Courses

  • GMS OH 730: Physiology A/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course presents the physiology of cells, tissues, organs and integrated body functions, including the physiological basis for the understanding of clinical conditions. An integrated approach is taken to endocrinology and reproduction. Hormonal aberrations and their end results in human are presented in clinical correlations. 6 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS OH 731: Physiology B/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS OH730 and consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course is a continuation of GMS OH 730. Students will be given the same grade for OH 730/731 upon completion of both courses. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 740: Microbiology and Immunology/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The overall goals of this course are to provide students with: (1) a basic background in microbiology, including the nomenclature, structure, physiology, genetics, mechanisms of pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations associated with the major pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and viruses); (2) an understanding of how the basic principles of microbiology are integral to effective diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious disease, and (3) a basic background in immunology including the functions and disorders of the immune system. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 750: Prevention and Health Promotion in Dentistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The course introduces the concepts and techniques of dental public health, disease prevention and health promotion in dentistry and overall health. The course emphasizes current issues such as caries prevention, periodontal disease, and oral cancer prevention in the individual and community. 3 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS OH 751: Biochemistry/Dental
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic principles of modern biochemistry. The topics to be covered include an introduction to biochemistry and its importance to understanding oral health as well as proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, sugar and lipid metabolism, hormones and second messengers and connective tissue biochemistry. In addition to the traditional lecture format, students participate in case-based presentations designed to integrate clinical cases with the material presented in class. 6 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS OH 770: Evidence Based Dentistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; must be Oral Health Sciences program
    The goal of the Oral Health Sciences (OHS) Evidence Based Dentistry course is to provide students with a working understanding of basic research study design and analysis in order to promote critical reading of the scientific literature. Content will touch upon a wide range of experimental techniques in the clinical sciences as well as ethical issues in the oral health sciences. The focus will be on evidence based dentistry and both reasoning and critical thinking skills will be challenged. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS OH 771: Fundamentals of Head and Neck Anatomy
    This is a fundamental course relevant to students pursuing a future career in dentistry or its related areas of study. Since students have come from various backgrounds, the course will take a regional rather than the systems approach beginning with anatomic concepts in the oral cavity, palate, and pharynx presented from the standpoint of an oral examination. We will cover osteology of the skull, then regional anatomy, the brain, the spinal cord and the cranial nerves with their associations to the autonomic nervous system and their distributions in the head and neck. We will also focus on the anatomic basis for local anesthesia as well as the lymphatics, the vascular system, and the fascias of the head and neck. Additionally we will incorporate clinical considerations. 3 cr, 2nd sem.
  • GMS PA 510: Medical Immunology
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FC701, FC702, FC703 or GMS BI751 & PH730
    Basic principles of immunology, with emphasis on their medical relevance, presented through interactive lectures and small group discussion sessions. Course co-taught with that offered to the first-year medical students. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 600: Introduction to Pathology and Pathophysiology of Disease
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FC701, FC702, FC703 or GMS BI751 & PH730
    Lectures and interactive auto-tutorial case studies presenting the basic morphologic and functional changes associated with cell injury and death, inflammation, response to microorganisms, atherosclerosis, cancer, and organ system pathology. Christensen, 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 700: Basic and Experimental Pathology
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FC701, FC702, FC703 or consent of instructor
    Basic principles of pathology are presented through lectures (students attend the GMS PA 600 lectures), and computer-assisted instruction. Related research articles and basic histology are discussed in small group session that complement the lectures. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 710: Principles of Basic and Applied Pathology
    Pathology is the study of disease causes and consequences. Want more in-depth information about pathology and other faculty research interests? Invited GMS faculty present their current research projects in class to give you an overview of the breadth and depth of research opportunities on campus. Students also attend weekly Pathology Department seminars and learn how to write summaries. Did you know the most important parts of a grant application are summaries? This course will prepare you for lab rotations and help guide your decisions regarding thesis research directions. Remick & Stearns-Kurosawa, 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PA 800: Pathology Seminar
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS PA600 or PA700 or consent of instructor
    Weekly research seminar presented by faculty, students, and guests. Prior to each seminar, research papers authored by the speaker will be sent to graduate students and faculty to provide additional background material. Slack, 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 801: Special Topics in Pathology
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS PA600 or PA700 or consent of instructor
    Detailed examination of one specific area of research each term, presented in readings, discussions, and lectures. Presents significant background information, current knowledge, research approaches, and laboratory methodology in each area. Special Topics Include: pathology driven by inflammation, protein modification and molecular basis of human diseases, and mechanisms of transmembrane signaling. Varying Pathology Faculty, Course Directors. 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 810: Seminars in Business of Science
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS FC701, FC702, FC703 or GMS BI751 & PH730
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the business realities of modern biomedical science which is patent-driven and product-oriented. Lectures from invited speakers from the biomedical, legal, regulatory and business worlds will provide basic terminology and perspective to give an overview for how an idea in the laboratory is translated into a marketable commodity. Topics will include explanation and discussion of intellectual property, medical clinical trials, federal and institutional regulatory mechanisms, logistics of creating and sustaining research collaborations, writing a business plan, patent fundamentals and similar. Keystone speakers who have bridged the science and business experiences will present their stories of inspiration, travails and success. 2 cr., Pass/Fail, Fall sem.
  • GMS PA 811: Seminars in Business of Science
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the business realities of modern biomedical science which is patent-driven and product-oriented. Lectures from invited speakers from the biomedical, legal, regulatory and business worlds will provide basic terminology and perspective to give an overview for how an idea in the laboratory is translated into a marketable commodity. Topics will include explanation and discussion of intellectual property, medical clinical trials, federal and institutional regulatory mechanisms, logistics of creating and sustaining research collaborations, writing a business plan, patent fundamentals and similar. Keystone speakers who have bridged the science and business experiences will present their stories of inspiration, travails and success. 2 cr., Fall sem.
  • GMS PA 900: Laboratory Rotations in Pathology
    Var cr
  • GMS PA 901: Research in Pathology
    Var cr
  • GMS PA 910: Human Biospecimens for Research
    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the creation, maintenance and efficient use of an indispensable component of translational research in medicine -- human tissue and its derivatives. Lectures from invited speakers with extensive experience in human bio-specimens generation, maintenance, and utilization, will provide students with knowledge how to successfully obtain and utilize human bio-specimens. Topics will include logistics and legal aspects of creating and sustaining bio-banks, federal and institutional regulatory and funding mechanisms, and concrete examples of human bio-specimens use to generate break-through data in specific field of biomedical research. Special attention will be given to human biospecimens used in neuroscience as four neuropathologists/neuroscientists from Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Boston University are enlisted as speakers to give comprehensive overview of biospecimens utilized in neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors. 2 cr. Spring sem.
  • GMS PA 999: Pa Thesis
  • GMS PH 730: Human Physiology A
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Cellular and organ physiology. Lectures and discussions examine the function of nerves, muscles, blood and the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulation of organ function and on integrative aspects of human physiology. 4 cr, Fall sem.