Courses

DEPARTMENTAL COURSES

Clinical Anatomy MCBA 500 A, B & C - Human anatomy is studied using a regional approach that includes functional and clinical correlations.  Laboratory time is devoted to the regional dissection of human cadavers.  Supplementary offerings include films, prosected material, bone sets and digital images for individual study.

Clinical Anatomy MCBA 501 - Human anatomy is studied using a regional approach that includes functional and clinical correlations.  Laboratory time is devoted to the regional dissection of human cadavers.  Supplementary offerings include films, prosected material, bone sets and digital images for individual study.  The course meets daily during the summer for 8 weeks.

Embryology MCBA 504 A, B - The development of the human from conception to delivery is examined.  Emphasis is placed on both normal and abnormal development.

Histology MCBA 502 A, B & C - The detailed morphology and cellular characteristics of basic tissues and organ systems is studied using fixed, stained light microscope preparations and electron micrographs.  Samples of histological material prepared by special techniques are used for demonstrations.

Molecular Cell Biology MTD 715/GIGP 501 - The molecular and cellular processes common to all eukaryotic cells are studied and, where appropriate, comparisons to procaryotic cells are made.  The molecular and cellular processes of specific cell types and tissue types are also considered and related to morphological and functional properties.

Cell & Mole Develop Biology GIGP 505 (4.00 cr.) - ELECTIVE for IGPBS - Students must take a minimum of 1 elective option.  This course will introduce the students to the prominent experimental model systems used today by developmental biologists and then focus on particular underlying developmental control mechanisms that are important to the processes of cell differentiation and morphogenesis.  The course is made up of a combination of lectures and/or directed paper discussions by faculty with expertise in the various sub-topics of the course.  Lecture Only.  Spring

Advanced Cell Biology GCBA 600 (2.00 cr.) - Advanced treatment of key topic areas in modern cell biology.  Course involves critical evaluation of primary literature and discussion with concentrations in nuclear organization, gene expression, cell trafficking, mitosis, meiosis, cell cycle, apoptosis, extra cellular matrix, cancer and metastatic disease.  This is a required course for all Cell Biology and Anatomy doctoral students.  Seminar/Discussion.  Winter

Techniques in Cell Biology GCBA 604 (2.00 cr.)  - Theory and application of fundamental techniques used to visualize cells and cellular processes.  Course is partly didactic and partly student participation/observation of techniques for: tissue cultures, live cell imaging, electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, confocal microscopy, visualizing molecules.  This is a required course for all Cell Biology and Anatomy doctoral students.  Lecture-Lab.  Fall

Special Regional Dissection MCBA 614 - Designed for students who wish to pursue a detailed study of the gross anatomy of specific areas of the human body.  Dissections are supervised and special reading assignments are made.

Special Topics in Cell Biology GCBA 602 - (1.00 cr.) - Topics of current interest in Cell Biology will be covered in a format that involves primary literature and discussion as well as a didactic component.  Seminar/Discussion. Spring

Special Topics in Developmental Biology GCB 605 - (1.00 cr.) - Current topics of particular interest in the field of developmental biology with emphasis in discussion of current literature and relevance to the conceptual framework of the field Seminar/Discussion. Spring

Methods in Research GCBA 537 - Graduate students are introduced to research methods and protocols by working in faculty member’s laboratories.  Rotations are tailored to individual student needs and interests and range in hours and credit.

Cell Biology/Anatomy Journal Club GCBA 532 - Presentations of current literature and reviews and discussion will be done by faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows.

Cell Biology/Anatomy Seminar GCBA 533 - Presentations on current research topics by invited speakers from outside as well as within the university will be given.

Masters Thesis in Cell Biology and Anatomy GCBA 530 - Research.  Hours and credit to be arranged.

Doctoral Dissertation Research in Cell Biology and Anatomy GCBA 53 - Research.  Hours and credit to be arranged.

Zero Credit Research GCBA 590 - This designation is utilized for students who have completed all courses and research requirements but are continuing with thesis/dissertation work.

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