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Brief Descriptions of anatomy and math courses:

ANATOMY 511

FUNDAMENTALS OF BODY DESIGN

Description: Introduction to general principles in the design of the human body. This course involves a detailed dissection of the back and upper limb, the study of selected prosections of other regions of the body, and analysis of clinical cases as a method of developing a vocabulary of terminology and a network of anatomical concepts that are fundamental to understanding the design of the human body as a whole. This knowledge will form a foundation for studying all other areas of the body in related courses. -

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 1-3-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 512

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY OF HEAD AND NECK SYSTEMS

Description: This course involves a detailed study of head and neck systems through dissection of the head and neck, the study of selected prosections, and the analysis of clinical cases.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 513

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY OF THE RESPIRATORY, CARDIOVASCULAR AND GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEMS OF THE THORAX AND ABDOMEN

Description: This course involves a detailed study of the respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems through dissection of the thorax and abdomen, the study of selected prosections, and the analysis of clinical cases.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 514

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY OF THE UROGENITAL SYSTEMS: PELVIS AND PERINEUM

Description: This course involves a detailed study of the urinary and reproductive systems through dissection of the pelvis and perineum, the study of selected prosections, and the analysis of clinical cases.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 515

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEMS: BACK, LIMBS AND JOINTS

Description: This course involves a detailed study of the functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system through dissection of the back, limbs and joints, the study of selected prosections, and the analysis of clinical cases.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 516

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN NEUROANATOMY: CNS SYSTEMS

Description: This course involves a detailed study of the brain and spinal cord through dissection and the study of selected prosections, micrographs, and MRIs, and the analysis of clinical cases.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 517

FUNCTIONAL HUMAN MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY: BASIC TISSUES, ORGANS AND SYSTEMS

Description: This course involves a detailed study of the microscopic anatomy of basic tissues, organs and systems through the study of slides of human tissue and of light and electron micrographs, the analysis of clinical cases, and the discussion of the implications of structural alterations.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 0-6-2 Credits: 3


ANATOMY 590

INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL HUMAN ANATOMY

Description: Introduction to microscopic and gross human anatomy. Students will take ANAT 390 and ANAT 391, which will include microscopic anatomy of organ system development, structure and function, neuroanatomy, and a survey of gross anatomy. In addition, students will undertake advanced study of one area of functional human anatomy. Topics for advanced study can be chosen from the following: head and neck systems; cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems; urogenital systems; musculoskeletal systems; neuroanatomy, microscopic anatomy.

Pre- or Co-requisites: BIOL 1011102 or equivalent; permission of the Course Director or Department Head. Enrollment is limited.

Contact Hours (Lect., Lab., Tutorial): 3-3-2 Credits: 6


MATHEMATICS 562

Introduction to Mathematical Neurobiology

Prof R.M. Miura, Section 201 (3 credits)

Calendar Description:
Cable theory. Passive and active membrane properties. Action potentials. Hodgkin-Huxley and FitzHugh-Nagumo models. Bursting phenomena. Nonlinear waves in excitable media.

Prerequisites:
Some background in ordinary and partial differential equations. No background in neurobiology is required Permission of the Instructor.

References:
There is no assigned text for the course. However, an optional reading list will be given out.

Course Outline

  • Linear membrane and cable theory
  • Rall's equivalent cylinder model of the nerve cell
  • Determination of active membrane properties using linear theory
  • Action potentials
    - Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) model
    - FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) model
  • Asymptotic and computational determination of the action potential using the FHN equations
  • Bursting phenomena in excitable cells
  • Nonlinear waves of spreading cortical depression
  • Rotating waves in excitable media
  • There exists a wealth of electrophysiological and anatomical data on nerve cells the brain; however, cogent theories of many basic phenomena still remain to be de-veloped. This course will introduce some of the basic elements of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy necessary for a development of quantitative models of nerve cell and brain phenomena, and develop and analyze several different mathematical mod-els in neurobiology. Students are expected to learn various aspects of neurobiology, mathematical modelling, and analysis of mathematical models in neurobiology.

    Inquiries
    Call Robert Miura at 822-2265 or leave a message at 822-2666



     

     

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