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Anatomy (ANAT) Courses

ANAT 499 Directed Reading Research (V)

ANAT 512 (Alpha) Unit II Concurrent Electives (1)
Elective courses for first-year medical students. (B) human anatomy of the thorax and upper limb; (C) histology. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551 and consent.

ANAT 513 Unit III Concurrent Electives (Alpha) (1)
Elective course for first-year medical students. (B) human anatomy of abdomen and lower limbs; (C) histology. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551 and consent. Spring only.

ANAT 514 (Alpha) Unit IV Concurrent Electives (1)
Concurrent electives in anatomy. (B) functional anatomy of the head, neck, and lower limb with review of the upper limb anatomy included; (C) human embryology; systematic study of human development including implantation, placentation, basics of development of each organ system with reference to pertinent congenital anomalies and their surgical repair; (D) neuroanatomy: spinal cord, brain stem and the regions of the cerebrum will be discussed; (E) human anatomy of the head, neck, and spine. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551 and consent.

ANAT 515 (Alpha) Unit V Concurrent Elective (1)
Elective course for second-year medical students. (B) embryology. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551 and consent. Spring only.

ANAT 545 (Alpha) Unit VII Anatomy Electives (V)
Advanced study of human anatomy by dissection and individual observation of surgical procedures. (C) topics in reproductive biology. CR/NC only.
Pre: FPCH, MED, OBGN, PED, PSTY, SURG 531 or 532; or consent.

ANAT 599 (Alpha) Independent Study in Anatomy (1)
Elective course for advanced medical students. (B) independent study of human gross anatomy; (C) histology. CR/NC only. Repeatable.
Pre: BIOM 551 or consent.

ANAT 601 Histopathology (2)
Introduction to normal tissue structure and basic principles of pathological processes. Histological preparations of normal and abnormal tissues will be studied.
Pre: consent.

ANAT 603 Lower Extremity, Thorax, and Abdomen (3)
Human gross anatomy dissection of the lower extremity, thorax, and abdomen with emphasis on muscles, function, innervation, and vascular supply. A-F only. Repeatable one time.
Pre: departmental approval. Spring only.

ANAT 604 Upper Extremity, Head, Neck, and Spine (3) Human gross anatomy dissection of the upper extremity, head, neck, and spine with emphasis on muscles, function, innervation, and vascular supply. A-F only. Repeatable one time.
Pre: departmental approval. Fall only.

ANAT 607 Human Embryology (2)
Systematic study of human development, including implantation, placentation, basics of development of each organ system with reference to pertinent congenital anomalies and their surgical repair.
Pre: consent. Recommended: gross anatomy course.

ANAT 612 Seminar in Anatomy Teaching (1)
Effective teaching methods, organization of courses in anatomical sciences, development and evaluation of exams, experience in teaching with audiovisual/computer aids. Open to graduate students in anatomy or reproductive biology. Repeatable.
Pre: ANAT 601, 603, and 604.

ANAT 699 Directed Research (V)

ANAT 700 Thesis Research (V)
Pre: admission to candidacy (masterís program).

ANAT 800 Dissertation Research (V)
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Biochemistry (BIOC) Courses

BIOC 241 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)
Biological chemistry stressing integration of concepts of general, inorganic, and biochemistry and application to life chemistry.
Pre: beginning algebra and high school science.

BIOC 341 Elements of Biochemistry (3)
Biochemical principles and concepts as applied to living systems, including sufficient organic chemistry to understand these principles.
Pre: 241 or consent.

BIOC 441 Basic Biochemistry (4)
Function and composition of biological substances and their metabolic transformation in animals, plants, microorganisms.
Pre: BIOL 275/275L, CHEM 273, or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 441)

BIOC 441L Basic Biochemistry Lab (1)
Experiments working with substances discussed in 441.

BIOC 471 Clinical Biochemistry (4)
Biochemical processes in human health and disease states. Repeatable one time.
Pre: BIOC 441 or BIOL 405 or CMB 405. Spring only. (Cross-listed as MEDT 471)

BIOC 481 Introduction to Molecular Biology (3) Biochemical basis of life presented in terms of the structure and function of the gene in the production of biological catalysts. Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 499 Directed Research and Reading (V)
Independent research or selected reading of current literature in the area of biochemistry and biophysics.
Pre: consent.

