Pathophysiology course classification? Health Science or BCPM?

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Should a Pathophysiology class be listed as Health Science or BCPM? It was geared towards pre-health students, but was very Biology-based.

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Should a Pathophysiology class be listed as Health Science or BCPM? It was geared towards pre-health students, but was very Biology-based.

Thank you!
How is the course classified by the school - for instance, is the pathophysiology course classified as a biology course by the school?

What is the *content* of the course? The course syllabus should show the course content was mainly "biology-based" for BCPM classification. If AMCAS disagrees, AMCAS will re-classify the course as something else.

Paging @ciestar for their experience with pathophysiology and AMCAS, just for additional comments. Thanks!
 
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How is the course classified by the school - for instance, is the pathophysiology course classified as a biology course by the school?

What is the *content* of the course? The course syllabus should show the course content was mainly "biology-based" for BCPM classification. If AMCAS disagrees, AMCAS will re-classify the course as something else.

Paging @ciestar for their experience with pathophysiology and AMCAS, just for additional comments. Thanks!

Thank you for your reply!

It was classified as a Biology course.

The below was the course description for content. I don't have a copy of the syllabus, unfortunately. I thought the content was pretty Biology-based.

"This course is an introduction to pathophysiology designed specifically to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in the health professions. This course focuses on the changes in cellular and systemic physiology that occur in prevalent or important medical conditions. At the cellular level, the course covers the responses to tissue injury, abnormal cell growth, and the immune system. From there, the course emphasizes the physiological basis of problems associated with most common diseases with most of the major human organ systems. In each case, the effects upon whole body homeostasis are discussed. This course will build on prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, as it explores body functions in altered health conditions."
 
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Thank you for your reply!

It was classified as a Biology course.

The below was the course description for content. I don't have a copy of the syllabus, unfortunately. I thought the content was pretty Biology-based.

"This course is an introduction to pathophysiology designed specifically to meet the needs of students preparing for careers in the health professions. This course focuses on the changes in cellular and systemic physiology that occur in prevalent or important medical conditions. At the cellular level, the course covers the responses to tissue injury, abnormal cell growth, and the immune system. From there, the course emphasizes the physiological basis of problems associated with most common diseases with most of the major human organ systems. In each case, the effects upon whole body homeostasis are discussed. This course will build on prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, as it explores body functions in altered health conditions."
List it as BIO BCPM.
 
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How is the course classified by the school - for instance, is the pathophysiology course classified as a biology course by the school?

What is the *content* of the course? The course syllabus should show the course content was mainly "biology-based" for BCPM classification. If AMCAS disagrees, AMCAS will re-classify the course as something else.

Paging @ciestar for their experience with pathophysiology and AMCAS, just for additional comments. Thanks!
Sorry ive totally been MIA!

Anyway, it was classified as a nursing course, even the course name was NURS XXX, not biology. Course content was definitely pathophys but ACMAS reclassified it for me.
 
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