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Courses in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology (MCP)

(Formerly courses in Physiology)

Graduate

200L. Animal Cell Culture Laboratory (4)

Discussion—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses in undergraduate biochemistry, cell biology, or general physiology, or consent of instructor. Techniques of cell culture, with emphases on cell physiology and the actions of drugs and toxicants on cultured somatic cells. Design, performance and interpretation of experiments with animal cells in vitro.—W. (W.) Ross, Pablo

210A. Advanced Physiology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Physiology Ph.D. program, or consent of instructor. Advanced course in general principles of physiology, surveying homeostasis, cellular and selected topics, and neurophysiology. (Same course as Human Physiology 210A.)—F. (F.) Zheng

210B. Advanced Physiology (6)

Lecture—5 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Physiology 210A; Physiology Ph.D. program, or consent of instructor. Advanced course on general principles of physiology, surveying homeostasis, cellular and selected topics, and neurophysiology.—W. (W.) Chen, Bossuyt

210C. Advanced Physiology (5)

Lecture—5 hours. Prerequisite: doctoral student in the Molecular, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Graduate Group, or consent of instructor. Graduate level instruction in the general principles of physiology and the neural and humoral control of the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, sensory, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.—S. (S.) Navedo, Xiang

210L. Physiology Laboratory Rotations (5)

Laboratory—15 hours. Restricted to Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology (MCIP) graduate students. One mandatory rotation and up-to two voluntary rotations. Students learn techniques and perform experiments related to particular research problems. At the end of the rotations students give a short talk and hand in a research paper. May be repeated two times for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W. (F, W.) Sack, Yarov-Yarovoy

215. Electrophysiology Techniques and Applications (3)

Lecture—1.5 hours; discussion—1.5 hours. Broad scope of topics in electrophysiology techniques and applications. (Same course as Pharmacology and Toxicology 215.) (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.) Chen

216. Neurophysiology Literature (3)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—2 hours. Lectures covering experimental and theoretical methods in studying cell membrane ion channels and the resulting characterization of the physiological functions and structure/function relationships of some of the most important channel types. Discussion of classical and current original papers.—F. (F.) 

219. Muscle Growth and Development (3)

Lecture—2 hours; seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 103, Biological Sciences 104 or Molecular and Cellular Biology 150, or consent of instructor. Integration of growth and development of skeletal muscle; morphology, biochemistry, neural control mechanisms, circulatory and nutritional factors. Prenatal and neonatal differentiation of fiber types. Experimental and hereditary myopathies. Offered in alternate years.—S. Bodine, Carlsen

220. General and Comparative Physiology of Reproduction (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 110, 110L; Biological Sciences 101, 103. Basic phenomena of sexual and asexual reproduction and comparisons of processes in a wide variety of animals; gamete formation, structure, and metabolism; fertilization; neuroendocrine mechanisms in maturation and reproductive cycles; behavioral aspects.—S. (S.) Adams, Berger, Conley

222. Mammalian Gametogenesis and Fertilization (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 121 or the equivalent. Course will emphasize our current understanding of events in mammalian gametogenesis and the fertilization process. Published results, conclusions drawn from these results, and their contribution to our understanding will be discussed.—S. (S.) Berger

230. Advanced Endocrinology (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 130 or the equivalent, and graduate standing. Focus on timely topic of endrocrine research. Critical review of current literature and discussion of future research strategies in the area. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

231. Neuroendocrinology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 110 or the equivalent course in systemic physiology; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 130 or the equivalent course in endocrinology. Neural-endocrine interactions; neural regulation of the endocrine system, especially in relation to reproduction; the role of hormones and growth factors in sexual differentiation of the brain.

