Course Descriptions

Courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix (not by discipline).

ANA

Anatomy

BCH

Biochemistry

BTN

Biotechnology

CDS

Communication Disorders and Sciences

CEL

Cell Biology

CHS College of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Courses
GCC Graduate College Common Courses

HHV

Religion, Health and Human Values

HSM

Health Systems Management

IMM

Immunology

IDS Interdisciplinary Studies
IS Imaging Sciences Education Program

MED

Internal Medicine

MIC Microbiology

MLS

Medical Laboratory Sciences

MPH

Medical Physics

NEU

Neurological Sciences

NTR

Clinical Nutrition

NRS Nursing - Graduate

NUR

Nursing ā€“ Graduate

OCC

Occupational Therapy
PAS Physician Assistant Studies Program

PCM

Primary Care

PHR

Pharmacology

PHY

Physiology

PRF

Perfusion Technology

PSY

Psychiatry

PTH

Pathology

PVM

Preventive Medicine

RC Respiratory Care
RMD RMC Multidisciplinary Courses

VAS

Vascular Ultrasound and Technology

Discipline Abbreviations
Courses listed and described in this section have been approved by the several faculties of Rush University. Offerings for the 2009-10 academic year are listed in the Timetable of Courses published quarterly by the Office of the Registrar. The courses are listed alphabetically according to the discipline to which the course content is most closely related. These disciplines do not necessarily reflect a department in the University or in the Medical Center. A three-character abbreviation for the discipline precedes the course number for each course listed.

Course Numbers
A three-digit course number follows the course abbreviation. It indicates the level of offering for that course as shown below:

Course Numbering System (Effective 2007)

300-399 Upper-level undergraduate courses
400-499 Upper-level undergraduate courses
500-599 Graduate-level courses
600-699 Doctoral-level courses
700-799 Rush Medical College clinical rotations
800-899 Rush Medical College clinical electives at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and also used by other university programs for externships
900 Independent Study
999 Continuous Enrollment

Course Content
A course title is followed by a brief description of course content and information pertaining to the course.

Course Prerequisites or Corequistes
Specific prerequisites are noted for some courses. Where no prerequisite is listed, it is assumed that students enrolling will have an adequate background. Students who have any questions about preparation should consult with the instructor of the course. If a corequisite is listed, that course must be taken either during the same term or prior to the course which has a corequisite.

Designated Quarter
Quarter in which course is given. FA (Fall), WI (Winter), SP (Spring), or SU (Summer) are used to designate the quarter in which the course is offered each year.

Course Credit
The number of quarter hours of credit for a course appears between parentheses. In many cases a series of three numbers is shown, e.g. [2-3-3]. The first numbers refer to the hours per week of lecture or seminar; the second, to the number of hours in laboratory or clinical setting; the third, to quarter hours of credit. If any of these is variable, it is replaced with ā€œvā€ or the word "variable."

Clock hours (Rush Medical College)
Clock hours appear between brackets. Since students in other colleges may cross-register for courses offered by Rush Medical College, the credit hour value of the course may also appear.

Independent Study Courses
Students may enroll in an independent study course in any discipline of the University under the direction of appropriate faculty with his/her written permission and the approval of the program director. The course number 900 will be used for independent study with the appropriate discipline prefix.