Courses

The Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology department offers unique and rigorous courses for undergraduate and graduate students. You can also visit the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Course Catalog for course information (i.e. credit hours, descriptions, prerequisites and semesters offered) regarding the courses listed below.

 

ANATOMY (ANAT)

The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

ANAT 499 Directed Reading/Research (V)

ANAT 545 (Alpha) Unit VII Anatomy Electives (V) Advanced study of human anatomy by dissection and individual observation of surgical procedures. (C) topics in reproductive biology. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: FMCH, MED, OBGN, PED, PSTY, SURG 531 or 532; or consent.

ANAT 599 Independent Study in Anatomy (1) Elective course for advanced medical students. (B) human gross anatomy; (C) histology; (D) research in anatomy and developmental biology. CR/NC only. Repeatable three times. Pre: consent for (B) and (C); MDED 551 for (D).

ANAT 603 Lower Extremity, Thorax, and Abdomen (3) Human gross anatomy dissection of the lower extremity, thorax, and abdomen. Emphasis is placed on muscles, function, innervation, and vascular supply. Repeatable one time. Enrolled in DRB or KRS graduate programs (including Biomed Sci-Anat/RepoBiol & Phys majors) only or consent. A-F only. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as KRS 603)

ANAT 604 Upper Extremity, Head, Neck, and Spine (3) Human gross anatomy dissection of the upper extremity, head, neck, and spine. Emphasis is placed on muscles, function, innervation, and vascular supply. Repeatable one time. Enrolled in DRB or KRS graduate programs (including Biomed Sci-Anat/RepoBiol & Phys majors) only or consent. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as KRS 604)

ANAT 607 Human Embryology (2) Systematic study of human development, including implantation, placentation, basics of development of each organ system with reference to pertinent congenital anomalies and their surgical repair. Pre: 603 or 604. Recommended: gross anatomy course.

ANAT 612 Seminar in Anatomy Teaching (V) Effective teaching methods, organization of courses in anatomical sciences, development and evaluation of exams, experience in teaching with audiovisual/computer aids. Open to graduate students in physiology or KRS. CR/NC only. Repeatable eight times, up to 32 credits. Pre: 603 and 604.

ANAT 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

ANAT 700 Thesis Research Repeatable unlimited times. (V) Pre: admission to candidacy (master’s program).

ANAT 800 Dissertation Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

 

BIOCHEMISTRY (BIOC)

Adequate preparation in chemistry (through physical chemistry), physics, and mathematics is required, and a background in biological sciences is desirable. The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

BIOC 241 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3) Biological chemistry stressing integration of concepts of general, inorganic, and biochemistry and application to life chemistry. Pre: beginning algebra and high school science. DP

BIOC 341 Elements of Biochemistry (3) Biochemical principles and concepts as applied to living systems, including sufficient organic chemistry to understand these principles. Pre: 241 or consent. DP

BIOC 441 Basic Biochemistry (4) Function and composition of biological substances and their metabolic transformation in animals, plants, microorganisms. Pre: BIOL 275 and CHEM 273 with a D grade; or consent. DB

BIOC 499 Directed Research and Reading (V) Independent research or selected reading of current literature in the area of biochemistry and biophysics. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

BIOC 545 Topics in Biochemistry (V) Fourth-year elective in which medical students take an in-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry. Pre: fourth-year medical student or consent.

BIOC 595 Highlights of Organ-System Biochemistry (1) Provides highly interactive, small group discussions on concepts of biochemistry important to the various organ systems; such as cardiac, respiratory, hematology, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and relevant to clinical medicine. MD majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: MDED 554. (Fall only)

 

DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY (DRB)

The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

DRB 601 Fertilization and Early Development (2) Lecture on the basics of vertebrate and invertebrate fertilization and early embryonic development. Open to all graduate students. (Fall only)

DRB 613 Seminar in Developmental and Reproductive Biology I (1) Presentations of current research carried out by developmental and reproductive biology graduate program faculty.

DRB 614 Developmental and Reproductive Biology Scientific Investigations (3) Discussion of current research in developmental and reproductive biology. A-F only.

DRB 650 Stem Cell Biology (3) Seminar designed to teach graduate students and advanced undergraduate students about current topics relating to stem cell biology, as well as the application of stem cells to modern medicine. A-F only. Pre: BIOL 275 and PHYL 604, or consent. (Spring only)

DRB 666 Applied Developmental and Reproductive Biology (3) Combined lecture-lab on current technologies and methods for mammalian reproduction and developmental biology. A-F only. Pre: 601 (or concurrent), 613/614 (or concurrent); or consent. (Spring only)

DRB 695 DRB Research Rotation (3) Introductory laboratory research experience under the supervision of faculty. Repeatable two times. A-F only.

DRB 699 Directed Research (V) Research experience in developmental and reproductive biology. Repeatable unlimited times.

DRB 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

DRB 800 Dissertation Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

 

PHYSIOLOGY (PHYL)

The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

PHYL 103 Human Physiology and Anatomy (5) Introduction to human physiology and anatomy designed to serve the needs of dental hygiene students and others interested in pursuing health-related careers. DB

PHYL 103L Physiology and Anatomy Lab (1) Laboratory to complement 103. Co-requisite: 103. DY

PHYL 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing. Pre: high school chemistry. DB

PHYL 141L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1) Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing. Pre: 141 (or concurrent) or consent. DY

PHYL 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3) Continuation of 141. Pre: should have an understanding of basic physiology concepts as presented in 141 or equivalent. DB

PHYL 142L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1) Anatomy, histology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics of human organ systems presented in integrated anatomy-physiology format. Priority to students in nursing. Pre: 142 (or concurrent) or consent. DY

PHYL 301 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4) Integrated presentation of human anatomy and physiology. An optional laboratory (PHYL 301L) is available separately. Pre: BIOL 171 and BIOL 172, or any PHYL course; and CHEM 161 (or higher) or any BIOC course; or consent. DB

PHYL 301L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1) Laboratory study of human anatomy and physiology by means of models, histology slides, experiments, and demonstrations. Co-requisite: 301 or consent. DY

PHYL 302 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4) Continuation of 301. Pre: 301/301L or consent. DB

PHYL 302L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (1) Continuation of 301L. Pre: 301/301L, or consent. Co-requisite: 302. DY

PHYL 401 Human Physiology: Organ Systems (4) Basic function of the major organ systems in man. Covers cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, and gastrointestinal physiology. Pre: 302 or equivalent with consent. DB

PHYL 402 Human Physiology: Integrative Systems (4) Senior-level course in integrative systems (central nervous system and endocrinology). Complements 401. Pre: 401 and either BIOC 341 or CHEM 152, or consent. DB

PHYL 405 Applied Muscle Physiology (3) Science and technology of strength training. Anatomy, kinesiology, physics, and physiology applied to development of muscular strength and mass. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 302; or consent. DB

PHYL 450 Physiological Anthropology (3) Study of ecological factors in human variation. Human population and its biological and cultural responses to the environment. Pre: ANTH 215 or consent. DB