2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Biomedical Sciences (BMS)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

127 Sherman Annex
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078
Ph: 716-829-3005
F: 716-829-2344
W: www.medicine.buffalo.edu
David Shubert Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Program Director
Kelli Hickey
Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education
Shannon Brown
Assistant Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

The Learning Environment

Biomedical Sciences is an interdisciplinary major that pulls courses from various departments across the university. Basic science courses are taught by department faculty in large lecture halls. As accepted students, courses are primarily housed within the school of medicine and offer smaller class sizes.

Accepted students have the opportunity to work in the Behling simulation lab as part of a small seminar providing a hands-on patient care experience.

About Our Facilities

As an interdisciplinary program we share labs and facilities with a variety of programs and departments within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Throughout these lab environments, students have the opportunity to examine the structure and function of microorganisms through the use of a microscope. Additional laboratory exercises allow for a hands-on experience involving the isolation and characterization of microorganisms. Furthermore students receive detailed instruction in human anatomy, histology, and function through demonstrations on cadaver specimens and major organ systems.

About Our Faculty

Our faculty hold appointments in the various basic science departments in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Numerous faculty hold patents, teaching awards, and appointments on editorial boards associated with professional scientific organizations.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Biomedical Sciences department website for additional information about our faculty.

BMS Courses


  • BMS 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • BMS 199SR UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • BMS 492SEM Biomedical Sci Seminar
    Seminar

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • BMS 496TUT Biomedical Sciences Internship
    Tutorial

    Exposes students to a nonacademic environment within which to apply the knowledge gained via traditional coursework. Students have the opportunity to work with a community, government, or private agency as a student intern. This volunteer, credit-bearing experience gives students the opportunity to experience specific job settings. Students may opt for biomedical sciences work sites whose primary focus is clinical, business, or research.

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • BMS 498TUT Biomedical Sciences Research
    Tutorial

    Students collaborate with research mentors on an ongoing project in a laboratory setting or conduct independent research under the guidance of their mentors. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting. Makes available opportunities to hone students' oral and written communication skills.

    Credits: 1 - 8
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Biomedical Sciences

127 Sherman Annex
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078
Ph: 716-829-3005
F: 716-829-2344
W: www.medicine.buffalo.edu
David Shubert Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Program Director
Kelli Hickey
Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education
Shannon Brown
Assistant Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

Complementary Programs

Published: November 16, 2017 08:32:41 AM