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Basic Health Science

BAHS 500. Anatomy

Fall. Credit, 4 hours. Gross anatomy and histology of human body systems. Anatomical terms, structures, and relationships emphasizing functional significance in problem-solving situations. Laboratory provides demonstrations on models and prosection in small groups. Radiographic studies and anatomical educational software programs are also used to offer clinical application and to delve deeper via a virtual tool of the human body.

BAHS 501. Fundamental of Medical Science I

Fall. Credit, 4 hours. Overview of metabolism, enzyme activities, and genetic reproduction as they relate to health and dis-ease. Regular clinical correlation conferences.

BAHS 502. Physiology

Fall. Credit, 4 hours. Systems approach to normal function of the human body, including relevant information on anatomy. Weekly problem-solving sessions and clinical application to systemic disorders.

BAHS 503. Fundamentals of Medical Science II- Microbiology:

Spring. Credit, 5 hours. Basic principles of medical microbiology, immunology, and virology presented through lectures, clinical conferences, and laboratory work. Pathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses, and animal parasites discussed in relation to human disease, with emphasis on pathogenesis, mechanisms of virulence, epidemiology, therapy, and prevention. Concepts of immunology are introduced. Clinical correlation conferences and reviews with discussion of recent advances in laboratory diagnostic techniques and integration of practical laboratory skills commonly performed in clinical settings.

BAHS 505. Pharmacology

Spring. Credit, variable (3 to 4 hours). Basic principles of drug action; absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs; and mechanisms of drug action and toxicity. Basis for the use of medicines in pharmacological therapy of specific diseases. Clinical correlating conferences offered with four-credit course.