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BMS Undergraduate Courses

BMS 192 First Year Seminar in Biomedical Sciences
The university and its resources, college survival skills, careers in the biomedical sciences; current issues in health and biotechnology.
BMS 200 Concepts in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Basic concepts in the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
BMS 260 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
Opportunities and challenges in biomedical sciences; business of science, ethics, model systems, cellular and systemic physiology.
BMS 300 Principles of Human Physiology (also offered online)
Physiology of humans.
  • Coordinator: J. Walrond
  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy
Structure and function of the human body. Study of prosected human cadavers; clinical applications; living anatomy.
  • Coordinators: T. Clapp (Course Coordinator), C. Meyer (Assistant Professor), K. Ivie (Instructor)
  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
BMS 302 Laboratory in Principles of Physiology
Basic physiology lab exercises.
BMS 305 Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy
Comparative gross anatomy of domestic carnivores, ruminants, and horses.
BMS 310 Anatomy for Health Professions (offered online)
This course is designed to meet the anatomy prerequisite for students who are applying for admission to health profession programs.
  • Coordinator: M. Frasier
  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
BMS 320 Laboratory Simulations in Physiology (offered online)
This course is meant to meet the physiology lab prerequisite for off-campus students applying for admission to post-graduate biomedical programs.
BMS 325 Cellular Neurobiology
Cellular and molecular bases of nervous system function and behavior.
BMS 330 Microscopic Anatomy
Microscopic anatomy of mammalian tissue.
  • Coordinator: J. Madl
  • Offered: Spring
BMS 345 Functional Neuroanatomy
Functional systems and circuits of the human brain and spinal cord.
BMS 360 Fundamentals of Physiology
Cell, tissue, and organ function related to integrated whole body function.
  • Coordinator: G. Bouma 
  • Offered: Spring 
BMS 384 Supervised College Teaching
Supervision by and work with graduate teaching assistants in small group learning sessions. Various BMS courses allow for undergraduate teaching assistants, with instructor permission.
BMS 400 Neuroanatomy Through Case Studies 
Neuroanatomical Case Studies to reinforce and apply information gained in BMS 345. 
BMS 401 Laboratory Research in Biomedical Sciences 
Hands-on experience in laboratory research methods. 
BMS 405 Nerve and Muscle-Toxins, Trauma, and Disease
Structure, composition, function of nerves and muscles, etiology of genetic and autoimmune neuromuscular diseases, alteration by toxins and nerve gas.
  • Coordinator: J. Rash
  • Offered: Spring
BMS 409 Human and Animal Reproductive Biology
Basis for male and female reproductive function in human and animals
BMS 420 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 
Normal and pathophysiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.
BMS 421 Perspectives in Cardiopulmonary Diseases
Pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary diseases.
BMS 425 Introduction to Systems Neurobiology
Pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary diseases.Functional organization of the nervous system at the circuit level in producing simple and complex behaviors, sensations, and cognition. 
BMS 430 Endocrinology
Physiology of the glands of internal secretion.
BMS 450 Pharmacology
Pharmacologic principles, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, side effects, and actions of drugs.
BMS 460 Essentials of Pathophysiology
Integration of different facets of mechanisms underlying health and disease.
BMS 461 Pathophysiology Perspectives
Capstone course in pathophysiology for Biomedical Sciences majors.
BMS 495 Independent Study

For questions about BMS courses, please contact your academic advisor.