Course Offerings

CIP 806 GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY, 6 cr (fall semester). Introduction to the processes that regulate the activity of individual cells and organ systems. Lectures cover cell, neural, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and reproductive physiology.

CIP 807 GRADUATE PHYSIOLOGY RECITATION, 1 cr (fall semester).  Guided study in significant issues related to the content of CIP 806. Co-req: CIP 806. 

CIP 814 SCIENTIFIC WRITING, 2 cr (fall and spring semesters). This course develops the writing skills needed to prepare each section of a manuscript for submission to scientific journals, as well as figure design, use of reference software and revising and responding to critiques. Students must have sufficient research data to support a preliminary manuscript, which will be constructed through completion of individualized assignments throughout the course. Prereq: Permission of instructor.

CIP 896 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS, 1-9 cr. Research rotations in one (PhD Students) or two (MS students) laboratories within the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology.

CIP 902 SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-4 cr. Presented at intervals depending upon the interest of the faculty or the request of students. A course description with its prerequisites is announced at the time the course is offered.

CIP 914 MOLECULAR BASIS OF HORMONE ACTION, 2 cr (Offered on demand). Cellular and molecular mechanism(s) underlying the physiology and pathophysiology of hormone action. Prereq: CIP 806 (or equivalent).

CIP 916 CARDIOPULMONARY FUNCTION IN HEALTH & DISEASE, 2 cr (Fall semester, odd years). A lecture/discussion-based course concerned with current advances in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases such as heart failure, hypertension and other conditions. Prereq: PHYS 806 (or equivalent). CIP 916 syllabus.

CIP 920 ION CHANNELS AND DISEASE, 2 cr (Spring semester, odd years). Biophysical mechanisms underlying diseases linked to abnormalities of ion channel function. Course includes presentations by visiting faculty who are experts in the area. Prereq: PHYS 806 (or equivalent).  CIP 920 syllabus.

CIP 922 REDOX BIOLOGY IN HUMAN DISEASE, 2 cr (Fall semester, even years). Biochemical sources and regulation of reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, and their role in diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and neurodegeneration. Prereq: PHYS 806 (or equivalent).

CIP 930 PHYSIOLOGY & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEY, 2 cr (Spring semester, even years). Integrative, cellular and molecular mechanisms of renal function, with emphasis on the alterations accompanying renal disease. Prereq: PHYS 806 (or equivalent).  CIP 930 syllabus.

CIP 970 SEMINAR, 1 cr. (fall and spring semester). This course provides students with experience in presenting their own research in the form of abstract-based 10 min oral presentations, as well as critical analysis of recent publications in the biomedical sciences.

CIP 899 MASTER’S THESIS, 1-9 cr. Independent student research directly related to the M.S. thesis.

CIP 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION, 1-9 cr. Independent student research directly related to the Ph.D. dissertation. This course may be utilized before or after successful completion of the comprehensive exam.