GRADUATE RESOURCES

Below, you will find a list of resources for Graduate students in the College of Health Sciences.

MMSC603 - Research Design (3 cr.)

Meeting location: Online Synchronous – 2nd Summer Session

Meeting Time: MTWRF 11:30am-1:00pm

Description: Methods and techniques for extending the scientific base of knowledge for biomedical laboratory practice. Students analyze contemporary research studies, designs and related statistical processes to assess their appropriateness for answering experimental hypotheses and laboratory practice issues. Research funding, regulation and dissemination are discussed

 

MMSC690 - Clinical and Molecular Cell Biology (3 cr.)

Meeting location: Online – 10-week Summer Session

Meeting Time: Asynchronous

Description: Principles and mechanisms of cellular function at the molecular level, including an overview of experimental techniques; gene expression, DNA structure and replication; mutations and repair of DNA; synthesis of RNA upon DNA template; synthesis of DNA upon RNA template; recombinant DNA; amplification and analysis; molecular basis of genetic disease and cancer, and diagnostic applications.

Prerequisites: BISC208, CHEM104 or equivalent undergraduate general biology and chemistry, or by permission of the Department.

 

MMSC691 - Human Molecular Genetics (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online – 10-week Summer Session

Meeting Time: Asynchronous

Description: This course covers a wide range of topics from clinical cytogenetics, Mendelian genetics with examples of specific diseases, population genetics and multifactorial inheritance, to physical mapping, genome informatics, mutation detection and more diseases that exemplify certain genetic principles. Functional genomics, including DNA microarray analyses and applications and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and applications are introduced including the diagnosis of inherited disorders, cancer, hematological disorders, and infectious agents. Additionally, the employment of DNA identity-based testing in transplantation, paternity testing and forensics will be discussed.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of a graduate level molecular cell biology course such as, MEDT690, or permission of the instructor.

Biomechanics & Movement Science

BMSC621010 / PHYT621010 – Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging in Clinical Practice & Research (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD

Meeting Time: TR 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Description: Fundamentals of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging of the trunk and major peripheral joints are covered through lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on practice with instructor feedback. Applications of ultrasound imaging in healthcare practice and research are discussed and demonstrated. This course will formally meet at least 3 hours/week in the evening and require independent imaging practice and project-work outside of class. PREREQ: Students' transcripts must indicate that they have successfully taken an Anatomy course and achieved a B or better.

Seats reserved for Physical Therapy and Biomechanics & Movement Science.

 

BMSC867-010/PHYT867-010 - Culture & Communication in Rehabilitation Research (2 cr.)

Meeting location: Online

Meeting time: Asynchronous

Description: Elevates students' knowledge and skill in the effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication in their area of rehabilitation research. Build a personalized process focused on becoming a flexible, adaptive, clear, compelling communicator in the service of science.

 

Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

KAAP617010 – Biomechanical Lab Instrumentation (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: HSC229

Meeting Time: W 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Description:  Fundamentals of instrumentation used in biomechanics labs for the collection of human movement data. Includes theory of operation, environmental considerations, applications, and troubleshooting. Involves hands-on use of the equipment throughout the course.

Seats reserved for Exercise Science, Applied Physiology, and Biomechanics & Movement Science.

 

KAAP629010 / BMSC629010 – Intro to Programming in Matlab (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: Asynchronous

Description: Students will learn how to automate part of their data processing and analysis by writing programs in Matlab. We will study techniques for handling, organizing, manipulating and visualizing data.

Seats reserved for Exercise Science, Applied Physiology, and Biomechanics & Movement Science.

 

KAAP630010 – Advanced Human Physiology I (3 cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: TR 2:00 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
Description: This course will focus on cell, organ, and systems physiology of the following three areas: endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory.

Seats reserved for Exercise Science, Applied Physiology, Biomechanics & Movement Science, Human Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Sciences.

 

KAAP640010 – Topics in Physiology: Human Cardiovascular Control (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: TR 3:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Description: Intensive exploration of topics in physiology at a level appropriate for graduate students.

 

KAAP651010 – Neuromuscular Control & Electromyography (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: HSC229
Meeting Time: M 2:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Description: Examines the control of movement at the neuromuscular level including motor unit control mechanisms, neuromuscular aspects of strength and fatigue, segmental motor control, the organization of rapid movements, and neuromuscular adaptations to physical activity, aging and pathology. Students will learn neuromuscular control mechanisms through parallel instruction in the theory and practice of electromyography and discussion of the scientific literature.

Seats reserved for Exercise Science, Applied Physiology, and Biomechanics & Movement Science.

 

Epidemiology

EPID603010 – Biostatistics for Health Sciences I (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: R 4:45 pm – 6 pm

Description:  An introductory statistics course for graduate students in the College of Health Sciences with applications for clinical and population health. The course is taught using statistical software.

 

EPID605010 –Epidemiology Methods I (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: STAR 113

Meeting Time: T 4 pm – 7 pm

Description: Introduction to epidemiological concepts and methods including descriptive data, measures of association, and study design.

 

EPID614010 – Biostatistics for Health Sciences III (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: T 11 am – 12:15 pm

Description: An intermediate statistics course for graduate students in the College of Health Sciences with applications to clinical health. The course covers research designs, ANOVA, linear regression, and multiple regression. The course is taught using SPSS software. PREREQ: STAT 656, EPID 613.

 

EPID620010 – Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: M 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Description: Introduction to infectious disease epidemiology, including patterns of disease transmission and emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.

