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Courses Offered by Physiology Department

Course Credits Description
396 Independent Study 1-4 hours Independent study (non-laboratory) for advanced undergraduates majoring in appropriate disciplines. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
399 Laboratory Research 1-4 hours Laboratory research for advanced undergraduates majoring in appropriate disciplines. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
GCLS 500 Physiology 3 hours Lectures in human physiology. Emphasis is on an integrated approach to systems physiology. Restricted to students enrolled in a graduate program offered through the College of Medicine or Pharmacy or Applied Health Sciences or in the Departments of Bioengineering or Biological Sciences, or consent of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics, undergraduate physics, organic chemistry, or consent of the instructor.
516 Physiology and Biochemistry of Muscle Contraction 2 hours Structure and function of myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin, and the sarcoplasmic reticulum; control, energetics, and mechanism of muscle contraction; gene expression.
518 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 3 hours Focuses on pathogenesis and fundamental mechanisms of impaired cardiac performance due to systemic and cardiac disease. Function and pathology of diseased heart in relation to normal healthy states and therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 500 and either GCLS 501 or GCLS 502 or GCLS 503; or consent of the course coordinator.
530 Stem Cells 2 hours Discussion of stem cell development into different cell types that may offer a renewable source of replacement cells to treat diseases, conditions, and disabilities. Cells from adult tissue, fetal tissue, and embryonic sources are discussed. Recommended background: Knowledge of cell biology.
551 Human Physiology I 5 hours Lectures and conferences in human physiology. Emphasis is on cellular, nerve-muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory and renal physiology. Prerequisite(s): Mathematics, undergraduate physics, and organic chemistry; or consent of instructor. Recommended background: Course work in biological sciences.
552 Translational and Applied Physiology 3 hours Continuation of GCLS 500 Physiology. Advanced physiological concepts emphasizing interactions of different organs and systems under normal and abnormal conditions. Review of compensatory mechanisms and clinical applications of physiology. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 500. Recommended background: Course work in biological sciences.
571 Clinical Applications of Physiology I 2 hours Students in this course will apply principles of basic physiology to select topics in state of the art science affecting both clinical issues and research designed to address these issues.
572 Clinical Applications of Physiology II 2 hours Students in this course will apply principles of basic physiology to select topics in state of the art science affecting both clinical issues and research designed to address these issues.
575 Essentials of Neuroscience 5 hours The goals of this course are to provide enrichment in Neuroscience topics to the student who is taking PHYB 552 Human Physiology II and wishes a greater understanding of neuroanatomy and neuropathology.
585 Cell Biology 4 hours Functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Same as ANAT 585, and MIM 585.
586 Cell Physiology 3 hours Advanced functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Prerequisite(s): PHYB 552 and GCLS 501 and GCLS 503; or consent of the instructor.
591 Departmental Seminar 1 hour Weekly seminar by staff and invited speakers. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Required of all physiology and biophysics students each fall and spring semester while enrolled in the graduate program. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing.
592 Experimental and Diagnostic Methods in Cardiovascular Science 3 hours Establishes the fundamental physical basis between diagnostic and experimental procedures in the clinic and basic science laboratory, combined with some direct observation of methods used for experimental approaches. Prerequisite(s): GCLS 500 and either GCLS 501 or GCLS 502 or GCLS 503; or consent of the course coordinator.
594 Special Topics in Physiology and Biophysics 1-4 hours Topics may include bioengineering, endocrinology, membrane biology, ion transport and its regulation, muscle physiology, neurophysiology, molecular neurobiology and others of current significance in physiology and biophysics. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
595 Journal Club and Seminar in Physiology 1 hour Student presentation and discussion of assigned topics of current importance in physiology and biophysics as well as related fields. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Limited to degree candidates in physiology and biophysics.
596 Independent Study 1-4 hours Individual study guided by a faculty member. The format of the course, examination and grading to be established by the faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
598 M.S. Thesis Research 0-16 hours Thesis work under the supervision of a graduate adviser. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in physiology and biophysics.
599 Ph.D. Thesis Research 0-16 hours Thesis work under the supervision of a graduate adviser. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

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