MEDI 533 Organ Systems 3 (10 Credit hours)

This course completes the first-year organ systems sequence with head, neck, and nervous systems. The basic anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system are integrated in this course. The major portion of the course is organized by systems, i.e., sensory (e.g., visual, auditory), motor, limbic and autonomic. In the laboratory, gross and microscopic sections of the brain and spinal cord are studied, and head and neck are dissected.

Timeline: March–May
Course Director: John W. Patrickson, PhD
Prerequisite: Completion of MEDI 532 (letter grade)

PHD 704: Cell and Molecular Neurobiology (3 Credit hours)

This course will introduce students to the major advancements in modern Neuroscience. Lectures will cover cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopment, neuronal function and glial differentiation. In addition, the molecular and functional organization of sensory, motor and regulatory systems will be discussed. Furthermore, ligand and voltage gated signal transduction, learning and memory, neuroendocrine regulation and behavior and neural control of circadian rhythm will also be covered.

Course Director: Gianluca Tosini, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: Cell and Tissue Biology (PHD 520), Physiology (PHD 502), Biochemistry I & II (PHD 517 & 519)