Fall 2015 Graduate School Course Offerings

 
Fall 2015 Graduate School Course Offerings
Fall 2015
Graduate School Course Offerings

   Degree and Non-Degree Students

      Ph.D. in Biomedical Science
      Ph.D. in Public Health
      Graduate Program in Public Health
      Master of Dental Science
      Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research
      Combined Degree Programs
Fall 2015 Graduate School Course Offerings
TABLE OF CONTENTS

GRADUATE SCHOOL CALENDAR …………………………..………………..............                                                                          3

DEGREE STUDENTS:
Registration Details ……………………………………...……...…………………………...…                                                                          4-5
Tuition and Payment Details………………………….............................................................                                 6
Enrollment Schedule for M.D/Ph.D. Students…………………………..............................                                                 7
Enrollment Schedule for D.M.D/Ph.D. Students………………………….........................                                                    8
Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences - Daily Schedule………………………………...…….............                                                           9

Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences Course Listing and Descriptions………...............................                                        10-15
Doctoral Research, Dissertation Prep, and Continuous Registration…………………                                                           16
Master of Clinical and Translational Research Course Listing and Descriptions ………… 17
Master of Dental Science - Daily Schedule…………………………..................................                                              18
Master of Dental Science Course Listing and Descriptions……….................................                                       19-21
Master of Public Health Course Listing and Descriptions………....................................                                     22-29
Masters Research, Thesis Prep, and Continuous Registration…………………………                                                               29-30

NON-DEGREE STUDENTS:
Registration Details…………………………..............................................................................                       31
Fees and Payment Details..….....................................................................................................   32
Non- Degree Registration Form………………………….......................................................                                     33

Course offerings, financial charges and refunds are subject to change without notice.

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FALL 2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Mon    Mar 30         Registration for MPH, PhD & MSDS degree students begins
Mon    Apr 06         Registration for non-degree MPH students begins

Mon    Aug 31         Official start of Fall semester and Ph.D. Fall Lab Rotations

Mon    Sept 07        Labor Day-No Classes

Mon    Sept 14         Last day to:
                      Register without penalty [including Continuous Registration]
                      Last day to drop a course without a “W” (withdrawal)
                      Last day to add a course without permission of the UConn Health
                       Graduate School Associate Dean
                      PeopleSoft registration closes

Mon    Nov 02         Last day for graduate students to drop a course without major
                      advisors written recommendation & special permission from
                      Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Fri   Nov 20          Last day to announce an oral defense of a
                      doctoral dissertation for conferral of a Fall 2015 degree

Th.-Fri Nov 26-27     Thanksgiving Break

Fri    Dec 04         Last day to defend a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation
                      for conferral of a Fall 2015 degree

Fri    Dec 11         Last day of Fall semester classes

Fri    Dec 18         Last day to submit thesis and dissertation final copies to
                      Digital Commons and related paperwork to
                      the Graduate School for conferral of a Fall 2015 degree

Sun    Dec 20         Conferral date for Fall 2015 degrees
Wed    Dec 23         Grade Deadline (after this date, grades are due 72 hours after final class)
Summer 2015 degree conferral: Mon. August 24
Mon    July 27        The last day to announce an oral defense of a doctoral dissertation for
                       conferral of a Summer 2015 degree
Mon    Aug 10         The last day for public defense of a doctoral dissertation for
                      conferral of a Summer 2015 degree
Fri    Aug 21         The last day for degree candidates to submit thesis and dissertation final
                      copies to Digital Commons and related paperwork to the Graduate School(Storrs)

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REGISTRATION FOR DEGREE STUDENTS:

A) Log-In/Registration Instructions:
   1. Go to PeopleSoft: WWW.STUDENTADMIN.UCONN.EDU
   2. Enter Net ID
   3. Enter Password
   After you sign in, navigate as follows:
   1. Self Service
   2. Enrollment
   3. Enrollment: Add Classes
   4. Click Applicable Term (Fall 2015)
   5. Enter Class Number (4 Or 5 Digit Number Which Can Be Found In Course Catalog)
   6. Click Continue To Step 2
   7. Click Continue To Step 3 – Finish Enrolling

B) Class Search: the feature to search for course information is available in PeopleSoft. All
   courses labeled GRAD are listed under the STORRS campus. All other courses (MEDS,
   DENT, CLTR or PUBH) are listed under the UConn Health Center campus in the drop down
   menu.

C) Consent: certain courses require the consent of the instructor, and Independent Study and
   Lab Rotations require the filing of the forms below:
   http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_indstudy.pdf, or
   http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_labrotation.pdf
  Completed forms are submitted to the Registrar’s Office, AM039 for processing.

