowing medical case studies and scripture to drive discussion and assignments. (2 units; Spring)

BIO537-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 T 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM TBA

STA544 Biostatistics

Biostatistics provides an introduction to selected important topics in bio-statistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts. Prerequisite: STA 144. (3 units; As Offered)

STA544-A
Carothers, Linn E.
10/26/2020 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
STA544-A
Carothers, Linn E.
03/01/2021 MW 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM TBA ONLN
STA544-A
Carothers, Linn E.
05/03/2021 - Online

 

Capstone 

BIO598 Capstone

This course is designed to be a culminating experience for students to process and assimilate knowledge and experience they have gained by participating in a research or project opportunity prior to or concurrent with this course. Students will prepare a presentation (both oral and written) that focuses on that experience. Prerequisites: BIO 590 or 592, and Permission of the Department Chair. (2 units; Spring/Summer)

BIO598-A
Koo, Bonjun
05/03/2021 W 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM TBA

 

Complete 4 units from the following:

BIO590 Research in Biomedical Sciences

The main purpose of this course is for students to participate in biomedical research and disseminate results through presentations at research talks and/or conferences. The focus of this class is an independent research project that the student undertakes under the direction of a faculty member who acts as a research advisor. Content varies from year to year and is determined by both instructor's and students' interests. May be repeated for up to eight (8) units of credit. Additional lab fee required. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-4 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BIO590-B
Bideshi, Dennis K.
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-E
Runyan, Stephen A.
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-F
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-G
Szeto, Daniel P.
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-C
Heyman, Nathanael
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-A
Antonio, Melissa
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-A
Antonio, Melissa
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-B
Bideshi, Dennis K.
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-C
Heyman, Nathanael
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-D
Park, Hyun-Woo
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-E
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-F
Shin, Alexandra Nicole
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO590-G
Szeto, Daniel P.
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC

BIO592 Independent Reading

This course is designed to allow students the flexibility of doing library research with a faculty member or preparing for a professional program exam, such as Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (DAT), Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), etc. May be repeated for up to eight (8) units of credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair. (1-4 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

BIO592-A
Park, Hyun-Woo
01/11/2021 - Instructor OFFC
BIO592-A
Koo, Bonjun
05/03/2021 - Instructor OFFC