Graduate Education in Medical Sciences (GEMS)

Courses

GEMS 500. Physiology. 3 hours.

Lectures in human physiology. Emphasis is on an integrated approach to systems physiology. Course Information: Previously listed as GCLS 500. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the College of Medicine or Pharmacy or Applied Health Sciences or in the Departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences, or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics, undergraduate physics, organic chemistry, or consent of the instructor.

GEMS 501. Biochemistry. 3 hours.

Fundamental properties of biomacromolecules, the thermodynamics underlying basic biochemical processes and the properties of enzymes, including the kinetics of operation, and regulation, illustrated with important examples. Course Information: Previously listed as GCLS 501. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the Colleges of Medicine or Pharmacy or the departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Coursework in organic and physical chemistry.

GEMS 502. Molecular Biology. 3 hours.

Core molecular biology course covering basic principles of gene expression, genome replication and molecular interactions important to biological processes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Course Information: Previously listed as GCLS 502. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the Colleges of Medicine or Pharmacy or the departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences or consent of the instructor.

GEMS 503. Cell Biology. 3 hours.

Advanced course on fundamental aspects of cell biology; basic concepts will be integrated with key examples which span gene, protein, cell, and tissue function. Course Information: Previously listed as GCLS 503. Credit is not given for GEMS 503 if the student has credit in BCHE 561 or ANAT 585 or MIM 585 or PHYB 585. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, or Applied Health or the departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences or consent of the instructor.

GEMS 504. Research Methods I. 1 or 2 hour.

Lectures, demonstrations, and discussions concerned with principles and practical aspects of modern quantitative biochemical, molecular biological, physiological and biophysical methodology such as separation techniques and studies of biomembranes. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register for more than one section per term. Previously listed as GCLS 504. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the Colleges of Medicine or Pharmacy or the departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences or consent of the instructor.

GEMS 506. GEMS Research Rotation. 2-5 hours.

Research rotation course in which first year students from the GEMS program will undertake research projects in laboratories affiliated with this program. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Previously listed as GCLS 506. Animals used in instruction. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Ph.D. degree students.