Basic Medical Sciences - BMS


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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601 Brain, Behavior and Human Development-Urbana
2 hours. Provides students with a comprehensive overview of cognitive and emotional development across the lifespan, and the brain mechanisms underlying common everyday behaviors and mental illness. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

602 Medical Biochemistry I - Urbana
2 hours. At the molecular level, this course provides students with the basic foundation of biochemistry as related to physiology, pathology, pharmacology, disease diagnosis and treatment methods. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

603 Medical Genetics-Urbana
2 hours. Reviews basic genetic principles, and provides students with skills in recognizing and managing chromosomal, single gene, and multifactorial disorders. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

604 Physiology I - Urbana
3 hours. Prepares students to apply basic physiological concepts to clinical settings through an integrated study of normal body function and dysfunction, from the cellular to the organ system level. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

606 Cell and Tissue Biology I - Urbana
2 hours. Provides students with a basic foundation of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organ systems in the human body. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Laboratory-Discussion.

607 Introduction to Human Disease I-Urbana
1 hours. Introduces strategies for approaching clinical scenarios and integrating the basic sciences with the history and physical exam. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

608 Basic Microbiology - Urbana
3 hours. Introduces the principles of the replication cycle, taxonomy and pathogenesis for prokaryotes, viruses, fungi and parasites and the clinically-important microbes responsible for common infectious diseases. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

609 Medical Scholars Program - Urbana/Champaign
0 TO 16 hours. Concurrent registration course for Urbana Medical Scholars Program students. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program and the Medical Scholars Program.

610 Independent Study - Urbana/Champaign
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

611 Medical Tutorial - Urbana/Champaign
0 TO 16 hours. A tutorial offered to students enrolled in the College of Medicine's five year program. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program and the College of Medicine's five year program.

612 Basic Immunology-Urbana
2 hours. Students learn the mechanisms of the body's immune resistance to infectious viruses and pathogenic bacteria. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

613 Medical Biochemistry II-Urbana
1 hours. Continuation of BMS 602, which at the molecular level, provides students with the basic foundation of biochemistry as related to physiology, pathology, pharmacology, disease diagnosis and treatment methods. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

614 Physiology II - Urbana
2 hours. Continuation of BMS 604, which prepares students to apply basic physiological concepts to clinical settings through an integrated study of normal body function and dysfunction, from the cellular to the organ system levels. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

616 Cell and Tissue Biology II-Urbana
1 hours. Continuation of BMS 606, which provides students with a basic foundation of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organ systems in the human body. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

617 Introduction to Human Disease II-Urbana
1 hours. Introduces strategies for approaching clinical scenarios and integrating the basic sciences with the history and physical exam. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

618 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology-Urbana
4 hours. Presents the anatomical and functional organization of the Central Nervous System and its response to injury and disease. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, student must be enrolled in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

620 Medical Statistics - Urbana
1 hours. Statistical methods and reasoning, with an emphasis on the techniques and terms commonly encountered in research, are presented as tools for students to determine the impact of research on practice. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

621 Foundations in Rural Family and Community Medicine I - Urbana
1 hours. Introduces first-year students to rural community medicine and core concepts of family medicine. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Restricted to students admitted to the Rural Medical Education Program (RMED) at Rockford, who begin their basic medical sciences study in Urbana.

622 Medical Gross Human Anatomy I - Urbana
3 hours. Through extensive dissection of a human cadaver, combined with lecture and active learning, this course provides students with an anatomic foundation for clinical practice. 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

623 Medical Gross Human Anatomy II - Urbana
3 hours. Continuation of BMS 622. Through extensive dissection of a human cadaver, combined with lecture and active learning, this course provides students with an anatomic foundation for clinical practice. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

624 Embryology - Urbana
1 hours. Provides students with an embryologic foundation for clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

626 Microbiology/Immunology I - Urbana/Champaign
3 hours. An introduction to the microbes and immune system as they relate to human health. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

627 Microbiology/Immunology II - Urbana/Champaign
3 hours. An introduction to the microbes and immune system as they relate to human health. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

628 Basic Science Student Portfolio - Urbana
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Urbana Doctor of Medicine program.

630 Lifelong Learning Strategies
1 hours. This course is designed to assist students in becoming lifelong learners in the medical field by exploring their personal learning style, learning ways to optimize their individual learning, to overcome test anxiety, and when to seek help.

644 Medical Gross Human Anatomy and Embryology I - Chicago
3 hours. Through extensive dissection of a human cadaver, combined with lecture and active learning,provides students with an anatomic and embryologic foundation for clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

645 Medical Gross Human Anatomy and Embryology II-Chicago
4 hours. Continuation of BMS 644 and through extensive dissection of a human cadaver, combined with lecture and active learning, provides students with an anatomic and embryologic foundation for clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): BMS 644.

646 Cell and Tissue Biology-Chicago
4 hours. Provides students with a basic foundation of the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organ systems in the human body. 4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

647 Neuroanatomy-Chicago
3 hours. Presents the anatomical and functional organization of the Central Nervous System and its response to injury and disease. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

648 Medical Biochemistry - Chicago
5 hours. At the molecular level, provides students with the basic foundation of biochemistry as related to physiology, pathology, pharmacology, disease diagnosis and treatment methods. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

653 Physiology I - Chicago
4 hours. Prepares students to apply basic physiological concepts to clinical settings through an integrated study of normal body function and dysfunction, from the cellular to the organ system levels. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

654 Human Development - Chicago
1 hours. Examines normal and abnormal development of biological and behavioral processes from birth across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

656 Medical Tutorial - Chicago
0 TO 16 hours. A tutorial offered to students enrolled in the College's five year program. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

657 Independent Study - Chicago
0 TO 16 hours. Participating students meet with faculty advisors to plan an individual curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Approval by the Dean's Office in the College of Medicine.

658 Med Cell & Tissue Bio II
1 hours. Structure and function of cells and tissues in the human body and their clinical correlations. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine Program.

660 Physiology II - Chicago
3 hours. Continuation of BMS 653, which prepares students to apply basic physiological concepts to clinical settings through an integrated study of normal body function and dysfunction, from the cellular to the organ system levels. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

661 Brain and Behavior - Chicago
1 hours. Provides students with a comprehensive, clinically relevant overview of the brain mechanisms underlying common everyday behaviors and mental illness. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

662 Basic Immunology and Microbiology-Chicago
2 hours. Reviews the basic properties of medically relevant bacteria, viruses and fungi, how these organisms cause disease, and the body's immune resistance mechanisms. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.

663 Basic Science Student Portfolio - Chicago
1 hours. Designed for medical students starting from entry in medical school until graduation to promote self-reflection about their experiences, concerns, cases seen, procedures completed and other medical school activities. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Chicago Doctor of Medicine program.

664 Longitudinal Career Development Course
0 hours. A longitudinal course from M1 to M4 years that will assist medical students in developing the knowledge and skills to make a thoughtful and successful specialty choice. Extensive computer use required.

666 Essentials of Clinical Medicine I-Chicago
2 hours. Emphasizes development of the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required of medical professionals, as well as addresses many contexts affecting delivery of healthcare. 2 hrs. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Clinical Practice.

667 Essentials of Clinical Medicine II - Chicago
2 hours. Continuation of BMS 666, which emphasizes development of the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required of medical professionals, as well as addresses many contexts affecting delivery of healthcare. 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): BMS 666. Course Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Clinical Practice.

668 Medical Genetics-Chicago
2 hours. Reviews basic genectic principles, and provides students with skills in recognizing and managing chromosomal, single gene, and multifactorial disorders. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Medicine program.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.