Medical Science Preparatory

Courses

MSPP 501S ADV TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY II 3.0 Credits

This review course in organic chemistry will investigate reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, qualitative organic chemistry, and laboratory techniques.

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSP.

MSPP 504S ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSICS II 3.0 Credits

This review course in physics will cover the classical mechanics (statics and dynamics) including wave motion, fluid statics and dynamics, and classical thermodynamics. The second semester will contain topics from classical electromagnetism including DC and AC electronics. Geometrical and physcial optics, including interference phenomena, as well as modern physic will also be covered. With all topics, biological and medical examples will be given in order to demonstrate the universality of physical laws.

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSP.

MSPP 505S Lab Tech in Bioch & Molec Biol 2.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSP.

MSPP 511S Concepts in Bioch & Cell Biolo 4.0 Credits

This course introduces structure and function of the major groups of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates) and essential structures that constitute a cell. Also discussed are basic biochemical and molecular mechanisms/pathways that contribute to homeostasis, such as protein synthesis, cellular energetics, signal transduction, and techniques to study cells and their constituents.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is MSP.

MSPP 512S Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Health and Medicine 3.0 Credits

This course will provide a foundation of information regarding the psychosocial, cultural and behavioral determinants of health and wellness specific to the practice of medicine. Topics will address psychological, sociological and biological concepts from the extant literature and how these concepts relate to best practices and standards of care in health settings.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPP 513S Special Topics in Anatomy 4.0 Credits

This course provides extensive exposure to select organ systems at the gross anatomical, microscopics, and ultrastuctural levels. Structural and functional relationships are considered in depth. The format of the course is slide-show and lecture with two visits to a gross lab to observe predissected cadavers. Please note: this is not a cadaver based dissection course.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPP 515S Biological Function & Regulation 4.0 Credits

Topics covered in this course include: homeostatsis, cellular physiology, membrane and neuronal physiology, central and peripheral nervous systems, muscle physiology, cardiac physiology, blood vessels and blood pressure, blood and body defenses, respiratory systems, urinary system, fluid and acid base balance, and the endocrine system.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPP 525S Community Dimensions of Medici 2.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPP 540S Concepts in Science & Verbal Reasoning I 6.0 Credits

This is a didactic course with weekly preparation for the Verbal Reasoning and Writing, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences of the Medical College Admissions Test. Incorporated into the course are approximately six mock MCAT exams for practice.

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DPMS or major is IMS or major is MSP.

MSPP 541S Concepts in Science & Verbal Reasoning II 6.0 Credits

This is a didactic course with weekly preparation for the Verbal Reasoning and Writing, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences of the Medical College Admissions Test. Incorporated into the course are approximately six mock MCAT exams for practice.

College/Department: College of Medicine
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is DPMS or major is IMS or major is MSP.
Prerequisites: MSPP 540S

MSPP 550S Research Project 2.0 Credits

This course involves conducting an independent bench-top, or clinical research project under supervision of an advisor within or outside the university. The research can be conducted at a clinical site, basic science research lab, or as a community project in psychology or public health and requires a minimum time commitment of 80 hrs. Students are expected to identify an advisor and, in conjunction with the advisor, to develop a hypothesis that is to be tested during this 80 hour period. The advisor must have a PhD, MD or DO, or other terminal degree ONLY. Upon completion of the project, students will submit a paper summarizing their project. A grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) will be assigned based upon the completion of the required 80 hours, as evaluated by the advisor, and a paper.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

MSPP T580S Special Topics in Medical Science Preparatory 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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