Bio-Medical Sciences (BMS)

Credit Courses

BMS 100 The Human Body (4 Units)

Course Advisories: One semester High School Biology.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Structure and function of the human body. Non-technical introduction to anatomy, physiology, exercise, fitness and nutrition. Laboratory experiments in human physiology; study of human anatomical materials. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences, and Anatomy and Physiology requirements for SBCC LVN program. Does not satisfy requirements for ADN majors.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5B, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: No credit for BIOMD 100 if taken after BIOMD 107 or 108 or 109; BIOMD 100, 107, 108, 109, and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses.

BMS 107 Human Anatomy (4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Structure of the human body. Laboratory includes study of a human anatomical specimen and comparative anatomy. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5B, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: BIOMD 100, 107, 108, 109 and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses.

C-ID: BIOL 110B.

BMS 107D Human Anatomy Discussion (1 Unit)

Corequisites: BMS 107.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Concurrent Discussion and problem solving course designed for students currently enrolled in BMS 107.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

BMS 108 Human Physiology (4 Units)

Course Advisories: BMS 107, CHEM 101 or CHEM 104.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Functions of the human body. Laboratory emphasizes recording physiological data from each student. Transferable to all four-year institutions, including nursing schools. Satisfies SBCC General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5B, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: BIOMD 100, 107, 108, and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses.

C-ID: BIOL 120B.

BMS 108D Human Physiology Discussion (1 Unit)

Corequisites: BMS 108.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Concurrent Discussion and problem-solving course designed for students currently enrolled in BMS 108.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

BMS 118 Human Microanatomy (3 Units)

Course Advisories: BMS 100 or BMS 107.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Functional histology of the human body. Cell structure and function; architecture, control and integration of cells in tissues of all major organs.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, IGETC Area 5B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

BMS 119 Human Dissection (1-3 Units)

Prerequisites: BMS 107 or BIOL 102.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 162 (162 lab)

Directed dissection of human cadaver. May be taken for one to three units of credit per semester. Each unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated to a maximum of nine units of credit.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: Computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor.

BMS 119A Human Dissection of the Head and Neck (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Directed dissection of the head and neck of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester. Graded pass/no pass.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

BMS 119B Human Dissection of the Appendages (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Hours: 48 (48 lab)

Directed dissection of the appendages of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours laboratory work per semester. Graded Credit/No Credit only.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

BMS 119C Human Dissection of the Torso (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: BMS 107 with a minimum grade of B.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Directed dissection of the external and internal structures of the torso of the human cadaver. May be taken for one credit. This unit of credit requires 48 hours of laboratory work per semester.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

BMS 127 Medical Microbiology (4 Units)

Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 104 or CHEM 155.

Course Advisories: BMS 108, BIOL 100.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Surveys the microorganisms that contribute to human health and human disease. Biology of bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions, and a variety of Eukaryotic organisms will be investigated; emphases includes the structural and metabolic diversity of microorganisms, and the molecular and cellular basis of host-microbe interactions.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5B, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

BMS 128 Human Nutrition (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Nutritional needs of the human body. Studies individual, local, national and world nutritional efforts.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: NUTR 110.

BMS 128L Human Nutrition Laboratory (1 Unit)

Corequisites: BMS 128.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lab)

Laboratory investigations of human nutrition; nutritional analysis of food; and guidelines for prevention of chronic diseases through diet.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

BMS 136 Biology Of Human Sexuality (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Fundamental principles and current research focused on the anatomy and physiology of reproductive systems, hormonal control of reproductive cycles, diversity of sexual responses, basic genetics and heredity, early human development, pregnancy, parturition, causes and treatments of infertility, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, age-related changes in sexual function and behavior, sexual dysfunction and comparative sexual behaviors.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area E, IGETC Area 5B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

BMS 146 Human Form and Function (3 Units)

Course Advisories: Chem 101.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Descriptive introduction to the structure and function of the human body.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: BMS 100, 107, 108, and 146 combined: maximum credit, two courses.

BMS 157 General Microbiology (4 Units)

Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 104 or CHEM 155.

Course Advisories: BIOL 100, BMS 108.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

Surveys the biology and ecology of various microbiological taxa: bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, protists, and microscopic animals. Emphasis placed on their symbiotic roles in nature, as well as on their evolution, taxonomy, metabolism, and genetics. Associated biotechnological techniques and industrial applications are explored.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area A

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area B2, CSUGE Area B3, IGETC Area 5B, IGETC Area 5C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable