Courses

Medical Histology (MED MS 123)

GMS AN 700 (6 credits)

Study of cell, tissue, organ, and system histology. Emphasis is on functional morphology at the light and electron microscope levels. Computer-based virtual microscopy in laboratory exercises and discussions supplements companion lectures. This is the BUSM I Medical Histology course and it is designed to coincide with the Medical Physiology, Medical Endocrinology, and the Medical Immunology courses with which it runs concurrently. Two fall semester medical school lectures are included in this course. A laptop computer that meets BUSM standards is required. 6 cr, Spring sem.

Gross Anatomy

GMS AN 701 (Var credits)

Human anatomy in three units: back and limbs; thorax, abdomen and pelvis; and head and neck. Var cr, Fall sem. Begins in August.

2014FALLGMSAN701 A1, Aug 11th to Nov 25th 2014
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Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

GMS AN 702 (2 credits)

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.

2015SPRGGMSAN702 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Experimental Design and Statistical Methods

GMS AN 704 (2 credits)

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.

2014FALLGMSAN704 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 16th 2014
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T 2:00 pm 3:50 pm L 209

Clinical Anatomy

GMS AN 708 (2 credits)

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.

2015SPRGGMSAN708 A1, Jan 12th to Feb 6th 2015
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Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences

GMS AN 715 (2 credits)

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.

2015SPRGGMSAN715 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Cellular Organization of Tissues

GMS AN 722 (4 credits)

Study of the basic types of tissues, followed by application to understanding the cellular organization of organs, and the anatomical basis for their function. Emphasis is on functional morphology at the light and electron microscope levels. Basic concepts in embryology and pathology are introduced where relevant. Computer-based virtual microscopy in laboratory exercises and discussions supplements companion lectures. This course is an introductory version of MS 123 Medical Histology, specially designed to complement GMS curricula. All students are required to have a laptop computer that meets BUSM standards. 4 cr, Fall sem.

2014FALLGMSAN722 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 18th 2014
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M 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
TR 8:00 am 12:00 pm
T 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

GMS AN 777 (4 credits)

The course is designed to impart graduate-level knowledge of molecular biology as it pertains to CNS development, maturation, connectivity, and maintenance. The course does not have a species-specific emphasis, but rather, draws on knowledge obtained from multiple species ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates. Students will be exposed to a broad spectrum of molecular neuroscience topics extending from nucleic acid regulation and protein expression to extracellular and intracellular signaling pathways. How these processes serve as the underlying principles of cell division, differentiation, cell migration, patterning, and cell survival will be presented both in lectures and in readings and presentations of primary research articles. 4 cr, Spring sem.

2014FALLGMSAN777 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2015SPRGGMSAN777 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Seminar: Research Colloquium

GMS AN 801 (2 credits)

Oral presentation and discussion by students and staff members of topics of interest in anatomy and allied fields. 2 cr, Fall sem.

2014FALLGMSAN801 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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Seminar: Research Colloquium

GMS AN 802 (2 credits)

Oral presentation and discussion by students and staff members of topics of interest in anatomy and allied fields. 2 cr, Spring sem.

2015SPRGGMSAN802 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Special Topics in Anatomy

GMS AN 803 (2 credits)

Presentation of problems of current interest in anatomical science offered to small groups of students at the instigation of either interested faculty or students. Examples of topics that might be discussed are: differentiation; aging in specific areas of the brain; electron microscopy; fine structure of neurons; biology of the lung; and retinal biology. 2 cr, Fall sem.

2014FALLGMSAN803 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 19th 2014
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F 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Special Topics in Anatomy

GMS AN 804 (2 credits)

Presentation of problems of current interest in anatomical science offered to small groups of students at the instigation of either interested faculty or students. Examples of topics that might be discussed are: differentiation; aging in specific areas of the brain; electron microscopy; fine structure of neurons; biology of the lung; and retinal biology. 2 cr, Spring sem.

2014FALLGMSAN804 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 12th 2014
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2015SPRGGMSAN804 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum

GMS AN 805 (Var credits)

Students, putting theory into practice, work in collaboration with a selected faculty mentor in one of the following formats: large lecture, small lecture or seminar, or proposing a new course. Students may enroll in this course multiple times for different mentored experiences. Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.

2014FALLGMSAN805 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2015SPRGGMSAN805 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences (Teaching Methods)

GMS AN 806 (2 credits)

This course offers instruction in the theory of teaching, presentation skills, and teaching methods. Effective teaching practices are taught and refined, and the methods of teaching in different formats (one-on-one, small group, large lecture, etc.) are evaluated. Lesson plan and support plan construction and the understanding of assessment and evaluation tools are particularly emphasized. 2 cr. Spring sem.

2015SPRGGMSAN806 A1, Jan 27th to May 5th 2015
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Systems Neurobiology

GMS AN 810 (4 credits)

This course will cover the major sensory, motor, regulatory, and associative/integrative neural systems in depth from the basic cellular, neurophysiological, and neurochemical properties of the each to their overall function. 4 cr, Fall sem.

2014FALLGMSAN810 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2014
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TR 3:45 pm 5:45 pm

Cognitive Neuroscience

GMS AN 811 (4 credits)

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.

2015SPRGGMSAN811 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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T 3:30 pm 5:30 pm CAS 324
R 3:00 pm 5:30 pm ARR

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Systems Science: Dynamic Modeling

GMS AN 820 (2 credits)

This course in interdisciplinary science will provide students with a hands-on experience in the development and use of systems dynamic and computer based models to study biological systems in research areas such as neurobiology. 2 cr, SS.

2015SPRGGMSAN820 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Anatomy Research

GMS AN 901 (Var credits)

Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.

2014FALLGMSAN901 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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Anatomy Research

GMS AN 902 (Var credits)

Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.

2015SPRGGMSAN902 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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Research Practicum

GMS AN 904 (2 credits)

Varied topics. 2 cr, Spring sem.

2014FALLGMSAN904 A1, Sep 2nd to Dec 10th 2014
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2015SPRGGMSAN904 A1, Jan 20th to Apr 30th 2015
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