Houston Baptist University Catalog

Biochemistry-Molecular Biology ( BCMB ) Course Descriptions

  • BCMB 3014 MICROBIOLOGY LAB

    BCMB 3014 Microbiology Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 3414

    This is the laboratory portion of BCMB 3414.

  • BCMB 3375 HUMAN GENETICS

    BCMB 3375 Human Genetics
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    This course will introduce students to the basic concepts of human genetics and its molecular and clinical implications. Topics include the chromosomal, molecular, and biochemical basis of disease, prenatal diagnosis, and genetic counseling. (Offered also as BIOL 3375.)

  • BCMB 3414 MICROBIOLOGY

    BCMB 3414 Microbiology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 3014

    This course is a general survey of the microorganisms and includes the morphology, physiology, and control of the organisms most important to humans. The microbiology of soil, food, water, and disease will be considered. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. (Offered also as BIOL 3414.)

  • BCMB 4024 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB

    BCMB 4024 Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4424

    This is the laboratory portion of BCMB 4424.

  • BCMB 4044 VIROLOGY LAB

    BCMB 4044 Virology Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4444

    This is the laboratory portion of BCMB 4444.

  • BCMB 4064 IMMUNOLOGY LAB

    BCMB 4064 Immunology Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4464

    This is the laboratory portion of BCMB 4464.

  • BCMB 4111 BIOANALYTICAL METHODS

    BCMB 4111 Bioanalytical Methods
    Prerequisite(s): Twenty hours of Biology or BCMB at the 2000 level or above, and CHEM 2415 and CHEM 2416 and CHEM 3131 and CHEM 3132 and CHEM 3313 and CHEM 3333, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4373
    This course is a senior level course which exposes students to the principles and experimental techniques underlying common bioanalytical methods such as cell fractionation, radiolabeling, protein purification, protein and DNA sequencing, immunochemistry, and spectrophotometry, all of which are widely used in research pertaining to the biological and biochemical sciences.

  • BCMB 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BCMB 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • BCMB 4272 INTEGRATING BIOLOGICAL CONCEPT

    BCMB 4272 Integrating Biological Concepts
    Prerequisite(s): Biology Core courses (BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3414 and BIOL 3444)
    This course will integrate the knowledge, theories, and skills expected of a Biologist. Topics will encompass and reinforce the material found in the courses of the Biology Core.

  • BCMB 4281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BCMB 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • BCMB 4297 RESEARCH:BIOCHEM/MOLE BIOL

    BCMB 4297 Research in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3414 and BIOL 3444
    Laboratory research is offered for a student majoring in Biochemistry-Molecular biology. At the conclusion of the research, a written paper will be presented to the student’s seminar advisor and an oral presentation of the results will be presented. (Offered also as BIOL 4297.)

  • BCMB 4324 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY

    BCMB 4324 Advanced Cell Biology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    This course provides an in-depth study of selected dynamic processes that occur in living cells. Topics include DNA regulation and expression of genes; DNA repair; protein synthesis and function; protein sorting; vesicular traffic; cell signaling; and control of cell division. (Offered also as BIOL 4324.)

  • BCMB 4363 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

    BCMB 4363 Medical Microbiology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3414
    A study of microbial organisms that cause disease in humans. The characteristics of each pathogen are discussed along with its pathogenesis and pathology. (Offered also as BIOL 4363.)

  • BCMB 4375 CANCER BIOLOGY

    BCMB 4375 Cancer Biology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3414
    This course examines the development of cancer at the cellular and molecular levels. Topics covered include tumor suppressors, oncogenes, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, telomerase, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Cancer prevention, screen, diagnosis, and treatment will also be introduced. (Offered also as BIOL 4375.)

  • BCMB 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BCMB 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • BCMB 4424 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

    BCMB 4424 Molecular Biology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4024

    This course presents recent developments in biotechnology and genetic engineering. Topics included are recombinant DNA; DNA cloning; DNA sequencing; polymerase chain reaction; monoclonal antibodies; genetic engineering of plants and animals; and the human genome project. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. (Offered also as BIOL 4424.)

  • BCMB 4444 VIROLOGY

    BCMB 4444 Virology
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4044

    This course is an introduction to the principles of animal virology. The classification and replicative cycles of viruses are compared to their pathogenic mechanisms. Viral oncogenes and modern anti-viral chemotherapy and immunization are discussed. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. (Offered also as BIOL 4444.)

  • BCMB 4464 IMMUNOLOGY

    BCMB 4464 Immunology
    Prerequisites: BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3444
    Corequisite(s): BCMB 4064

    This course is an introductory study of the biological and clinical approaches to immunology. Discussions center on the mechanisms responsible for various clinical syndromes as well as basic immunological phenomena such as antibody diversity, T cell receptor diversity, antigen presentation, signaling across cellular receptors, and cell activation. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. (Offered also as BIOL 4464.)

  • BCMB 4481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    BCMB 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisites: BIOL 2454 and BIOL 2455 and BIOL 3301
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.