Course Descriptions

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences
(BIMS)

101. Introduction to Biomedical Science. (1-0). Credit 1. I

Areas and opportunities in the varied fields of applied biology, professional programs, and the allied health industry. Open to all majors interested in the life sciences as related to health and disease.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in biomedical sciences. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

301. Biomedical Sciences Study Abroad. Credit 1 to 12.

For students in approved programs abroad. May be repeated for credit. Maximum 3 hours free elective credit in the BIMS degree plan. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

320. Biomedical Genetics. (3-0). Credit 3.

Fundamental genetic principles as applied to biomedical science; Mendelian inheritance, linkage and genetic mapping, mutagenesis and pedigree analysis; molecular basis of gene function and inherited disease; gene therapy and genetic counseling. Credit cannot be given for both GENE 301 and GENE 320. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA. Cross-listed with GENE 320.

392. Cooperative Education in Biomedical Science. Credit 2. I, II, S

Educational work assignment by a student in the field of his or her career interest and course of study. Supervision of the student will be by the cooperating employer and the instructor. A technical report, approved by the instructor, on a related subject area will be assigned. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Approval of the college coordinator of cooperative education; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

405. Mammalian Genetics. (3-0). Credit 3.

Comparative mammalian genetic systems with emphasis on laboratory animals; organization and expression of mammalian genes; development and use of genetically defined animals in biomedical and genetic research. Prerequisites: GENE 301, BIMS 320 or GENE 320; junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with GENE 405.

421. Advanced Human Genetics. (3-0). Credit 3.

A rigorous, analytical approach to genetic analysis of humans including diagnosis and management of genetic disease in humans; transmission of genes in human populations; human cytogenetics; the structure of human genes; human gene mapping; molecular analysis of genetic disease; genetics screening and counseling. Prerequisites: BIMS 320 or GENE 320; BICH 410 or 440; junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with GENE 421.

452. Modifying Mammalian Genomes for Biomedical Research. (3-0). Credit 3.

Review advances in the production of transgenic animals, the manipulation of embryonic stem cells for transgenics and therapeutics, the modification of specific genes in mammalian species by homologous recombination and RNA interference; special emphasis on genetic manipulation of cells and animals for biomedical research, stem-cell and gene therapy. Prerequisite: BIMS 320, GENE 301 or 320. Cross-listed with GENE 452.

470. Science and Technology Processes and Policies in Biomedical Research. (3-0). Credit 3.

For science and non-science majors who want to know more about science practices and policies, how and why research is done, ethics and responsibility in research, communication in science, and science and technology policy at various levels of government and industry. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

481. Seminar in Biomedical Science. (1-0). Credit 1.

Recent advances in biomedical sciences. To be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification in life sciences majors; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

484. Biomedical Science Field Experience. Credit 2.

On-the-job training in the Biomedical Science industry; development of objectives and goals; evaluation by supervisor required. Prerequisite: Approval of department head; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Directed individual study of problems in the biomedical sciences with emphasis in the allied health professions, hospital administration, and the health-related industry approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4. I, II

Selected topics in an identified area of biomedical science. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in biomedical sciences. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Prerequisites: 3.0 TAMU GPA; BIMS 485; junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

492. Cooperative Education in Biomedical Science. Credit 2. I, II, S

Educational work assignment by a student in the field of his or her career interest and course of study. Supervision of the student will be by the cooperating employer and the instructor. A technical report, approved by the instructor, on a related subject area will be assigned. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: BIMS 392 and approval of the college coordinator of cooperative education; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.