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Biomedical Sciences

BIOM 499 Directed Research and Reading (V)

To provide elective courses for undergraduates in the biomedical sciences specialties. Repeatable unlimited times

BIOM 601 Global Health and Medicine: Emerging Problems and Impact (3)

Analysis of emerging problems and impact in countries on a multidimensional perspective. Repeatable one time. BIOM, NURS, PH, SPA majors only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 640 Introduction to Clinical Research (3)

Instruction in developing clinical research questions and creating a concise protocol that includes a literature review, study design, subject recruitment and sampling, instruments, other measures and bioinformatics, sample size, consent form, budget and timetable. A-F only.

BIOM 641 Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics (2)

Ethical dilemmas in clinical research are identified and resolved in cases, research on human subjects regulation are discussed. Research misconduct is defined. Ethical considerations in protocol developed in the Designing Clinical Research course are resolved. A-F only. (Cross-listed as CMB 626)

BIOM 644 Translational Research Methods (2)

Lectures focus on translational research methods through selected genetic and acquired diseases including cancer, neurodevelopmental, inflammatoryimmune, and metabolic conditions with insight into analyses of DNA, RNA, genomics-proteomics, cell and animal models, and advanced imaging. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 645 Clinical Protocol Development (3)

Provides training in proposal development. Governance structures of funding agencies; funding opportunities and decisions; review processes; NIH application and processes; reading RFAs; compliance issues; cultural sensitivity; and types of questions using databases are addressed. A-F only.

BIOM 647 Cultural Competence in Biomedical Research I (3)

Introductory lecture-seminar on the conduct of multidisciplinary research from a culturally competent perspective. Enrolled in MS or PhD in Biomedical Sciences program only. A-F only. (Alt. years)

BIOM 648 Foundations of Biomedical Ethics (3)

Explores the foundations of biomedical ethics via small group seminars and discussion, presentations. Enrolled in MS or PhD in Biomedical Sciences program only. A-F only. (Alt. years)

BIOM 649 Advanced Ethics in Biomedical Research II (3)

Develop biomedical ethics through case studies to incite discussions on topics such as gene therapy, gene enhancement, genetic counseling, informed consent, health care professional/patient and investigator/student participant communication, advanced directives and living wills, clinical research in developing countries, clinical research in ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged populations, and non-discrimination in health care and research settings. A-F only.

BIOM 650 Cultural Competence in Biomedical Research II (3)

Explore topics in cultural competence in greater depth, encouraging trainees to address issues from a unified yet flexible conceptual framework. Involves building knowledge, skills and action plans to address a range of learning styles and to appreciate and benefit from diversity. A-F only.

BIOM 651 PhD Team Building Seminar (V)

Seminar focuses on teaching participants to work independently and collaborate in order to accomplish specific results. Students will be exposed to group dynamics, communication, healthy competition, conflict resolution, and innovative means of crossing boundaries between departments, organizations, industries and disciplines. Repeatable two times. A-F only.

BIOM 654 Medical Genetics (2)

Focus on heritable disorders, genetic mechanisms, patterns of inheritance, phenotype-genotype correlations, genetic/ environmental factors, clinical diagnoses, genomic and precision medicine.

BIOM 660 Mentored Research Practicum (V)

Conduct research under the direction of a mentor. Participants will be responsible for submission of a proposal, acquisition of IRB approval, and conduct of the project. Repeatable five times or up to 12 credits. BIOM students only. A-F only.

BIOM 667 Advanced Biostatistics for Clinical Research (3)

Current methods for analyzing longitudinal and clustered, clinical data through lectures, discussions, and a group analysis. Topic areas include multi-level, multi-state, multi-process, and structural equation models. A-F only. Pre: 642 and 643, or consent.

BIOM 699 Directed Research (V)

Students may register on approval of department. CR/NC only. Repeatable unlimited times.

BIOM 700 Thesis Research (V)

Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable seven times or up to 8 credits. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 701 Disasters and Pandemics: Medical and PH Management and Risk Communication (3)

Assess impact on health in disasters and diseases. Enhances research skills related to management and communication. Repeatable one time. BIOM, PH, NURS, and SPA majors only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 800 Dissertation Research (V)

Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/ NC only. Pre: consent.