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Medical and Graduate Courses

Jason Gokey

Ph.D. student Jason Gokey uses zebrafish as a model vertebrate to study mechanisms of embryonic development and disease.

Developmental and Human Anatomy

8 credit hours — Fall Semester

The development of adult morphology and the relationships between human development, structure and function are learned primarily through dissection of the human body supplemented with lectures, small group conferences, and web-based presentations including imaging anatomy. Applied clinical anatomy and embryology are emphasized.
(Drs. Berg, Stearns, Ring, Robertson, Spring-Mills, Zajdel)
(Required for Medical Students; Open to Graduate Students)

Microscopic Anatomy

6 credit hours — Spring Semester

Development, structure and functions of primary tissues and organ systems. The various organ systems are analyzed for structural arrangements; correlation of form and function is emphasized at both the light microscope and ultrastructural level. The course includes lecture, laboratory and individual study of prepared slides.
(Drs. Poole, Ames, Blystone, Maimone, Smith, Spring-Mills, Stearns, Zajdel)
(Required for Medical Students; Open to Graduate Students)

Brain and Behavior

7 credit hours — Spring Semester

An interdepartmental course, Neuroscience is designed to give a broad comprehensive background of neural systems and processes. The course is comprised of lectures, self-study, clinical correlation conferences, and laboratories.
(Drs. Stelzner, Durkovic, and Staff)
(Required for Medical Students; Open to Graduate Students)

Cell and Molecular Biology

3 credit hours — Fall Semester

Basic concepts of cell biology at the macro-molecular and cellular levels are presented. An integrated course taught by the faculties of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, and the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology.
(Drs. C. Turner, D. Turner, and Staff)
(Required for Medical Students; Open to Graduate Students)

Graduate Courses

The following courses are offered by the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in addition to the core courses required for all first year graduate students:

Contemporary Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology — 614A

3 credit hours — offered by arrangement only

Lectures, student presentations, and discussions dealing with cellular and molecular mechanisms during embryonic development. Classical as well as contemporary concepts will be emphasized.
(Dr. Poole and Staff)

Special Topics in Anatomical Sciences — 615A

variable credits — offered by arrangement only

This course is available throughout the year and may include advanced work in any subdiscipline of the anatomical sciences such as developmental biology, cellular biology and fine structure, gross anatomy and neurosciences. Teaching experience in any of the major courses may also be included (A1 — teaching in Gross Anatomy; A2 — teaching in Neuroscience; A3 — teaching in Microscopic Anatomy).

Methods of Anatomical Research — 616A

variable credit for a maximum of 12 credits — offered by arrangement only

Methods of research used by the faculty are demonstrated. Problem design and research methods are emphasized.

Research in Anatomical Sciences — 700A

variable credit — offered by arrangement only

Original dissertation research in the anatomical sciences under the supervision of a staff member.

Spreadsheet Analysis of Biological Data — 657GS

3 credits — Spring Semester

The goal of this course is to introduce second year graduate students to a spreadsheet application (MS Excel) of great flexibility that will allow a mechanism to organize, record, analyze and graph experimental data. The course consists of 10 units that introduce concepts of basic statistics, linear, non-linear, exponential, hyperbolic and curvilinear functions, dose-response and assay procedures and morphometric analysis, using Microsoft Excel 97. Students present a working spreadsheet application at the end of the course.
(Dr. Robertson)