Courses

Medical Gross Anatomy

GMS AN 701 (Var credits)

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.

2017FALLGMSAN701 A1, Sep 25th to Dec 11th 2017
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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.

2018SPRGGMSAN702 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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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.

2017FALLGMSAN704 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 5th 2017
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T 2:00 pm 3:50 pm INS 209

Neurobiology of Aging

GMS AN 707 (2 credits)

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN707 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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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.

2018SPRGGMSAN708 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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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.

2018SPRGGMSAN715 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

GMS AN 716 (2 credits)

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.

Methods in Neuroscience

GMS AN 718 (4 credits)

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN718 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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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.

2017FALLGMSAN722 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 21st 2017
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M 3:00 pm 4:20 pm BAKST
TR 8:00 am 12:00 pm INS 209
T 2:00 pm 3:20 pm BAKST

Advanced Neuroanatomy

GMS AN 724 (Var credits)

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN724 A1, Jan 24th to May 2nd 2018
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W 12:30 pm 2:30 pm INS 1008

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.

2017FALLGMSAN777 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 22nd 2017
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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.

2017FALLGMSAN801 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 22nd 2017
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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.

2018SPRGGMSAN802 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Res Practicum

GMS AN 803 (2 credits)

Varied topics in laboratory research.. Var. cr, Fall, Spring and Summer sems.

2017FALLGMSAN803 A1, Sep 3rd to Dec 23rd 2017
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F 1:00 pm 3:00 pm INS 1004

Special Topics in Anatomy (Vesalius 2)

GMS AN 804 (2 credits)

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.

2017FALLGMSAN804 A1, Sep 4th to Dec 22nd 2017
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2018SPRGGMSAN804 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Vesalius Module Teaching Project (Practicum, Vesalius 3)

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, 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.

2017FALLGMSAN805 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2018SPRGGMSAN805 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences (Vesalius 1)

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN806 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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ARR TBD TBD INS 1008

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

2017FALLGMSAN810 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 21st 2017
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T 3:30 pm 6:15 pm BRB 122
2017FALLGMSAN810 B1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2017
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R 3:30 pm 6:00 pm INS 1004

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN811 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
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TR 3:00 pm 5:20 pm INS 1004

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Systems Science: Dynamic Modeling

GMS AN 820 (2 credits)

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.

2018SPRGGMSAN820 A1, Jan 18th to May 2nd 2018
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