BIOC 500 Masterís Plan B/C Studies (1)
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: masterís Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BIOC 512 (Alpha) Unit II Electives in Biochemistry (1)
Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable.
Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 513 (Alpha) Unit III Electives in Biochemistry (1)
Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable.
Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 514 (Alpha) Unit IV Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (C) basic biochemical aspects (as applied to clinical cases); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable.
Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 515 (Alpha) Unit V Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable.
Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 525 Unit V Block Elective (V) Required elective for medical students. The objectives will be determined by contract; however, one option is a review for NBME Part I. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 545 Topics in Biochemistry (V) Fourth-year elective in which medical students take an in-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry.
Pre: fourth-year medical student or consent.

BIOC 601L Biochemistry-Biophysics Lab (2)
Basic biochemical experimental techniques; enzyme kinetics; active-site identification; amino acid sequence determination; radioimmunoassay, in vivo studies of nucleic acids.
Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 624 Protein Interactions (2)
Thermodynamics of protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions: protein dynamics.
Pre: 441 and CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOC 643 Bioenergetics and Carbohydrates (3)
Current topics on mechanism of energy production and transformation. Advanced survey of structure and metabolism of carbohydrate biochemistry.
Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 644 Metabolic Biochemistry (3)
Organization and function of metabolic pathways of proteins, heme, nucleotides, and lipids.
Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 671 Seminar (1)
Weekly discussions and reports on various subjects; current advances in biochemistry and biophysics.

BIOC 699 Directed Research (V)
Pre: consent.

BIOC 700 Thesis Research (V)
Research for masterís thesis. Pre: consent.

BIOC 705 Special Topics in Biochemistry (V)
Advanced treatment of frontiers in biochemistry. Repeatable.
Pre: consent.

BIOC 710 Enzyme Regulation (2) Control of biocatalytic activity at molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.
Pre: consent. (Alternative years)

BIOC 730 Phage, Plasmids, and Recombinant DNA (2)
Plasmid replication, transmission, and compatibility; gene cloning, gene transfer, and genetic engineering.
Pre: consent. (Alternative years)

BIOC 800 Dissertation Research (V)
Research for doctoral thesis. Pre: consent. 171, PHYS 170, MATH 242, and MATH 252A.
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Biophysics (BIOP) Courses

BIOP 499 Directed Research and Reading (V)
Independent research or selected reading of current literature. Emphasizes experimental approaches in biophysics.
Pre: consent.

BIOP 500 Masterís Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion.
Pre: masterís Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BIOP 602L Biochemistry-Biophysics Lab (2)
Basic biophysical techniques: spectroscopic methods for macromolecular characterization; ultracentrifugation; receptor methodology; in vitro studies of nucleic acids.
Pre: BIOC 441 or consent.

BIOP 629 Bioenergetics and Membrane Function (2)
Energy transducing membrane systems; relationships of structure to function.
Pre: BIOC 441, CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOP 633 Nucleic Acids (2)
Chemical, physicalchemical, and metabolic principles involved in the study of primary, secondary, and tertiary structures of nucleic acids. Principles of bacterial molecular genetics, restriction, and recombination; DNA-protein interaction studies.
Pre: BIOC 441, CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOP 641 Structures and Interactions (3)
Proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes are examined to understand the physical and chemical bases of their structures, binding, kinetics, and interactions between biomolecular components.
Pre: BIOC 441 and CHEM 351 (or concurrent); or consent.

BIOP 642 Biophysical Techniques (3)
Survey of spectroscopies, light scattering, and direct visualization; study of the properties of biomolecules in solution.
Pre: BIOC 441 and CHEM 351 (or concurrent), or consent. Spring only.

BIOP 699 Directed Research (V)
Pre: consent.

BIOP 700 Thesis Research (V)
Research for masterís thesis.
Pre: consent.

BIOP 705 Special Topics in Biophysics (V)
Advanced treatment of frontiers in biophysics. Repeatable.
Pre: consent.

