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Biomedical Sciences (BIOM)

School of Medicine

BIOM 499 Directed Research and Reading (V) To provide elective courses for undergraduates in the biomedical sciences specialties.

BIOM 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1)

BIOM 512 (Alpha) Unit II Concurrent Electives (1) Elective courses for first-year medical students. (B) histopathology; (C) medical ethics; (D) introduction to student research. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and consent.

BIOM 513 (Alpha) Unit III Concurrent Electives (1) Elective courses for first-year medical students. (B) medical ethics; (C) introduction to student research. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and consent.

BIOM 514 (Alpha) Unit IV Concurrent Electives (1) Elective courses for second-year medical students. (B) community health; (C) medical ethics; (D) introduction to student research. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and consent.

BIOM 515 (Alpha) Unit V Concurrent Electives (V) Elective courses for second-year medical students. (B) community health; (C) medical ethics. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and consent.

BIOM 525 Unit V Block Electives (V) Required electives for second-year medical students; objectives to be determined by contract. One option is a review for USMLE Step 1. CR/NC only. Pre: 551.

BIOM 531 Clerkship Assessment (1) Required comprehensive interdepartment multidisciplinary assessment program for third-year medical students. Pre: 555.

BIOM 545 (Alpha) Unit VII Interdisciplinary Electives (V) An elective for senior students to enhance skills in student-centered teaching, to review the sciences basic to the clinical problems, and to prepare students for their role as teachers during residency. CR/NC only. (B) medical education elective; (C) complementary and alternative medicine. Pre: FPCH, MED, OBGN, PED, PSTY, SURG 531 or 532. Major restriction: 745.

BIOM 548 Senior Seminars (4) In-depth review of issues and subjects for fourth-year medical students to strengthen skills in art of medicine. Subjects include medical ethics, decision analysis, medical economics, and diagnostic imaging. CR/NC only.

BIOM 551 Unit I Health and Illness (13) Introductory series of problem-oriented small group tutorials for medical students stressing concepts of health and disease, supplemented by colloquia and resource sessions intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit I health-care problems. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only.

BIOM 552 Unit II Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Renal Problems (10) Advanced series of problem-oriented small group tutorials for medical students focusing on cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal topics, supplemented by conferences, colloquia, labs, and resource sessions intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit II health-care problems. Repeatable twice. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 or consent.

BIOM 553 Unit III Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Hematology Problems (10) Advanced series of problem-oriented small group tutorials for medical students focusing on gastroenterology, endocrinology, and hematology topics, supplemented by conferences, colloquia, labs, and resource sessions intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit III health-care problems. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 or consent.

BIOM 554 Unit IV Locomotor System, Nervous System, Behavioral Problems (11) Advanced series of problem-oriented small group tutorials for medical students focusing on locomotor system, nervous system, and behavioral topics, supplemented by conferences, colloquia, labs, and resource sessions intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit IV health-care problems. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 or consent.

BIOM 555 Unit V The Life Cycle (8) Advanced series of problem-oriented small group tutorials for medical students focusing on topics across the life cycle, supplemented by conferences and colloquia intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit V health-care problems. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: 551, 552, 553, and 554.

BIOM 566 Unit VI Topics in Health and Illness (2) A series of lecture-discussions intended to broaden the perspectives of the Unit VI experiences and health-care problems. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and 555.

BIOM 571 Introduction to Clinical Skills (2) History taking and physical exam skills pertinent to the basic physical exam. CR/NC only.

BIOM 572 Unit II Clinical Skills (2) History taking and physical exam skills pertinent to the health-care problems in Unit II. CR/NC only. Pre: 571.

BIOM 573 Unit III Clinical Skills (2) History taking and physical exam skills pertinent to the health-care problems in Unit III. CR/NC only. Pre: 571.

BIOM 574 Unit IV Clinical Skills (3) History taking and physical exam skills pertinent to the health-care problems in Unit IV. CR/NC only. Pre: 551 and 571.

BIOM 575 Unit V Clinical Skills (3) History taking and physical exam skills pertinent to the health-care problems in Unit V. CR/NC only. Pre: 571. Spring only.

BIOM 581 (Alpha) Unit I Community Health (2) Field experience placing student in community settings to work with health-care professionals as they provide services to patients. (B) community health and service; (C) AHEC. CR/NC only.

BIOM 582 (Alpha) Unit II Community Health (2) Field experience placing students in community settings to work with health-care professionals as they provide services to patients; (B) community health and service; (C) AHEC. CR/NC only. Pre: 551.

BIOM 583 (Alpha) Unit III Community Health (2) Field experience placing students in community settings to work with health-care professionals as they provide services to patients; (B) community health and service; (C) AHEC. CR/NC only. Pre: 551.

BIOM 593 Primary Care Preceptorship (3) Students will work with a primary care physician and develop an understanding of primary care practice as well as gain experience in clinical skills. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: 551, 571, 572, and 573; or consent. Spring only.

BIOM 594 Student Research Project (3) Students will identify a research project and conduct an in-depth study that will form the focus of a formal paper and a poster presentation. Course work will be integrated into Units 1 through 4. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: 551, 552, and 553; or consent. Fall only.

BIOM 595 Evidence-Based Medicine (2) The critical appraisal track is designed to improve the student’s ability to seek and evaluate new medical knowledge. CR/NC only. Pre: 551.

BIOM 599 Research in Basic Sciences (V) An elective for medical students to work on a basic science research project under the direction of a preceptor of the biomedical sciences graduate faculty.

BIOM 640 Clinical Research Methods (2) Instruction in developing clinical research questions and creating a concise protocol that includes a literature review, study design, subject recruitment and sampling, instruments, other measures and bioinformatics, sample size, consent form, budget and timetable. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 641 Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics (2) Ethical dilemmas in clinical research are identified and resolved in cases, research on human subjects regulation are discussed. Research misconduct is defined. Ethical considerations in protocol developed in the Designing Clinical Research course are resolved. A-F only.

BIOM 642 Applied Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3) Introductory epidemiologic and intermediate biostatistical methods are applied to clinical research. Epidemiologic measures such as relative risks and odds ratios and how to interpret these measures in the context of clinical studies will be addressed. Interpretation of screening tests will be included. A-F only. Pre: 640 and consent.

BIOM 643 Applied Biostatistics (3) Combines a didactic approach to multivariable regression with hands-on analysis of a clinical dataset. Regression methods for normally distributed, binary and count data, time-to-event data, model building and model evaluation are included. A-F only. Pre: 640, 642 or consent.

BIOM 644 Bioanalytical Methods (2) Introduction to disease molecular genetics: methods to identify and map candidate genes, analysis of mutations, use of markers, evaluation of gene and protein expression, collection methods, preparation of specimens, and extraction of DNA and proteins. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 645 Clinical Protocol Development (3) Provides training in proposal development. Governance structures of funding agencies; funding opportunities and decisions; review processes; NIH application and processes; reading RFAs; compliance issues; cultural sensitivity; and types of questions using databases are addressed. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar (1) Provides overview of research related to health and health disparities in Hawai‘i. Seminar topics include ethnic disparities in health research, Native Hawaiian health, childhood research initiatives, fitness and obesity, social and cultural factors and ethics. Repeatable 6 times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 699 Directed Reading (V) Students may register on approval of department. CR/NC only. Repeatable.

BIOM 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.