D) Continuous Registration:
   ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER EACH SEMESTER TO MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE STUDENT
   STATUS. If you are NOT taking a course, you need to register for Continuous Registration, which is non-credit
   bearing but retains your status as an active student. The deadline for all registration including continuous registration
   is Monday, September 14, 2015.

 Students self-register for continuous registration based upon the appropriate option as described below:

  Master’s students:         Grad 5998 Special Readings (for “Plan B” non-thesis students)
                               Grad 5999 Thesis/Dissertation Preparation (Plan A on file)

  Ph.D. students:            Grad 6998 Special Readings (Doctoral): Doctoral students not yet engaged
                                         in dissertation research (not grad assistants) or writing; prior to
                                         passing the General Exam.

                               Grad 6999 Thesis/Dissertation Preparation: Thesis/Dissertation Preparation after
                                         passing the General Exam.

        ** When searching for CONTINOUS REGISTRATION select the STORRS CAMPUS. **

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E) General Registration Information
   1. Course registration and fee payment must be completed by the end of the first day of classes.
   2. Open/self-enrollment runs through the tenth day of the Fall and Spring semesters. Please refer to the
      Graduate School Academic Calendar, pg. 2 of this publication, for specific dates.
   3. After the tenth day of class, all enrollment adjustments require the student to complete a Schedule
      Revision Request form and return to the UConn Health Registrar’s Office for processing.

          Adding a Course: After the beginning of a semester, adding a course is at the instructor’s discretion. After
           the fourth week of the semester, permission of the Associate Dean for the Graduate School is also required.

          Dropping a Course: Any course dropped after the tenth day will be reflected on a student’s transcript with a
           “W” grade for “withdrawal”. Dropping a class after the ninth week (November 02), requires written consent
           of both the advisor and the Associate Dean. Cancellation of course registration will not automatically drop a
           course from a plan of study.

   5) Auditing a Course: A student may be permitted to register to audit a course under the following
      conditions:
          An audit card is obtained, completed, and submitted to the Registrar’s Office, AM039.
          Regular fees for courses are paid (no fees for degree students registered for 9 or more credits)
          Courses audited will appear on the permanent record. The privileges of an auditor are limited. The auditor is
           not eligible to receive grades on any part of the course.

F) General Billing Information
   1) Payment is due by the first day of the semester. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve a student of
      responsibility for payment of fees by the specified due date. A student who fails to make payment on time of any
      outstanding bill may be barred from all privileges. Additionally, any pending University of Connecticut
      employment authorization may not receive approval or may be subject to cancellation. For registration completed
      after the first day of the semester, payment is due at the time of registration.

   2) Refund Policy: Prior to the first day of the semester, a signed schedule revision card dropping ALL courses for
      which the student is registered must be filed with the Registrar’s Office in order to be eligible for a full
      refund/cancellation of charges (less non-refundable fees). **No Refunds Will Be Issued For Dropping Any
      Class While Enrolled In Other Classes** Once classes begin, the refund is prorated; please refer to the
      University of Connecticut refund policy located at http://www.bursar.uconn.edu/cancel_policy_g.html

   3) Tuition Deferment: Students awarded financial aid may defer their tuition payments while awaiting the
      disbursement of their financial aid funds. A promissory note must be signed before the first day of the semester to
      enact this deferment.

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TUITION & FEES 2015-2016
          *Please refer to the Graduate School Bursar’s website(http://bursar.uconn.edu/)
          for information on the fee schedule for Academic Year 2015-2016
          *In State(per Session)

                                       Matriculation                  Infrastructure
          Credits        Tuition           Fee         Activity fee        Fee                  Total
             0                         $     42.00                        $     59.00       $   101.00
             1       $   724.00        $     42.00     $     16.00        $     59.00       $  841.00
             2       $ 1,448.00        $     42.00     $     16.00        $     59.00       $ 1,565.00
             3       $ 2,172.00        $     42.00     $     16.00        $     59.00       $ 2,289.00
             4       $ 2896.00         $     42.00     $     16.00        $     59.00   $       3,013.00

             5       $   3,620.00      $     42.00     $     16.00        $    117.00       $    3,795.00
             6       $   4,344.00      $     42.00     $     16.00        $    117.00       $   4,519.00
             7       $   5,068.00      $     42.00     $     16.00        $    117.00       $   5,243.00
             8       $   5,792.00      $     42.00     $     16.00        $    117.00       $   5,967.00
            9+       $   6,513.00      $     42.00     $     16.00        $    234.00       $   6,805.00

          *Out of State(per session)

                                       Matriculation                  Infrastructure
          Credits        Tuition            fee        Activity fee        Fee                  Total

             0                         $      42.00                   $        59.00    $         101.00
             1      $     1,879.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $        59.00     $       1,996.00
             2      $     3,758.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $        59.00     $       3,875.00
             3      $     5,637.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $        59.00     $       5,754.00
             4      $     7,516.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $        59.00     $       7,633.00
             5      $     9,395.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $       117.00     $       9,570.00
             6      $     11,274.00    $      42.00    $     16.00    $       117.00     $      11,449.00
             7      $    13,153.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $       117.00     $      13,328.00
             8      $    15,032.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $       117.00     $      15,207.00
            9+      $    16,906.00     $      42.00    $     16.00    $       234.00     $      17,198.00

Continuous Registration for students who are not Graduate Assistants is $101.00. For questions related to billing
contact the UConn Health Graduate School Bursar’s Office at (860) 679-1632.

