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Introduction to Biomedical Foundations

Course Directors: Elizabeth Garcia & Bruce Silverstein

Credits: 2
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 1

Course Overview

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

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.
5. Identify major human structures by their microscopic appearance.
6. Explain how 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: CE-02, CE-03, C-03, CE-06, C-17

Date last updated: 2024-07-08