Department Courses

The following is a listing of courses offered by the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences in the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry and the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.

School of Medicine

First year

  • 611. Medical Gross Anatomy. A study of the human body, including dissection, with an emphasis on clinical applications.
  • 613. Medical Histology and Cell Biology. A study of the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs.
  • 615. Medical Neurobiology. A study of the human nervous systems using lecture presentations, clinical correlations and laboratory material/demonstrations with case diagnosis.
  • 616. Medical Developmental Anatomy. A study of human development utilizing congenital defects as a basis for understanding normal development from conception to birth.

Fourth year

  • 651. Review of Human Anatomy. (E) (Permission of course director required.) Availability: March, April, June and July. Contact: Allan Sinning.
  • 652. Review of Human Neurobiology. (E) (Permission of course director required.) Student number variable each block. Availability: July, August, September, October, November, and January. Contacts: Kim Simpson, Duane Haines and James Lynch.
  • 653. Review of Histology with Clinical Correlations. (E) (Permission of course director required.) Microscopic review of tissues and organ systems emphasizing the integration of principles of histology and pathology with associated clinical cases. Availability: November, January, February, March and April. Contacts: William P. Daley and Dongmei Cui.
  • 654. Research. (E) (Permission of course director required.) Limited to students who wish to participate in relatively advanced research programs. Availability: July, August, September, October, November, January, February and March.
  • 657. Advanced Projects. (E) (Permission of course director required.) Non-research projects designed in relation to the student's interest and amount of available time. Availability: September, November and January.

School of Dentistry

First year

  • 600. Gross Anatomy. This course consists of a (1) detailed dissection of the head and neck with an in-depth study of the osteology of the skull, and (2) dissection of the arm, shoulder, thorax, abdomen and back. The dissection laboratories are supplemented with lectures to present a basic understanding of human anatomy. Sessions on the nervous system will emphasize cranial nerves, especially the trigeminal and will include an overview of gross brain anatomy, motor and sensory systems. Appropriate clinical correlations are included in both lecture and laboratory sessions. Spring semester. (14 semester hours.)
  • 601. Microscopic Anatomy. This integrated course consists of (1) an in-depth structural, functional and developmental survey of cells, tissues and organs; (2) an analysis of the basic concepts of developmental anatomy, and (3) an intensive study of the microscopic composition and development of oral and facial structures. Fall semester. (8 semester hours.)

School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences

  • 700. Human Gross Anatomy. A study of the human body with dissections. In this course there is emphasis on the head, neck and trunk. (14 semester hours.)
  • 701. Human Microscopic and Developmental Anatomy. A study of the microscopic structure and function on cells, tissue and organs. (8 semester hours.)
  • 703. Seminar in Writing Biomedical Research Papers. Basic elements of writing, such as sentence structure and the traditional sections of the biomedical research paper, the introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion are taught through extensive use of examples and exercises. (1 semester hour.)
  • 711. Gross Anatomy. A study of the human body including dissection. (12 semester hours.)
  • 713. Histology and Cell Biology. A study of the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. (6 semester hours, 3-3.)
  • 715. Neurobiology. A study of the human nervous system. (6 semester hours.)
  • 716. Developmental Anatomy. A study of the embryonic development of the human body (2 semester hours.)
  • 717. Introduction to Research Techniques. Research rotations with up to three faculty associated with the Clinical Anatomy program. Students will be exposed to the research and methods used by individual faculty. Each rotation requires a brief paper to be written by the student. (1 semester hour.)
  • 722. Topics in Contemporary Anatomy. (1 semester hour.)
  • 730. Advanced Gross Anatomy. Detailed structural and functional analysis of selected regions of the body. Prerequisite: Anatomy 700 or 711 or equivalent. (6 semester hours.)
  • 731. Advanced Histology and Cell Biology. Detailed study of particular cells, tissues or organs. Prerequisite: Anatomy 701 or 713 or equivalent. (3 semester hours.)
  • 733. Advanced Neurobiology. Detailed study of particular areas, or of specific functional systems, within the nervous system. Prerequisite: Anatomy 715 or equivalent. (3 semester hours.)
  • 740. Reading in Contemporary Anatomy. A program of reading or reading and research assigned by a faculty advisory according to specific interests of the student. A written report of the work may be required of the student during or at the end of the semester. (Hours and credit to be arranged.)
  • 750. Thesis Research Proposal. An advanced course in which Master's students prepare a research proposal for their thesis research project. (1 semester hour.)