Fall Courses

PSL 5010 Individual Research Direct participation in laboratory research in the physiological sciences under the supervision of a departmental faculty advisor. Introduction to experimental protocol and current related scientific literature. Offered Every Term. Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to undergraduate students with a classifcation of Junior, or Senior level.
Dr. James Rillema - Coordinator
PSL 5680 (BIO 5680) Basic Endocrinology Designed to give students a basic description of the human endocrine system, then endocrine control of several physiologic processes (growth, development, metabolism, and reproduction), and a description of common endocrine disorders.  Prereq: PSL 3220, BIO 4120, or equivalent are required to register OR it can be taken with PSL 7010. Offered every fall semester, 3 credits
Dr. Bhanu Jena - Coordinator
PSL 6010 (KIN 6310) Physiology of Exercise II Covers metabolic, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments to acute and chronic exercise in health and disease, including body composition and weight control, nutritional considerations, and the effects of different environments on exercise performance.  Prereq: KIN 5570 Physiology of Exercise I or consent of the instructor. Offered fall semester, 3 credits
Dr. Moh Malek - Coordinator
PSL 6300 Biotechnology: Techniques & Applications Various biotechnical methodologies currently used in research and industry; application of these methodologies in scientific inquiries. Offered Fall
Dr. J.-P. Jin - Coordinator
PSL 7010/7011 Basic
Graduate Physiology
Lecture

 

First of two courses designed to give an introduction to basic human physiology. Prereq: background in organic chemistry, introductory biology, physics AND enrollment in a graduate program. Offered every fall semester, 4 credits (PSL 7011 Basic Graduate Physiology I - a restricted section open only to physiology graduate students and IBS majors.) 
Dr. Bhanu Jena- Coordinator
PSL 7020
Basic Graduate Physiology Lab

 

Introduction to laboratory exercises and techniques in measuring cell and membrane function; neuronal activity; electrophysiology; and hormonal actions. Prereq: organic chemistry; introductory biology; physics; and enrollment in the physiology graduate program; or consent of the coordinator. Offered every fall semester, 2 credits
Dr. Assia Shisheva  - Coordinator
PSL 7060 Current Literature Students are required to present published papers at least once each semester, and must attend all class meetings. Offered Fall, Winter. Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.
Dr. Robert Wessells - Coordinator
PSL 7550 Advanced Renal Physiology
 
A detailed study of the physiological mechanisms promoting homeostasis of the body fluid volumes and ionic composition in the mammal. Prereq: PSL 7010 (PSL 7011) or equivalent. Offered fall semester of odd years, 2 credits
Dr. Noreen Rossi - Coordinator
PSL 7600 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology An interdisciplinary course that focuses on current research topics in cardiovascular science. Prereq: PSL 7030, PSL 7031 or equivalent; enrollment is limited to 10. Offered every fall semester, 2 credits 
Dr. Donal O'Leary - Coordinator
PSL 7660 Neurophysiology Anatomy and physiology of the neuron and the mammalian nervous system. Correlations of central nervous system function and electrophysiology. Prereq: PSL 7010/7011. Offered fall semester of even years, 3 credits
Dr. Donald DeGracia- Coordinator
PSL 7690 Principles of Reproductive Biology

 

Covers principles and techniques in reproduction including:  endocrinology; gametogenesis; fertilization; implantation; embryogenesis; stem cell determination; pregnancy; and parturition.  Some knowledge of biology, genetics, embryology, and molecular biology recommended.
Offered winter annually, 3 credits
Dr. Daniel Rappolee - Coordinator
PSL 7730 (MTX 7730) Reprod. Sciences: Teratology Principles of the science of birth defects, focusing on impact of environmental poisons, medicines, and drugs of abuse on developing germ cells, embryos and fetuses. The roles of pharmacological/toxicological, physiological (maternal, placental, and fetal), genetic, and nutritional factors in the teratogenic response are examined. Course includes texts and current readings. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered biannually, 3 credit
Dr. John Hannigan - Coordinator
PSL 7775 Current Research Topics in Reprod.  Science Lectures covering a variety of current and advanced research topics in the field of reproductive biology, health and medicine. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered fall biannually, 1 credit 
TBA - Coordinator
PSL 7880 Special Problems Topics individually arranged with faculty. Prereq: plan of Study and consent of coordinator. 1-8 credits (max. 8)
Dr. Robert Lasley - Coordinator
PSL 7890 Physiology Seminar Topics individually arranged with faculty. Prereq: enrollment in a graduate program. Offered every fall, 1 credit (max. 6)
Dr. James Rillema - Coordinator
PSL 7910 (MBG 7910) 
Molecular Male Reproduction & Chromatin Systems Biology
Students review/write topic-specific essays. Prereq: permission of instructor. Offered every fall semester, 1 credit
Dr. Steven Krawetz - Coordinator
PSL 7996 Arranged Research Graduate level experience in research techniques. Special research topics in specified areas arranged with faculty individual faculty member. Prereq: plan of study; consent of coordinator. Offered every semester, 1-15 credits (max. 15)
Dr. Robert Lasley - Coordinator

A complete list of courses offered throughout Wayne State University is available at: Schedule of Classes.