BIMS - Biomedical Science (BIMS)

BIMS 101 Introduction to Biomedical Science

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

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.

BIMS 110 One Health in Action

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Exploration of the concept of One Health; the interconnected and interdependent health of humans, animals and ecosystems; the conceptual framework that encompasses human and veterinary medical sciences, agricultural sciences, food safety, public health, epidemiology, environmental health, toxicology, wildlife ecology and conservation and many related fields of study or research.
Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore classification or approval of instructor.

BIMS 201 Introduction to Phenotypic Expression in the Context of Human Medicine

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Study of human genetics with respect to gene expression as it pertains to the cell cycle, development, cancer, aging and epigenetics; discussions and debates surrounding medical examples and case studies.
Prerequisite: BIOL 112, CHEM 227; or approval of instructor.

BIMS 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of biomedical science. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification and approval of instructor.

BIMS 291 Research

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

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.

BIMS 301 Biomedical Sciences Study Abroad

Credits 2 to 12. 2 to 12 Lecture Hours.

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.

BIMS 320/GENE 320 Biomedical Genetics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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/BIMS 320.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS major with a minimum overall 2.5 TAMU GPA.
Cross Listing: GENE 320/BIMS 320.

BIMS 392 Cooperative Education in Biomedical Science

Credits 2. 20 Other Hours.

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.

BIMS 405/GENE 405 Mammalian Genetics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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/GENE 320 or GENE 320/BIMS 320; junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: GENE 405/BIMS 405.

BIMS 421/GENE 421 Advanced Human Genetics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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/GENE 320 or GENE 320/BIMS 320; BICH 410 or 440; junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: GENE 421/BIMS 421.

BIMS 452/GENE 452 Modifying Mammalian Genomes for Biomedical Research

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

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 320, GENE 301 or 320.
Cross Listing: GENE 452/BIMS 452.

BIMS 481 Seminar in Biomedical Science

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

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.

BIMS 484 Biomedical Science Field Experience

Credits 2. 2 Other Hours.

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.

BIMS 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

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.

BIMS 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

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.

BIMS 491 Research

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

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.