116 Structure of Cells, Tissues, and Organs (8 units) Fall
Restrictions: D1 Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lecture
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 (8 units) Winter
Restrictions: D1 Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Seminar, Direct - Lab-Skills, Direct - Project, Direct - Independent Study, Student - Lecture, Student - Seminar
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 (8.5 units) Spring
Restrictions: D1 Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Lab-Science, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture
A contemporary dentist has a solid understanding of medical conditions that will impact the safe delivery of a patients care. In this course, students will learn about the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurology, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and hematologic systems.
127 Oral Pathology (2 units) Fall
Instructor(s): R. Jordan Prerequisite(s): none
Restrictions: D2s, ID2s, ID3s Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - 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.
186 Advanced Dissection in Head and Neck Anatomy (1 units) Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Instructor(s): B. Klein Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of BMS 116
Restrictions: Enrollment requires permission of instructor and is limited to the DDS students in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. Activities: Direct - Lab-Science
This advanced elective allows students to review, refine, and consolidate their knowledge of gross anatomy through cadaveric dissection and literature review of clinical applications related to the area of dissection. Each student, in consultation with an instructor, will determine a dissection area (or areas) of interest and develop an individual plan of study. Assessments include a formal presentation of the final prosection and creation of a teaching and learning resource related to the area.
187 Laboratory Instruction in Gross Anatomy (1.5 units) Fall
Instructor(s): B. Klein Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of BMS 116, 117, and 118.
Restrictions: Enrollment requires permission of instructor. Activities: Direct - Lab-Skills, Student - Lab-Skills
This course provides advanced training for dental students interested in anatomical sciences. Upper-class students will serve as teaching assistants for 1st year dental students in virtual gross anatomy laboratory sessions. It provides reinforcement of anatomic knowledge covered in the 1st year of dental education in preparation for National Board exams. Students also gain experience instructional methods and the opportunity to explore careers in academic dentistry with a teaching component.
215 Laboratory Rotation (1 - 8 units) Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Instructor(s): Staff Prerequisite(s): None.
Restrictions: None. Activities: Direct - Lab-Science
Research experience in the laboratory of Biomedical Sciences faculty members.
221 Seminars in Biomedical Sciences (1 units) Fall, Winter, Spring
Instructor(s): M. Kutys Prerequisite(s): none
Restrictions: none Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar
Seminar: Weekly seminar series held at Parnassus and livestreamed to the UCSF community, or held virtually via Zoom in some cases. 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 (2.5 units) Fall
Instructor(s): A. Ferguson Prerequisite(s): None.
Restrictions: Admission to UCSF Graduate Program or permission of instructor. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Discussion, Student - Lecture, Student - Workshop, Student - Discussion
This course aims to provide students with practical knowledge and experience in approaches and methods used in biomedical research. -Biostatistics & computational biology. Introduction to Unix/Python/R. Study designs, hypothesis testing, biostatistical & reproducibility analysis. -Practical selectives. 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.
225B Science Communication for Biomedical Scientists (3 units) Winter
Instructor(s): M. Barcellos-Hoff Prerequisite(s): None.
Restrictions: Admission to UCSF Graduate Program or permission of instructor. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Direct - Project, Student - Lecture
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: Direct - Lab-Science, Student - Lab-Science
Dissertation research in a Biomedical Sciences Program approved laboratory.
255 Basic Genetics & Genomics (4 units) Winter
Instructor(s): J. Li 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
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students in the BMS, DSCB, OCS and MSTP programs. Other students may enroll only with consent of course directors. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Project, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture
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) 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: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Independent Study, Direct - Conference, Student - Lecture
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: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Workshop, Student - Lecture
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.