Programs by Campus


Cellular and Integrative Physiology



  • PHSL-F 503 Human Physiology (4 cr.)P:  Advanced course in human physiology designed for students with no prior exposure to the discipline. Emphasis on basic physiological mechanisms of control with regard to membrane, neural, endocrine, reproductive, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, and multisys­tems physiology.
  • PHSL-F 504 Human Physiology Laboratory Simulations (2 cr.) This course will provide students or fellows with simulated laboratory exercises designed to illustrate basic principals in physiology. Key to the understanding of physiology is the ability to interpret integrated data and physiological changes. During these laboratory sessions, students will study the fundamental concepts for the major topical areas that are part of human physiology. These areas include cardiovascular, neural, muscular, respiratory, renal, endocrine and reproduction.
  • PHSL-F 505 Solving Clinical Cases (3 cr.) This course will provide students and fellows with the opportunity to “solve” medical cases using simulated patient discussions and laboratory results. Students will be given real-life patient scenarios and laboratory test results to interpret and develop potential diagnoses and treatments.
  • PHSL-F 595 Advanced Physiology (var. cr.)
  • PHSL-F 603 Integrated Medical Physiology (3 cr.) This course will provide students and fellows with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of human physiology by investigating the mechanisms of human diseases and understanding how physiological systems interact in order to maintain homeostasis in health and disease. This course will build upon the physiological principles students have learned in F503, Human Physiology. A combination of lectures and team based learning will be integrated with discussion of articles from the primary literature to develop the students understanding of how diseases affect the integrated PHSL-F 650 Membrane Biophysics (3 cr.)(Currently this course is not offered.) Structure and function of special membranes; mitochondria, RBC, nerve, and muscle.
  • PHSL-F 701 Research in Physiology (arr cr.)
  • PHSL-F 702 Seminar in Physiology (1 cr.)Literature reports and group discussion by students and staff.
  • PHSL-F 711 Integrative Physiology: Cells to Systems (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-F 780 Special Topics in Physiology (arr cr.)Tutorial instruction in physiology.
  • GRDM-G 703 Physiology of the Coronary Circulation (1 cr.)P: Graduate physiology. Advanced study of the physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology of the coronary circulation using contem­porary methods. Overall goal is to provide a rational basis for functional genomics and modern therapy.
  • PHSL-G 708 Cardiac and Coronary Physiology of Exercise (1 cr.)P: Graduate integrative physiology. Exercise stimulus, quantifi­cation of work, and in vivo responses and adaptations involved in cellular and molecular mechanisms of myocardial and coro­nary artery responses and adaptations to exercise.
  • PHSL-G 735 Cardiovascular, Renal, and Respiratory Function in Health & Disease (2 cr.)P: G715 and G717. This course will advance fundamental elements of cardiovascular function including basic hemodynamics, cardiac function, respiratory function, ventilator mechanics, gas exchange and kidney func­tion, including control of excretion and regulation of body fluid dynamics. An emphasis will be placed on integrative function of different organ systems.
  • PHSL-G 736 Endocrine and Gastrointestinal Function in Health and Disease (1 cr.)P: G715 and G717. The course emphasizes the use of modern experimental techniques to study mecha­nisms underlying the physiological function of the gastroin­testinal tract and endocrine system. Lectures highlight the molecular and cellular basis for diseases of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems and how they impact whole animal function.
  • PHSL-G 761 Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Ion Channels (1 cr.)P: Graduate cellular physiology. Advanced ion transport topics selected from current research on channels, pumps, and exchangers. Topics include transporter biophysical characteris­tics, long-term regulation, and electrophysiological and optical methods for study.
  • PHSL-G 762 Renal Physiology (1 cr.)P: Graduate physiology. Reading and discussion of classical papers in renal physiology. Labora­tory experiences will include measurement of renal functions using clearance methods and demonstrations of micropuncture and in vivo techniques.
  • PHSL-G 830 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (3 cr.)P: Graduate physiology Advanced (3 cr.) study of the physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system using contemporary methods is emphasized. Concepts of cardiovascular structure, function, hemodynamics, excitation-contraction coupling, signal transduction and electrohysiology are reinformced.
  • PHSL-G 831 Concepts and Controversies in Cardiovascular Science (3 cr.)P: Graduate physiology. Reading and in depth discussion of current concepts and controversies in the field. Classes involve student presentations of relevant manuscripts in journal club like format.
  • PHSL-F 782 Physiology and Pathophysiology of Lipid Rafts (1 cr.)P: Graduate cell biology. To acquire a core of essential prin­ciples about lipid raft structure and comprehensive insight into the functional process of these membrane domains by means of introductory lectures, review of current literature, and group discussions with an emphasis on experimental techniques used to examine membrane physiology.

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