Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

MA in Medical Sciences: Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Each year’s MAMS curriculum is generally drawn from the following list. However new courses are added on a routine basis.  Please see the Class Schedule for the MAMS classes listed each year. Class Schedules (PDF)

400-Level Courses

This course consists of two modules. The first teaches the student to find, read, understand, and critique the clinical literature. The second gives the student an overview of current central issues in medical ethics using a case based approach.

This course takes an experimental approach to advanced topics including: developmental genetics, cell-cell interactions, control of pattern formation, and cell lineage analysis, using human, mammalian and nonmammallian examples.

This course consists of an experimental approach to advanced topics in eukaryotic molecular genetics and human genetics.

This course covers topics relevant to cellular structure and function. Selected topics include, cell signaling, cell adhesion, membrane function, cell motility and cytoskeletal function.. The cellular basis for some human syndromes and diseases will also be covered.

This course provides an examination of the fabric of the human organism from a physiological perspective. Systems relating to communication and integration will be emphasized in the first semester. In the second semester, integration will be applied to the control of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive and reproductive systems.

This course focuses on the principles, concepts, and details of biochemistry, including the study of the molecules enzymes, reactions, and pathways that sustain life.

Introduction to immune cells and tissues, development of the lymphocyte receptors, Innate immunity, adaptive immunity, mucosal immunity, and subjects in immunological malfunction and manipulation of the immune system.

All classes in the Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Program are graduate-level classes.   The expected level of scholastic endeavor, initiative, and independent inquiry is far beyond that expected in undergraduate programs or in post-graduate professional programs.  Reading textbooks beyond the minimum assignment and reading outside the required books are essential.  Passing grades are not to be taken for granted.