       Escrow Account: For students who are registering as a degree student for the first time, there is an additional
        one- time charge of $50 for the establishment of an escrow account. This deposit, minus any fines or deductions,
        is refunded by the bursar’s office upon completion of the degree or notification of withdrawal. For graduate
        assistants who are receiving a fellowship, this fee is not covered by the fellowship and is the responsibility of the
        student.

       3rd Party Payment: If fees are to be paid by a third party, a letter from the agency or organization providing the
        funds must be submitted to the Graduate Bursar’s Office, 860-679-1632.

On-Line Payment Procedures: Credit Card or E-Check (credit card payments must be made on-line)
Please follow the directions below to make payment on-line:
Log onto PeopleSoft www.studentadmin.uconn.edu
Enter your user id and password

Click on: Self Service  Student Center  Make a Payment

Once payment is completed you may view &/or print a receipt
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Graduate School Enrollment Schedule for MD/Ph.D. Students
                     During Years 1-4 in Medical School

                *Medical School courses are open to qualified graduate students only*

First Year Medical Students Required Enrollment in the Graduate School

MEDS 5309-F40 (class#13703)      Molecular Basis of Disease                  2 credits

MEDS 6404-F40 (class#13704)      Correlated Medical Problem Solving Part A    2 credits

MEDS 6406-F40 (class# 13705)     Human Development and Health                 1 credit

MEDS 6456-F40 (class# 13709)     Human Systems Part A                          6 credits

Second Year Medical Students Required Enrollment in the Graduate School

MEDS 6406-F40 (class#13705)      Human Development and Health                  1 credit

MEDS 6407-F40 class# (13706)     Mechanisms of Disease: Part A                4 credits

MEDS 6414-F40 (class#13710)      Adv. Correlated Med Prob Solving Part A      2 credits

Third Year Medical Students Required Enrollment in the Graduate School

MEDS 6411-F40 (class#13707)        Clinical Practicum                          12 credits

Fourth Year Medical Students Required Enrollment in the Graduate School

MEDS 6412-F40 (class#13708)        Adv. Clinical Practicum                      11 credits

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Enrollment Schedule for D.M.D./Ph.D. Students- Fall 2015

D1 and D2 Students:
Combined D.M.D. / Ph.D. students entering in the Fall of 2015 will be registered full-time in the School of
Dental Medicine. They are required to maintain their status in the Graduate School by registering for
Continuous Registration, GRAD 6998. Students have the option of registering for courses for formal credits but
are not required to do so. Please contact Dr. Mina Mina for course registration.

D1 Students Course:          GRAD 6998-001 - Continuous Registration
Dental School                (class# 3893)

D2 Students Course:          GRAD 6998-001 - Continuous Registration
Dental School                (class# 3893)

Third Year:
Ph.D. Program Studies

Fourth Year:
Ph.D. Program Studies

Fifth Year:
Ph.D. Program Studies

D3 Students Course:          GRAD 6999-001 - Continuous Registration
Clinical Training            (class# 3894)

D4 Students Course:          GRAD 6999-001 - Continuous Registration
Clinical Training            (class# 3894)

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Biomedical Science Ph.D - Daily Schedule –Fall 2015
MONDAY
9:00---10:30am     MEDS       6448   F40   Foundations of Biomedical Science I
12:00 – 1:00pm     MEDS       6497   F40   MB and B Journal Club
12:00 – 1:00pm     MEDS       6497   F41   Cell Biology Journal Club
12:00 – 1:00pm     MEDS       5323   F40   Genetics and Developmental Biology Journal Club
1:15 – 2:45pm      MEDS       5341   F40   Molecular Neurobiology of Excitable Membranes
1:30----2:30pm     MEDS       6447   F40   Tool Kit for Scientific Communication (cancelled)
3:00----5:00pm     MEDS       5418   F40   Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
3:00 –- 5:00pm     MEDS       5309   F40   Molecular Basis of Disease

