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260.600.01 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Noel Rose
Course Instructors:
  • Noel Rose
  • Jelena Levitskaya
  • Gundula Bosch
  • C. Lynne Burek

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


Presents basic anatomy and physiology principles, applied to public health situations. Students learn through a group process that utilizes selected reading assignments, 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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe, in general terms, the structure and function of the major organ systems of the human body, using the language of the biomedical sciences
  2. Discuss examples in which anatomy and physiology topics have been applied to specific, public health-related problems
  3. Demonstrate the importance of working together as a multidisciplinary public health team
  4. Develop a first network of fellow students, faculty and professional colleagues
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on short self-assessment tests, class participation, collaborative case study quizzes, as well as a final exam. All grades are pass or fail.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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.