Teaching is a major component of life in the Physiology & Biophysics Department. Faculty participate in a variety of courses in different departments and programs. See below for a listing of courses in which Physiology & Biophysics Department faculty play integral roles. An important departmental offering for graduate students, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, uses as a text the book From Neuron to Brain, which is authored by current or former faculty members Bob Martin, Bruce Wallace, and Paul Fuchs, and by John Nicholls (Trieste).
Our faculty also play key roles in the new medical school curriculum. Teaching efforts are recognized by students and the Administration, who have presented Physiology & Biophysics faculty members with numerous teaching awards.
In addition to the courses listed below, students have access to a variety of courses accross the Anschutz Medical Campus.
PHSL 6001 Human Physiology
(4.0 cr, Celia Sladek, Course Director)
This course in Physiology is designed to provide an understanding of the functions of cells, tissues and organs in the human body and the overall integration of organ functions in the body as a whole.
NRSC 7600 Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology
(3.0 cr, Bill Sather, Course Director.)
Topics include ion channel structure and function, ionic basis of the resting and action potential, and the biochemistry and physiology of direct and indirect synaptic transmission.
NRSC 7610 Fundamentals of Neurobiology
(4.0 cr, Tom Finger, Course Director)
This course will provide basic knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system. The lectures will be supplemented by discussion of primary research literature in neurobiology.
NRSC 7615 Developmental Neurobiology
(3.0 cr, Angie Ribera, Course Co-Director)
This course will cover fundamental principles regarding development of the nervous system. The format of the course will consist of lecture plus reading of primary literature.
IDPT 7801 Biomedical Sciences Core Course 1
(3.3 cr., Various faculty)
Unified presentation of fundamental principles of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology.
PHSL 7840 Advanced Topics in Cell Signaling
(1.0 cr., Nathan Schoppa, Course Director)
A New concept in graduate education: Students select topics of interest in the area of cell signaling and receive one-on-one instruction from expert faculty. Each one-credit topic will be taught for 5 weeks. Course work will include reading and discussing papers, as well as practical exercises. Click here for details.
PHSL 7650 Research in Physiology and Biophysics (By arrangement)
PHSL 8990 Doctoral Thesis (By arrangement)
NRSC 7675 Applied Neuroethics
(1.0 cr., Sukumar V., Course Co-Director)