University Bulletin 2017-2018

Physiology

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  • PHS 556
    Literature Reports
    1 cr

    Students and faculty participate in a supervised reading of the current literature and meet periodically to interact in a discussion of selected article or topic. The goal of this course is to maintain the faculty's and students' level of information at a "state of the art" in both methods and theory in the discipline and to develop critical skills in reviewing the literature. Student presentation is required to receive credit.

  • PHS 557
    Dir St Physiology
    1 TO 6 cr

    Students participate in research under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Student may pursue independent research or participate in a literature project. This course should be taken by students who have completed their lab rotations, but have not yet submitted a formal research project.

  • PHS 590
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Each course provides in-depth tutorial exposure to specific areas in the discipline. Student and/or faculty presentations followed by group discussions (usually in the Socratic mode), examine the subject matter in an area of current interest either to one student or to a group of students. Credit and title are arranged with an individual faculty member.

  • PHS 651
    Adv Cardiovascular Physiology
    5 cr

    This is an advanced course covering cardiac function and metabolism, peripheral circulation, and microcirculation. The objective is to provide the student with a thorough understanding of cardiovascular physiology at both the organ and cellular level.

  • PHS 654
    Transport Physiology Barriers
    2 cr

    This course is designed to present a detailed analysis of physiological membranes and the physical principles governing the movement of solute and water across these barriers.

  • PHS 656
    Cell Signaling Seminar
    1 cr

    Students present a research topic for discussion before members of the department. The presentations are usually scheduled on a rotational basis. The student may present research data for critique by the faculty.

  • PHS 799
    Research-Dissertation
    1 TO 6 cr

    Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty in individual departments in the Basic Medical Sciences. Students are required to submit a research project description form before enrolling in this course. Progress reports of the work accomplished are required every six months.