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Graduate or Elective Courses. One or more of the following courses is offered each academic year. In addition, special topics requested by students and/or of timely importance may be offered. Students may also elect to take courses given by other departments.

114. Advanced Respiratory Physiology

(The staff). Winter 2012, every 4th year

115. Advanced Endocrine Physiology

(The staff). Fall 2011, every 4th year

116. Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology

(The staff). Winter 2013, as requested

117. Advanced Renal Physiology

(The staff). Fall 2009, every 4th year

118. Advanced Neurophysiology

(The staff). As requested

119. Advanced Immunology: Mucosal Immunity

(The staff). As requested

128. Perinatal Physiology

(Darnall). As requested

129. Advanced Comparative Physiology

(Leiter). As requested

132. Physiological Systems Modeling

(Daubenspeck). As requested.

Ordinary, time-varying, nonlinear differential equations describe a wide range of physiological systems and responses. Students will learn to model dynamic physiological systems including excitable membrane phenomena, cardiovascular and respiratory system mechanics and control, and other systems of particular interest to each student. The orientation of the course is pragmatic rather than theoretical, and the goal of the course is to teach students how to construct and evaluate quantitative simulations of physiological phenomena using commonly available computer tools. There are no prerequisites for this course beyond successful completion of the first-year Physiology course. This course will be offered as requested, and will meet at the convenience of the participants.


138. Thesis Propositional Examination

The propositional examination will consist of two parts, both based on the thesis research proposal: (i) preparation and oral defense of the proposal written as a predoctoral fellowship application; (ii) submission of the application, if appropriate, to a funding agency.

140-145. Research Rotations in Physiology (one course credit)

Three of the following rotations are required, each consisting of an association with a different laboratory for up to six months. During each rotation an original research project will be carried out, requiring at least half time for 10 weeks. The results of the research must be formally written up. The staff.

140. Research Rotation in Cardiovascular Physiology

141. Research Rotation in Endocrine Physiology

142. Research Rotation in Neurophysiology

143. Research Rotation in Renal Physiology

144. Research Rotation in Respiratory Physiology

145. Research Rotation in Special Topics

146. Research Rotation in Immunology

150. Neurosciences I (Henderson/Maue)

As requested

This course is designed for students with a solid fundamental background in Neuroscience. Students should have completed Medical Neuroscience or the equivalent as a prerequisite. Students without this background who wish to take this course may do so with permission of the Instructor. Lectures will cover both classical papers relevant to cellular and molecular neuroscience as well as recent studies that highlight controversial and important findings in this field. Students will be required to read and critique original research papers. Discussion of these papers is an integral part of the course.

Physiology graduate students registering for advanced elective credit should register for Physiology 118. Henderson.

160-165. Same as 140-145, but two course credits.

297. Thesis Research in Physiology (one course credit)

298. Thesis Research in Physiology (two course credits)

299. Thesis Research in Physiology (three course credits)

Original laboratory research leading to the preparation of a thesis of publishable quality, which must be defended before an examining committee consisting of five members, including at least two from other departments. The staff.