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Undergraduate

The courses listed below are from the 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog (Edition 137).

281. Seminar. Credit 1 to 4. Exposure to scientists from a variety of biomedical disciplines through attendance at seminars followed by review and discussion of current scientific work in physiology and related subjects, and subsequent student seminar presentations. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4. Course for freshman and sophomore students who desire additional laboratory work in physiology to supplement required courses. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of department head.

289. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary physiology and pharmacology. May be repeated for credit.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4. Laboratory and/or field research supervised by a faculty member Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

323. Physiology of Domestic Animals. (3-0). Credit 3. Physiology essential to understanding of life processes. For students in agriculture and related fields. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

401. History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe. (4-0). Credit 4. Addresses the major developments in human and veterinary medicine in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present; explores key events and figures in medical history and analyzes issues of current biomedical concern in an historical context; for example, animal rights, ethics of human experimentation, euthanasia.

423. Biomedical Physiology I. (3-2). Credit 4. Physiological principles, review of cellular physiology, and development of an understanding of the nervous system and muscle, cardiovascular, and respiratory physiology; clinical applications related to organ systems. Prerequisites: VIBS 305; junior or senior classification.

424. Biomedical Neuroendrocrinology and Endocrine Disorders. (3-0). Credit 3. Neuroendocrine (hypothalamus-pituitary) control of puberty, menstruation, ovulation, pregnancy, labor, lactation, female reproductive cycles, male reproductive functions, thyroid and parathyroid, adrenal and kidney, diabetes, obesity, sleep, memory, learning and aging and their endocrine disorders; overview on biosynthesis, transport and signaling of peptide and neuropeptide hormones, steroids and prostaglandins. Prerequisites: Honors, junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor. Cross-listed with VIBS 424.

425. Pharmacology. (3-0). Credit 3. Introduction to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics; survey of major pharmaceutical classes; uses, mechanisms of action and adverse reactions of selected agents. Prerequisites: VTPP 423 or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

427. Biomedical Physiology II. (3-0). Credit 3. Continuation of VTPP 423. Fluid balance and acid-base balance; development of an understanding of renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology using human and other mammalian models; clinical applications related to organ systems. Prerequisites: VTPP 423; junior or senior classification.

429. Introduction to Toxicology. (3-0). Credit 3. An overview of toxicology with emphasis on environmental, human and animal health issues. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

434. Physiology for Bioengineers I. (3-3). Credit 4. Cellular anatomy, cellular physiology and biochemistry; systems analysis of digestive, endocrine and musculoskeletal system function including information related to gross anatomy, histology and disease states; quantitative aspects of physiology and engineering applications to clinical medicine. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; biomedical engineering major or approval of instructor.

435. Physiology for Bioengineers II. (3-3). Credit 4. A systems analysis of nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary function including information related to gross anatomy, histology and disease states; quantitative aspects of physiology and engineering applications to clinical medicine. Prerequisites: VTPP 434; junior or senior classification.

438. Analysis of Genomic Signals. (2-2). Credit 3. Overview of current high throughput technology for data acquisition and analysis of genomic signals (e.g. mRNA or proteins); emphasis on the microarray technology, methods for analyzing microarray data, and approaches to model the underlying phenomena from the systems biology perspective. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; BIMS 320 or GENE 320 and BIOL 111, BIOL 112 or BIOL 213 or equivalent; STAT 302 or equivalent.

452. Fetal and Embryo Physiology. (3-0). Credit 3. Introduction to the physiologic processes driving embryonic development and pregnancy; focus on embryo implantation, establishment of the placenta, development of the fetal circulatory systems and the molecular processes governing embryo differentiation and development; special emphasis on the major organ systems affected by pediatric disease and on the actions of teratogens. Prerequisite: BICH 410 or equivalent, or approval of instructor.

481. Seminar. Credit 1 to 4. Exposure to scientists from a variety of biomedical disciplines through attendance at seminars followed by review and discussion of current scientific work in physiology and related subjects, and subsequent student seminar presentations. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.

485. Directed Studies. (0-3). Credit 1 to 4 each semester. Course for junior and senior students who desire additional laboratory work in physiology to supplement required courses. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of department head.

489. Special Topics in... Credit 1 to 4. Selected topics in an identified area of physiology, pharmacology, endocrinology or toxicology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4. Laboratory and/or field research supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.