Teaching Experience


Grand Valley State University

BMS 202  Anatomy and Physiology

An introduction to the human body, its form and function. With the study of each system, correlations between its function and the functions of other systems are emphasized. Lecture and laboratory.

Fulfills Life Sciences Foundation.

Offered fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Credits: 4

BMS 250  Anatomy and Physiology I

The first semester of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. Focus is on the basic principles of homeostasis, cells, and tissues. The structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous system will also be covered.

Not applicable to BMS major.

Offered every semester

Credits: 4

BMS 251  Anatomy and Physiology II

This is the second of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence. The structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as fluid and electrolyte balance, acid base balance, and basic metabolism will be covered. Not applicable to BMS major.

Offered every semester.

Prerequisite: BMS 250.

Credits: 4

BMS 290  Human Physiology

An integrated study of physiological systems with major consideration given to the mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis. Normal function is emphasized, but clinical correlations are included where appropriate. Ordinarily, students enrolled in BMS 290 should be enrolled simultaneously in BMS 291.

Offered fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Prerequisites: BMS 208 and two semesters of Chemistry

Credits: 3

BMS 291  Laboratory in Human Physiology

Laboratory in Human Physiology is designed to practically demonstrate the principles that govern functions of the human body. This laboratory will emphasize and introduce students to normal physiological values and, therefore, set the framework for future courses of students pursuing a career in health related fields.

Offered fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Prerequisites: BMS 290 or concurrent registration.

Credits: 1

BMS 310 Basic Pathophysiology

Presentation of disease processes in terms of physiologic dysfunction. Pathophysiology emphasizes the disruption of normal steady state relationships and considers the minor, acute, and chronic aspects of disease. This provides a link between the basic medical sciences and their clinical application.

Offered fall, winter, and occasionally summer semesters.

Prerequisite: BMS 212 and (BMS 290 or BMS 251 or BMS 253.)

Credits: 3

BMS 426  Sensory Neuroscience

Sensory systems neuroscience investigates the five basic human sensory systems: audition, gustation, olfaction, somatosensation and vision. The anatomy and physiology of each sensory system will be covered extensively with an emphasis on signal transduction processes of the senses.

Offered in winter semesters

Prerequisites: BMS 251 or BMS 290

Credits: 3

BMS 495 Concepts in Wellness (Biomedical Sciences Capstone)

This biomedical sciences course will synthesize the materials students have learned from the biomedical sciences core and cognate courses and enable them to write and present professionally styled communications to an audience of their peers and instructors.

Offered fall, winter and occasionally summer semesters.

Prerequisites: BMS 208, BMS 212, BMS 290 and senior standing

Offered for SWS credit.

Credits: 3

BMS 508 Advanced Human Physiology

Emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the functioning of the body systems, with emphasis on central nervous system, cardiovascular, renal, and respiratory systems. Study includes the current research literature and current experimental knowledge.

Prerequisites: BMS 290 and graduate standing.

Offered fall semester and occasionally winter semester.

Credits: 3

BIO 328 Biomedical Ethics

Examination of ethical dilemmas encountered in medicine and biomedical research, with an emphasis on obligations of health care workers to their patients. Biology majors may not use both BIO 328 and BIO 338 as elective credit within the major.  Part of Ethics theme.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Offered fall, winter, and summer semesters.

Credits: 3

PAS 523 Clinical Pathophysiology II

This is the second of three pathophysiology courses offered concurrently with the Clinical Medicine series. Pathophysiology at the molecular, cellular, organ, and total body levels will be discussed in each body system. Systems covered include, but are not limited to, dermatologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, and musculoskeletal/rheumatologic.

Prerequisites: PAS 522. Co-requisites: PAS 503, PAS 513, PAS 533, and PAS 543.

Credits: 1

Kentucky State University

BIO 108 Anatomy and Physiology II

A continuation of BIO 107 with emphasis on the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Required for Nursing majors. (Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week) Credits: 4

Bowling Green State University

BIOL 204  Concepts in Biology

Introduction to ecological and evolutionary biology, Mendelian and population genetics, and the major groups of plants, animals and microbes. Three one-hour lectures, one three-hour lab and one two-hour recitation. Field trips were required. It was applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) natural sciences requirement. Credits: 5


Courses Taught

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