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COURSE: CAS BI 525 / CAS NE 525
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 1

Prereq: (CAS NE 102 or CAS BI 203) and (CAS NE 203 or CAS BI 325).

An in- depth look at molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and their impact and relevance in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Topics include the molecular pathways of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Creutzfeldt- Jacob Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Students must attend both lecture and discussion.

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COURSE: SAR AT 510
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 2

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). MSAT students only. Coreq: (SAR AT 520).

This three-semester course sequence provides the student a process for prevention, examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The course begins with the study of the basic principles and underlying theories relating to examination and treatment techniques and applies them to examination, diagnosis, and management of patients in acute distress. Includes certification in emergency cardiac care. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory.

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COURSE: SAR AT 520 / SAR PT 520
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 2

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR AT 510 / SAR PT 515).

Builds on previous knowledge of human musculoskeletal anatomy to examine human movement. Principles of biomechanics, connective tissue behavior, and muscle physiology are integrated with joint structure and function to form the basis of understanding normal and pathological movement. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion.

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COURSE: SAR HS 581
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 1

Prereq: ((CAS BI 105 & CAS BI 106) or (CAS BI 107 & CAS BI 108)) and (CAS BI 211 or CAS BI 315).

Regional approach to the musculoskeletal, peripheral nervous, and circulatory systems of the human body. Laboratories reinforce the lectures by a study of osteology, prosected cadavers, and live anatomy palpations. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory.

There is an additional USD $200 lab fee for this course.

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COURSE: CAS BI 210
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 1

Prereq: (CAS BI 105) or equivalent.

Intensive preprofessional course for students whose programs require anatomy. Not for biology major or minor credit. Gross structure of the human body; skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory.

Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title formerly numbered CAS BI 106.

There is an additional USD $200 lab fee for this course.

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COURSE: CAS BI 114
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 2

A study of the world’s major human diseases, their causes, effects on history, pathology, and cures. Principles of immunology. Emphasis on present maladies such as AIDS, herpes, cancer, mononucleosis, tuberculosis, influenza, and hepatitis. This course is appropriate for non-majors and students in the health and paramedical sciences. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory.

Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. Not for Biology major or minor credit. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Scientific Inquiry I, Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking.

There is an additional USD $200 lab fee for this course.

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COURSE: CAS BI 211
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 2

Prereq: ((CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108) and (CAS BI 106 or CAS BI 210)) or equivalent. Some knowledge of chemistry and anatomy is assumed. Intended mainly for students in health sciences. Not for biology major or minor credit; Biology majors/minors should take CAS BI 315.

Introduction to principles of systemic mammalian physiology with special reference to humans. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory.

There is an additional USD $200 lab fee for this course.

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COURSE: SAR PT 515
CREDITS: 4 US credits
OFFERED: Session 2

Prereq: (SAR HS 369 or SAR HS 581). Coreq: (SAR PT 520).

Designed to teach the process of examination by physical therapists. Selected measurement tools used for examination of individuals in order to establish a physical therapy diagnosis are taught. A Systems Approach to examination is introduced and models of disablement are used to guide the process. The course is taught in conjunction with SAR PT 520, Functional Anatomy, and directly applies content learned in that course. DPT students only. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a laboratory.

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COURSE: NURSING 50
CREDITS: 4 US credits

Epidemiology is interdisciplinary science with goal of identifying and describing patterns of disease occurrence, identifying determinants of disease, and evaluating disease prevention and health care treatment efforts. With its focus on human populations, epidemiology is directly linked with public health research, policy, and practice. Introduction to fundamental definitions, concepts, methods, and critical thinking used in epidemiologic study. Designed to lay foundation for future study to evaluate factors related to health outcomes in human populations using epidemiologic principles.

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COURSE: NURSING 13
CREDITS: 5 Units

Structural presentation of human body, including musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, renal, and reproductive systems. Laboratory uses virtual cadaver dissection and examination.

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