Cellular & Integrative Physiology

Course Offerings in Cellular & Integrative Physiology (CIP)

CIP 806 — Graduate Physiology, 6 cr. Fall, annually. An 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, annually. Guided study in significant issues related to the content of CIP 806. Co-req: CIP 806

CIP 814 — Scientific Writing, 1 cr. Fall/Spring, annually. (Cross-listed as PHAR 814)  A lecture/discussion-based course focusing on 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 responding to reviewer critiques. Prereq: Second or higher year of graduate study.

CIP 817 — Applied Scientific Writing, 1 cr. Fall/Spring, annually. (Cross-listed as PHAR 817) This practicum develops the writing skills needed to prepare each section of a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal, as well as figure design, use of reference software and responding to reviewer 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: concurrent enrollment in CIP 814, and permission of instructor. 

CIP 896 — Research Other Than Thesis, 1-9 cr. Fall/Spring/Summer, annually. Research rotations in one laboratory (for Ph.D. students) or two laboratories (for M.S. students) within the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology.

CIP 899 — Master’s Thesis

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 916 — Cardiopulmonary Function in Health & Disease, 2 cr. Fall, odd years. A lecture/discussion-based course concerned with current advances in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases such as heart failure and hypertension. Prereq: CIP 806 (or equivalent; see instructor).

CIP 922 — Redox Biology in Human Disease, 2 cr. Fall, 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: CIP 806 (or equivalent; see instructor).

CIP 930 — Physiology & Pathophysiology of the Kidney, 2 cr. Spring, even years.  Integrative, cellular and molecular mechanisms of renal function, with emphasis on the alterations accompanying renal disease. Prereq: PHYS 806 (or equivalent; see instructor).

CIP 970 — Seminar, 1 cr. Fall/Spring, annually. This course provides students with experience in presenting their own research in the form of abstract-based 10 min oral presentations, as well critical analysis of recent publications in the biomedical sciences.

CIP 999 — Doctoral Dissertation