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Grad Catalog 03-05

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Neuroscience

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Neuroscience: NEU

380E. Vision Systems.
Introduction to the anatomy, physiology, and psychophysics of human vision from an information-processing and computational perspective. Neuroscience 380E and Psychology 380E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

380F. Biomedical Pharmacology I.
Drug classifications, mechanisms of drug action, drug side effects/adverse reactions in humans, the use of drugs in research. Neuroscience 380F and Pharmacy 380F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and a background in physiology and organic chemistry.

380N. Biomedical Pharmacology II.
Fundamental concepts of pharmacology, including molecular mechanisms of drug action, absorption, distribution and elimination, tolerance, dependence, mutagenesis, teratogenesis, and carcinogenesis. Pharmacy students must take this course on the letter-grade basis. Neuroscience 380N and Pharmacy 380N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Neuroscience 380F or consent of instructor.

382T. Principles of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.
A proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381C, Kinesiology 382T, Neuroscience 382T, Pharmacy 382T, Psychology 382T, Zoology 382T. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and concurrent enrollment in Neuroscience 185.

383C. Functional Neuroanatomy.
An examination of the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord, emphasizing connections and functions of neural systems. Neuroscience 383C and Psychology 383C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

383D. Neuropharmacology.
Only one of the following may be counted: Neuroscience 383D (or 483D), Pharmacy 473M, 383D (or 483D). Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

383T. Principles of Neuroscience: Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience.
A proseminar covering the core material on essential topics in neuroscience from the molecular to the systems level. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381D, Kinesiology 383T, Neuroscience 383T, Pharmacy 383T, Psychology 383T, Zoology 383T. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and concurrent enrollment in Neuroscience 186.

185. Current Research in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.
Review and discussion of research in the field of cell and molecular neuroscience, covering important early studies and contemporary work. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: Biology 381C, Kinesiology 382T, Neuroscience 382T, Pharmacy 382T, Psychology 382T.

185D. Responsible Conduct of Science.
Ethical considerations in the conduct of science, including issues of animal welfare, data analysis, fraud, publications, misconduct, intellectual property, grants, peer review, and mentor responsibility. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 185D and Pharmacy 185D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

385L. Graduate Physiology and Biophysics.
Lectures, conference discussion, and laboratory projects, depending on topic. Not all topics are offered every year. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, coursework in organic chemistry, twelve semester hours of upper-division biological science, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Basic Processes of Nerve Cells. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381K (Topic 10: Basic Processes of Nerve Cells), Neuroscience 385L (Topic 1), Zoology 385L (Topic 13: Basic Processes of Nerve Cells).

Topic 2: Current Concepts on Neurobiology. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 381K (Topic 4: Current Concepts in Neurobiology), Neuroscience 385L (Topic 2), Zoology 385L (Topic 15: Current Concepts in Neurobiology).

186. Current Research in Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience.
Review and discussion of research in the field of systems and behavioral neuroscience, covering important early studies and contemporary work. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and concurrent enrollment in one of the following courses: Biology 381D, Kinesiology 383T, Neuroscience 383T, Pharmacy 383T, Psychology 383T.

386S. Molecular Biology of the Nervous System.
Study of the structure and function of macromolecules in the brain. Neuroscience 386S and Pharmacy 386S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and a course in biochemistry or consent of instructor.

388D. Individual Differences.
Differences among individuals in abilities, motives, and personality: their measurement, their genetic and environmental sources, and their societal implications. Neuroscience 388D and Psychology 388D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

290, 390. Research.
Individual research. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and fifteen semester hours of neuroscience. Students must sign up in the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Office before registering.

