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260.600.01 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Gundula Bosch
Course Instructors:

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


Students apply basic anatomy and physiology principles to current public health problems. Students learn through specific reading assignments, individual activities, whole class discussions, short objective tests as well as case studies. Brief, supplementary presentations focus on seminal discoveries and current research topics in the public health field.

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 answer and case study quizzes, discussion participation, summary reports, a concept map assignment as well as a final essay exam.

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.