Courses: Department of Biomedical Science

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Courses: Department of Biomedical Science

Biomedical Concepts, Terminology, and Western Medical History
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 301
This course will introduce students to key word parts associated with body systems, disorders, conditions, procedures, and medical specialties. It will show students how to decipher difficult medical terms by breaking them down into these basic components.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30

 

Anatomy and Physiology I
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 302
A study of human anatomy and physiology, including the organization of the body and the skeletal and muscular systems. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the major systems of the human body from the biomedical perspective. Systems covered include integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine. This course serves as the foundation for the study of pathology and the biomedical disease model.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45

 

Anatomy and Physiology II
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 303
This course is a continuation of BM-302.  The cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems are discussed. This course provides an in-depth examination of the structure and function of the human body systems, with emphasis on identification and palpation of surface anatomy-bony landmarks and muscles.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: AM-302

 

Surface Anatomy
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 304
This biomedical anatomy course focuses on the superficial features of the body, such as tendons and muscles and bony landmarks, with a view to the identification and use of anatomical landmarks as aids in locating underlying tissues and organs.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: AM-302, AM-303

 

CPR and Other Emergency Techniques
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 351
This is a certification course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A Red Cross certified instructor will teach and certify students in the management of heart and breathing emergencies, along with instruction on performing proper first aid.
*This course is required for the A.B.T.M. program.  Students must complete this course within the first trimester of study, either at KPU or with a certified CPR and first aid instructor.  If a student decides to complete the course outside of KPU, he or she must provide proof of certification upon completion.*
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 2
Hours: 30


Nutrition and Diet
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 401
This course presents general concepts for the use of nutrition (both Western and Asian) as a treatment modality.  Various nutritional treatment approaches for symptoms and signs of different diseases will be covered in detail, including discussion of regimens and  herbal soups and stews. This course will also discuss how nutrition and nutritional therapies impact overall health by providing an overview of the science of nutrition, government standards, analyzing the macro nutrient breakdown of foods and diets, and the biochemistry of digestion and metabolism of macro nutrients.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30

 

Biomedical Microbiology
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 404
This course provides an introduction to pathogenic microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, yeast, parasites. Students will learn disease transmission through the body’s defense mechanisms. The immune system and different immune defects of the human body are emphasized.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: BM-301

 

Biomedical Pathophysiology
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 406
This course covers the pathological changes which occur in disease: the symptoms, signs and manifestations of disease based on the pathologic changes of the organs.  The cardiovascular system will be emphasized; benign and malignant tumors will also be discussed.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: BM-301

 

Biomedical Pharmacology
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 501
This course will survey Western pharmacology, with an emphasis on the classification, major action and side-effects of commonly prescribed medications. Antibiotics, steroids, antidepressants, and anti-allergic drugs will be discussed.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: BM-301, BM-404, BM-406
Corequisite: BM-408

 

Biomedical Diagnosis and Lab Tests
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 502
The first half of this course introduces Western physical diagnostic methods such as inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.  The methods for taking a case history, the present history and physical examination findings will be taught as components of Western diagnosis.  The course will also introduce basic methods for taking temperature and blood pressure, and for performing a simple eye, ear, and nose and throat examination.  Some important symptoms and signs which contraindicate acupuncture treatment will be emphasized.
The second half of the course covers blood analysis, urinalysis and stool examination and their use in making a simple Western medical diagnosis.  Also presented will be Western laboratory procedures and interpretation of laboratory results and reports.  The course will also briefly touch upon technological examination methods used in modern medicine such as EKG, X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound.  This course will enable graduate to understand Western medical treatment and diagnosis, and to communicate effectively both with Western practitioners and with patients.  The course covers basic physical examination techniques. In addition, this course develops an understanding of the use of laboratory test data (whether done previously for a given patient or ordered specifically for the current course of treatment) as an aid in developing an appropriate plan of treatment.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: BM-301, BM-404, BM-406, BM-408, BM-501

 

Biomedicine Reviews
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 572
This course is a comprehensive review of all previous biomedical courses taken at KPU, with a view to ensuring full grasp of the fundamental principles of biomedicine and their application to the successful practice of acupuncture and Asian (Oriental) medicine within a modern integrated health care system, and to prepare students more fully for their licensing and certification exams.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: BM-301, BM-404, BM-406, BM-408, BM-501, BM-502
Corequiste: BM-600

 

Clinic Sciences and Clinic Medicine
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 600
This course is a review of internal medicine, pharmacology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, radiology, nutrition, dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases. This course also surveys the clinical practices of specialists in various Western medical fields to familiarize students with the treatment modes of other health care practitioners.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: BM-301, BM-406, BM-408, BM-501, BM-502
Corequiste: BM-572

 

Biomedical Statistics and Research
Department: Biomedical Science
Course Number: 610
This is an introduction to the statistical methods used in biomedical research. Students will learn the mathematical basis for modern research in biomedicine and acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and Oriental medicine. This course teaches the methods necessary to analyze research data with a special focus on the interpretation of results and the clinical application of data.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: BM-301