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    College of Medicine

    For a complete description of the courses offered by the College of Medicine, refer to the College of Medicine and the Graduate School catalogs.

    BMS 3521 Human Physiology in Translation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: APK 2105, BSC 2010, MCB 2000 or instructor permission.
    Human physiology organized into four major physiological systems: cellular/endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology. For each system, translational topics bridge basic science to contemporary medical issues relevant to undergraduates and society. Designed to be of special interest to those pursuing medically related careers.
    BMS 4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
    Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with a change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.
    Laboratory or literature investigations of current problems in the medical sciences.
    EMS 2043 Advanced Wilderness First Aid
    Credits: 3.
    In-depth study of basic first aid subjects needed for backcountry medical care, including basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment and emergency care. Emphasizes development of both first aid and leadership skills needed for effective wilderness first aid.
    EMS 2059 First Responder / Basic Cardiac Life Support
    Credits: 3.
    Basic human anatomy, physiology and critical thinking skills needed to assess and manage common medical and traumatic emergencies, using a systematic approach for assessing and treating a variety of emergencies.
    MDE 4901 Senior Research Project
    Credits: 1-3; Prereq: MDU 4910.
    Students will conduct independent, faculty-supervised research projects approved by the UF Institutional Review Board.
    MDU 3038C Care Coordination in Safety-Net Health Care
    Credits: 3; Prereq: department permission; Coreq: Health Outreach Quality Improvement Program volunteering.
    The course focuses on applying care-coordination approaches in a safety-net healthcare setting. Students will be assigned patients, whom they will follow-up with and provide needed community-based resources, advocacy or other supports, identifying and addressing barriers within the scope of their training.
    MDU 4001 Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 1
    Credits: 3.
    First of two courses of introduction to the medical sciences.
    MDU 4002 Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 2
    Credits: 3.
    The second course of introduction to the medical sciences.
    MDU 4003 Introduction to the Professions of Medicine
    Credits: 3.
    A web-based course about the medical field. Online lectures are presented by medical students, residents and practicing physicians who take students through various aspects of the medical profession.
    MDU 4004 Physician Shadowing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MDU 4003.
    Provides background knowledge in issues related to clinical care such as privacy, professionalism and compassion, while students shadow clinicians in the Gainesville area. Course is provided through participation at the Equal Access Clinic and individual physician clinics. Enrollment is completed by the College of Medicine.
    MDU 4010 Cell Biology Seminar
    Credits: 4.
    Cellular functions in health and disease. The structure and molecular biology of mammalian cells are stressed, including virus-cell interactions, inborn errors or metabolism and bacterial growth.
    MDU 4031 Medicine and the Law
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MDU 4003.
    The importance of the law and its impact on the way medicine is practiced in the United States, presented from academics and practicing attorneys and physicians.
    MDU 4032 Health Care Economics
    Credits: 2.
    This course examines key health care issues in the United States using economic theory as the framework for analysis. Students will analyze health care issues, using efficiency and equity criteria, and evaluate current health care policies for their effects on access, quality and cost. Topics include the health economy; the production and demand for health and medical care; the market for health insurance; private (e.g. employment based) and public (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) sources of health insurance; managed care; and health care reform.
    MDU 4051 Medical Humanities and Clinical Practice
    Credits: 2.
    Introductory course to the physical realities of patient care and to the way in which medical humanities illuminate understanding of the practice of medicine.
    MDU 4052 Current Issues in Medicine Seminar
    Credits: 1; can be repeated with a change in content up to 3 credits. Prereq: senior status.
    Rotating current issues in medicine.
    MDU 4061 Introduction to Medical Bioethics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MDU 4003.
    Bioethical issues facing our nation and world and the impact of these issues in medicine and research. Also includes the importance of integrated, collaborative research and the professionalism expected within the healthcare and scientific communities.
    MDU 4830 Introduction to Psychiatry
    Credits: 3.
    An overview of psychiatric nomenclature and the origins of psychopathology from a medical perspective, including human development through the lifecycle. Also includes biological causes and psychosocial behavioral determinants, and there will be additional coverage of biological treatments.
    MDU 4850 Diseases of Eating
    Credits: 3.
    A web-based course that focuses on anorexia, bulimia and obesity and emphasizes societal issues associated with these disorders. Written assignments are opinion-based, encouraging the student to think about these disorders on a broad scale.
    MDU 4910 Senior Research Proposal
    Credits: 1; Prereq: senior status and eligible for honors thesis.
    Development of research proposals for submission to the UF Institutional Review Board.

    Interdisciplinary Programs

    There are two interdisciplinary majors within the College of Medicine for qualified undergraduates with department permission: neurobiological sciences and biochemistry and molecular biology. Both programs are offered in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    Neurobiological sciences involves coursework in the Department of Neuroscience and related disciplines, and biochemistry and molecular biology involves coursework in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Both programs require independent laboratory research and additional electives. Applications should be made to the departments in the sophomore or early junior year.

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