University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Molecular Physiology & Biophys (MPBP)

MPBP 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Topics of interest to high level Undergraduate and Graduate students beyond the scope of existing courses.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
MPBP 301 - Human Physiology & Pharm I
An integrated examination of the physiology and pharmacology of the peripheral nervous, muscle and cardiovascular systems in the human body. Pre/co-requisites: CHEM 032 and CHEM 042 or equivalent, two semesters general physics, and two semesters calculus. May not be taken for credit with MPBP 306.
Credits: 4.00
MPBP 302 - Human Physiology & Pharm II
An integrated examination of the physiology and pharmacology of the endocrine, digestive, renal and respiratory systems in the human body. Pre/co-requisites: CHEM 032 and CHEM 042 or equivalent; two semesters general physics, two semesters calculus, MPBP 301 or Instructor permission. May not be taken for credit with MPBP 306.
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 306 - Medical Physiology
Function in the whole human organism, and at the cellular, tissue, and organ levels, considered biologically and physically. Pre/co-requisite: Permission of Department Chair. May not be taken for credit with MPBP 301 or MPBP 302.
Credits: 8.00
MPBP 308 - Biometrics & Applied Statistic
The rationale and application of biostatistical methods in the biological, health and life sciences with emphasis on interperting and reporting results. Prerequisite: STAT 141 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: BIOS 308, STAT 308.
Credits: 3.00
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 333 - 3D Electron Microscopy&Img Prc
In depth study of the theory of 3D electron microscopy and image processing of single particles. Topics: Fourier transforms. Convolution. Correlation. 2D alignment. Radon transforms. 3D reconstruction techniques. The electron microscope. Specimen preparation and data collection. Alternate years. Pre/co-requisites: Basic mathematics including matrices, differentiation and integration.
Credits: 1.00
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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