University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Molecular Physiology & Biophys (MPBP)

MPBP 201 - Human Physiology & Exercise
A comprehensive, in-depth presentation of the scientific basis of human function. Primarily for Physical Therapy students; a limited number of others may be admitted with permission. Prerequisites: CHEM 023 and CHEM 042 or equivalent; two semesters general Physics; one semester Mathematics; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MPBP 202 - Human Physiology & Exercise
A comprehensive, in-depth presentation of the scientific basis of human function. Primarily for Physical Therapy students; a limited number of others may be admitted with permission. Prerequisites: CHEM 023 and CHEM 042 or equivalent; two semesters general Physics; one semester Mathematics; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MPBP 295 - Special Topics
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
MPBP 301 - Medical Physiology
Function in the whole human organism, and at the cellular, tissue, and organ levels, considered biologically and physically. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
Credits: 8.00
MPBP 302 - Neuroscience
A correlated presentation of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of mammalian CNS. Same course as Anatomy 302. Prerequisite: Permission. Anatomy and Physiology staff.
Credits: 4.00
MPBP 303 - Critical Reading
Critical reading of the current literature, team taught by the faculty in the Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, giving broad exposure to the expertise present in the department.
Credits: 1.00
MPBP 308 - Biometrics & Applied Statistic
Introduction to the rational use and evaluation of statistical methods in planning experiments and interpreting biological data. Biometrics laboratory included. Course limited to 12 students. Prerequisites: Math. 110 or equivalent, and permission. Fall.
Credits: 5.00
MPBP 310 - Molecular Basis Biol Motility
Molecular basis of muscle contraction, and cellular motility. Topics include: muscle energetics and mechanics, biochemistry of motility, and regulation of contractile proteins. Lectures and conferences. Prerequisites: MPBP 301; BIOC 301, BIOC 302; Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
MPBP 313 - Sem Endocrine Physiology
Devoted to a study of current problems in endocrine research with major emphasis on the molecular mechanism of action of hormones. Prerequisites: MPBP 301; BIOC 301, BIOC 302; Instructor permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
MPBP 323 - Biophysical Techniques
In depth analysis of biophysical techniques. Topics: Introductory statistics, optics, microscopy, motility, optical tweezers, FRET, light-scattering, SAXS and electron microscopy (single-particles, 2 D-crystals, helices). Alternate years. Pre/co-requisite: Basic mathematics including matrices, differentiation and integration.
Credits: 4.00
MPBP 381 - Seminar
Presentation and discussion by advanced students, staff, and invited speakers, of current topics in physiology. No credit will be given, but students are expected to participate.
Credits: 0.00
MPBP 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
MPBP 395 - Special Topics in MPBP
Topics of interest to Graduate students beyond the scope of existing courses.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
MPBP 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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