BIOP 800 Dissertation Research (V)
Research for doctoral thesis.
Pre: consent.
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Physiology (PHYL) Courses

PHYL 103 Human Physiology and Anatomy (5)
Introduction to human physiology and anatomy designed to serve the needs of dental hygiene students and others interested in pursuing health-related careers.

PHYL 103L Physiology and Anatomy Lab (1) Laboratory course to complement 103.
Corequisite: PHYL 103.

PHYL 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing.
Pre: high school chemistry.

PHYL 141L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)
Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing.
Pre: PHYL 141 or consent.

PHYL 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
Continuation of PHYL 141. Pre: PHYL 141.

PHYL 142L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)
Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing.
Pre: PHYL 142 or consent.

PHYL 301 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
Integrated presentation of human anatomy and physiology. An optional laboratory course (PHYL 301L) is available separately.
Pre: CHEM 151 and one of PHYL 103, BIOL 171, or ZOOL 101.

PHYL 301L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)
Laboratory study of human anatomy and physiology by means of models, histology slides, experiments, and demonstrations.
Co-requisite: PHYL 301.

PHYL 302 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
Continuation of 301.
Pre: PHYL 301, ANAT 301, or consent.

PHYL 302L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1)
Continuation of PHYL 301L.
Pre: PHYL 301, PHYL 301L, or consent. Co-requisite: PHYL302.

PHYL 401 Human Physiology: Organ Systems (4)
Basic function of the major organ systems in man. Covers cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, and gastrointestinal physiology.
Pre: PHYL 302 or equivalent with consent.

PHYL 402 Human Physiology: Integrative Systems (4)
Senior-level course in integrative systems (central nervous system and endocrinology). Complements PHYL 401.
Pre: 401 and either BIOC 341 or CHEM 152, or consent.

PHYL 403 Environmental Physiology (3)
Animal (including human) responses to environmental challenges such as heat, cold, altitude, diving, physical work, etc. Human adaptation in a comparative context.
Pre: PHYL 302, or PHYL 401, or ZOOL 430; or consent.

PHYL 403L Environmental Physiology Lab (1)
Laboratory experiences in measuring human physiological responses to environmental stress. Complements PHYL 403.

PHYL 405 Applied Muscle Physiology (3)
Science and technology of strength training. Anatomy, kinesiology, physics, and physiology applied to development of muscular strength and mass.
Pre: PHYL 302 or consent.

PHYL 450 Physiological Anthropology (3)
Study of ecological factors in human variation. Human population and its biological and cultural responses to the environment.
Pre: ANTH 215 or consent. (Cross-listed as ANTH 450)

PHYL 451 Human Biology (4)
Introduces upper division students in the social or non-biological sciences to the basic concepts of physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry. Pre: upper division standing.

PHYL 499 Directed Research (V)
Pre: junior or senior undergraduate status.

PHYL 500 Masterís Plan B/C Studies (1)
Enrollment for degree completion.
Pre: masterís Plan B or C candidate and consent.

PHYL 512 (Alpha) Unit II Electives in Physiology (1)
(2 Lec, 1 1-hr Discussion) Concurrent electives in physiology. (B) case specific patho-physiology; (C) cardiovascular physiology. CR/NC only.
Pre: BIOM 551. Co-requisite: BIOM 552. Spring only.

PHYL 514 Physiology of the Nervous System (1)
(2 Lec, 1 1-hr Discussion)
Restricted to majors. Repeatable. Co-requisite: BIOM 554. Fall only.

PHYL 545 Topics in Medical and Applied Physiology (V)
Fourth-year elective for medical students; in-depth study of selected topics in physiological basis of medical practice.

PHYL 601 Physiology of Exercise (4)
Physiological bases of modern physical training methods and sports science. Lectures, laboratory, and field experience.
Pre: 302, or 401. (Cross-listed as KLS 601)

PHYL 602 Human Endocrinology (3)
Comprehensive survey of physiology of human endocrine system.
Pre: PHYL 401 or PHYL 603, or consent.

PHYL 603 Medical Physiology (6)
Basic human physiology for pre-medical, medical, and graduate students. Covers membrane, nerve, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastro-intestinal, energy-balance, thermo-regulatory, central nervous system, and endocrine physiology.
Pre: consent.

