In order to meet the needs of students from the programs and the community, the College currently offers graduate courses in biology that are described below. These courses do not lead to a master's degree in biology from this College.
Program Coordinator: Gerald Cizadlo, Ph.D.
BIO/GER 5125: Biology of Aging
BIO 5210: Advanced Physiology I
BIO 5220: Advanced Physiology II
BIO 5555: Internship in Biology
BIO 5999: Independent Project
BIO 5125 - Biology of Aging
- 2 cr.
Biology of Aging is a course designed to allow study and understanding of the principles of aging applied to the anatomical and physiologic systems of the body. The course is divided into three portions; (1) Examination of the basic principles of aging from the population level; (2) Events of aging seen at the cellular level; and (3) Events of aging observed at the system level of the body.
Prerequisite Courses: BIO 2110, BIO 2120
BIO 5210 - Advanced Physiology I
- 2 cr.
First course in a two-semester sequence which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the circulatory system of humans. Prerequisites: completed course in anatomy/physiology and pathophysiology or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite Courses: BIO 2110, BIO 3020, HSC 3020
BIO 5220 - Advanced Physiology II
- 2 cr.
Continuation of BIO 4210/5210 which includes a semi-quantitative study of functions of the body defense system, respiratory system, renal system, digestive system and reproductive system of humans. Prerequisite: BIO 4210/5210 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite Courses: BIO 4210, BIO 5210
BIO 5555 - Internship in Biology
- 4 cr.
BIO 5777 - Independent Study
- 0-4 cr.
Advanced Pathophysiology is a course intended to broaden and deepen the students' knowledge of the normal and abnormal functional processes of the human body. The subject of study assumes a prior understanding of basic physiologic principles that is, in turn, built upon knowledge of cellular function and biochemical mechanisms. The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare students to visualize the mechanical functioning of the body in health and disease so that they may better understand the principles of prevention and treatment.
BIO 5999 - Independent Project
- 1-4 cr.
Graduate students often have special interests or needs which cannot be met by formal courses. The provision of this option will allow selected students to have some flexibility in meeting their program requirements.