Courses

  • GMS AN 701: Medical Gross Anatomy
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Human anatomy in three units: back and limbs; thorax, abdomen and pelvis; and head and neck. The course is comprised of lectures, laboratory dissection of the human body, and discussion groups. Var cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 702: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course covers the neurobiological bases of learning and memory from the cellular to the systems level. Initial sessions cover the behavioral aspects of learning and memory--how it is operationally defined and what are the different theoretical concepts from cognitive psychology that are current. Subsequent sessions investigate the neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neurochemical mechanisms of memory at the cellular level and then move on to the study of systems that function at the level of the whole organism. Concentration is on studies in mammals, particularly primates. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 704: Experimental Design and Statistical Methods
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course provides a working understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis. Each class consists of lectures, examples of problems and discussion of theoretical issues underlying a particular experimental design. Both parametric and non-parametric approaches to data analysis will be explored. 2 cr, Fall and Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 707: Neurobiology of Aging
    Prereq: consent of instructor. With growing awareness of an accelerating increase in the size of the elderly population, there has been increasing interest in the neuropsychology of normal aging. Similarly, since aging is a major risk factor for many dementia states, interest has also focused on the neuropsychology of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and the Dementias of the frontal lobe type. This course summarizes what is known about cognitive and related changes associated with normal aging and age-related disease. Topics are divided into two major sections. The first considers the cognitive and neurobiological changes associated with normal aging; the second deals with several of the most common age related diseases. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 708: Clinical Anatomy
    Graduate Prerequisites: Gross Anatomy
    An advanced anatomy course consisting of both guided laboratory dissection and related lectures on clinical anatomy by physicians in a variety of clinical specialties. Laboratory dissections are based on actual surgical approaches; whenever possible, and the relationship between gross anatomy radiographic anatomy is continually emphasized. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 715: Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course discusses many of the professional skills and ethical issues that are part of an academic biomedical career. Some of the topics include funding mechanisms, determination of authorship, intellectual property, conflict of interest, human and animal subject protection, reviewing responsibilities and mentoring. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 716: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: background in neuroscience
    This course discusses the development of the nervous system and higher cognitive function through lectures by faculty engaged in research on these topics and through discussion of current primary literature. Emphasis is on primate and human brain systems involved in cognition. This course is designed to complement the Cognitive Neuroscience course offered in the Spring semester. 4 cr., Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 718: Methods in Neuroscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: Systems Neuroscience and consent of instructor
    This course will provide a general overview of major techniques and methods used in contemporary neuroscience research. Lectures (accompanied by practical demonstrations in many cases) by faculty who are experts in these approaches will provide students with the knowledge to understand methods to probe the brain from molecules to behavior. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 722: Cell Org Tissue
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 724: Advanced Human Neuroanatomy
    This course will provide a detailed understanding of the neuroanatomy of the central nervous system. Students will learn gross anatomical and microscopic structure through hands-on brain dissection, evaluation of brain sections and slides, as well as readings from primary literature and from the text. 4cr., Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 777: Cell/Mol Neuro
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 801: Seminar: Research Colloquium
    Oral presentation and discussion by students and staff members of topics of interest in anatomy and allied fields. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 802: Seminar: Research Colloquium
    Oral presentation and discussion by students and staff members of topics of interest in anatomy and allied fields. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 803: Res Practicum
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 804: Spfc Topic Anat
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 805: Teaching Pract
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS AN 804
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 806: Teaching Methds
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 810: Systems Neurobi
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; undergraduate course in biological aspects of neuroscience (neurophysiology and neuroanatomy) or GMS MS 703
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 811: Cognitive Neuroscience
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course will cover topics in the various domains of higher cortical function, including attention, language, visuospatial abilities, memory and executive function. It will also cover topics in learning, sleep, addiction, and behaviors under the influence of circadian rhythms. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 820: Inter Systems
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course description is currently under construction.