GRAD-G801 Cell Biology of the Neuromusculoskeletal System is offered during the summer session. This is a four credit hours course that meets twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 am). The course is designed to present the fundamentals of neuromusculoskeletal cell biology. The course objectives are designed to provide learners with a solid framework for understanding mechanisms, diseases, and treatments associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system as they advance in their education and training. The course is co-directed by Drs. Carol Witczak, Brian Pierchala and Lilian Plotkin, and team-taught by experts on neuro, muscle, and bone biology.
MSHS-B842 Musculoskeletal Disease & Injury is offered in the fall semester. This three credit course on musculoskeletal diseases and injuries covers pathologies associated with the musculoskeletal system and their impacts on the human population. This course is designed to prepare graduate students to perform innovative and clinically relevant research in the field of musculoskeletal health. The rational for the course is based in a need for graduate students specializing in biomedical research on clinically relevant topics to have a strong foundational knowledge in the musculoskeletal diseases and traumatic and activity-related injuries to joints, bones, and muscle. The course will include a mix of didactic lectures and small group sessions. This course is directed by Dr. Margaret McNulty.
ANAT-G 819 Basic Bone Biology is offered every other year in the spring semester (currently offered in even-numbered years). This three credit course provides an introduction to basic bone biology, including bone morphology, composition, and physiology; cell biology of bone cells; measurement techniques; adaption to the mechanical and metabolic environments; regulatory factors and mineral homeostasis; and growth and development. This course is directed by Dr. Matt Allen.
MSHS-B815 Research in Musculoskeletal Health (variable credits)
Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease will be offered in the spring semester beginning in 2023 as a three credit course directed by Drs. Carol Witczak and Jeff Brault.