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Introduction to Biomedical Foundations

Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia
Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 1

Course Overview

Introduction to Biomedical Foundations is a general survey course covering the fundamentals of anatomy, histology, pharmacology, and cellular communication in the human. The information will prepare the student for the required rigorous 18-month collective of courses called Biomedical Foundations.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental concepts of human cellular communication.
  2. Explain general principles of the ligand/receptor complex.
  3. Explain general concepts of action potentials.
  4. Explain fundamental concepts of the study of human structures on a microscopic level (histology).
  5. Identify major human structures by their microscopic appearance.
  6. Explain how the microscopically identified structures will typically function in the human body.
  7. Explain fundamental concepts of pharmacology.
  8. Discuss major pharmacologic principles of human medicine.
  9. Explain fundamental concepts of human anatomy.
  10. Identify major anatomical structures in the human.
  11. Initiate the development of presentation skills used in clinical health care.

UWSOD Competencies: C-03, C-17, CE-02, CE-03, CE-06

Date last updated: 2023-07-05