234. Current Topics in Neurotoxicology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: core courses in one of the following graduate programs: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Physiology or Neuroscience. Restricted to upper level undergraduate students must obtain permission from the course coordinator. General principles of neurotoxicology, the cell and molecular mechanisms and health impacts of specific neurotoxicants and the contribution of neurotoxic compounds to complex neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. (Same course as Environmental Toxicology 234 and Molecular Biosciences 234.) Offered in alternate years.—W. Lein

242. Biological Rhythms (3)

Lecture—2 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 110 or the equivalent. General aspects and basic mechanisms of biological rhythms; the importance of rhythm desynchronization in areas of pharmacology and space medicine; telemetry; mathematical methods; chronometry; daily, reproductive, and annual periods; shift-work, jet lag and sleep disorders. Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Fuller

255. Physiology of the Stress Response (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate student status. Definition of Stress; Physiological mechanisms of adaptation to stress; Hormonal control of the systemic stress response; Mechanisms of the cellular stress response; Discussion of current trends in stress physiology and current methods for studying the stress response. (Same course as Animal Biology 255.)—S. (S.) Kueltz

261A. Topics in Vision: Eyes and Retinal Mechanisms (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100 or 112 or the equivalent. Structure and function of the visual system, with emphasis on the eye and retina, including optics, anatomy, transduction, retinal synapses, adaptation, and parallel processing. (Same course as Neuroscience 261A and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 261A.) (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) Ishida

261B. Topics in Vision: Systems, Psychophysics, Computational Models (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; course 261A recommended. Functions of the central visual pathways and their underlying mechanisms. Recent research on aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, electrophysiology, psychophysics, development, and genetics of the visual system. (Same course as Neuroscience 261B and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 261B.) (S/U grading only.) Offered in alternate years.—W. Britten

261C. Topics in Vision: Clinical Vision Science (2)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 261A and 261B, or consent of instructor. Causes and mechanistic bases of major blinding diseases. Recent research on aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, electrophysiology, psychophysics, development, and genetics of the visual system related to disease. (Same course as Neuroscience 261C and Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 261C.) (S/U grading only.) Offered irregularly.—S. Werner

275. Neurohumoral Regulatory Mechanisms of Thermogenesis (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 104 or the equivalent; Biological Sciences 102 or the equivalent; consent of instructor. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, this course will examine thermogenic systems in homeotherms (primarily mammals) with respect to regulation (hormonal and central nervous control) and effector mechanisms (basis of heat generation at the target cell).

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Discussion and critical evaluation of advanced topics and current trends in research. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290C. Research Conference in Physiology (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate student research in physiology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

291B. Seminar in Cellular Mechanisms of Adaptation (1)

Discussion—0.5 hour; seminar—0.5 hour. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 100B; Biological Sciences 103; consent of instructor. Review and evaluation of current literature and research in cellular adaptations to the environment. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (S/U grading only.)

291D. Research Approaches in Physiology (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Graduate Group in Physiology or consent of instructor. Current research in physiology. Overall design of experiments and particular research areas. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) Chen, Grandi

293. Current Progress in Physiology (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Seminars presented by guest lecturers describing their current research activities. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

Professional

300A. Pedagogical Aspects of Physiology in Higher Education (3)

Lecture; discussion; laboratory. Prerequisite: meet qualifications for teaching assistant in physiology. Participation as a teaching assistant for one quarter in a designated physiology course. Instruction in methods of leading discussion groups, leading laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, operation and use of laboratory equipment, and reading and grading laboratory reports. Course meets teaching requirements for Ph.D. program in Physiology. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

300B. Pedagogical Aspects of Physiology in Higher Education (3)

Lecture; discussion; laboratory. Prerequisite: meet qualifications for teaching assistant in physiology. Participation as a teaching assistant for one quarter in a designated physiology course. Instruction in methods of leading discussion groups, leading laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, operation and use of laboratory equipment, and reading and grading laboratory reports. Course meets teaching requirements for Ph.D. program in Physiology. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

390. The Teaching of Physiology (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Teaching Assistant assignment to a physiology lecture course and consent of instructor. Practical experience in methods and problems of teaching physiology lecture courses. May include analyses of texts and supporting material, discussion of teaching techniques, preparing for and conducting discussion sessions, and formulation of topics and questions for examinations under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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