 

EPID622010 – Disaster Epidemiology Methods (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: STAR 113

Meeting Time:  Saturday/Sunday, Sept 17-Sept 18, 9 am – 8:30 pm

                       Saturday/Sunday, Oct 8-Oct 9, 9 am – 8:30 pm

Description: Basic principles, terms, and epidemiological tools for use in disasters.

 

EPID667015 – Epi Data and Analysis in SAS (3 cr.)

Meeting Location:  Online

Meeting Time: R 1 pm – 4 pm

Description: This course will teach students to apply basic analytical epidemiologic methods using SAS Statistical Software, and to get comfortable working within the SAS environment to import, modify, merge, analyze, store, and document the steps from data collection through final dissemination of results.

 

 

EPID964010 – Grant Writing in Epidemiology (3 cr.)

Meeting Location:  Online

Meeting Time: W 5 pm – 8 pm

Description:  A hands-on approach to grant writing including development of skills in locating potential funding sources and the use of appropriate grant-writing style and technique. Students are guided through the development of a proposal for a U.S. governmental funding agency such as the NIH.

 

Behavioral Health & Nutrition

BHAN645010 - Health, Physical Activity, & Disability (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: W 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Description: Advanced study of emerging trends and policies related to health and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Includes planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs designed to promote health and function in individuals with disabilities.

RESTRICTIONS: Undergraduate students with permission of the instructor.

 

HLPR605050 - Concepts of Chronic Disease Management (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: M 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Description: Focuses on selected aspects of the most common disease processes, symptom management, pharmacology and the impact of chronic conditions on the quality of life of clients and their families.

RESTRICTIONS: Graduate Student or Permission of Instructor.

 

HLPR630010 - Behavior Change Strategies and Tactics (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: W 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Description: Emphasis on skills to assist individuals in making health behavior changes including weight management, physical activity, medication compliance, smoking cessation, and stress management. Students will develop plans and courses of action to assist individuals in making health behavior changes.

RESTRICTIONS: Graduate Student or permission of instructor.

 

HLPR632010 - Health Science Data Analysis (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: W 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Description: An overview of the descriptive and inferential statistics needed to analyze and interpret health data and evaluate health-related literature in the core disciplines of public health including: epidemiology, biomedical science, social and behavioral science, health policy and management, and environmental health.

RESTRICTIONS: Graduate students or upper classman with approval of professor.

 

HLPR803050 - Advanced Health Promotion Programming (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: T 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Description: Prepares skills for planning, developing, and implementing health promotion programs in a variety of settings and populations. Emphasis on the behavioral, epidemiological and socio-ecological issues that impact programming.

PREREQ: BHAN490 or permission of instructor. RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.

 

HLPR809010 - Health Behavior (3cr.)
Meeting Location: In Person, Room TBD
Meeting Time: T 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Description: Health and behavioral science theory and research provide a framework for the analysis of health-related behaviors across the lifespan. Emphasis on the psychological and social determinants of health-related behaviors of individuals. Examines the roles of health professionals in facilitating behavior change.

RESTRICTIONS: Open to graduate students only.

 

Medical and Molecular Sciences

MMSC603010 – Research Design (3 cr.)

Meeting location: In Person

Meeting Time: M 5:45pm-8:45pm

Description: Methods and techniques for extending the scientific base of knowledge for biomedical laboratory practice. Students analyze contemporary research studies, designs, and related statistical processes to assess their appropriateness for answering experimental hypotheses and laboratory practice issues. Research funding, regulation and dissemination are discussed.

 

 

MMSC604010 – Methods in Bioscience Education (3 cr.)

Meeting location: Online

Meeting Time: W 5:00pm-8:00pm

Description: Theory and practice of teaching, learning and evaluation in traditional classroom settings, clinical settings and through on-line platforms, with emphasis on issues unique to biomedical science learning environments.

 

 

MMSC635010 Practical Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: M 12:20pm-3:20pm

Description: Introduction to the concepts of computer-based molecular modeling, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics and their applications in research and diagnostics. Course will utilize lectures, demonstrations, and practice in the principles of computer-based molecular modeling and genetic analysis. Lecture/Seminar/Hands on Computer-Based Laboratory.

 

MMSC690194 Clinical and Molecular Cell Biology (3 cr.)

Meeting location: Online

Meeting Time: Asynchronous

Description: Principles and mechanisms of cellular function at the molecular level, including an overview of experimental techniques; gene expression, DNA structure and replication; mutations and repair of DNA; synthesis of RNA upon DNA template; synthesis of DNA upon RNA template; recombinant DNA; amplification and analysis; molecular basis of genetic disease and cancer, and diagnostic applications.

Prerequisites: BISC208, CHEM104 or equivalent undergraduate general biology and chemistry, or by permission of the Department.

 

MMSC691194 Human Molecular Genetics (3 cr.)

Meeting Location: Online

Meeting Time: Asynchronous

Description: This course covers a wide range of topics from clinical cytogenetics, Mendelian genetics with examples of specific diseases, population genetics and multifactorial inheritance, to physical mapping, genome informatics, mutation detection and more diseases that exemplify certain genetic principles. Functional genomics, including DNA microarray analyses and applications and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) and applications are introduced including the diagnosis of inherited disorders, cancer, hematological disorders, and infectious agents. Additionally, the employment of DNA identity-based testing in transplantation, paternity testing and forensics will be discussed.

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of a graduate level molecular cell biology course such as MEDT690, or permission of instructor.