100 Level Courses

120   Science of Biology. (2:2:1).
  Prerequisite: None.
Honors also. General biology course designed for biological science majors, emphasizing the scientific method, cell theory, biochemical unity, the central dogma, bioenergetics, reproduction, and evolutionary theory.

200 Level Courses


205   Human Biology Independent Study. (3:3:0)
  Prerequisite: None.
For nonbiology majors. Body systems and influence of heredity.
210  Human Anatomy Independent Study (with Virtual Lab). (3:3)
  Prerequisite: None.
Structure and function of the human body online study with virtual lab. 
220 Human Anatomy (with Lab). (3:2:2)
  Prerequisite: None.
Honors also. Structure and function of the human body.

300 Level Courses

305 Human Physiology. (4:4:0)
  Prerequisite: Chem 101 or equivalent; PDBio 210 or 220.  Recommended: a biology course.
Honors also. Function of body organ systems. Not acceptable for physiology and developmental biology major.
320 Dissection Techniques in Human Anatomy. (1:0:3)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 220.
Techniques of human cadaver dissection. In-depth study of anatomical structure and anatomically significant facts; regional rather than systemic emphasis.
325 Tissue Biology (with Lab). (3:2:3) 
  Prerequisite: PDBio 120 and 220.
Human anatomy and histology; function of cells in tissue; early stages of embryology 
349R Physiology and Developmental Biology Teaching Seminar. (1-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: grade B or above in the specific physiology and developmental biology course; instructor's consent.
Undergraduate students teaching small help sections for lecture portion of physiology and developmental biology courses or helping to teach departmental student lab.
360  Cell Biology. (3:3:1)
  Prerequisite: MMBio 240;or CHEM 481M; or CHEM 481. 
Fundamentals of cell structure and function with reference to analytical methods used by cell biologists. Practice in designing, executing, and interpreting relative experiments.
362 Advanced Physiology. (3:3:1)
  Prerequisite: MMBio 240 and PHSCS 106 or 220.
Integrated approach to organ system and cellular physiology. Problem solving and calculations.
363 Advanced Physiology Laboratory. (1:1:3)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 305 or 362 or concurrent enrollment; or instructor's consent.
Experiments and exercises in advanced physiology emphasizing human physiology. Computer simulations of muscle function, endocrine disease, and human physiology. Problem solving and calculations.
365 Pathophysiology. (4:4:0)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 305 or 362.
Variations in physiological mechanisms that account for development of common disturbances in normal control and activities of body's organs and organ systems.
399R Academic Internship: Physiology and Developmental Biology. (1-9:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: Department cooperative education coordinator's consent.
On-the-job experience in off-campus laboratories related to physiology, biophysics, or developmental biology.

400 Level Courses

450R Topics in Physiology and Developmental Biology. (1-3:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: None.
Subjects may include: Protein Expression in Bacteria, Techniques in Embryology, Clinical Pharmacology, Herbal Pharmacology
455R Physiology and Developmental Biology Seminar. (0.5:1:0 ea.)
  Prerequisite: None.
Seminar (research) presentations for undergraduates in physiology and developmental biology.
482 Developmental Biology. (3:3:1)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 240 and 360. Recommended: PDBio 325.
Invertebrate and vertebrate developmental biology. Embryonic gastrulation, neurulation, patterning, etc. Modern approaches and research strategies. Gene function, cell signaling, signal transduction during embryogenesis.
484 Human Embryology. (3:3:0)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 360 or equivalent. Recommended: PDBio 325.
Developmental milestones of prenatal life; etiology of congenital malformations, emphasizing molecular and cellular changes and their functional consequences.
494R Undergraduate Research in Physiology and Developmental Biology. (1-4:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: None.
Basic (entry-level) research laboratory experience for students interested in physiology and developmental biology.
495R Advanced Undergraduate Research in Physiology and Developmental Biology. (1-4:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: 2 credit hours of PDBio 494R.
Senior-level research laboratory experience for majors in physiology and developmental biology.
498  Advanced Senior Research. (1-3:Arr.:Arr.ea.)
   Prerequisite: PDBio 494R and  495R. Research, to be cleared with research advisor.
Special project course for advanced PDBio research students. Engaging in scientific research as specified in an approved research proposal. Comprehensive written work of research required.

500 Level Courses

 520R Advanced Topics in Clinical Human Anatomy
  Prerequisite: PDBio 220 or equivalent.
Applied clinical anatomy lectures and lab exercises.
550R Advanced Topics in Physiology and Developmental Biology. (0.5-4:Arr.:Arr. ea.)
  Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
Close interaction between small groups of students and instructor on topics in physiology, developmental biology, or biophysics. Topics vary.
561 Physiology of Drug Mechanisms. (3:2:3)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362.
Overview of physiological and pharmacological mechanisms and principles of human therapeutics as applied to clinically significant pathophysiology.
562 Reproductive Physiology. (3:3:0)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362 or equivalent. Recommended: CHEM 481, PDBio 482, or equivalents.
Mammalian reproductive physiology.
565 Endocrinology. (3:3:0)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362 or instructor's consent.
Mammalian hormones.
568 Cellular Electrophysiology and Biophysics. (3:2:3)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362 and PHSCS 140 or 220.
Using electrophysiology and biophysics as an approach to study of physiology. Extensive look at ion channels and cell signaling.
582 Developmental Genetics. (3:3:0)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 482 or equivalent.
Gene function and regulation during cell specification and differentiation, pattern formation, and organogenesis in developing embryo.

600, 700 Level Courses

 601 Cellular and Molecular Physiology. (3)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362, 363; or equivalents.
Primary literature used to explore modern concepts of physiology at the cellular and molecular level. Topics include muscle function, transport mechanisms, cell signaling, and ion channels.
 649R Laboratory Research. (1-6)
  Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
Laboratory research for graduate students.
650R Selected Topics in Physiology, Developmental Biology, and Neuroscience. (1-3)
  Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
Topics vary.
664 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology. (2)
  Prerequisite: PDBio 362 or equivalent.Advanced course based on current research literature.
 689R Practicum in Life Sciences Teaching or Research. (0.5-3)
  Prerequisite: None. 
Curricula, principles, concepts, and experiences in teaching life sciences effectively or methods of effective research and grantsmanship in the life sciences.
694R Research Presentation. (0.5-1)
  Prerequisite: None.
Oral presentation of graduate research project (introduction, methods, hypothesis, results, conclusions).
696R Graduate Seminar. (1)
  Prerequisite: None.
Seminar series organized and run by the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology. Topics vary. See current class schedule.
699R Master's Thesis. (1-6.)
799R Doctoral Dissertation. (1-18)


Prerequisites: None.
Prerequisites: None.