TUESDAY
9:00 –-10:30am     MEDS       5329   F40   Immunobiology I (Sept – Oct)
9:00---10:30am     MEDS       5330   F40   Immunobiology II ((Oct – Dec)
9:30 – 11:30am     MEDS       5372   F40   Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
11:00-12:00pm      MEDS       6445   F40   Skeletal Biology
1:30--- 2:30pm     MEDS       5351   F40   Biochemistry II
2:30 – 4:30pm      MEDS       5335   F40   Advanced Molecular and Cellular Immunology
4:00 – 7:00pm      CLTR       5359   F40   Principles of Clinical and Translational Research III
5:00 – 8:00pm      MEDS/BME   6450   F40   Optical Microscopy & Bio-imaging
WEDNESDAY
9:00--- 10:30am    MEDS       6448   F40   Foundations of Biomedical Science I
12:00 – 1:00pm     MEDS       6497   F44   Neuroscience Journal Club
12:00 – 1:30pm     MEDS       6497   F43   Immunology Journal Club
1:15 – 2:45pm      MEDS       5341   F40   Molecular Neurobiology of Excitable Membranes
3:00----5:00pm     MEDS       5418   F40   Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
4:00----7:00pm     MEDS       6455   F40   Introduction to Systems Biology
4:00----7:00pm     BME        6086   F40   Introduction to Systems Biology
4:00 –- 7:00pm     CLTR       5357   F40   Principles of Clinical and Translational Research I

THURSDAY
9:00 – 10:30am     MEDS       5329   F40   Immunobiolgy I (Sept – Oct)
9:00 – 10:30am     MEDS       5330   F40   Immunobiology II (Oct – Dec)
9:30 – 10:30am     MEDS       5372   F40   Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
11:00-12:00pm      MEDS       6445   F40   Skeletal Biology
1:30 --- 2:30pm    MEDS       5351   F40   Biochemistry II
2:30 –- 4:30pm     MEDS       5335   F40   Advanced Molecular and Cellular Immunology
3:00----5:00pm     CLTR       5000   F40   Graduate Seminar in Clinical and Translational Res.
3:00----5:00pm     MEDS       5384   F40   Brain Microcircuits
3:00----5:00pm     BME        6086   F40   Brain Microcircuits
3:00----5:00pm     MEDS       5378   F40   Computational Neuroscience

FRIDAY
9:00--10:30am      MEDS       6448   F40   Foundations of Biomedical Science I
12:00--1:00pm      MEDS       6497   F42   Skeletal, Craniofacial & Oral Biology Journal Club
12:00--1:00pm      MEDS       6497   F45   Cell Analysis & Modeling Journal Club

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Biomedical Science Ph.D. Courses: Fall 2015
MEDS 5309-F40                Molecular Basis of Disease                                                          (2cr.)
(Class#13703)
The Molecular Basis of Disease is designed for first year MD/PhD students and first and second year PhD students. There are no
formal requirements. This course investigates the molecular basis of a broad range of human diseases, starting with fundamental
biological concepts and covering current controversies in disease mechanisms. The format is lecture, discussion, and group
debate. The final exam is a news and views topic paper on one of the diseases covered in the course.

Instructor:       K. Dodge-Kafka        860-679-2452                       dodge@uchc.edu
Dates:            08/31/15-12/07/15
Day/Time:         Mondays 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location:         E-2036

MEDS 5323-F40                  Genetics and Developmental Biology Journal Club                                  (1cr.)
(Class#13711)
Reading and discussion of current research in the field of developmental biology with emphasis on molecular aspects. Periodic
presentation of research papers and active discussion will be expected of all participants.

Instructor:      W. Mohler               860-679-1833                     wmohler@uchc.edu
Dates:           08/31/15-12/07/14
Day & Time:      Mondays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location:        R 1401(400 Farmington Ave)

MEDS 5329-F40                  Immunobiology I                                                                (2cr.)
(Class#13712)
An overview of basic concepts in immunology including the development and function of cells that comprise both the innate and
adaptive arms of the immune system.. Followed by MEDS 5330-F40. Students must register for each course separately.

Instructor:      L. Cauley                860-679-3866                  lcauley@uchc.edu
Dates:           09/01/15-10/22/15
Day/Time:        Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
                 Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location:        EG052

MEDS 5330-F40                     Immunobiology II                                                            (2cr.)
(Class#13713)
This course is a continuation of MEDS 5329. Material covered will include immune responses to tumors, infectious disease, organ
transplants and vaccination, as well as the underlying mechanisms of hypersensitivity and autoimmunity.
Prerequisite: MEDS 5329-F40 or equivalent

Instructor:      L. Cauley               860-679-3866                  lcauley@uchc.edu
Dates:           10/27/15 12/17/15
Day/Time:        Tuesdays, 9:00--10:30a.m.
                 Thursdays, 9:00--10:30a.m.
Location:        EG052

MEDS 5335-F40            Advanced Molecular and Cellular Immunology                                           (4cr.)
(Class#13714)
Advanced publications from peer reviewed journals will be used for in-depth group discussion of a diverse range of topics within the
field of Immunology. Emphasis will include relevance to human health and translational science.

