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D501 Functionally-Oriented Human Gross Anatomy (5 cr., Spring) - Prerequisite: Concepts of Biology I (K101), Concepts of Biology II (K103), or Embryology (K331), or equivalent. Enrollment: Consent of Instructor. Gross anatomy lecture and laboratory course. Introduction to the concepts, terminology, and basic structure of the human body. Prosection of the body will use a regional approach. Emphasis on providing fundamental knowledge of the structure/function of major organ systems, peripheral nervous system, and vascular supply to the trunk, head and neck, limbs, and back. Shew

D502 Basic Histology (4 cr., Fall) - Lecture and laboratory instruction on the microscopic structure of the basic tissues and organs of the body. Previous exposure to gross anatomy principles and dissection encouraged. Condon

D526 Methods in Cell and Neurobiology (4 cr., Sum1, even years only) - Methodology and theory of the latest techniques in analyzing biological structure, including chemistry of cell structure, chemical and molecuar neuroanatomy, imaging neurochemistry, quantitative image analysis, and cell-cell interactions. Lab provides experience with 15 commonly used methods in current cell biology and neurobiology research. Zhou

D527 Graduate Neuroanatomy (3 cr., Spring) - Introduction to terminology, pathways, organization, and concepts of the human nervous system. Emphasis on providing fundamental knowledge of the structure, neurochemistry, and molecular mechanisms of the central and peripheral nervous systems in health and disease. Kubek

D850 (D503) Gross Anatomy (8 cr., Fall) - Intensive introduction to the gross anatomy of the human body, including a complete dissection. Series of lectures on radiographic anatomy and clinical application of anatomy. Frequent conferences and discussions with members of staff. Seifert

D851 (D504) Histology (4 cr., Spring) - A complete survey of the microscopic structure of the cells, tissues, and organs of the human body; correlation of structures and function. McAteer

D852 (D505) Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology (5 cr., Fall) - A multidisciplinary consideration of structural, functional, and clinical features of the human nervous system. Wong

D853 Human Developmental Anatomy (cr. arr.) - Prerequisites: D850, D851, D852. A correlative study of prenatal and neonatal form and function. Odd years.

D854 Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (3 cr.) - Application of histochemical techniques to the study of organs and tissues and to special problems. Odd years.

D856 Advanced Histology (1-5 cr.) - Indepth consideration of selected topics on the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues, and organs.

D860 Research (cr. arr.)

D861 Seminar (1 cr.) - Required of all graduate students in residence. Presentations of papers by students, staff, and invited distinguished visitors. Includes post-seminar discussion.

D862 Anatomical Techniques (cr. arr.) - Introduction to techniques in anatomical research and in preparation of teaching materials.

D864 Advanced Gross Anatomy (1-5 cr.) - Prerequisite: D850/D503. Functional, clinical, and developmental gross morphology of specific regions of the human body; special topics may vary.

D865 Developmental Neuroanatomy (3 cr.) - Basic principles and problems relating to prenatal and postnatal development and aging of the central nervous system.

D866 Electron Microscopy (2 cr., Spring) - Prerequisite: D851 or equivalent, and consent of instructor. Enrollment limited. Intorduction to electron microscopy, including rationale of biological specimen preparation, general principles of instrument operation, and related techniques. Lab portion includes the application of techniques for electron microscopy of biological specimens, including preparative procedures, instrument operation, and photographic processing. Gattone

D868 Histology of Immune System: Lecture (2 cr. arr.) - Prerequisite: D851. Current information on cells, tissues, and organs that participate in cellular and humoral immune reactions. Cytochemical methods for elucidating these reactions. Attention given to cellular aspects of immune mechanisms in cancer and organ transplantations.

D869 Histology of Immune System: Laboratory (cr. arr.) - Prerequisite: D868 or concurrent. Enrollment limited. The fluorescent antibody technique, enzyme-labeled antibody technique, electron microscopic immunocytochemistry, the isolation and observation of lymphocytees, and cytochemistry of marrow smears.

D870 Tissue Culture: Lecture (2 cr.) - Prerequisite: D871 concurrently. Study of living animal cells and tissue maintained in an artificial environment with emphasis on growth, differentiation, and their response to various fctors.McAteer

D871 Tissue Culture: Laboratory (2 cr.) - Prerequisite: D870 Concurrently. Application of laboratory techniques used in preparation of in vitro cultures, and their use in biomedical research. McAteer

D875 Topics in Advanced Neuroanatomy (2-5 cr. arr.) - Examination of the anatomy and related physiology and neurochemistry of selected brain areas. Topics will include regional structures (in spinal cord, brain stem, diencephalon, or telencephalon) or specific neurological systems (sensory, motor, or autonomic-visceral). Area of study to be arranged with instructor.

D876 Neurotransmitter and Neuroendocrine Cytology and Anatomy (3 cr.) - Detailed examination of the cytology and connections, chemical and physiological regulatory mechanisms, interactions, and functions of neurotransmitter or neurohormonal cells, including central neurons utilizing dopamine norepinephrine, epinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine, amino acid transmitters, substance P, and endorphins. Regulation and function of neuroendocrine transducers related to anterior and posterior pitutitary, adrenal medulla, pineal. Kubek

D899 Senior Elective in Anatomy (hrs. and cr. arr.) - A variety of electives are offered within the department. Specific information on each elective is available in the Senior Elective Program Course Listing, which is published in February each year. These electives are offered in the Medical Center facilities and in approved programs in clinics and hospitals throughout the state.

G811 Seminars in Aging Research (1 cr.) - This course consists of a subset of seminars given across the campus each year with a clearly identified aging focus. Topics will cover the entire range of aging issues, including the biological, psychological, demographic and social processes associated with aging. Students will hear the most current research and thinking about the aging process from both internal and external speakers who are experts in their areas. This course is available to a diverse group of graduate students - including but not limited to students in social work, psychology, nursing, allied health, and the basic medical sciences, including neurobiology. MacKinnon

G819 Basic Bone Biology (2 cr., Fall, odd numbered years only [next offering will be Fall 2011]) - Prerequisite: one semester of introductory biology. An introduction to basic bone biology, including bone morphology, composition and physiology; cell biology of bone cells; measurement techniques; adaptation to the mechanical and metabolic environments; regulatory factors and mineral homeostasis; and growth and development. Burr