Neuroscience Classes

Neuroscience Seminar (ANAT 821)

  • Course Coordinator: varies each year
  • Course Co-Coordinator: varies each year
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Description: Neuroscience Seminar provides graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with exposure to the latest concepts, techniques, and developments in basic and clinical neuroscience. Weekly seminars are presented by participating UTHSC faculty, postdoctoral fellows, UT Memphis faculty, and prominent outside speakers.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Credit: 1 credit hour
  • Time: Fall and spring semesters

Cellular Neuroscience (ANAT 823) *

  • Course Coordinator: Robert Foehring, Ph.D.
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Description: Cellular Neuroscience provides the student with an overview of the cellular and molecular processes by which nerve cells communicate. The course covers classical theories and concepts as a basis for appreciation of recent research advances. Lectures by the faculty will provide core material to guide the students in presentation of current research topics. Extensive reading of the literature will supplement those lectures and presentations.
  • Prerequisites: Functional Neuroanatomy or permission of instructor.
  • Credit: 3 credit hours
  • Time: Spring semester (odd number years. i.e. 2009, 2011)

* Cross-listed in UT Catalog under: Biochemistry: BIOC 823, Cellular Neuroscience; Pharmacology: PHAR 823, Cellular Neuroscience; Physiology and Biophysics: PHYS 823, Cellular Neuroscience.

Functional Neuroanatomy (ANAT 827)

  • Course Coordinator: Matthew Ennis, Ph.D.
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Description: Functional Neuroanatomy is a lecture and laboratory course dealing with the structure and function of the mammalian central nervous system. The emphasis of the course is on human neuroanatomy but comparisons are made with the rodent brain using the rat as a model system. The first one-third of the course provides a synopsis of core concepts and tools used in contemporary neuroanatomical research. This material focuses on an understanding of the principles underlying neuroanatomical approaches, as well as their advantages and potential pitfalls. The final two-thirds of the course covers the basic organization of the central nervous system including in depth consideration of its major sensory, motor and limbic components. This part of the course includes laboratory study on the gross anatomy of the brain.
  • Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. An introductory course in neuroscience is highly recommended.
  • Credit: 3 credit hours
  • Time: Fall semester

Behavioral Neuroscience (ANAT 841)

  • Course Coordinator: John D Boughter Jr., Ph.D.
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Title: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Description: This is an elective course designed to introduce graduate students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program to behavioral approaches to the study of neuroscience. This course will combine lectures with review of both classic and current literature in order to develop an extensive appreciation of behavioral techniques used to study neuroscience questions.
  • Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
  • Credit: 3 credit hours
  • Time: Fall semester (even number years. i.e. 2010, 2012)

Developmental and Molecular Neurobiology (ANAT 825)

  • Course Coordinator: Kristin Hamre, Ph.D.
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Title: Develolpmental and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Description: This one-semester course will serve as an introduction to developmental neurobiology with special emphasis on the molecular analysis of nervous system development. A brief introduction to molecular analysis will be followed by lectures and student-led discussions of research papers that focus on major epochs/events in the development of the nervous system.
  • Prerequisites: Functional Neuroanatomy or permission of instructor.
  • Credit: 3 credit hours
  • Time: Spring semester (even number years. i.e. 2010, 2012)

Neuroscience Student Symposium (ANAT 826)

  • Course Coordinator: William Armstrong, Ph.D.
  • Catalog Description
  • Department: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Level: 800 Level
  • Title: Neuroscience Student Symposium
  • Description: Students make scientific presentations, and participate in the discussion of presentations by other students. Presentations are to be based on the students' own research or on research closely related to their own interests. The presentations are to be given in the style of a scientific meeting, with time allotted for individual talks and discussion.
  • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
  • Credit: 1 credit hour
  • Time: Spring semester

Contact Us

Neuroscience

Dr. Jay Callaway
Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Wittenborg Anatomy Building, Room 221
875 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-8497
Email: gradneuro@uthsc.edu

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