M.A. IN MEDICAL SCIENCES: Course Offerings
Each year’s MAMS curriculum is generally drawn from the following list. However new courses are added on a routine basis. Please see the Class Schedule for the MAMS classes listed each year. Class Schedules (PDF)
- BIOL 401. Medical Literature and Ethics
This course consists of two modules. The first teaches the student to find, read, understand, and critique the clinical literature. The second gives the student an overview of current central issues in medical ethics using a case based approach.
- BIOL 405. Advanced Developmental Biology
This course takes an experimental approach to advanced topics including: developmental genetics, cell-cell interactions, control of pattern formation, and cell lineage analysis, using human, mammalian and nonmammallian examples.
- BIOL 409. Advanced Genetics
This course consists of an experimental approach to advanced topics in eukaryotic molecular genetics and human genetics.
- BIOL 410. Advanced Cell Biology
This course covers topics relevant to cellular structure and function. Selected topics include, cell signaling, cell adhesion, membrane function, cell motility and cytoskeletal function.. The cellular basis for some human syndromes and diseases will also be covered.
- BIOL 452-453. Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
This course provides an examination of the fabric of the human organism from a physiological perspective. Systems relating to communication and integration will be emphasized in the first semester. In the second semester, integration will be applied to the control of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and reproductive systems.
- BIOL 461. Advanced Neurobiology
This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of neurons and nervous systems. An emphasis is placed on providing the student with a solid understanding of the cellular electrophysiology of neurons and synaptic cellular communication. The manner by which groups of neurons are integrated into functional sensory, motor and integrative subsystems is an additional focus of this class.
- BIOL 466. Advanced Biochemistry
This course focuses on the principles, concepts, and details of biochemistry, including the study of the molecules enzymes, reactions, and pathways that sustain life.
- BIOL 495. Pharmacology
This course examines the common classes and modes of function of pharmaceuticals. Students will develop both a system and disease based understanding of appropriate drug therapy.