Course Offerings for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

BMC 551 Developmental Biology (4SH)

August 27 – December 9, 2013
Instructor: Roman Miller, Ph.D.

An investigative study of the topics of gametogenesis, fertilization, embryogenesis and organogenesis. Molecular influences and cell interactions involved in differentiation and development are emphasized. Laboratory investigations use both descriptive and experimental approaches to study amphibian, bird, and mammal development. A research project and paper are required.

BMC 561 Biochemistry Foundations (4 SH)

August 27- Decenber 9, 2013
Instructor: Stephen Cessna, Ph.D.

A survey of structure-function relationships of biological molecules and systems. Emphasis is placed on enzymology, intermediary metabolism, and metabolic control. Laboratory focuses on protein chemistry and involves an extended independently guided research project in which students develop their own hypotheses and test them using the techniques learned early in the course. Three lecture periods and one lab per week.

BMC 601 Biomedicine Transdiscipline Seminar I(1 SH)

August 27- December 9, 2013
Instructors: Roman Miller, Ph.D. and Carolyn Stauffer, Ph.D.

This course involves a first orientation to the biomedicine program. Examples of primary literature will be periodically selected and presented to the group by individual students. Major lecture/discussion topics include: library research techniques; technical writing practicums, creating an effective resume; survey of biomedicine-related careers; discovering biomedicine in the humanities.

BMS 501 Organic Chemistry I (4 SH)

August 27- December 9, 2013
Instructor: Tara Kishbaugh, Ph.D.

Study of the relationship between the three-dimensional structure and the reactivity of carbon compounds. The chemical and physical properties of organic compounds will be linked to an understanding of orbital theory, electronegativity, strain, and sterics. Reactions of simple organic compounds will be described in terms of electron movement (mechanisms) and kinetic vs. thermodynamic parameters. The laboratory sessions emphasize purification, isolation, and identification techniques, particularly chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy. Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory per week.

BMS 510 Calculus for Biomedicine (3 SH)

August 27 – December 9, 2013
Instructor: Owen Byer, Ph.D.

A survey of the concepts of differential and integral calculus. This course emphasizes the application of calculus to problems in science, with some examples in biomedicine. A graphing calculator is required.

BMS 511 Biomedical Physics I (4 SH)

August 27 – December 9, 2013
Instructor: Daniel King, Ph.D.

A course with a laboratory that surveys topics in classical physics including mechanics, vibrations, waves, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Calculus based. (BMS 510 or equivalent is prerequisite)

BMC 563 Molecular Genetics (3 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Jeffrey Copeland, Ph.D.

A study of the mechanisms of gene structure, stability, replication, transmission, and expression in eukaryotes. Themes include molecular evolution, viruses (including HIV), and heritable diseases. Students read and report on research articles. The laboratory involves an introduction to common techniques employed in molecular biology followed by directed research projects of the students choosing. Two lecture periods and two laboratory/recitation periods per week.

BMC 562 Human Physiology (4 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Julia Halterman, Ph.D and Roman Miller, Ph.D.

Investigative study of selected body systems including neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and endocrine physiology. Extensive laboratory work emphases quantification and experimentation while using live materials and physiologic instrumentation.

BMC 602 Biomedicine Transdiscipline Seminar II

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Galen Lehman, Ph.D. and Roman Miller, Ph.D.

Continued orientation to biomedicine with research on application process for medical school; professionalism in biomedicine; clinical shadowing experiences and reflections; brief orientation to research design and statistics; introduction to faith/science interaction themes.

BMC 612 Human Anatomy (4 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Julia Halterman, Ph.D.

Anatomical study of body systems using mammalian and human cadaver materials. Histological studies are correlated with the above anatomical studies. Laboratory work includes dissection, osteology, and microscopy.

BMS 502 Organic Chemistry II (4 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Tara Kishbaugh, Ph.D.

Building on the prior course, this course deduces “new” mechanisms based on key principles of conformational preference, sterics, polarity, and bond strength. Aromatic compounds as well as oxygen and nitrogen containing compounds are studied so that the chemistry of biomolecules can be introduced. Structural determination of increasingly complex compounds by instrumental techniques, such as GC-MS, NMR, and IR will also be emphasized. The laboratory involves multi-step transformations, purifications, and advanced structure determination using primarily instrumental techniques. Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory per week.

BMS 512 Biomedical Physics II (4 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Daniel King, Ph.D.

Continuation of BMS 511. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics (relativity, atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics).

BMS 599 Directed Study: Alternative Energy (3 SH)

January 6- April 22, 2014
Instructor: David Morris, Ph.D.

BML 615 The Health Care Delivery System (3 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: David Cockley, Ph.D.

Gives the health care manager a broad overview of health care delivery within the United States, along with a brief perspective on the history of involvement in health care delivery by the Mennonite Church. The involvement of local, state, and federal agencies in the delivery of care, as well as its financing, will also be examined, along with an overview of the development of health policy. Technology’s impact on the health care environment both currently and in the future will be outlined along with an exploration of healthcare informatics. In addition, comparison to other nations’ health care systems will be made as well as projections for the future of the U.S. system.

BML 626 Managing in a Complex Healthcare Environment (3 SH)

January 6 – April 22, 2014
Instructor: Don Tyson, Ph.D.

Focuses on the dynamics of leading the health care organization in times of rapid change and how that change can be used to leverage effective organizational performance. Continuous improvement and the use of data-driven decision-making and national benchmarking, along with the fostering of a high level of employee involvement will be emphasized, as well as the effective use of organizational accountability for performance. The effective partnering with governing boards will be identified. The use of the planning process as a tool for positioning the organization for effective performance along with a review of that performance using annual performance tools will be analyzed. The use of marketing to enhance the organization’s visibility in the community in which it serves will be outlined. The development of a workforce that is culturally competent and focused on the delivery of care that exceeds the expectations of a culturally diverse client base will be explored. The manager’s role in shaping the organization and self-management and its importance for effective leadership will be woven in as themes throughout the course.