Interdiscplinary Health Science

Courses

IHS 500S Career Counseling in the Health Sciences Seminar I 1.0 Credit

This 1 credit/semester, two semester course is devised to acquaint the student with a broad spectrum of professional opportunities in the health sciences. The lecture series would be conducted by professionals in their respective fields.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is IHS.

IHS 501S Career Counseling in the Health Sciences Seminar II 1.0 Credit

This 1 credit/semester, two semester course is devised to acquaint the student with a broad spectrum of professional opportunities in the health sciences. The lecture series would be conducted by professionals in their respective fields.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 502S Neuropharmacology 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to neurotransmitters and their role in nervous system function. Course readings and lectures will provide: Anatomy and physiology basic elements; drug research and treatment of nervous system disorders; and explore environmental factors that affect nervous system function.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 503S Special Topics 3.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 505S Healthcare in Spanish I 3.0 Credits

This course will permit students with an existing knowledge of Spanish to develop a rich medical vocabulary through reading, writing and class discussions. Information regarding cultural subtlties and differences between various hispanic subcultures will further enhance students' ability to communicate with hispanic patients. Various public health & socio-political issues impacting the treatment & management of hispanic patients will be examined & hispanic healthcare scholars invited for selected guest lectures.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is IHS or major is MIHS.

IHS 506S Healthcare in Spanish II 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to build cultural competency in numerous hispanic subcultures to assist future healthcare professionals in treating and interacting with patients of hispanic heritage. Course sessions will be conducted in spanish to further enhance students' communication skills with lecture and discussion emphasizing topics of significant interest to healthcare delivery and medicine.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IHS 505S [Min Grade: C]

IHS 507S Initiating Biomedical Research 2.0 Credits

Designed to assist students with the process if initiation biomedical research. Students will be provided with a structured series of steps which guide them in independently exploring and, ultimately, identifying a research topic and developing a sound research proposal in a logical, satisfying manner.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 508S MIHS Research Project 1.5 Credit

Will involve student investigation of a biomedical research problem on a topic approved by the IHS Program Director in order to complete the research component for the research/journal paper graduation requirement. Acceptable topics may be based on library research; the analysis of retrospective clinical, laboratory, archival, or descriptive data.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IHS 507S [Min Grade: S]

IHS 509S MIHS Research Paper 1.5 Credit

Will assist students in organizing, writing, and preparing a 15-page double-spaced, typewritten document on a topic approved by the MIHS Program Director in order to meet the research journal paper graduation requirement.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: IHS 508S [Min Grade: C]

IHS 510S Introductory Biostatistics 3.0 Credits

This web-based course is an introductory biostatistics course designed to focus on learning the statistical principles most often used in medicine and clinical research. Biostatistics has become increasingly important in clinical research and health care professionals participating in or directing research projects find knowledge about biostatistics indispensable. When reading articles in medical journals, clinicians must understand biostatistics in order to decide whether they can believe the results presented in the literature, how the study results apply to patient care, or how to interpret information about drugs. Biostatistics covers the development and application of statistical techniques to clinical scientific research.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 511S Biology of Cancer 3.0 Credits

This course is a comprehensive overview of cancer, the goal is to provide students with general knowledge of cancer biology. Tumor development will be discussed as a multi-step process dependent upon changes of underlying molecular and cellular events. Additionally, the role of growth factors, oncogenes, and tumor suppressor genes will be included. Specific cell signaling pathways, cell cycle controls, and apoptosis resulting in metastasis will also be discussed.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 514S Molecular Biology & Biochemistry of the Cell 3.0 Credits

Modern cell biology combines genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology with traditional morphological descriptions to study how cells function at the molecular level. This course will introduce students to the dynamic relationships between the structure of cellular organelles and the numerous biochemical reactions that are necessary for cell growth, development, communication, motility, and survival with an emphasis on eukaryotic cells.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 522S Enhanced Laboratory Investigation I 2.0 Credits

This course is designed to offer an enhanced research experience to students enrolled in the Laboratory Techniques concentration track of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences (IHSP) Master’s Program. Students will declare their interest in this track at the end of the year 1 Spring term. They will then use the summer semester between years 1 and 2 to develop and formulate their research interests with the help of the Program Director. During this time, students will also investigate potential research opportunities in local laboratories whose research interests parallel those of the student. By the end of the summer semester, students will have chosen a laboratory in which to work, and have begun the process of developing a research project with the primary investigator (PI) of the laboratory.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is IHS.
Prerequisites: IHS 500S [Min Grade: C] and IHS 501S [Min Grade: C] and MSPP 525S [Min Grade: C] and IHS 502S [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: IHS 507S, IHS 508S

IHS 523S Enhanced Laboratory Investigation II 2.0 Credits

Enhanced Laboratory Investigation I (ELI II) is the second of two courses designed to provide an enhanced laboratory research experience for students interested in pursuing this career option. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for the Laboratory Techniques concentration track of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program (IHSP) Master’s degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine. Students will work closely with a Principal Investigator to complete a 1 year hypothesis-driven research project.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is IHS.
Prerequisites: IHS 500S [Min Grade: C] and IHS 501S [Min Grade: C] and MSPP 525S [Min Grade: C] and IHS 502S [Min Grade: C] and IHS 522S [Min Grade: C]
Corequisites: IHS 507S, IHS 508S

IHS 525S Human Nutrition 3.0 Credits

This online course presents the concepts and rationale of nutrition in the context of personal, cultural and world aspects of human nutrition. Students will examine roles of nutrients in health and disease, digestion, diets, eating disorders, and other topics related to nutrition and life cycle stages. While the course has no prerequisites, the scientific rationale is developed with a minimum of assumptions and scientific terminology.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS 900S Registered for Degree Only 0.0 Credits

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

IHS T580S Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Health Science 1.0-10.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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