Anatomy and Cell Biology - ANAT


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. 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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315 Anatomy I
4 hours. Structural and functional anatomy of the human head, neck and orofacial complex .

316 Anatomy II
1 hours. Introduction to the structural and functional systems biology of the human body. Prerequisite(s): ANAT 315.

399 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.

403 Human Neuroanatomy
3 hours. 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.

414 Neuroanatomy for Allied Health Program
3 hours. Basic Development and gross features of the central nervous system and systems neuroanatomy; motor, sensory and integrative functional areas.

439 Gross Human Anatomy I
3 hours. 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.

440 Gross Human Anatomy II
4 hours. 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.

441 Gross Human Anatomy
5 hours. 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.

442 Cell Structure and Human Histology
5 hours. Structure and function of cells and fundamental tissues. Function and microscopic anatomy of organs. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor.

511 Experimental Foundations of Psychopharmacology
2 hours. 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.

520 Concepts of Synaptic Function and Morphology
2 hours. 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.

521 Plasticity in the Nervous System
2 hours. 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.

523 Biology of MicroRNAs and other Small RNAs
2 hours. 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.

525 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases
2 hours. 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.

527 Cellular and Systems Neurobiology
3 hours. 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.

544 Advanced Craniofacial Anatomy
3 hours. 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.

554 Neuroendocrinology
2 hours. 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.

560 Practicum in the Teaching of Anatomy
1 hours. 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.

585 Cell Biology
4 hours. Functional and structural organization of the cell with emphasis on the cellular basis of physiological activity. Same as MIM 585, and PHYB 585.

586 Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
3 hours. 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.

594 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.

595 Department Seminar
1 hours. 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.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Independent study under the direction of a faculty member.

598 Master's Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Thesis research under the direction of a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

599 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.