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Course #Course NameCourse Description
2010 The Science of Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n’ Roll

This course will examine the data and theories for how drugs affect the body, for the physiology of reproduction and, for how sound affects the body. These topics will be used to motivate an understanding, and provide training in applying, the key scientific principles.

2015 Toxins: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

In this course, the students will explore toxins. We will discuss how toxins are formed, the "value" of the toxin to the organism that makes it, how the toxin is delivered, the effect of the toxin on the target animal and on humans. In addition, we will discuss how toxins have led to new therapies and drugs. We will also analyze some famous cases of apparent toxin poisoning. In all cases, the students will be urged to critically evaluate the data and the theories and encouraged to think of novel uses of toxins and of experiments that would provide important new information about the toxins and their effects. This course meets the Biological Sciences requirement for Gen Ed.

2020 Bodily Fluids and Functions

In this course, the students will study body fluids. We will learn about how the fluids are formed and the functions of the fluids. We will also critically evaluation some theories about the formation and function of the fluids. This course meets the Biological Sciences requirement for Gen Ed.

3202 Elements of Physiology

This is a beginning course for upper-class students that covers functional aspects of all human organ systems.

Prerequisites: 5 hours biology or equivalent.

3290 Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research provides a laboratory experience and opportunity to explore research in pharmacology and physiology.

3333 Fundamentals of Human Physiology

This course presents the basic concepts of physiology using a problem based approach. The major organs systems are discussed with the relevance to everyday physiology as well as clinical and animal applications discussed. Must be enrolled in 3337. This course meets the Biological Sciences requirement for Gen Ed.

3337 Human Physiology Laboratory

This lab course will involve experiments to illustrate basic physiology concepts. Must be enrolled in 3333.

4001 Undergraduate Topics

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students to study specific areas of pharmacology and physiology.

4085 Undergraduate Problems

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students and provides an opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge in a specific area of pharmacology and/or physiology.

4202 Medical Physiology

This advanced course introduces the nutrients required to generate energy in cells and continues this energy theme throughout all organs and tissues of the body. This course emphasizes requirements for normal health by depicted the causes of failures that lead to pathologies and how the body can be restored to full health.

4204/7424 Medical Pharmacology

This course is designed for premedical, nursing and other health-related profession students. Common drugs in clinical medicine are studied as well as their mechanisms of action and therapeutic uses.

Prerequisite: MPP 3202, Bio. Sci. 3700 or equivalent.

7300 Physics in Cell and Developmental Biology (same as Biological Science 7310 and Physics 7310)

This truly interdisciplinary course discusses the role of physical mechanisms in specific cellular and developmental processes and phenomena, in particular those characterizing the embryonic stage of multicellular organisms. Each process and phenomenon is first described in biological terms and then within a physical model, with special emphasis on the interplay between the two descriptions.

Prerequisite: PHYSCS 1220 or 2760 and BIO SC 2300 or instructor's consent.

7302

Drug Discovery & Design

This course is designed for advanced undergraduates or graduate students interested in learning the basic principles of pharmacology. It is 1 credit hour discussion course.

7310 Mammalian Cell Function

This is an overview of the structure and function of mammalian cells including topics in membrane physiology and transport, cell signaling, compartmentalization and certain specialized cells (e.g. muscle cells, epithelial cells and neurons).

7422 Medical Physiology

This advanced course introduces the nutrients required to generate energy in cells and continues this energy theme throughout all organs and tissues of the body. This course emphasizes requirements for normal health by depicted the causes of failures that lead to pathologies and how the body can be restored to full health.

8001 Graduate Topics

This is a course for graduate students offered with mutual consent of a faculty member and student to study in-depth specific areas of pharmacology and physiology. Instructor's consent required.

8085 Graduate Problems

This is a guided study course to strengthen knowledge of graduate students in specific areas of pharmacology and physiology.

8411 Mammalian Physiology and Pharmacology

This is an integrated, in-depth, course covering the basic concepts in physiology and pharmacology of the principal organ systems and drug categories.

8412 Seminar

Graduate students present seminars to demonstrate their critical evaluation, review and summary of scientific data. Seminar topics are drawn from the scientific literature or from the student's personal research.

8415 Ethics By Engagement, Enactment & Empowerment

The emphasis is on the scientific research ethics problems in interdisciplinary work. Student involvement can include designing mock misconduct trials or writing advocacy letters to change current policy. Prerequisites: graduate standing required.

8417 Scientific Communication

Students write papers and present seminars on scientific research topics to foster and improve their oral and written communication skills.

8420 Skills in Biomedical Research

This is a course for graduate students which focuses on introducing graduate students to the basics of biomedical research. Course objectives are to provide new graduate students with a basic understanding of laboratory safety issues and fundamental skills that are integral to research including principles of experimental design, theory and practical application of modern research techniques. Instructor's consent required.

9424 Principles of Drug Action

This course is designed for graduate students in pharmacology and related fields to emphasize the physiological and biochemical principles of drug action. The course is taken in association with or following MPP 4204.

9426 Transmembrane Signaling

This course focuses on current knowledge and emerging research issues of drug actions on transmembrane signaling mechanisms.

Prerequisites: MPP 8411, 9424; Biochem. 7270 or 7272 or equivalent.

9428 Clinical Biodetection

Interdisciplinary approach to clinical translational applications of physiology and pharmacology and related life, physical, chemical, and engineering sciences. Graduate standing required. Consent of instructor required.

9429 Principles & Frontiers of Molecular Pharmacology

An in-depth examination of pharmacodynamics, structure-activity relationships, pharmacokinetics/drug metabolism, and toxicology, followed by a consideration of emerging concepts regarding membrane receptors and channels and their role in biology and medicine.

Prerequisites: 9426 Transmembrane Signaling and Instructor's consent required.

9430 Cardiovascular Physiology

Important aspects of the cardiovascular system are studied in depth. Emphasis is on recent developments in regulation of myocardial, growth, metabolism and function.

Prerequisites: MPP 8411 or Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

9431 Energy Metabolism

Current, primary literature of how cells organize and regulate metabolism to meet energy demands is considered in lecture/discussion format.

Prerequisites: MPP 8411, Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

9432 Membrane Physiology

Conceptual aspects of advanced membrane transport behavior and electrical properties of excitable tissues are considered in the context of current literature.

Prerequisites: MPP 8411, Bio. Sci. 4980 or equivalent.

9434 Microcirculation

This course features in-depth studies of microcirculatory structure and function in various tissues with emphasis on recent developments in controlling nutrient supply, edema formation, lymphatic function and fluid balance. (Same as Biomed. Sci. 9425)

Prerequisites: MPP 8411 or Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

9435 Muscle Physiology

This course focuses on mechanisms and regulation of skeletal muscle contraction and metabolism with emphasis on muscle and metabolic diseases and cellular and molecular adaptations to physical activity/inactivity. (Same as Biomed. Sci. 9435)

Prerequisites: MPP 8411 or Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

9436 Renal Physiology

This course is an in-depth study of renal physiology and pharmacology.

Prerequisites: MPP 8411or Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

9437 Neural Control of the Circulation

This course considers mechanisms for central nervous system regulation of cardiovascular function with special consideration of current developments in integration of function. (Same as Biomed. Sci. 9425)

Prerequisites: MPP 8411or Biomed. Sci. 8420 & 8421 or equivalent.

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