INPH 503 Ethical and Political Issues in Health Care
Applies basic principles of ethical analysis (e.g. Public Health Code of Ethics, human rights framework, other moral theories) to issues of public health practice and policy. Cross listed with NUTR 383 and MPH 503. 4 quarter credit hours. Typically offered: Fall, Winter and Spring Terms.

INPH 520: Great Ideas in Physiology
A study in the original articles from some of the great physiologists to understand basic concepts and current writings on advances in the field of physiology. Students are exposed to original research publications from various physiological systems. 2 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

INPH 523 Biophysics
This course provides a calculus based introduction to biophysics and physiological modeling. The course is an integrated lecture and computer lab experience that focuses on scientific modeling and hypothesis testing. Topics covered will be selected from: single molecule biophysics, ion channel permeation and the action potential; osmosis, gastrointestinal and renal functioning; statistical thermodynamics and the second law; free energy transduction, passive transporters and active pumps; hemoglobin, oxygen transport and metabolism. Prerequisites: "C" or better in CHEM 113, CHEM 123, PHYS 212, and MATH 211 or 221.  Cross-listed as BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 323.  4 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

INPH 525 Biology of Complex Systems
Survey of emergent and organizing principles in complex biological systems modeled as networks.  Topics include genome and cellular interaction networks, anatomical networks such as brain and cardiovascular systems, social, linguistic, cultural, and technological networks, and ecological networks.  Graph theory and computer software are used to visualize and analyze system properties.  Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 250 and CHEM 123.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Department Consent Required. Cross-listed with BIOL 325

INPH 540 Advanced Integrative Human Physiology I
Lectures and conferences in human physiology I; A thorough study of the normal functioning of neuro-muscular, cardiovascular/circulatory and respiratory systems. Emphasis is placed on integrative nature of physiology, highlighting the molecular and cellular basis behind normal functions.  Prerequisite(s): Course work in Human Physiology and Cell Biology. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

INPH 544/545/546 Gross Anatomy
In 544 Dissection of the human cadaver.  Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 123 and "B" or better in BIOL 203.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Department Consent Required. Cross-listed with BIOL 344. In 545 Gross Dissect Anatomy II:  Head and Neck. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 123 and "B" or better in BIOL 203.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Department Consent Required.  Cross-listed with BIOL 345. In BIOL 546 Gross Dissect Anatomy III: Lower Body. Lower Body. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 123 and "B" or better in BIOL 203.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.  Department Consent Required. Cross-listed with BIOL 346.

INPH 547 Medicinal Chemistry
Application of the skills and knowledge acquired in Organic Chemistry to drugs and their interactions with biological systems.  This course provides an understanding of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug targets (receptors, enzymes etc), various drug types and the drug discovery/design/ development process. Prerequisite: “C” or higher in CHEM 247. Cross-listed with BIOL/CHEM 347

INPH 550 Advanced Integrative Human Physiology II
A thorough study of the normal functioning of immune, urinary, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. Emphasis is placed on integrative nature of physiology, highlighting the molecular and cellular basis behind normal functions.  Prerequisite(s): Course work in Human Physiology and Cell Biology. 3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term.

INPH 554 Immunology
Includes structural and functional components of the immune system, as well as types and control of immune response.  Prerequisite:  "C" or better in CHEM 123 and BIOL 208 or BIOL 340.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 354

INPH 555 Molecular Pharmacology
A course introducing students to the molecular foundations of drug action with an emphasis on molecular structure-function relationships.  Includes receptor-ligand interactions, agonists and antagonists, and signal transduction pathways. Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 247 and BIOL 340 or BIOL 258.  BCHM 261 is suggested.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically.  Cross-listed with BIOL 365

INPH 558 Exercise Physiology
Provides an in-depth overview of how the body's physiological, hormonal, and biochemical systems acutely and chronically respond to various forms of physical activity and environmental conditions in untrained and trained individuals. Prerequisite: BIOL 258 or a human physiology course and CHEM 123. Cross-listed as BIOL 358/EXPH 500.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

INPH 559 Pathophysiology
Integrates the pathological processes of human disease with those of the normal functioning body.  Cellular and organismal disease mechanisms are studied with reference to specific diseases, with opportunity to apply this learning to actual case studies.   Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 258 or 256, and CHEM 123.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Periodically. Cross-listed with BIOL 359.

INPH 560 Endocrinology
A detailed study of the structure and function of the endocrine system. Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 258 and CHEM 123.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 360.

INPH 565 Advanced Biochemistry and Metabolism
The major metabolic pathways and cellular bioenergetics are discussed.  An emphasis is placed upon the chemistry of these processes.  Prerequisite: BCHM 361.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BCHM 365.

INPH 568 Biomechanics
Principles from the fields of physics, engineering, anatomy and physiology are used to analyze motion of the human body and to describe the forces acting upon the various body segments during normal daily activities. Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 197, BIOL 198, BIOL 203, CHEM 123, and MATH 111. Cross -listed as BIOL 368/EXPH 568.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 368.

INPH 569 Neurobiology
Introduction to the nervous system including the human brain and its specialized functions.  Topics covered include pathophysiology of the brain, how and why psychotic and other drugs affect the nervous system, and how and why memories are formed.  Prerequisite: "C" or better in: CHEM 123, and either BIOL 258 or BIOL 340.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 369.

INPH 571 Molecular Biology
An advanced study of mechanisms controlling gene and genome organization, expression, regulation, and evolution. Includes viral, prokaryotic, and eukaryotic systems.  Exposure to fundamental bioinformatics and Python programming, and readings from the primary literature.   Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 340.  3 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Fall Term.

INPH 572 Genomics and Bioinformatics
A survey of the fields of genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, and systems biology with an emphasis on using bioinformatics resources and understanding the computational and mathematical basis behind many of the tools used for data mining and analysis. Student project involves Python programming. Prerequisite: "C" or better in BIOL 340 and MATH 224 or MATH 211.  2 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 372.

INPH 576 Neurophysiology
Introduction to the function of nervous systems at the molecular, cellular, and network level. Topics will include the electrical properties of excitable cells, cell-to-cell communication in the nervous system, and network level processing and modulation of neural circuits. Special attention will be paid to current and developing techniques in the field. Prerequisite: “C” or better in CHEM 123, and either (BIOL 256 or BIOL 258) or BIOL 340.  3 semester credit hours.  Typically offered: Fall Term. Cross-listed with BIOL 387.

INPH 590 Comprehensive Exam
Comprehensive exam is designed to assess the depth and breadth of understanding, synthesis and integration of knowledge, written and oral communications skills of the students acquired through the program. All program class course work must be completed. Pass/fail. 1 semester credit hours. Typically offered: Spring Term

INPH 591 Special Topics
Cross-listed as BIOL 391

INPH 600 Professional Insights into Health Care
Clinical Experience

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