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260.600.01 INTRODUCTION TO THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Noel Rose
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
Description:

Presents basic anatomy and physiology to students through a group learning process that utilizes selected reading assignments, explicit objectives, active group interaction reinforced by preceptors, and short objective tests with immediate feedback. Supplementary lectures focus on basic biology principles underlying current public health research.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe, in general terms, the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, using the language of the biomedical sciences
Discuss examples in which anatomy and physiology topics have been applied to specific, public health-related problems
Demonstrate the importance of working together as a multidisciplinary public health team
Develop a first network of fellow students, faculty and professional colleagues

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on short quizzes, class participation, and a two part final exam. All grades are pass or fail.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 15
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Restricted to full-time masters and doctoral students registered for first term

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Scheduled the last two weeks before August orientation activities. Registrants must indicate this course on their FIRST term registrations, NOT their summer registrations.