Students should have completed Immunobiology I and Immunobiology II before taking this course. These requirements may
be waived by the course director on a case-by-case basis.
Students are requested to notify the director when they register for the course (kkhanna@uchc.edu)

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Instructor:       K. Khanna                860-679-4610                     kkhanna@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/03/15-12/15/15
Day/Time:         Tuesdays, 2:30- 4:30p.m.
                  Thursdays, 2:30- 4:30p.m.
Location:         L-3094

MEDS 5341-F40                  Molecular Neurobiology of Excitable Membranes                                          (3 cr.)
(Class#13715)
Ion channels play central roles in many cellular activities, including membrane excitability and synaptic transmission. The purpose of
this course is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the structure, function, and biophysical properties of all major
classes of ion channels, including potassium channels, sodium channels, calcium channels, chloride channels, TRP (transient receptor
potential) channels , and ligand-gated channels (e. g. acetylcholine receptors). Reference for this course will include the book Ion
Channels of Excitable Membranes by Bertil Hille (Third edition), review articles on specific topics, and high-impact research articles.
Grades will be based on participation in the class discussion as well as a presentation at the end of the semester. Postdoctoral fellows
and upper level graduate students are welcome to audit this course and participate fully in the discussions.

Faculty teaching this course (based on last year): Srdjan Antic, Duck O. Kim, Eric S. Levine, Leslie M. Loew, Richard Mains,
Douglas L. Oliver, Boris Slepchenko,, Zhao-Wen Wang, Lixia Yue

Please contact Dr. Zhao-Wen Wang (zwwang@uchc.edu) if you need further information.

Instructor:         Z. Wang                 860-679-7659                       zwwang@uchc.edu
Dates:              09/02/15-12/16/15
Day/Time:           Mondays,      1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
                    Wednesdays 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Location:           E-4036

MEDS 5351-F40                        Biochemistry II (Biophysical Methods)                                           (3cr)
(Class#13716)
Modern biochemistry utilizes a wide range of powerful and sophisticated instrumentation to analyze the properties and interactions of
biological molecules in vitro and in vivo. Biochemistry II is a 3-credit course that revisits fundamental aspects of biochemistry from
the perspective of modern methodological approaches. The course meets twice a week. There will be a weekly homework set
consisting of specific data to analyze or interpret that will be due before the following week.
.
Instructor:        J. Hoch                      860-679-3566                               Hoch@Uchc.edu
Dates:             09/01/15-12/11/15
Day/Time:         Tuesdays, 1:30- 2:30p.m.
                   Thursdays, 1:30-2:30p.m.
Location:         L-2009

MEDS 5372-F40                            Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience                                            (3cr)
(Class#13717)
This one-semester course is organized in the form of (1) seminars, (2) paper discussions, and (3) laboratory exercises using computer
simulations. The first part (Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience) provides an introduction to basic concepts in the study of
neurophysiology and molecular neurobiology, such as neurotransmitter synthesis and release, electrical and calcium signaling, cellular
basis of memory formation and neurological disease. The second part (Developmental Neurobiology) investigates the principles and
mechanisms that guide the formation of the nervous system from stem cells to the complex multicellular arrays needed for function.
Topics include neural induction and directed migration; genetic and molecular regulation of lineage decisions leading to neurons or
glia, etc. MEDS 5372 Course is an excellent addition to the strong stem-cell research effort at the University of Connecticut, focused
on cell replacement therapies for severe neurological diseases.               Prerequisite: College-level biology

Instructor:       R. Mohan                      860-679-2020                           Mohan@uchc.edu
                  R. Bansal                    860-679-1133                            bansal@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/01/15-12/10/15
Day/Time:         Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
                  Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location:          E-4036
MEDS 5378-F40                              Computational Neuroscience                                          (3cr.)
(Class#13718)
Students will study the function of single neurons and neural systems by the use of simulations on a computer. The course will
combine lectures and classroom discussions with conducting computer simulations. This course is intended for graduate students and
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senior undergraduate students, and is a part of: Neuroscience Program, UConn Health, and Biomedical Engineering Program,
University of Connecticut. Permission of instructor required.

Instructor:         D. Kim                  860-679-3690                            kim@uchc.edu
Dates:              9/03/15-12/10/15
Day & Time:         Thursdays, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Location:           E-4036

MEDS 5384-F40 (2cr) & BME 6086-002(3cr)                     Brain Microcircuits
(Class#13719)
Brain Microcircuits is a course for graduate students who wish to undertake a detailed analysis of the neuronal and synaptic
organization of the central nervous system. The focus of the course is the brain microcircuitry as seen in invertebrates and vertebrate
species, the cellular organization of the brain, and mechanisms that govern the activity of networks of neurons. Students will learn
about the relationship of structure to function and discuss the neurons and organizations that create specific brain regions with
specialized functions. The emphasis will be on the nervous system in species for neuroscience research. The course assumes some
prior exposure to neuroscience. The course is conducted in informal, small-group sessions and is designed for graduate students and
upper level undergraduates who are engaged in research.

