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Physiology Masters Program ~ Course Descriptions

 

Fall Courses

  • GPSO-7175-01 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
    This on-line course provides definition and appropriate use of common medical terminology and abbreviations. It is especially beneficial for students who are newly committed in medical sciences and who have foreign culture background.
     
  • GPSO-6010-01 Medical Physiology (6 credits)
    A major physiology course taught by various faculty in the Physiology Department. This course covers most important concepts in medical physiology, along with updated information and in-depth discussion in all fields of interest related to physiological function.
     
  • INTD-6010-01 Responsible Conduct of Research (0 credits)
    A series of seminars which covers various important protocols of research.
     
  • GPSO-7910-01 Seminars in Physiology (1 credit)
    Seminars in physiology present cutting edge research scientists of national prominence and Tulane Faculty. A one-page report is required at the end of each seminar.
     
  • GPSO 7350-01 Translational Physiology II (2 credits)
    Physiology course that aims to apply recent advances in molecular and integrative physiology to clinical cases.
     
  • GPSO-7180-01 Selected Topics Independent (1 credit) (Elective)
    Self-study under the direction of a faculty mentor in a selected topic in physiology. A final report is required.
     
  • GBCH-7500-01 Human Medical Cellular Biochemistry (5 credits) (Elective)
    The objectives and content of the Human Medical Cellular Biochemistry course are designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cellular structure and function, and the manner by which cellular processes are normally integrated and regulated. This course stresses both the normal cellular function, and why disease states occur if normal cellular processes are disrupted.
  • BMSP 6050 Advanced Cell Biology (3 credits) (Elective)
    This course introduces all major aspects of cellular structure and function. It specifically covers cytoplasmic membranes, protein trafficking, cellular signaling and cell proliferating mechanisms.
     
  • NSCI 7110 Graduate Neuroscience (3 credits) (Elective)
    Advanced survey of basic cellular neuroscience, including neuronal electrogenic properties, mechanisms of synaptic transmission, neuronal systems and synaptic plasticity.
Spring Courses

  • GPSO-7600-01 (Cardio)Vascular Physiology (3 credits)
    This advanced course covers in-depth topics in cardiovascular physiology and its association with other systems to regulate body function. The objective of the course is to provide the students with comprehensive knowledge of cardiac and vascular function and its regulation by neural, hormonal and other systems.
     
  • GPSO-6060-01 Experimental Physiology Lab (2 credits)
    This course provides students’ hands-on experiences to perform the physiological experiments with human body, animals and computer simulation modeling systems.
     
  • GPSO-7910-01 Seminars in Physiology (1 credit)
    Seminars in physiology present cutting edge research scientists of national prominence and Tulane Faculty. A one-page report is required at the end of each seminar.
     
  • GPSO-7560-01 Signal Transduction and Hormone Action (2 credits)
    This course provided current molecular mechanisms for cellular signal transduction pathways and hormone action including membrane receptors and downstream pathways, second messenger systems, receptor-ion channels, kinase/phosphatases, extracellular matrix signaling, signaling and cell death, Wnt signaling pathways and nuclear receptor signaling.
     
  • GPSO 7350-01 Translational Physiology II (2 credits)
    Physiology course that aims to apply recent advances in molecular and integrative physiology to clinical cases.
     
  • GPSO-6250-01 Membrane Physiology (Receptors and Ion Channels) (2 credits) (Elective)
    The course covers the major structure and function of ion channels, the basic physiological mechanisms of voltage gated ion channels, and transmitter gated ion channels. Also a  brief consideration will also be given to certain pathophysiological mechanisms leading to disease.
     
  • GPSO-7320-01 Renal Physiology (3 credits) (Elective)
    This course provides updated information regarding renal function and renal/hormonal control of blood pressure. The roles of kidney function in hypertension, diabetes mellitus and other human diseases are also covered.
     
  • GPSO-7980-01 Research II (3 credits) (Elective)
    Research thesis under the direction of faculty. Students are required to Independently choose topic, conduct experiments, analyze and report data. A concise thesis based on experimental data is also required.