390D. Methods in Neuroscience.
Laboratory experience in basic methods used in pharmacology and toxicology research. At least nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Neuroscience 687KA and 390D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390E. Methods in Neuropharmacology.
Laboratory experience in basic methods used in pharmacology and toxicology research. At least nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Neuroscience 687KB and 390E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390P. Experimental Design and Statistics in Pharmacology.
Classical and experimental design and analysis of variance as it relates to pharmacology and neuroscience research. Practical aspects of design and analysis. Nonlinear regression and its use in model fitting and hypothesis testing. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Neuroscience 390P and Pharmacy 390P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

394P. Seminars in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience. Brain-behavior relationships, particularly recent research in behavioral neuroscience, including the anatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of behavioral events, and behavioral influences on the brain. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 1) and Psychology 394P (Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Clinical Psychopharmacology. Recent findings concerning the mechanisms of action and the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly those used in psychiatry. Various drug types (such as sedative-hypnotics, hallucinogens, and drugs used to treat depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, and anxiety) and pathways in the brain are discussed to examine the neurochemical basis of psychiatric disorders and substance abuse. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 2) and Psychology 394P (Topic 2: Clinical Psychopharmacology) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. Neuroanatomical systems that are functionally related to basic forms of learning and memory in mammals. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 3) and Psychology 394P (Topic 3: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy. Neuroanatomical systems and function across species. Basic forms of neuroanatomy in mammals. Neuroscience 394P (Topic 4) and Psychology 394P (Topic 7: Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy) may not both be counted.

394U. Seminars in Human Experimental Psychology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Psychoacoustics. Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral auditory system; behavioral measures of auditory performance-masking, sound localization, pitch and loudness perception, temporary and permanent hearing loss. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication Sciences and Disorders 394K (Topic 2: Psychoacoustics), Neuroscience 394U (Topic 1), Psychology 394U (Topic 5: Psychoacoustics).

Topic 2: Topics in Vision and Hearing. Current research in human vision and/or hearing. Neuroscience 394U (Topic 2) and Psychology 394U (Topic 8: Topics in Vision and Hearing) may not both be counted.

396D. Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Same as Psychology 396D. Recent findings concerning the mechanisms of action and the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs, particularly those used in psychiatry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in neuroscience and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Neuroscience 698A.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Neuroscience 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Related Courses

Each of these courses is described in the section of this catalog for the program that offers it.

Biology 381K. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: Physiology and Biophysics.

Topic 8: Addiction Biology.

Biology 384K. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.

Topic: Advanced Topics in Animal Communication.

Biology 385K. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior: Genetics.

Topic 1: Developmental Genetics.

Biology 392. Problems in Host-Parasite Biology.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Virology and Immunology.

Biology 397J. Advanced Genetics.

Communication Sciences and Disorders 394E.
Electrophysiological Audiometry.

Communication Sciences and Disorders 396M.
Instrumentation in Communication Sciences.

Communication Sciences and Disorders 396N.
Speech Production and Perception.

Computer Sciences 394N. Neural Networks.

Electrical Engineering 385J, 685J. Topics in Biomedical Engineering.

Topic 2: Organ System Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology for Engineers.

Topic 16: Laser-Tissue Interaction: Optical.

Health Education 395. Advanced Topical Studies.

Topic 1: Foundations of Health Promotion.

Kinesiology 382. Conference-Laboratory.

Topic 4: Biomechanics Laboratory.

Kinesiology 395. Advanced Topical Studies.

Topic 9: Motor Control: Performance and Learning.

Topic 10: Neural Control of Posture and Locomotion.

Topic 28: Physical Dimensions of Aging.

Linguistics 393. Seminar in Linguistic Topics.

Topic 4: Neurolinguistics.

Mechanical Engineering 383Q. Analysis of Mechanical Systems.

Topic 8: Digital Signal Processing.

Mechanical Engineering 385J. Topics in Biomedical Engineering.

Topic 15: Biosignal Analysis.

Molecular Biology 395F. Genetics.

Molecular Biology 395G. Biochemistry.

Molecular Biology 395H. Cell Biology.

Molecular Biology 395J. Molecular Biology.

Pharmacy 380F. Biomedical Pharmacology I.

Pharmacy 189Q. Seminar in Alcohol Studies.

Psychology 383C. Functional Neuroanatomy.

Psychology 383M. Fundamentals of Physiological Psychology.

Psychology 391N. Learning and Memory.

Psychology 394P. Seminars in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biopsychology.

Topic 1: Current Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Topic 3: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Topic: Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

Topic: Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy.

Topic: Integrative Systems of Neuroscience.

Psychology 394U. Seminars in Cognition and Perception.

Topic 5: Psychoacoustics.

Topic: Computational Modeling in Experimental Psychology.

 


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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