PHYL 604 Clinical Exercise Testing (4)
Instruction and fieldwork in conducting exercise tests in symptomatic persons to equip students to pass ACSM exercise test technician certification.
Pre: PHYL 302 and consent.

PHYL 606 Human Neurophysiology (2)
Physiology of human nervous system with emphasis on special senses and control and coordination of movement. Repeatable.
Pre: PHYL 302 or PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 607 Membrane Physiology (3)
Properties and functions of cell membranes and their relation to membrane structure at molecular level. Biophysical techniques used to study cell membranes.
Pre: PHYL 603 or PHYL 606 or consent.

PHYL 608 Water and Electrolyte Balance (3)
Effects of various environments (e.g., high altitude, deep sea, cold, heat, and exercise) on water and electrolyte endocrinology.
Pre: PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 609 Cardiovascular Diseases (3)
Selected topics in cardiovascular physiology. Emphasis on dynamic aspects of the heart and circulation.
Pre: PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 610 Experimental Physiology (2)
Biophysical approach to selected techniques of quantitative experimental physiology.
Pre: PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 611 Advanced Pulmonary Physiology (3)
Topics in pulmonary physiology including classical physiology (e.g., ventilation, perfusion) and neoclassical physiology (cell biology and toxicity). Term paper required.
Pre: PHYL 603 and consent.

PHYL 612 Experimental Endocrinology (2) Principles and experimental techniques of endocrinology.
Pre: PHYL 602 or consent.

PHYL 613 Seminar in Physiology (1)
Discussion of current research in physiology.

PHYL 614 Seminar in Physiology (1)
Continuation of 613.

PHYL 616 Physiology of Thermoregulation (3)
Physiological and behavioral mechanisms by which animals and man regulate body temperature, heat production, and heat loss to environment. Basic principles of heat transfer.
Pre: PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 642 Cellular Neurophysiology (3)
Biophysical and membrane mechanisms of conduction, synaptic transmission, other electrical responses to nerve cells.
Pre: one upper division biological science course, 5 credit hours of chemistry, and MATH 241; or consent. (Cross-listed as ZOOL 642)

PHYL 699 Directed Research (V)
Research experience in physiology.

PHYL 700 Thesis Research (V)

PHYL 701 Undersea and Hyperbaric Physiology (3)
Physiological responses of man and diving mammals to undersea and hyperbaric environments. Physics and chemistry of pressure and the ocean. Decompression, scuba diving, hyperbaric medicine.
Pre: PHYL 603 or consent.

PHYL 710 Special Topics: Water and Electrolytes (1)

PHYL 711 Special Topics: Environmental Physiology (V)

PHYL 712 Topics: Nerve, Muscle, Physiology (V)
Advanced treatment of selected topics at the frontiers of physiology. Repeatable.
Pre: one 600-level course covering the area in question and consent. (Cross-listed as ZOOL 712)

PHYL 800 Dissertation Research (V)
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Reproductive Biology (REPR) Courses

REPR 499 Directed Reading/Research (V)

REPR 603 Biology of Gametes, Fertilization, and Embryos (2)
Morphological and physiological aspects of gamete formation and maturation, sperm-egg interactions, fertilization, and early development.
Pre: BIOC 441 (or concurrent) and consent.

REPR 611 Seminar in Biomedical Sciences (1)
Presentation and discussion of current research topics in biomedical sciences. Repeatable.
Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as CMB 611)

REPR 633 Sexual Behavior Research (V)
Individual research on psychological, social, or biological aspects of sexual behavior.
Pre: PSY 100, PSY 170, ZOOL 101, and consent.

REPR 699 Directed Research (V)

REPR 700 Thesis Research (V)
Pre: admission to candidacy (masterís program).

REPR 705 Special Topics in Reproductive Biology (V)
In-depth discussion of selected areas of reproductive biology, with special emphasis on recent research results and methodologies. May be retaken for credit.
Pre: consent.

REPR 800 Dissertation Research (V)
Pre: admission to candidacy (PhD program).
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