Biology (BIO)

BIO 510. Ecology. (3 Credits)

This course is a study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecology surveys biotic and abiotic factors in the environment, ecosystem types, population ecology, community structure, aquatic ecology, and succession.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 530. Pharmacology. (3 Credits)

BIO 540. Advanced Botany. (3 Credits)

This course concentrates on botanical nomenclature, vegetative anatomy, floral anatomy, and morphology as related to taxonomy of vascular plants. The course includes a survey of vascular plants with an emphasis on identification of various native flora. The implications of the presence or absence of each species in various biotic communities will be studied.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 550. Human Anatomy. (6 Credits)

Human Anatomy is an integrated approach to the gross anatomy of the human body across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Consideration will also be given to the study of cells, tissues, and organ systems. The laboratory portion of the course consists of supervised dissection of human cadavers, and includes the study of living subject anatomy. Human anatomy is part of the professional curriculum in the Physical Therapy and in Occupational Therapy programs. As such, this course helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body, and to prepare them for service as health care professionals. Pre-requisites: Admission to the DPT or MOT program or Consent of Instructor.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 556. Readings in Environ Science. (3 Credits)

This course covers a wide range of issues and problems such as air and water pollution, energy resources, climate change, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, wastes, and land/resource management.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 567. Ecology of the Tropics. (3 Credits)

is a field study of tropical organisms and ecosystems. This is a travel course that requires travel to the Caribbean. The influence of humans, culture, ecotourism, geology, and geography will be addressed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 570. Ornithology. (3 Credits)

is a field oriented course designed to study birds in their natural habitats. Avian ecology, anatomy, physiology, and behavior as well as identification will be explored. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 575. BIOCHEMISTRY. (3 Credits)

BIO 580. BIOLOGY INTERNSHIP. (3 Credits)

BIO 585. Neuroscience. (5 Credits)

This course is an integrated approach to the principles of human nervous system structure and function; including development and neural plasticity. The gross anatomy of the central nervous system and its vascular supply; as well as functional regions, pathways and circuits and the cellular anatomy and physiology of neurons and synapses will be described. The course will cover somatosensory, motor (somatic and autonomic), limbic, cognitive, special sensory and ventricular systems and their interactions along with detailed discussion of the cranial nerves. The laboratory focuses on gross examination of the human central nervous system, its surrounding connective tissues and blood vessels, and cranial nerves. Neuroscience is part of the professional curriculum in the OT and PT programs. As such, this course helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human central nervous system, and will include collaborative small group analysis of patient conditions for a better understanding of the impact of injury or illness on movement and occupation. Pre-requisites: admission into the MOT or entry-level DPT Program and successful completion of BIO 550.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 611. PHYSIO/HUMAN PERF LAB. (0 Credits)

BIO 810. Ecology. (3 Credits)

BIO 840. Advanced Botany. (3 Credits)

concentrates on botanical nomenclature, vegetative anatomy, floral anatomy, and morphology of vascular plants. The course includes a survey of vascular plants with an emphasis on identification of native flora. Implications of the presence or absence of each species in various biotic communities will be studied. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

BIO 842. Pharmacotherapeutics. (3 Credits)

This course is an integral part of the core requirements of the Advanced Practice Nursing program. The APN graduate, specifically the Nurse Practitioner, needs to be highly capable in the area of clinical decision making, which involves reflective practice, evaluation, critique, self-learning and meta cognitive awareness. The clinical decision making role for the Nurse Practitioner in primary care involves diagnosing and treating acute self-limiting as well as chronic illnesses, with many treatment plans requiring prescriptions of pharmacological agents. This course meets the 45 hour requirement for the state of Wisconsin Advance Practice Nurse Prescriber license.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 850. Genetics, Immunology, & Microbiology for Advanced Nursing. (3 Credits)

This course is a review of the basic concepts in the structure and function of cells and how the breakdown of these functions lead to human disease. Students will learn how genetics is central to understanding human health and disease and will gain new insights into the role and interactions between microorganisms and the human immune system.

Prerequisite: None

BIO 856. Readings in Environmen Science. (3 Credits)

this course covers a wide range of issues and problems such as air and water pollution, energy resources, climate change, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, wastes, and land/resource management. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

BIO 867. Ecology of the Tropics. (3 Credits)