Anatomy and Cell Biology - ANAT
The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.
500-level courses require graduate standing.
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Structural and functional anatomy of the human head, neck and orofacial complex .
Introduction to the structural and functional systems biology of the human body. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 315.
Undergraduate Laboratory Research
1 TO 4 hours.
Laboratory research for advanced undergraduates. Animals used in instruction. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.
Morphological organization of the nervous system. Functional correlations of neural structures. Same as NEUS 403. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. Must be in a degree program.
Neuroanatomy for Allied Health Program
Basic Development and gross features of the central nervous system and systems neuroanatomy; motor, sensory and integrative functional areas.
Gross Human Anatomy I
Gross structure of the adult human thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, emphasizing spatial relationships and functional/clinical relevance. Includes embryology and radiology topics. Limited to six (6) students. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in a degree-granting program only and consent of the instructor.
Gross Human Anatomy II
Gross structure of the adult human head & neck/deep back and limbs, emphasizing spatial relationships and functional/clinical relevance. Includes embryology and radiology topics. Limited to six (6) students. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in a degree-granting program only and consent of the instructor.
Gross Human Anatomy
Functional and structural anatomy of the body. For allied health students. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor; or enrollment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program or M.S. in Biomedical Visualization program.
Cell Structure and Human Histology
Structure and function of cells and fundamental tissues. Function and microscopic anatomy of organs. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.
Experimental Foundations of Psychopharmacology
An introduction to the molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission; review of the principal neurotransmitter systems and the biochemical, anatomical and behavioral methods used to study these systems. Same as NEUS 511. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in NEUS 501 and Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in NEUS 502; or Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in BIOS 484 and Grade of B or better or concurrent registration in BIOS 485; or consent of the instructor.
Concepts of Synaptic Function and Morphology
Overview of current and classical methods employed in the study of synapses. A review of some of the most interesting aspects of synaptic function, such as sources of synaptic vesicles, synaptic patterns, synaptic plasticity, and synaptic specificity. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Plasticity in the Nervous System
Neural plasticity is the ability to adaptively modify neural structure or function. Topics range from developmental plasticity to aging, including response to injury and neurodegenerative diseases, trophic factors, learning and memory, and neural transplantation. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 403 or consent of instructor.
Biology of MicroRNAs and other Small RNAs
History, overview and biology of small RNA pathways, including microRNAs, siRNAs, RNA interference, roles in various biological processes, implication in disease pathophysiology, and potential therapies. Same as BIOS 523. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms underlying neuropathology in neurodegenerative diseases and trauma to the central and peripheral nervous system of humans. Same as NEUS 525. Recommended background: A basic course in neuroscience.
Cellular and Systems Neurobiology
Molecular and cellular properties of ion channels in neurons and sensory cells and their relationship to brain and sensory systems. Same as BIOS 527 and NEUS 527. Prerequisite(s): Credit in one neuroscience course or consent of the instructor.
Advanced Craniofacial Anatomy
Functional and clinical aspects of head and neck anatomy. Includes laboratory dissection and readings from the anatomical, clinical and other literature. Same as OSCI 544. Specimen provision by sponsoring department required. Prerequisite(s): DDS or MD degrees, a course in human head and neck anatomy.
Survey of neuroendocrine integration including neuroendocrine regulation of development, homeostasis, reproduction, and behavior. The hypothalamohypophyseal axis receives special attention from both morphologic and functional viewpoints. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 403 or the equivalent.
Practicum in the Teaching of Anatomy
Provides an opportunity for supervised discussion and evaluation of materials and methods in teaching the basic anatomical sciences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. No graduation credit. For anatomy and cell biology teaching assistants. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Same as MIM 585 and PHYB 585.
Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
Structure and function of voltage-dependent and neurotransmitter-gated ion channels; the role of these ion channels in synaptic transmission, synaptic modification, and neuromodulation. Same as BIOS 586. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 442 or consent of the instructor.
Special Topics in Anatomy and Cell Biology
1 TO 4 hours.
Topics may include cell biology, molecular biology, neuronal cell biology, neuroscience, cancer biology and other topics of current significance in anatomy and cell biology. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Oral presentations are made by students each session on timely journal articles, followed by in-depth discussions of the reported research. Presentation of research by invited lecturers. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
1 TO 4 hours.
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.
Master's Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours.
Thesis research under the direction of a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
Research in Anatomy
0 TO 16 hours.
Independent research, directed by a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.