Course Catalog » Course Listing for Biomedical Sciences

116  Structure of Cells, Tissues, and Organs  (8 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. McMaster       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1        Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

With a patient population that is increasingly medically complex, today’s dentist must have a sound understanding of the structure and function of the body. In this course, students will be introduced to human gross anatomy and histology, as well as concepts in general pathology. This provides the foundation for increasingly complex coverage of structure/function relationships that underlie health and disease, with emphasis on those that impact dental care.

117  Infection and Host Response; Cell Physiology  (6.5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): E. Joyce, Z. Knight       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Independent Study, Laboratory, Project

This course will provide a foundation in the microbiologic, immunologic, and pharmacologic therapies used to treat and prevent infectious diseases, which rank among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality world-wide. Additionally, to better understand how medications like local anesthetics work, this course will provide a foundation in membrane structure, membrane transport, signaling, neurophysiology, and local anesthetics. This latter material will dovetail with the subsequent courses.

118  Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology I  (9 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. McMaster       Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Biomed 117 or consent of instructor.

Restrictions: D1       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Laboratory

Patients are living longer with complex medical issues making it more important than ever for dentists to understand the most common conditions that can impact the safe delivery of dental care. In this course students will learn about the normal function and diseases of the respiratory, renal, cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as the common therapies used to treat conditions affecting them.

126  Organ Systems and Human Pathophysiology II  (5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): M. McMaster       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2        Activities: Lecture

A contemporary dentist has a solid understanding of medical conditions that will impact the safe delivery of their care. In this course, students will learn about the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and hematologic systems.

127  Oral Pathology  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): R. Jordan, K. Jones       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: D2 and ID3 students       Activities: Lecture

This course is a clinically focused didactic course that will cover most soft tissue and bone diseases that may be seen in dental patients. Familiarity with etiology, clinical appearances, and treatment of oral mucosal conditions will be important in advising and managing your patients. Included are primary oral diseases and oral manifestations of systemic diseases, which can range from trivial to life threatening.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): T. Peng, B. Wang       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Independent Study

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty.

215  Laboratory Rotation  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Laboratory

Research experience in the laboratory of Biomedical Sciences faculty members.

221  Seminars in Biomedical Sciences  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): M. Ansel       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Seminar

Seminar: Weekly seminar series held at Parnassus and livestreamed to the UCSF community. Seminar speakers chosen by a BMS faculty committee after soliciting suggestions from all BMS faculty and students. Seminar topics will include recent experimental findings in human biology and disease.

225A  Investigating Human Biology and Disease  (1.5 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Kogan, A. Tward       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Admission to UCSF Graduate Program or permission of instructor.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar

Integrative course emphasizing technologies for cell & molecular biology and the application of these methods to understand human disease. Intended to provide a foundation for graduate students in methods used to understand human cells, tissues, & organs, and to illustrate how these methods illuminate physiology and pathobiology. Rather than a comprehensive course, selected topics will be discussed in depth. The emphasis may shift each year, depending upon which topics are relevant and timely.

225B  Investigating Human Biology and Disease  (3 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): S. Villeda       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Admission to UCSF Graduate Program or permission of instructor.       Activities: Lecture, Project, Workshop

An integrative course emphasizing frontiers in cell and molecular biology of human tissue and organ systems. It is intended to provide a foundation in human anatomy, histology, immunology, physiology and pathobiology for graduate students. Rather than a comprehensive course, selected topics will be discussed in depth. The emphasis may shift each year, depending on which topics are relevant and timely.

230  Advanced Topics in Cancer Research  (0.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): T. Bivona       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar

Lectures will guide understanding of the epidemiologic, molecular genetic, cell and pathobiological aspects of cancer focusing on 1) regulatory and effector mechanisms, 2) the cells constituting tumor microenvironments, and 3) relationships between basic biomedical research and their clinical applications. In Advanced Topics, students will present literature reports based on Lecture content supported by a Faculty Discussion leader who will pose an interesting/controversial spin on the topic.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Completion of prior laboratory rotations.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Laboratory

Dissertation research in a Biomedical Sciences Program approved laboratory.

255  Basic Genetics & Genomics  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): C. Vaisse, A. Sil       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Students who are not in a UCSF graduate program must get permission from the instructor to take the course.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture, Student - Discussion

The scope of this graduate level course in genetics is to convey an understanding of basic genomics and molecular genetics, of the use of genetic animal model systems and of the analytical principles of simple and complex human genetic traits.

260  Cell Biology  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): J. Roose, B. Al-Sady       Prerequisite(s): no

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the BMS, DSCB, OCS and MSTP programs. Other students may enroll only with consent of course directors.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Project

The scope of this course is to convey an understanding of the function and organizatiion of molecules and organelles inside and outside the cell and how these are used to construct a multicellular tissue and organ. The course will concentrate on questions related to how cells function, including how they grow, divide and die, and how they move, secrete and communicate.

270  Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None. Completion of first-year curriculum in Biomedical Sciences or another experimental biology graduate program is helpful but not essential.

Restrictions: Biomedical Sciences graduate students and other graduate and professional students with interest in Biomedical Sciences. Permission from instructor is required.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study

Each course offering will focus on literature of a current important area of Biomedical Sciences research. Students will be expected to read assigned papers critically before class and to present and discuss papers in class. Students will also be expected to write and present a brief research proposal based upon their reading.

300  Methods in Teaching Human Biology and Disease  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

Lecture/discussion: Practical experience in the methods and problems of teaching human biology and disease. Includes analysis of texts and supporting material, discussion of teaching techniques, preparing for and conducting discussion or laboratory sections, formulating examinations under supervision of instructor.