BMS_505 - BMS 505/CNSE 503 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH FALL 2010 SYLLABUS Location and meeting times M/W 10:30 am 11:50 pm Location Course

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BMS 505/CNSE 503 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH FALL, 2010 SYLLABUS Location and meeting times: M/W 10:30 am – 11:50 pm, Location (??) Course Directors: Scott A. Tenenbaum, Ph.D. Ira F. Salkin, Ph.D., F (AAM) Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ph. D. College of Nanoscale Science Department of Biomedical Sciences Wadsworth Center & & Engineering School of Public Health Dept. of Biomedical Sciences Associate Head of the Nanobioscience University at Albany School of Public Health Constellation Phone: (518)674-1713 University at Albany University at Albany-SUNY [email protected] Phone: (518)474-4177 Phone: (518) 437-8871 [email protected] [email protected] Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students with no or minimal formal training in biological sciences an overview of the field with an emphasis on its application to significant public health problems. This course focuses on providing the details and background necessary for a basic understanding of biological knowledge and the technology that surrounds it. The primary emphasis of this course is to provide the necessary information to individuals with diverse backgrounds so that they have a good working knowledge of biomedical sciences and how it influences our lives and shapes public health. This course will provide an introduction to the field of biomedical sciences through discussion of disorders of public health relevance, including infectious and transmissible vectors, genetic disease and chronic disorders. Students will also be exposed to the expanding realm of nanoscience and nanotechnology and their implications for the fields of medical technology, the biomedical sciences, and public health. Concepts of laboratory methods including quality control, normal ranges, and universal precautions and data interpretation are described. Prerequisite: One semester of college science, e.g., biology, chemistry, physics or a comparable course. Learning objectives for BMS505: You will be able to describe the role of biomedical sciences in the ecological model of public health. You will learn to understand and communicate basic biological and genetic terminologies. You will learn to about emerging biological technologies and how they can be applied to diagnosis and prevention of human disease. You will learn to identify the political, legal, social, ethical and economic issues associated with integrating basic biology into public health. You will learn where to locate and how to acquire accurate and practical biological information that impacts public health issues. You will be able to describe the role of the New York State Department of Health and the Wadsworth Laboratories in the control of infectious and genetic diseases in New York State. You will be able to explain the use of laboratory procedures for understanding and diagnosing
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BMS_505 - BMS 505/CNSE 503 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF PUBLIC HEALTH FALL 2010 SYLLABUS Location and meeting times M/W 10:30 am 11:50 pm Location Course

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