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Biomedical Sciences Plan of Study

Biomedical Sciences: Bach Sci | Support- Biomedical Sciences: Bach Sci
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Biomedical Sciences: Bach Sci


   Major Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)

      BIO 3280   Clinical Immunology and Serology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  A lecture/laboratory course that introduces basic concepts and terminology of innate, humoral, and cellular immunity. Development and function of cellular response; basics of antigenicity. Students learn about immunity as it relates to transplantation, infectious disease, and autoimmune conditions. In laboratory practice, students become familiar with the purpose, principles, and performance of common methods of detection and measurements of the immune response, including techniques of ELISA, agglutination, and immunoprecipitation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 2450 and BIO 2460; CHM 2210; recommend BIO 3010. 
      BIO 4270   Clinical Bacteriology 4 cr.  Study of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of bacteriology in relation to diseases as found in humans. Methods of detection, isolation, and enumeration, toxin production, and techniques in the identification of pathogenic bacteria. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260; BIO 3280 recommended. 
      MTE 3050   Clinical Hematology and Hemostasis 3 cr.  Introduction to clinical hematology and hemostasis (coagulation) with emphasis on identification and classification of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in human disease. Focus on normal conditions, leukemic conditions, general hematopoiesis, and conditions of normal and abnormal bleeding. Examination of the cellular elements found in bodily fluids as they pertain to the pathology of disease. Use of laboratory data in the diagnosis of hematological disorders. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 3010 and CHM 2210. 
      MTE 3070   Clinical Immunohematology 3 cr.  Human blood group antibodies and antigens from the discoveries in 1900’s to the present day. Current blood banking procedures in collection, analysis, storage, and transfusion of blood components. The laboratory covers the basic immunohematology procedures, including ABO grouping, Rh typing, compatibility testing, antibody identification, and special antibody studies. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 3010, BIO 3280, and program director approval. 
      MTE 3090   Urinalysis and Body Fluids 2 cr.  A lecture/laboratory course that introduces the analysis of bodily fluids with focus on the theory and current practice of clinical procedures. Core content topics include the analysis and clinical interpretation of urine, cerebral spinal fluid, synovial fluid, pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, feces, semen, and the differentiation of transudates and exudates fluids findings. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTE 3050 or BIO 2450 and BIO 2460. 
      BIO 3170   Parasitology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Study focuses upon the morphology, classification, and clinical diagnosis of major human parasites. Laboratory emphasizes the identification of parasitic adult and larval forms as observed in clinical specimens. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
      BIO 3500   Medical Mycology and Virology (BIO*/MTE) 4 cr.  Studies in the isolation and identification of medically important fungi and viruses with emphasis on the disease involved and on current diagnostic methods used in the laboratory. Laboratory sessions to consist of identification, specimen collection and the processing of fungi and viruses. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2260. 
      MTE 3640   Clinical Chemistry (CHM/MTE*) 3 cr.  Introduction to clinical chemistry that focuses on; acid-base balance, carbohydrates, enzymes, proteins, and non-nitrogen compounds. Laboratory calculations and modern automation are covered. Students are expected to apply basic concepts learned in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry to laboratory exercises. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 2210. 
      MTE 3700   Clincal Laboratory Operations 2 cr.  Concepts of laboratory management and supervision, including human resources, fiscal considerations, and quality measures. Regulatory issues facing health care organizations. Educational outcomes as they pertain to laboratory continuing education are discussed and practiced. Prerequisite: admission to 3000-level MTE courses. 
      MTE 4950   Senior Seminar 1 cr.  Comprehensive review of all major didactic content: hematology, hemostasis, body fluids, clinical chemistry, immunology, immunohematology, and microbiology. At the conclusion of the course, students take a comprehensive computerized examination modeled after the national board examination. Successful passing of all sections of the comprehensive examination is required for completion of the course and for graduation. Prerequisites: senior standing, program director approval; to be taken in the final six hours of the program. 
Support- Biomedical Sciences: Bach Sci    

   Support Courses (50 cr. to be chosen)

      BIO 2260   Microbiology 4 cr.  Fundamental principles of microbiology with emphasis on the biology of bacteria and other microbes (metabolism, genetics, growth, and death), their ecological relationships in natural and controlled environments, and the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms and their human and animal hosts. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or CHM 1610; and BIO 1030 or BIO 2250 or BIO 2450. 
      BIO 2450   Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr.  Study of anatomical terminology, the cell, the sense organs, and the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: one year each of high school biology and chemistry. 
      BIO 2460   Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.  Study of circulation, respiration, digestion, excretion, reproduction and development, fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: BIO 2450. 
      BIO 3010   Genetics 4 cr.  Principles of genetic theory that provide a working knowledge of the three divisions of genetics: transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and population genetics. Topics include cell division, principles of heredity, statistical analysis, microbial genetics, cancer genetics, genetics in metabolism, development and behavior, and genetic engineering. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIO 1030 or BIO 2260; MTH 2350. 
      BIO 4410   Molecular Biology 3 cr.  Introductory course in molecular biology, which includes a comprehensive overview of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome structure and function examined through the lens of molecular biotechnology, with practical application of molecular biology techniques in the laboratory. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: BIO 3010, CHM 3610. 
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1120   General Chemistry II 4 cr.  Principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium systems, proton transfer, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory projects related to each major subject area. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110 or equivalent; MTH 1050 or equivalent. 
      CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I 4 cr.  Structure and classification of compounds of carbon, with stress on the aliphatics; IUPAC nomenclature; properties, characteristic reactions of the common functional groups, especially of the oxygen functions; concepts of stereochemistry; introduction to mechanisms; stress on Bronsted and Lewis acid/base processes. Laboratory exercises directed to demonstration of mechanistic processes. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent; CHM 1120 highly recommended. 
      CHM 3610   Biochemistry I (BIO/CHM*) 4 cr.  Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, CHM 2210. 
      MTE 1010   Medical Terminology 2 cr.  Development of medical vocabulary with emphasis on anatomical terms, diseases, symptoms, treatments, and acceptable medical abbreviations. 
      MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
      MTH 2350   Probability and Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal and binomial distributions; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two- sample problems; chi-square distribution and test of significance; ANOVA. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
      PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
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