Each week all students are assigned an original research article or a chapter in the text to present. Grades are based on classroom
discussion and a final term paper.

        Required texts: Shepherd G, Grillner S. (2010) Handbook of Brain Microcircuits, First Edition. Oxford Univ Press,
         ISBN13: 9780195389883; ISBN10: 0195389883.

       Prerequisite: All students are expected to have some familiarity with neuroscience from previous courses. Graduate
        Students: An introductory neuroscience course is preferred, (e.g. PNB 5301, MEDS 5372, MEDS 5371). Permission of
        instructor is required for BME 6086.
        Undergraduates: Instructor consent for MEDS 5384 is required. BME students: Instructor consent required.

Instructor:         D. Oliver                 860-679-2241                                 doliver@uchc.edu
Dates:              09/03/15-12/10/15
Day & Time:         Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Location:           L-4031

MEDS 5418-F40                        Stem Cells & Regenerative Biology                                             (3 cr.)
(Class#13720)
Taught by a team of experts, this course is largely based on current literature. It is designed to introduce the basic molecular cell
biology and genetics of embryonic and adult stem cells as well as the induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and their differentiation
into major cell lineages. The course will emphasize the use of stem cells in modeling human development and disease in a dish, and
studying the mechanisms of disease and drug discovery, topics that should impact any major discipline of the biomedical sciences.

Grade is based on class participation, paper presentation and writing a brief review article on a major recent development.

Instructor:       A. Das                   860-679-3405                                adas@uchc.edu
Dates:            08/31/15-12/16/15
Day & Time:       Mondays      3:00--5:00p.m.
                  Wednesdays 3:00--5:00p.m.
Location:         E-5036

MEDS 6445- F40                            Skeletal Biology                                                       (2cr)
(Class#13729)
Skeletal Biology is a combination lecture and literature discussion course with a focus on the appendicular skeleton in development,
bone homeostasis, disease and repair. Topics include limb skeletal patterning, endochondral ossification, genetic disorders of bone and
cartilage, molecular and hormonal control of bone remodeling, mechanical stress and fracture, osteoimmunology, osteoarthritis, and
bone and cartilage tissue engineering. The course introduction and the weekly lectures will include broad background material. In
addition, we will go in depth into topics where UConn Health faculty has active research programs.

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The course will meet twice per week. The format is a one-hour lecture, typically on Tuesdays, and a one-hour discussion of an
assigned paper relevant to that lecture mostly on Thursdays.

Instructor:       P. Maye                   860-679-7347                         pmaye@uchc.edu
Dates:           09/01/15-12/15/15
Day & Time:      Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
                 Thursdays 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Location:        E-2036

MEDS 6447-F40                      Tool Kit for Scientific Communication          Cancelled                         (1cr.)
(Class#15029)
Effective communication is critical to success in a scientific career. Through weekly lectures and workshops, this Pass-Fail course
will build skills in scientific communication including seminars, posters, abstracts, manuscripts, curriculum vitae and more. Writing
skills will include basic elements of style, organization, and development of hypotheses, rationale, and specific aims. Presentation
skills will emphasize clarity, logical sequence, and verbal expression. Students will write an abstract and an aims page; critique
seminars, posters, aims and papers for style and effectiveness; and practice giving short oral summaries of their research project. This
is not a grants-writing course.

Instructor:       C Dealy                 860-679-1193                           dealy@uchc.edu
Dates             08/31/15-12/14/15
Day /Time:        Mondays, 1:30- 2:30p.m.
Location:         EM 029

MEDS 6448-F40                       Foundations of Biomedical Science I                                             (4cr)
(Class#14939)
Due to the diverse background of our entering first-year students and the recognized importance that each student should enter their
thesis research years with a solid foundation of biomedical knowledge, this course has been designed to encompass topics considered
fundamental to any student pursuing a Ph.D. in any Area of Concentration in the Biomedical Science Graduate Program. The course
will combine an introduction to fundamental concepts along with a more in-depth analysis of the research that underlies some of these
ideas. A variety of topics will be examined in approximately one-week modules that will include a basic, introductory one hour
lecture on Mondays, a more in-depth discussion of one to two critical historical papers on an aspect of the topic on Wednesdays and
then a small group discussion on a more modern paper related to the area on Fridays. Periodically, the course will include
Consolidation weeks that discuss key methodologies in the context of new concepts or concepts previously discussed. The course is
designed to be taken in conjunction with its partner course Foundations of Biomedical Science II in the spring.

