Courses

Biomedical Research 1A: Science in your Time (5 units) – Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Exploration of current topics in biology from media sources like news organizations and TED Talks, tracing information back to primary research. Students learn to critically evaluate primary sources. Discussion of bias in system producing primary research from undergraduate education through tenured faculty, and medicine and national science funding (National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation). Addresses lack of Black and Latinx representation and its impact on science valued by current system. Letter grading.

Fulfills GE: Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

This class satisfies the following College/Diversity Requirement:

  • Education and Information Studies
  • College of Letters and Science
  • School of Music
  • Public Affairs

Biomedical Research 5HA:  Biomedical Research: Concept and Strategies (4 units) – Lecture, three hours. Designed for freshmen/sophomores. Exploration of scientific concepts and experimental approaches through seminars by UCLA faculty members on their cutting-edge research. Topics may include areas of study such as cancer, stem cells, and infectious disease, as well as more basic research in cell and molecular biology. Letter grading.

(BMD RES 5HA is an Introductory Course for the minor.)

Biomedical Research 5HB: Biomedical Research: Essential Skills and Concepts (4 units) – Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 5HA. Designed for freshmen/sophomores. Exploration of scientific concepts and experimental approaches through seminars by UCLA faculty members on their cutting-edge research. Topics may include areas of study such as cancer, stem cells, and infectious disease, as well as more basic research in cell and molecular biology. Student investigation of one or more laboratories on campus and presentation of brief synopsis of single research project from one laboratory. Letter grading.

Biomedical Research 10H: Research Training in Genes, Genetics, and Genomics – Lecture, 90 minutes; laboratory, six hours; computer laboratory, 90 minutes. Limited to 30 students. Basic training in biological research, including techniques in genetics, model organism, bioinformatics, functional genomics, electron microscopy. Part of Undergraduate Research Consortium in Functional Genomics sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program. Letter grading.

(BMD RES 10H is an Introductory Course for the minor.)

Biomedical Research 193H: Journal Club Seminars: Current Topics in Biomedical Research ( 2 units) – Seminar, three hours. Limited to Biomedical Research minor students. Presentation and discussion of recent papers from primary literature in biosciences. Letter grading.

Biomedical Research 194H: Research Groups Seminars: Data Presentation in Biomedical Research (2 Units) – Seminar, three hours. Limited to Biomedical Research minor students. Preparation of oral presentations based on student laboratory research at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

Biomedical Research 5HB, 193H and 194H are only offered to students who are enrolled in the Biomedical Research Minor.

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