Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology (ASNB)

ASNB 502. Fundamentals of Neuroscience3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): PSYC 355 or permission of instructor.

Description: Basics of cellular and systems neuroscience are taught through a combination of lectures and laboratories. Topics include: electrical potentials in the nervous system, synaptic transmission, somatosensory pathways, special senses (vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell), eye movements, motor systems and higher functions (language, sleep and wakefulness, cognition, emotion and memory).

Note: Credit may not be earned in both ASNB 502 and ASNB 602.

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ASNB 510. Gross Anatomy for Students of Physical Therapy3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Description: Lectures and laboratory dissection of regions required for students of Physical Therapy.

Note: Limited to students of the Bellarmine University Physical Therapy program.
Note: Limited to 40 students maximum.

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ASNB 601. Gross Anatomy6.5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission from course director at least two weeks before beginning of course.

Description: Primarily a laboratory course. Major emphasis is upon cadaver dissection, but lectures, group discussions, informal laboratory conferences, demonstrations, X-ray presentations are frequent. Correlation of function with structure is stressed in all areas. See Medical School Freshman Schedule for time.

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ASNB 602. Fundamentals of Neuroscience4 Units

Description: Basics of cellular and systems neuroscience are taught through a combination of lectures, laboratories, and independent study. Lectures concurrent with ASNB 502; one added lecture hour each week covers advanced topics through recent article readings and discussion. Topics covered include: electrical potentials in the nervous system, synaptic transmission, somatosensory pathways, special senses (vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell), eye movements, motor systems, and higher functions (languge, sleep and wakefulness, cognition, emotion and memory).

Note: Credit may not be earned for both ASNB 502 and ASNB 602.

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ASNB 603. Microscopic Anatomy5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission from course director at least two weeks before beginning of course.

Description: Presented as an integrated study of cells, basic tissues, and organ system. The classical light microscopic approaches are supplemented by information derived from electron microscopy.

Note: Cross-listed with ASNB 803.

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ASNB 605. Human Embryology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission from course director at least two weeks before beginning of course.

Description: The 2012 embryology course is trying to emphasize the clinical aspect of embryology and to allow students to better understand the importance of this particular pre-clinical subject in their medical education. The embryology material is divided into 7 modules, organized by anatomical systems. Although embryology course runs over 8 weeks period, as much as possible, we tried to match your embryology material with the gross anatomy and histology. Modules contain: descriptive developmental embryology lectures, clinical lectures.

Note: Cross-listed with IDEP 865.

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ASNB 606. Anatomy Seminar1 Unit

Description: Presentations and discussions of individual research or topics of current anatomical interest throughout the year.

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ASNB 607. Neuroanatomy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of course director at least 2 weeks before course begins.

Description: Anatomy of the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is taught through a combination of self study, lectures and laboratories.

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ASNB 608. Neural Systems4 Units

Prerequisite(s): ASNB 607 or consent of course director at least 2 weeks before course begins.

Description: Topics covered include: electrical potentials in the nervous system, synaptic transmission, somatosensory pathways, special senses (vision,hearing, balance, taste, smell), eye movements, motor systems, higher functions (language, sleep and wakefulness, learning and memory). Emphasis is placed on clinical relevance.

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ASNB 610. Neuroscience Methods1-2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): ASNB 502 or 602, or consent of the Course Director.

Description: The primary goal of the Methods course is to provide graduate students with the framework to become familiar with key tools and techniques used in neuroscience research. One method will be learned per credit hour in a laboratory of the students choosing. By the end of the semester, each student will generate a written step-by-step protocol of the technique learned along with a two page description (double-spaced) of the method and its use.

Note: Cross-listed with BIOC 610, MBIO 610, PHTX 610, and PHXB 610.

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ASNB 611. Methods in Neurobiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: An introduction to the methods used to study the nervous system through a combination of didactic sessions and demonstration and/or hands-on experiences. Topics may include cell and tract labelling, electrophysiology, protein blotting and immunohistochemistry, cell culture microscopy, and basic molecular biology.

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ASNB 612. Cellular Electrophysiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

Description: To provide graduate students in the neurosciences with a solid foundation in electrophysiology, so they can apply electrophysiological concepts and methods to their research activities.

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ASNB 614. Molecular Neuroscience4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Structure and function of the nervous system from a molecular perspective. Includes description of membrane proteins, channels and receptors in neurons and glia. Discussion of the role of such molecular structures in the nervous system.

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ASNB 616. Special Projects in Anatomy1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission from instructor at least two weeks before beginning of course.

Description: This course, to be arranged to fit individual needs, is intended primarily to accommodate students with special backgrounds in anatomy; it may also be offered for others who have special needs for other advanced training. May be offered each quarter. Schedule to be arranged.

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ASNB 617. Seminar on Developmental Neurobiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Covers neural development from neurulation through development of integrated systems. Emphasis will be on the cellular level.

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ASNB 618. Laboratory Rotation1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: This course will expose new graduate students to the research conducted in laboratories of the faculty of the Department of Anatomical Sciences Neurobiology. The objectives of the laboratory rotations are to expose doctoral students to different approaches and areas of research, and to assist the student in choosing a laboratory for dissertation research.

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ASNB 619. Original Investigations1-15 Units

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ASNB 620. Thesis1-6 Units

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ASNB 660. Communication Skills2 Units

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ASNB 665. Techniques of Biological Electron Microscopy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department required.

Description: This course aims to develop in the student reasonable proficiency in specimen preparation techniques and operation of the electron microscope as a foundation for the pursuit of electron microscopic biomedical investigations. Limited to four students. Second Semester.

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ASNB 666. Synaptic Organization of the Central Nervous System3 Units

Description: An overview of the synaptic organization of the central nervous system will be covered through lectures and discussion of seminal systems neuroscience journal articles.

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ASNB 671. General and Oral Histology5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Oral Biology major or related field.

Description: Provides knowledge of histological structure including ultrastructure of tissues and organs. Oral structures presented in detail.

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ASNB 672. Survey of Dental Gross and Neuroanatomy7 Units

Prerequisite(s): Oral Biology major or related field or consent of course director.

Description: This course is designed specifically for the academic needs of students interested in the field of dentistry. The purpose of the course is to present clinically related anatomical principles in a lecture format, followed by a dissection-based laboratory experience. This course will provide the foundational knowledge in Dental Gross Anatomy necessary for the student to attain competency in the practice of dentistry and will identify the linkages between human structure as it relates to normal function in various body systems, with special emphasis on head and neck anatomy.

Note: Cross-listed with BMSC 809.

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ASNB 675. Advanced Head and Neck Anatomy2 Units

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: 1) Admission to the MS Oral Biology program; 2) a DDS, DMD, MD, or DO degree or its foreign equivalent; 3) consent of the course director.

Description: Advanced topics in the anatomic relations of the head and neck as applicable to the post-graduate health professional, with major emphasis on cadaver dissection.

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ASNB 677. Current Topics in Sensory Systems Research1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Consent of course director at least 2 weeks before course begins.

Description: Recent research directed toward understanding the organization and function of the auditory, gustatory, olfactory, somatosensory, and visual systems will be presented and critiqued.

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ASNB 678. Craniomaxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in master's program in Anatomy, Oral Biology, or Image-related Engineering program; permission from instructor.

Description: To teach principles of safety, quality assurance, selection criteria and interpretation for current diagnostic imaging modalities of interest to the health care provider treating the craniomaxillofacial complex.

Note: Cross-listed with OBIO 612.
Note: Course given only in the Fall Semester.

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