Instructor      S. Chamberlain                          860-679-4433                        chamberlain@uchc.edu
                A. Cowan                                860-679-1449                        acowan@uchc.edu
                C. Heinen                               860-679-7639                        cheinen@uchc.edu
Dates:          08/31/15-12/18/15
Day/Time:        Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Location:       TBA
 MEDS 6450- F40 & BME 6450-001                         Optical Microscopy & Bio-Imaging                          (3cr)
(Class#13730)
This course will cover several aspects of state of the art biological and biophysical imaging. We will begin with an overview of
geometrical optics and optical and fluorescence microscopy, with an emphasis on instrumentation. The bulk of the course will focus
on advanced imaging techniques including nonlinear optical processes (multi-photon excitation, second harmonic generation, and
stimulated Raman processes), as well as laser tweezers and single molecule microscopy. Special emphasis will be given to current
imaging literature and experimental design.

Instructor:        J. Yu                              860-679-7680                        jyu@uchc.edu
Dates:             08/31/15-12/15/15
Day/Time:          Tuesdays, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location:          R-1609 (400 Farmington Ave)

MEDS 6455-F40/BME 6086-001                    Introduction to Systems Biology                                   (3cr)
(Class#13733)
The course will guide students into a biology world as seen by engineers, physicists,
mathematicians and computer scientists. We will discuss different kinds of predictive mathematical models
and their dynamical behavior; stability, switching and stochasticity of a biological system; resources needed

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to start building a model; models exchange, simulation and visualization; public databases and software tools
available for a modeler. The goal is to provide the necessary background to read modeling papers, choose
Systems Biology resources that will help in biological projects, and be able to select a modeling technique
appropriate for a given biological project.

Instructor:        M. Blinov                           860-679-6081                blinov@uchc.edu
                   I. Moraru                           860-679-2908                moraru@uchc.edu
Dates:             09/02/15-12/09/15
Day/Time:          Wednesdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location:          R 1673 (400 Farmington Ave)

MEDS 6495-F40                       Independent Study                                                           (Credits: 1-6)

Please complete the Independent Study Registration form and submit to the Office of the Registrar – AM-039.
http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_indstudy.pdf

A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in the biomedical sciences under faculty supervision.
Consent of instructor required.

Instructor:       TBA
Location:         TBA

MEDS 6496-F40                     Laboratory Rotation                                                         (Credits: vary)

Please complete the Laboratory Rotation Registration form and submit to the Office of the Registrar – AM-039.
http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_labrotation.pdf

Instructor:       TBA
Location:         TBA
MEDS 6497-F40                     Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Journal Club                                     (1cr.)
(Class#13745)
Students will learn how to critically read papers and present scientific information clearly and succinctly to an interested audience.
Students will also learn to participate in scientific discussion as active members of a scientific community

Instructor:       K. Dodge-Kafka                        860-679-2452                   dodge@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/14/15-12/07/15
Day/Time:         Mondays, 12:00- -1:00p.m.
Location:         E-2036
MEDS 6497-F41               Cell Biology Journal Club                                                      (1cr.)
(Class#13746)
Students are expected to learn the art of scientific presentation, by transforming from being a student to becoming a teacher in a
friendly environment. Fellow students and participating faculty will help your transformation by demonstrating how interesting papers
of students’ choice are selected, how to organize the presentation, and how to answer questions from the audience. Special emphasis is
encouraged to pick papers relevant to current research in the field of cell biology. Typical presentation may come from many fields
including immunology, neuroscience, cancer biology, basic cell and molecular biology, systems biology, genomics, and informatics.
Students are expected to participate in periodic presentation of research papers and active discussion. All students who are in the Cell
Biology area of concentration are required to enroll in the Journal Club until the final date for thesis defense is set

Instructor:        D. Han                      860-679-2444                 han@nso1.uchc.edu
                   G. Fong                     860-679-2373                 fong@nso2.uchc.edu
Dates:             09/14/15-12/14/15
Day/Time:          Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
Location:          E-5036
MEDS 6497-F42                 Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Journal Club                               (1cr.)
(Class#13747)
This is a journal club devoted to the area of skeletal and craniofacial biology in development, disease, and regenerative medicine. This
class is open to any graduate student, and is a required course for students in the Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology
concentration. Weekly presentations are given of either a current literature paper, or for more advanced students, the student’s own
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graduate research. The class is attended by interested faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff. Following the presentation and questions,
the student is given the opportunity to hear specific comments regarding areas of strengths and areas for potential improvement from
the faculty. This course provides an opportunity for a student to develop skills in assimilating and presenting current literature, or their
own work, in a seminar setting, and to friendly critical input from faculty and colleagues. Research presentations from SCOB faculty
and postdoctoral fellows are also incorporated into the Journal Club schedule when possible. This provides an opportunity for
participants to become aware of the types of research ongoing within the Skeletal, Craniofacial, and Oral Biology program, and
facilitates interactions among individuals in various research programs. Suggested topic areas for SCOB Journal Club are: cartilage
and bone biology; skeletal tissue regeneration; limb and craniofacial development; growth factors and signaling in skeletal tissue; oral-
skeletal genetics and disease; biomaterials in skeletal tissue repair.

