Biomedical Sciences — Certificate
Currently not accepting students into this program.
Daniel E. Tan
Students accepted into the Biomedical Sciences Program certificate curriculum enroll in basic science and restorative dentistry courses with first-year dental students. Faculty responsible for teaching these students will be those who teach the first-year courses.
Students in the certificate program complete their studies in one academic year of full-time commitment. The program is intended to provide postbaccalaureate experience in the rapidly changing area of biodental sciences. As such, it will augment other career choices or improve the preparation for professional training in dentistry.
Although several of the courses may share lecture experience and tests with the dental program, such courses will not be transferred to the D.D.S. degree program; and a student subsequently admitted to the D.D.S. degree program should expect to take, and pay for, the normal D.D.S. degree curriculum.
Applicants to the Biomedical Sciences Program certificate curriculum must satisfy the same requirements as those applying to the dental program at Loma Linda University; that is, they will have completed a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) with a course of study that includes a year each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and general physics. Applicants are required to take the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and achieve a minimum score of 20 on each part.
Students are currently required to complete 34 units of courses selected by the program coordinator. The certificate curriculum is developed in consultation with the executive associate dean and will typically include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, restorative dentistry courses, and three units of religion.
|ANAT 511||Human Anatomy for Dentists I||5|
|ANAT 512||Human Anatomy for Dentists II||5|
|DNES 700||Orientation to Tooth Morphology||2|
|DNES 705||Etiology and Management of Dental Caries||2|
|ODRP 501||Principles of Microbiology DN||4|
|PHSL 503||Biochemical Foundations of Physiology||4|
|PHSL 505||Homeostatic Mechanisms of the Human Body||5|
|RELE 567||World Religions and Bioethics||3|
|RESD 701||Restorative Dentistry I Lecture||2|
|RESD 701L||Restorative Dentistry I Laboratory||2|
Normal time to complete the program
1 year — full-time enrollment required