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Neuroscience (NEUR)

5100. Structure and Function of the Nervous System. 4. Aimed at understanding the structure and interconnections within the nervous system, and how structure gives rise to the complex functions mediated by the brain. This is an essential feature of neuroscience. Covers gross anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system, followed by detailed consideration of the divisions of the brain and their functional significance. Cross listed with ZOO 5100. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate neuroscience program, or graduate standing in another related program, or permission for undergraduate enrollment following discussion with the instructor.

5160. Neurologic diseases: mechanisms and therapeutic approaches. 3. We will use lectures, student presentations and discussions to learn about impacts, molecular mechanisms and prospects for effective therapy of some important neurologic diseases of man and animals.  Disorder we will study will include chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Alzheimer's disease, prion diseases, stroke and epilepsy. Cross listed with PATB 5160. Prerequisite: courses in neuroanatomy and biochemistry; graduate level standing.

5280. Introduction to Neuroscience. 3. Examines the basic properties of neurons and from there identifies determinants of brain development and how neuronal circuits are formed. How neuronal circuits underlie processing sensory information, coordinated movement, complex functions (e.g. sleep, learning) and homeostasis are discussed. Cross listed with ZOO 5280. Prerequisite: ZOO 3115 or equivalent.

5685. Neurophysiology. 3. Designed to investigate the structure and function of nervous systems, drawing information from both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Topics such as sensory systems, motor coordination and central integrative mechanisms will be covered in addition to the basic neurophysiology of nerve cells. Cross listed with ZOO 5685. Prerequisite: one course in physiology, chemistry, physics.

5715. Seminar in Neuroscience. 1-2 (Max. 20). A continuing seminar. All students in the graduate neuroscience program are expected to register for this seminar each semester. The interdisciplinary approach to the nervous system is used employing work from physiology, neuroanatomy and neurochemistry, psychology, pharmacology and biochemistry. Cross listed with ZOO 5715. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate neuroscience program or graduate standing.

5800. Research in Neuroscience. 1-16 (Max.16). The research must be conducted under the supervision of one of the neuroscience program faculty. Laboratory opportunities for research include neuroendocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, sensory neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, neural cell biology, and neurochemistry. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate neuroscience program or graduate standing.

5887. Molecular Neuropharmacology. 3. Focus on the molecularly-induced functional changes within the nervous system in normal and disease states. In addition, will provide a thorough explanation of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission and discuss the neurochemical basis of behavior. Prerequisite: PharmD current standing and instructor's permission or NEUR 5280.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max. 48). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

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