Teaching

BIOL 3020U-Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology. This course will provide an overview of the action and toxicity of drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and cardiovascular function in both normal and pathological conditions. Topics include the distribution, metabolism, and biotransformation of drugs, including the enzymes responsible for the conversion to toxins, pharmacokinetics, the role of receptors in drug action, toxic drug interactions, toxicity testing, toxicological effects of food, food additives, household and industrial products or wastes, factors influencing toxicity, acute and chronic toxicological effects.

 

BIOL2840U-Cell and Molecular Biology. This course covers basic properties of cells, cell organelles, differentiated cell systems and tissues. Students will be introduced to scientific literature on the subject of cell biology in order to become familiar with the experimental evidence that supports current knowledge of the cell. They will also learn how to critically examine data and interpretations presented by researchers.

 

BIOL 1840 - Biology for Engineers. This course examines the evolutionary basis of life and the structure and function of living organisms. The major tissues, organs, and organ systems and their development from simple structures to more complicated systems will be examined.

 

APBS 6010- Research in Applied Bioscience. This is a required course designed to provide a foundation for the graduate program in Applied Bioscience. The course will provide students with current background knowledge and skills needed for research in Applied Bioscience and will expose students to current issues and problems that this area of research may target. The course will introduce such topics as principles of experimental design, data interpretation and analysis of results and how to present and communicate scientific information in both oral and written formats. Students will also learn about the grant and scholarship process and how to write a research proposal, and they will be introduced to such issues as Research Ethics and Intellectual Property.