Courses

  • GMS AN 722: Cellular Organization of Tissues
    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.
  • GMS AN 723: Human Body Systems
    The purpose of the proposed course is to provide students with a presentation of the different systems in the body, an introduction to their anatomical elements and an understanding of their relationships to one another. Students will be introduced to anatomical terminology and basic concepts of key body systems. Instruction will be by lecture and will also introduce key concepts in Biomedical Imaging. 2 cr., Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 724: Advanced Neuroanatomy
    This course builds on the foundation in neuroanatomy obtained in departmental neuroscience courses by examining the structure of the human central nervous system in greater detail. Discussions center around readings in advanced neuroanatomy textbooks such as The Human Central Nervous System: A Synopsis and Atlas by Rudolf Nieuwenhuys. A laboratory component provides students the opportunity to perform dissections of specific brain areas and white matter pathways in human brain specimens. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 731: Histology
  • GMS AN 777: Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
    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.
  • GMS AN 800: Teaching Methds
  • 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
    Varied topics in laboratory research.. Var. cr, Fall, Spring and Summer sems.
  • GMS AN 804: Special Topics in Anatomy (Vesalius 2)
    The principal component of this special topic is teaching, and it includes the Vesalius Teaching Apprenticeship in which students teach in Medical and Graduate School courses as Teaching Fellows. In addition there is the opportunity for presentation of problems of current interest in teaching 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: gross anatomical or neuroanatomical disciplines, differentiation; aging in specific areas of the brain; electron microscopy; fine structure of neurons; biology of the lung; and retinal biology. Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 805: Vesalius Module Teaching Project (Practicum, Vesalius 3)
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS AN 804
    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, workshop, or even proposing and developing a new course. Students may enroll in this course multiple times for different mentored experiences. Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 806: Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences (Vesalius 1)
    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.
  • GMS AN 807: Neuro Vis Sys
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS AN 808: Neuroanatomical Basis of Neurologic Disorders
    Prereq: Medical Neuroscience course or equivalent, and consent of instructor. Localization of specific anatomical changes in the brain in developmental and neurological disorders. Taught in modules with a specific focus. Blatt, Kemper 2 cr., Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 810: Systems Neurobiology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor; undergraduate course in biological aspects of neuroscience (neurophysiology and neuroanatomy) or GMS MS 703
    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
  • 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: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Systems Science: Dynamic Modeling
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course in interdisciplinary science provides 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. Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 901: Anatomy Research
    Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 902: Anatomy Research
    Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS AN 904: Research Practicum
    Varied topics. 2 cr, Spring sem.