University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Molecular Physiology & Biophys (MPBP)

MPBP 019 - UG Human Anatomy & Physiology
Two-semester course with credit given only upon completion of both semesters. Structure and function of human body using cadaver prosections, histological material, and physiological experiments. Required of Medical Technology, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Education; others with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: MATH 019 for MATH 020.
Credits: 4.00
MPBP 020 - UG Human Anatomy & Physiology
Two-semester course with credit given only upon completion of both semesters. Structure and function of human body using cadaver prosections, histological material, and physiological experiments. Required of Medical Technology, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Education; others with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: MATH 019 for MATH 020.
Credits: 4.00
MPBP 191 - Undergraduate Research
Individual laboratory research under guidance of faculty member. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
MPBP 192 - Undergraduate Research
Individual laboratory research under guidance of faculty member. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
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 Control of the Cell
Examines the fundamental molecular mechanisms that control dynamic cellular processes. Advanced topics in cell biology will be explored from the single molecule to the whole tissue level with an emphasis on the coordination of complex molecular systems. Prerequisites: MPBP 301, BIOC 301, BIOC 302; Instructor permission.
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. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00
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