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BIMD 500. Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Biomedical Science
Prerequisite: (A) one year of organic chemistry or (B) one semester of organic chemistry and one course in either biochemistry or cell biology or (C) permission of course director.
The focus of this interdepartmental, team-taught course will be in areas that are fundamental to all biomedical science graduate programs. Emphasis will be on developing a strong grounding in biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology with themes covering proteins, metabolism, information flow, vectors, membranes, cell signaling, cell shape and movement, cell growth and division, and immunology.
BIMD 510. Basic Biomedical Statistics
Prerequisites: BIMD 500 or permission of course director.
A series of lectures and demonstrations to provide students with the basic rationale for the use of statistics in the assessment of biomedical data and a selected set of the most common and useful statistical tests.
BIMD 512. Seminars in Biomedical Sciences
Corequisite: BIMD 500 or permission of course director.
Students will attend a weekly school-wide seminar series. Students will further explore aspects of scientific literature and fundamentals of scientific writing, and have opportunities to interact with intramural seminar speakers.
BIMD 513. Seminars in Biomedical Sciences
Prerequisites: BIMD 512 or permission of course director.
A series of presentations on original research conducted by UND faculty members as well as extramural leaders in the fields of academic and industrial research in the biomedical sciences. Students will participate through assigned reading and writing exercises related to the presentation.
*501. Molecular Virology
Prerequisites: Microbiology and biochemistry and/or consent of instructor.
Genetics and molecular biology of animal and bacterial viruses, with emphasis on viral-host interactions, viral replication and viral gene expression.
*504. Microbial Physiology
Prerequisites: A basic course in microbiology and organic or biochemistry or consent of instructor.
The course will investigate the physiology of the bacterial cell as it pertains to the processes carried out by the cell. Topics will include basic cell structure, motility, chemotaxis, uptake of nutrients, metabolism, gene regulation, evolution, cell division, differentiation, and pathogenesis. The integration of various cellular functions to sustain the living cell will be emphasized. The course will be based largely on current literature and will involve class discussions of assigned topics. In addition to gaining an understanding of the bacterial cell, students will learn to read primary literature critically and the principles involved in writing a scientific paper.
*507. Seminar in Microbiology
S/U grading only.
*508. Microbial Pathogenesis
Prerequisite: BIMD 500 or equivalent.
A detailed study of pathogenic microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause tissue and cell injury.
Prerequisite: BIMD 500 or equivalent.
An introduction to the fundamentals of immunology, including immunochemistry, humoral and cellular response, hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency, immunogenetics, tolerance and immunodiagnosis.
*511. Microbiology & Immunology Literature
Prerequisite: Microbiology 302 or equivalent.
A series of reports of current scientific literature in Microbiology and Immunology. S/U grading only.
*512. Microbial Genetics
Prerequisites: Basic courses in genetics and microbiology or biochemistry and/or consent of instructor.
Genetic mechanisms in microorganisms, mutagenesis, fine structure of genetic material, genetic engineering. Selected Readings.
*513. Research Tools
Orientation to research and laboratory safety.
The theory and application of modern laboratory techniques of tissue culture, cell fractionation, enzyme assay, immunization procedures, bacterial growth curves, photomicrography, strain construction, genetic engineering, gel electrophoresis, enzyme immunoassay, and western blot techniques are presented. S/U grading only.
515. Advanced Topics
Prerequisite: Previous basic course in the area to be covered.
A series of topics in microbiology and immunology presented on an episodic basis. The topics may vary, but are expected to include: (A) Immunology, (B) Infectious Diseases, and (C) Molecular Biology.
*517. Advanced Immunology Laboratory
Prerequisite: Microbiology 509 or equivalent.
Laboratory experience will include procedures for analysis of antigens, antibodies and cell mediated immune responses.
*590. Research in Microbiology
2 to 6 credits
Hours arranged. Advanced problems in microbiology and related fields.
*591. Special Problems in Microbiology
1 to 6 credits
Short term research projects performed under the supervision of a department faculty member. Intended to provide interested capable students with a challenge and an opportunity to conduct scientific research in microbiology. Arranged by consultation with participating faculty members.
202. Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture
Prerequisite: Chem 116 or 121.
Three hours lecture per week. An introductory medical microbiology course for nursing and clinical lab science students. Other majors wishing to enroll in the course may call the instructor to be placed on a waiting list, and any course openings remaining after summer registration will be made available to nonmajors. This course provides a background in all aspects of microbial agents and disease. F
202L. Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory
Prerequisite: Chem 116 or 121. Corequisite: MBio 202.
Four hours laboratory per week. An introductory laboratory course in the isolation and identification of all types of microorganisms with an emphasis on those that cause disease. F
302. General Microbiology Lecture
Prerequisite: Biol 150, Chem 116 or 121
Two hours lecture per week. An introduction to general microbiology with emphasis on the morphology, classification and physiology of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The significance of microorganisms in food processing, waste disposal and in maintaining our environment is discussed. S
302L. General Microbiology Laboratory
Corequisite: MBio 302.
Four hours laboratory per week. The growth, isolation and identification of microorganisms from a variety of sources using procedures such as staining, microscopy, pure culturing, and biochemical tests. S
328. Introduction to Immunology
Prerequisites: Biol 150, 151, or BiCh 301 or equivalent.
An introduction to the fundamentals of immunology, including immunochemistry, humoral and cellular response, hypersensitivity, immunodeficiency, immunogenetics, tolerance and immunodiagnosis. F
494. Directed Studies (CCN)
A course designed to provide individual students with the opportunity for creative, scholarly and research activities in microbiology and immunology under the direction of a department faculty member. Open to all students with the consent of the instructor required. F,S,SS