Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
The courses in the Medical Post-Baccalaureate Program are the same as those taught at the Schmidt College of Medicine.
Immunology - PCB 6238 Problem-based Immunology
In this course, examination of cases of patients with genetic defects in the immune system, immune complex diseases, immune mediated hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmune or alloimmune diseases is supplemented by lectures focusing on core concepts in immunology. The objective of the course is to supply students who wish to pursue careers in medical professions with up-to-date understanding of basic science of immunology and how that science applies to the realities of patient care. 3 credit hours
Microbiology - BMS 6303 Clinical Microbiology
The overall objective is for the student to learn the relevant facts and principles regarding the relationship between microbes and humans. Students will be actively involved in discussions regarding the characteristics, classification, virulence factors, and pathophysiology of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. Mastery of this fundamental information will enable students to better understand host resistance, and the utilization of contemporary modes of treatment and prevention. 3 credit hours
Morphology - BMS 6102C Integrated Morphology 1
The integrated morphology course includes the developmental, microscopic and gross anatomy of the human body. Areas included are the back and extremities, thorax, abdomen, perineum and head and neck. Initially, early development and the basic tissue types are discussed. Following this introductory material all the development and microscopic structure of the body systems is taught. While there is no formal dissection in this course, visits to the gross anatomy lab to review cadavers will be included. 4 credit hours
Pathology - BMS 6601 Fundamentals of General Pathology
The Fundamentals of General Pathology course covers the basic pathophysiology of mechanisms of disease in medicine. The knowledge gained from study of these basic mechanisms can be applied to other disciplines in the biomedical sciences. This pathology course will incorporate gross pathologic, microscopic, and radiologic material to assist in understanding fundamental disease. The knowledge gained from a study of pathology integrates with other courses to provide the means for conducting future basic science and translational research as well as providing the basis for future medical, dental, veterinary, and allied health education.
3 credit hours