Biomedical Science (BMS) courses
BMS 110 Introduction to Human BiologyPrerequisite(s): Eligibility for both ENG 110 and MTH 135.
An Introduction to concepts and techniques related to human anatomy, physiology, genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Recommended for students interested in pre-professional programs and allied health careers. Students will receive credit toward graduation for only one of the following: BMS 100 or 110. Additional course work will be required for the student taking this as an Honors course, and a grade of B or better must be earned in order for the student to receive Honors designation. May not be taken Pass/Not Pass. Course fee.
BMS 111 Introductory Laboratory in Biomedical SciencesPrerequisite(s): BIO 101 and eligibility for both ENG 110 and MTH 136.
This course is identical to the laboratory portion of BMS 110 and is designed for students who require intensive introductory laboratory experience to prepare for future work in the biomedical sciences. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 110 and BMS 111. May not be taken pass/not pass.
BMS 197 Selected Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Course devoted to a biomedical topic of current interest. Provided the topics are different, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 credit hours. Credit for this course cannot be applied to the minimum requirements of a major or minor in biology, nor the general education (Natural World) requirement.
BMS 221 Anatomy & Physiology IPrerequisite(s): BMS 110.
The first course of a two-semester sequence. Topics include anatomical terminology, homeostatic mechanisms, basic biochemistry, cellular biology, histology, the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This course includes a laboratory component to cover these topics from a laboratory perspective.
BMS 222 Anatomy & Physiology IIPrerequisite(s): BMS 221.
The second course of a two-semester sequence. Covers the structure and functions of the following systems: special senses, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive. Nutrition and metabolism are also covered; This course includes a laboratory component to cover these topics from a laboratory perspective.
BMS 230 Human GeneticsPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BMS 110 or BIO 121.
A survey of genetic principles in humans with emphasis on molecular genetics and human genetic abnormalities causing diseases and behavioral changes. A portion of this course requires students to read, report on, and discuss current topics in human genetics.
BMS 231 Human Genetics w/LaboratoryPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BMS 110 or BIO 121.
A survey of genetic principles in humans with emphasis on molecular genetics and human genetic abnormalities causing diseases and behavioral changes. A portion of the course requires students to research, report on, and discuss current topics in human genetics. The laboratory emphasis is on techniques and skills that expand the understanding of genetic concepts. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 230 and BMS 231. Course fee.
BMS 232 Human Genetics LaboratoryPrerequisite(s): BMS 230.
This course is identical to the laboratory portion of BMS 231 and is designed for students who require laboratory experience in genetics to prepare for future laboratory work in the biomedical sciences. Cannot receive credit for both BMS 231 and 232. Course fee.
BMS 267 Human AnatomyPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BMS 110 or BIO 121.
Lecture and laboratory study of selected human cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Mammalian examples of various systems studied in laboratory. Credit will only be awarded once for BMS 267. Course fee.
BMS 268 Human PhysiologyPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in BMS 110 or BIO 121 and a grade of C or better in CHM 116 and CHM 117; or CHM 160; or prior acceptance into the West Plains ASN program.
A lecture and laboratory study of mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis in the human organism. Topics covered include cellular structure and function, neurophysiology, metabolism, endocrinology, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and gastrointestinal physiology. Emphasis is on cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiology. Credit will only be awarded once for BMS 268. Course fee.