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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Medicine

For a complete description of the courses offered by the College of Medicine, refer to the College of Medicine and the Graduate School catalogs.

BMS 4905 Medical Sciences Senior Research
Credits: 1 to 5; can be repeated with a change in content up to 15 credits. Prereq: instructor permission.

Laboratory or literature investigations of problems of current interest in the medical sciences.

MEL 4001 Introduction to Medical Science Seminar 1
Credits: 3.

MEL 4005 Medicine and the Law
Credits: 3; Prereq: MEL 4011.

This course is for students interested in medicine and conveys the importance of the law and its impact on the way medicine is practiced in the United States. Presented from both academic and practicing attorneys and physicians.

MEL 4011 Introduction to the Professions of Medicine
Credits: 3.

A web-based course that enables any student to learn about the medical field. The online lectures are presented by medical students, residents and practicing physicians who take students through various aspects of the medical profession.

MEL 4012 Physician Shadowing
Credits: 3; Prereq: MEL 4011.

This course will provide students with background knowledge in issues related to clinical care such as privacy, professionalism, and compassion while giving students a chance to shadow clinicians in the Gainesville area through participation at the Equal Access Clinic and individual physician clinics. Enrollment in this course is completed by the College of Medicine.

MEL 4014 Introduction to Medical Bioethics
Credits: 3; Prereq: MEL 4011.

Bioethical issues facing our nation and world, and the impact of these issues in medicine and research; importance of integrated, collaborative research and professionalism expected within the health care and scientific communities.

MEL 4601 Diseases of Eating
Credits: 3.

A web-based course that focuses on anorexia, bulimia and obesity and emphasizes societal issues associated with these disorders. Written assignments are opinion-based, encouraging the student to think about these disorders on a broad scale.

Interdisciplinary Programs

There are two interdisciplinary majors within the College of Medicine for qualified undergraduates with department permission: neurobiological sciences and biochemistry and molecular biology. Both programs are offered in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Neurobiological sciences involve course work in the Department of Neuroscience and related disciplines and biochemistry and molecular biology involves course work in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Both programs require independent laboratory research and additional electives. Applications should be made to the departments in the sophomore or early junior year.

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.