Introduction to Biomedical Foundations
Course Director: Elizabeth Garcia
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 1
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.
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Explain fundamental concepts of human cellular communication.
- Explain general principles of the ligand/receptor complex.
- Explain general concepts of action potentials.
- Explain fundamental concepts of the study of human structures on a microscopic level (histology).
- Identify major human structures by their microscopic appearance.
- Explain how the microscopically identified structures will typically function in the human body.
- Explain fundamental concepts of pharmacology.
- Discuss major pharmacologic principles of human medicine.
- Explain fundamental concepts of human anatomy.
- Identify major anatomical structures in the human.
- 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