Courses

  • GMS AN 500: Microscopic Anatomy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, and consent of director, MMEDIC program CAS Room B2.
    Morphological and functional history of tissues and organs. Six hours lecture and coordinated laboratory study. Microscope required. Loan collection of slides provided.
  • GMS AN 501: Gross Anatomy
  • GMS AN 700: Medical Histology (MED MS 123)
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    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.
  • 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 705: Medical Histology A
    Prereq: consent of instructor. Study of basic cells and tissues followed by study of the histology of the circulatory system, integument, and the gastrointestinal system and its associated glands. 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 course is similar in content and staff to GMS AN 700, except that it is taught as a two-semester course to be followed by GMS AN 706 (Histology B). This course is designed to coincide with GMS Physiology A course topics, but may be taken without the Physiology course. All students are required to have a laptop computer that meets BUSM standards. Toth, staff. 3 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 706: Medical Histology B
    Prereq: GMS AN 705. Includes study of the histology of respiratory, lymphoid, and renal systems, male and female reproductive systems, cartilage and bone, and endocrine organs. 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 course is similar in content and staff to GMS AN 700, except that it is taught as a two-semester course with GMS AN 705. This spring-semester histology course is designed to coincide with GMS Physiology B and GMS Endocrinology topics, but may be taken without these two courses. All students are required to have a laptop computer that meets BUSM standards. Toth, staff. 3 cr, 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 709: Neural Development and Plasticity
    Prereq: GMS MS 703 or consent of instructor. Lectures, discussion, and readings on current issues relating to prenatal development, postnatal plasticity, and senescense of the brain. Emphasis is placed on comparative neuroscience, and correlations between development and evolution. Cellular and systems physiology underlying human learning and teaching (i.e. in children and adults) is also emphasized. Students conduct literature reviews and present primary journal articles with guidance from faculty and guest lecturers. Toth. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 712: Biostatistics
    This course will provide you with a working understanding of experimental design and statistical analyses that are appropriate for various types of relatively small sample based experiments such as those used in the biological, medical, pharmacological, psychological, and social sciences in general. Joseph. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 713: Autism: Clinical and Neuroscience Perspectives
    Prereq: consent of instructor and neuroscience background. This course will provide an overview of the clinical feature of autism; review current research on genetic and other causes of the disorder, and the neurobiological basis of the main behavioral and cognitive symptoms, and will briefly explore different treatments currently available. Joseph. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS AN 714: Human Reproduction and Sexuality
    Various aspects of reproduction are addressed include male and female anatomy, reproductive hormonal control, sex and the brain, contraception, abortion, reproductive cancers, sexually transmitted diseases, and infertility. TBA. 3 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 717: Bio Forensics
  • 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 720: Introduction to the Neurobiology of Education
    Prereq: consent of instructor. This introductory course surveys the basic neurology of learning. Brain structure and function will be discussed and neural system principles will be applied to the problems of learning in the classroom and in the developing mind of K-college students and education. Bergethon, Moss. 2 cr., SS I.
  • GMS AN 721: The Neurobiology of Trauma
    This course provides the neurobiological basis in stress and trauma and is a prerequisite for the purpose of designing treatment and prevention programs, at both the individual and national levels in the event of catastrophic disasters. Staff. 2 cr, Fall sem.