Department Courses

Department Courses

PHZB 602            General Physiology I (2 credit Hours)
Overall, this course offers a solid basis in physiological concepts for post-baccalaureate life-science graduate students to enhance their advanced studies of life sciences. Emphasis is placed on physiological mechanisms for integrated feedback control of organ and tissue function in humans.


PHZB 604            Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (3 Credit Hours)
The course will focus on the biology of stem cells and their role in  health and disease. Emphasis will be placed on development, carcinogenesis and tissue engineering.


PHZB 605            Systemic Physiology I (5 Credit Hours)
Systemic Physiology I is the first of two human physiology courses that are offered the first year of the graduate programs in the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine. This course contains four hours of lecture and two hours of recitation/application per week.


PHZB 606            Systemic Physiology II (5 Credit Hours)
Systemic Physiology II is the second of two human physiology courses that are offered the first year of the graduate programs in the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine. This course contains four hours of lecture and two hours of recitation/application per week,


PHZB 607            Principles of Oral Presentations  (3 Credit Hours)
The plan for Oral Presentations is centered on four steps: Plan, Produce, Practice and Present.  This course will include:  an instructive component, a “how to” leverage and/or optimize PowerPoint (or other presentation software), standing up and presenting in a room, best practices for presentations in the virtual world and how to strengthen interview skills.


PHZB 609            Integrated Systemic Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
Designed to provide reinforcement, expansion, and integration of basic physiological concepts learned in Systemic Physiology I & II.


PHZB 611            Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (3 Credit Hours)
Integrates basic cardiovascular physiology with advanced concepts to provide more detailed mechanisms from molecular to systemic levels and normal to pathological states.


PHZB 615            Clinical Physiology (6 Credit Hours)
This is a course that uses clinical situations to examine and reinforce mechanisms important to understanding systemic physiology. There are six areas covered:

  1. electrical functioning of the heart
  2. blood pressure and circulatory control mechanisms
  3. ventilation and perfusion of the lungs
  4. gastrointestinal blood flow and acid production
  5. blood flow and oxygen utilization by the heart
  6. control of the many endocrine functions

This course utilizes a combination of faculty-lead teaching techniques that include: team based learning (TBL), problem based learning (PBL), and in-class exercises.


PHZB 616            Select Topics in Physiology (1-9 Credit Hours)
Detailed discussion of physiological problems of particular interest to students. Topics will be announced.


PHZB 617            Seminar (1 Credit Hour)
This course includes the attendance at the weekly seminar series with a submitted, brief, written, critique of the science presented by the speaker.

 

PHZB 619           Research (1-9 Credit Hours)
                            Research


PHZB 625           Experimental Physiology Methods (1 Credit Hour)
An introduction to the variety of research methods employed in physiological research.


PHZB 630           Biomedical Applications of Physiology of the Eye (3 Credit Hours)
Overall, this course offers a solid background in physiology, pathophysiology, measurement methods, and biomedical aspects of the eye which will well-prepare a student for pursuit of a career in professions related to eye health.