Courses

Neuroscience Faculty are teaching all or part of the following courses: Scroll down for Graduate and Undergraduate courses.

Medical School Courses:

Physiology 710: Cell Structure and Function (CSF) Credits: 3
Lecture and discussion course in first year Medical School curriculum
Instructors: Lyons, Robertson
Semester offered: Fall
 
Anatomy 711: Integrated Medical Anatomy Credits: 4
Gross Anatomy course in first year Medical School curriculum. Lecture and lab course in descriptive and functional human anatomy
Instructors: Bersu, Krabbenhoft, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Spring
 
Physiology 720: Human organ systems physiology Credits: 4
Lectures and labs or workshops in first year Medical School curriculum
Instructors: Moss, Conhaim, Strang, Valdivia, Abbot
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 731: Neurobiology/Anatomy of Head and Neck Credits: 5
Lectures and labs or workshops in first year Medical School curriculum
Instructors: Harting, Bersu, Epstein, Smith, Krabbenhoft, Van Lieshout, Populin
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 722: Clinical Anatomy & Radiology Credits: 4
Fourth-year medical student elective - a review of Gross Anatomy for students planning on residencies in areas such as surgery, radiology, ob/gyn, and others where an anatomy background is critical. Course includes dissection, imaging studies and discussions with surgeons
Instructors: Bersu, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Fall
 

Graduate Courses:

Neuroscience 610: Cell and Molecular Neuroscience Credits: 4
Graduate course with topics include voltage sensitive currents, molecular biology of neuronal receptors, synaptic transmission and sensory transduction. Lectures supplemented with experimental demonstrations and discussion sessions. Required for graduate students in the Neuroscience Training Program and in the Physiology Training Program.
Instructors: Chiu, Czajkowski, Fettiplace, Jones, Oertel
Semester offered: Fall
 
Neuroscience 611: Systems Neuroscience Credits: 4
Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian nervous system for graduate students. Topics include neuroanatomy of the human brain, the major sensory and motor systems, and higher order functions. Lab/discussion sections will emphasize readings from the primary literature and hands-on dissections. Required for Neuroscience Training Program graduate students.
Instructors: Yin, Bakshi, Baldo, Trost, Koenigs
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 622: Human Anatomy Credits: 6
A traditional gross Anatomy course for physical therapy and occupational therapy students with particular emphasis on surface anatomy and the muscular skeletal system.
Instructors: Bersu, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Summer
 
Anatomy 637: Functional Neuroanatomy Credits: 3
For physical therapy and occupational therapy students. Motor and sensory systems under normal and altered conditions.
Instructors: Harting, Populin
Semester offered: Fall
 
Anatomy 625: Brain Cell Culture and Imaging Credits: 4
A team-taught laboratory course for senior undergraduates. The focus is on teaching the students current techniques in neural cell culture and live-cell microscopy.
Instructors: Gomez, Dent
Semester offered: Fall
 
Physiology 629: Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Credits: 3
A course for seniors and graduate students focuses on the cell signaling and the resulting structural changes that occur at neuronal synapses during memory formation. The aim is to understand how the synaptic changes underlying memory occur.
Instructors: Lipton
Semester offered: Fall of even years
 
Physiology 630: Sensation and Memory in the Cerebral Cortex Credits: 3
A course for seniors and graduate students provides insight into how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information to generate and store cogent representations of the external world through readings in primary literature in lecture and discussion format.
Instructors: Lipton, Banks
Semester offered: Spring of even years
 
Neuroscience/Zoology 635: Neurobiology of Disease Credits: 2
Seminar course relating major categories of human neurological and opthalmological disease to fundamental topics in neurobiology.
Instructors: Z. Huang, Burger, Strafstrom, Gallagher
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 700: Cytoskeletal Dynamics Credits: 2
A team taught graduate level course that covers mechanisms of cytoskeletal dynamics both in vitro and in vivo. Topics include neuron differentiation, process outgrowth, cell motility and mitosis. The format is a combination of lectures and discussion sections focusing on current literature.
Instructors: Dent, Gomez, et. al.
Semester offered: Spring (odd years)
 
