Course Topics

Martin Luther loves anatomy!

BIO 115: Human Anatomy

A basic gross anatomy course including dissection of the cat with reference and comparison made to human organ systems. For nonbiology majors. Lectures and laboratory.

BIO 254: Experimental Neuroscience

This course will use a variety of experimental techniques and model systems commonly used in neuroscience research to explore concepts fundamental to the development and systems organization of the human nervous system. Students will be exposed to immunohistochemistry, techniques for structural analysis, behavioral assays, neuroanatomy, and electrophysiological simulations. In addition concepts such as experimental design, data analysis, and research ethics will be discussed. Prerequisites: BIO 151 and 152.

BIO 301: Human Dissection and Anatomy

An in-depth gross anatomy course that includes dissection of a human cadaver. Skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urogenital systems will be covered. Lectures and laboratory.

BIO 358: Toxicology

This course covers the principles of toxicology, the study of poisons. Topics include molecular and cellular sites of toxicant action, physiological effects of toxicants in mammalian systems and ecological systems, and the application of toxicology to public health and policy. Central toxicology concepts such as dose-response, mixtures, gene-environment interaction, and endocrine/reproductive toxicity will be explored in the laboratory culminating in student-designed research projects and scientific papers. Lectures and laboratory.