PHYSIOL 335 — PHYSIOLOGY

5 credits.

Lectures, recitations, demonstrations, and labs. Not open to Fr

PHYSIOL 435 — FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

5 credits.

An advanced human physiology course that explores the major organ systems. The main learning objective is an understanding of the mechanisms through which homeostasis is integrated and maintained. The class includes weekly: three lectures, one discussion, and one inquiry-based laboratory period. ZOOLOGY/​BIOLOGY/​BOTANY  151 or 152 or equivalent. CHEM 103 or 104 or 109 or equivalent. PHYSICS 103 or 104 or equivalent

PHYSIOL/​NTP/​PSYCH/​ZOOLOGY  524 — NEUROBIOLOGY II: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR

3 credits.

An introduction to studies of the human nervous system covering neuroanatomy of the brain, neuronal coding, sensory and motor systems, biological rhythms, arousal, attention, physiological regulation, reward, aversion, learning and memory.

PHYSIOL 533 — MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

2 credits.

This course will introduce funtional aspects of mammalian organ systems from a molecular perspective. Human diseases will receive a special emphasis, and diseases will be used to illustrate the connection between molecules and biological function. Recommended but not required: Biocore 323, biochem (e.g. BIOCHEM 507 508), cell biology (e.g. ZOOLOGY 570)

PHYSIOL/​NTP/​PHMCOL-M  610 — CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

4 credits.

Study of original papers leading to an understanding of the molecular basis of electrical activity in neurons. Topics include voltage-sensitive currents, molecular biology of neuronal receptorrs, synaptic transmission and sensory transduction. Lectures supplemented with experimental demonstrations and discussion sessions.

PHYSIOL/​ANATOMY/​NTP/​PHMCOL-M/​PSYCH  611 — SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE

4 credits.

Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the mammalian nervous system. Lectures will cover the neuroanatomy of the major subdivisions 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.

PHYSIOL/​NEURODPT/​NTP/​ZOOLOGY  616 — LAB COURSE IN NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR

4 credits.

Students will do three independent experimental modules exploring neurophysiology and behavior, each taking 4-5 weeks. Students will work in groups of 2 or 3 and will learn techniques and then develop their own short investigations into each of three separate areas of neurobiology. There will be continual interaction between students and faculty.

PHYSIOL/​ANATOMY/​NTP  625 — BRAIN CELL CULTURES AND IMAGING: A LAB COURSE

4 credits.

Hands-on laboratory training in neuronal cell culture, live and fixed neuron labeling and microscopy techniques to visualize neurons in culture, as well as image analysis methods. Enrollment limited to 12 students, authorized by cons inst

PHYSIOL/​NTP  629 — MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF MEMORY

3 credits.

Course will focus 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.

PHYSIOL/​ANATOMY/​NTP  630 — NEURONAL MECHANISMS FOR SENSATION AND MEMORY IN CEREBRAL CORTEX

3 credits.

Current literature will be considered in lectures and discussions that provides insight into how the cerebral cortex processes sensory information to generate and store cogent representations of the external world. The course includes laboratory exercises and demonstrations.

PHYSIOL 675 — SELECTED TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

Each topic taught once every two years: advanced cardiovascular physiology, advanced respiratory physiology, advanced endocrinology, membrane transport physiology and neurobiology.

PHYSIOL 699 — INDEPENDENT WORK

1-4 credits.

PHYSIOL/​NTP  700 — PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR BIOMEDICAL GRADUATE STUDENTS

1 credit.

Provides graduate students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in science. Topics which are covered include choosing a thesis advisor, grant writing, preparing a seminar presentation, etc.

PHYSIOL 720 — PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4 credits.

A basic science of medicine course serving as an introduction to physiology of the autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive tract, renal and endocrine systems. Includes lectures, demonstrations, and lab.

PHYSIOL/​AN SCI/​ANATOMY  725 — MUSCLE BIOLOGY

2 credits.

Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of muscle.

PHYSIOL/​KINES  773 — CARDIORESPIRATORY ADAPTIONS TO ENVIRONMENT AND EXERCISE

3 credits.

Examination of the effects of acute and chronic exercise and exposure to hypo- and hyperbaric environments on physiological responses; mechanisms underlying these responses.

PHYSIOL 799 — INDEPENDENT READING

1-4 credits.

PHYSIOL 901 — SEMINAR

1 credit.

PHYSIOL 990 — RESEARCH

1-9 credits.