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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

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 3023 Epidemiology and Public Health Issues of Tobacco Addiction
Credits: 3.
Tobacco 101 is an innovative, web-based, distance-learning course taught in the UF McKnight Brain Institute. Capitalizing on the expansion of internet technology, this course enables any student to gain knowledge about tobacco, the history of tobacco, health issues, nicotine addiction and treatment. Contact or the department to registrar. (WR)

BMS 4012 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 of metabolisms and bacterial growth. Identical to PCB 4903.

BMS 4029 The Neurobiology of Addiction
Credits: 3.
Neurobiology of addiction is an innovative, web-based course taught in the McKnight Brain Institute. Capitalizing on the expansion of internet technology, this course enables any student to gain knowledge about addiction, a disease of the brain. Course offers general education biology credits. Go to to register or contact (B)

BMS 4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with a change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: permission of instructor.
Laboratory or literature investigations of problems of current interest in the medical sciences.

MEL 5011 Introduction to the Professions of Medicine
Credits: 3.
A web-based course that enables any student to learn about the medical field. The online lectures are presented by medical students, residents and practicing physicians who take students through various aspects of the medical profession. Go to to register or contact

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 involve course work in the Department of Neuroscience and related disciplines and biochemistry and molecular biology involves course work 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.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
    The Schedule of Courses lists the amount of writing credit per course section.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.