Anatomy 765: Developmental Neuroscience Credits: 3
Analysis of neural development with emphasis on experimental approaches. Combination of lectures and discussions of primary literature. Topics include neural induction, patterning, mechanisms of axon guidance, neural crest cell migration and differentiation, cortical development, and synapse formation and elimination.
Instructors: Halloran, Gomez
Semester offered: Spring
 
Pharmacology 711: Neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels Credits: 3
A consideration of neurotransmitter receptor and ion channels from a molecular perspective. The study of structure, function and regulation of G-proteins, G-protein-linked receptors, ligand-gated ion channels and voltage-gated ion channels.
Instructors: Ruoho, Czajkowski, and others
Semester offered: Alternate years
 
Oncology 703: Carcinogenesis and Tumor Cell Biology Credits: 3
Factors involved in tumor production in humans and experimental animals; biology and biochemistry of neoplasia, both in vivo and in vitro.
Instructors: Xu, Alexander, Bradfield, Lambert, Roopra
Semester offered: Fall
 
Pathology 751: Cell and molecular biology of aging Credits: 3
Cellular and molecular pathophysiology of human disease typically afflicting the aged, such as Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, Type II diabetes and arthritis, experimental systems to study aging.
Instructors: Zhang and others
Semester offered:
 
Chemistry 872: Topics in macromolecular and biophysical chemistry Credits: 2
An advanced graduate topics course (seminar/discussion format) based on recent literature in biophysical sciences. The course focuses on biophysical techniques, including optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and electrophysiology. Students in 872 present and discuss recent examples of biological questions that have been approached using these tools.
Instructors: Jackson, Record, Weisshaar
Semester offered: Spring
 

Undergraduate Courses:

Biology 151: Introductory Biology Credits: 5
First undergraduate course in introductory biology consisting of animal physiology, plant physiology, and ecology. Lecture, discussion, lab.
Instructors: Grinblat and others
Semester offered: Fall and Spring
 
Biology 152: Introductory Biology Credits: 5
Second undergraduate course in introductory biology consisting of animal physiology, plant physiology, and ecology. Lecture, discussion, lab.
Instructors: Epstein, Krueger, Hotchkiss and others
Semester offered: Fall and Spring
 
Biocore 303: Cell Biology Credits: 3
Multi-unit course for undergraduate biology majors consisting of: 1) Cell structure, bioenergetics and the flow of energy, 2) Basic genetics and the flow of information and 3) Cell signaling, movement and the flow of intracellular messengers.
Instructors: Dent, Laughon, Forest, and others
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 328: Human Anatomy Credits: 3
Undergraduate course for pre-nursing, pre-PA and several other programs covering the structure of the human body.
Instructors: Bersu, Krabbenhoft, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Fall
 
Anatomy 329: Human Anatomy Credits: 2
Laboratory course on the structure of the human body for kinesiology students.
Instructors: Bersu, Krabbenhoft, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Fall
 
Physiology 335: Credits: 5
This course covers the major systems of the human body and supports many training programs including: Nursing, Pharmacy, Biology, Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, Dietetics, Biochemistry, Physician Assistant, and Zoology. .
Instructors: Strang, Lokuta, Altschafl
Faculty lecturers: Ziskind-Conhaim, Chapman, Chanda, X. Huang, Basso, Jones
Semester offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
 
Physiology 435: Fundamentals of Human Physiology Credits: 4
An advanced version of Physiology 335 intended for upperclass Biology majors.
Instructors: Oertel, Lokuta, Altschafl
Semester offered: Spring
 
Anatomy 429: Human Anatomy Lab for Physician Assistants Credits: 5
Lecture and lab course with prosected specimens and supervised dissection.
Instructors: Krabbenhoft, Harting, Van Lieshout
Semester offered: Summer
 
Physiology 524: Neurobiology II: An Introduction to Brain and Behavior Credits: 3
An introduction to the human nervous system covering neuroanatomy of the brain, sensory and motor systems, higher order cognitive processing, reward, aversion, learning and memory. Required course for undergraduate students in the neurobiology option.
Instructors: Yin, Populin
Semester offered: Spring
 

 
 
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