Instructor:       S-K Lee                         860-679-8177                           slee@uchc.edu
                  A. Sanjay                       860-679-4649                           asanjay@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/04/15-12/11/15
Day/Time:         Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00p.m.
Location:         EM-029

MEDS 6497-F43                         Immunology Journal Club                                                    (1cr.)
(Class#13748)
The Immunology Journal Club represents weekly sessions that are an important part of the Immunology Training Program. Students,
in consultation and with guidance from faculties and the Director of the IJC, select a current research article that has made a
significant contribution to the field, and present appropriate background related to the paper, introduction, methods, experimental
results (the figures included in the article itself) and discussion. The articles selected by the students have to be approved by the
course director. The student leads the discussion of the paper and receives feedback from the faculty, students and post docs that
attend the journal club. The integral part of the presentation is to highlight overall significance of the paper for basic science and give
clinical and translational relevance, indicate strengths and weaknesses and give a prospective to the field. Presentations are evaluated
by two faculty and two student referees who provide presenters with written evaluation forms that reflect strengths and weaknesses
and suggestions to improve. The journal club offers a valuable opportunity for the students to learn about the state of the current
research and provides an invaluable setting for the exchange of scientific ideas.

Instructor:       A. Medvedev               860- 679- 7979                          medvedev@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/02/15-12/16/15
Day/Time:         Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:30p.m.
Location:         L-3094

MEDS 6497-F44                      Neuroscience Journal Club                                                        (1cr.)
(Class#13749)

Instructor:   R. Mohan                   860-679-2020                            Mohan@uchc.edu
              D. Kim                     860-679-3690                            kim@uchc.edu
Dates:        09/02/15-12/16/15
Day/Time:     Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00p.m.
Location:     E-4036
MEDS 6497-F45         Cell Analysis and Modeling Journal Club                                                      (1 cr.)
(Class#13750)

Instructor:       M. Blinov                860-679-6081                            blinov@uchc.edu
Dates:            09/03/15-12/17/15
Day/Time:         Fridays 12:00--1:00p.m.
Location:         Demo Room, R1401, 400 Farmington Avenue

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DOCTORAL RESEARCH CREDITS, DISSERTATION PREPARATION,
                              AND CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION

GRAD 6950                      Doctoral Research                                                                       (1-9 Credits)
This course is to be used by those students who are candidates for the doctoral degree who are performing required research for the
Ph.D. dissertation or DMA paper on a full-time basis. Other courses may be taken concurrently and students may hold a
graduate assistantship. Full time-enrollment = total of 6 credits with an assistantship, 9 credits without. Section numbers equate to the
number of credits. The class number is listed after the catalog number and section.

GRAD 6950-001 (Class#3882)                   GRAD 6950-004 (Class#3885)                  GRAD 6950-007 (Class#3888)
GRAD 6950-002 (Class#3883)                   GRAD 6950-005 (Class#3886)                  GRAD 6950-008 (Class#3889)
GRAD 6950-003 (Class#3884)                   GRAD 6950-006 (Class#3887)                  GRAD 6950-009 (Class#3890)

The majority of Ph.D. students will register for this course for Doctoral Research Credits.

GRAD 6960-001                     Full-time Doctoral Research                                                       (3cr.)
(Class#3891)
This course is to be used by those students who are candidates for the doctoral degree and who are performing required research for
the Ph.D. dissertation or DMA paper on a full-time basis. No other courses may be taken concurrently. Students cannot hold
graduate assistantships while taking this course. This course constitutes full-time enrollment.

Instructor:       Student’s Major Advisor
Day/Time:         By Arrangement
Location:         By Arrangement

GRAD 6930-001                      Full-time Directed Studies                                                            (3cr.)
(Class#3892)
This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time internship, field work experience, or other course of off-campus
study required by the student’s doctoral program. No other courses may be taken concurrently. This course constitutes full-time
enrollment status.

Instructor:       By Arrangement
Day/Time:         By Arrangement
Location:         By Arrangement

GRAD 6998-001                    Special Readings (Doctoral)                                                       (0cr)
(Class#3893)
Non-credit course used for Continuous Registration for students, excluding Graduate Assistants, who have not yet passed the general
examination
.
GRAD 6999-001                    Thesis/ Dissertation Preparation                                                  (0cr)
(Class#3894)
Non-credit course used for Continuous Registration for students, excluding Graduate Assistants, who have passed the general
examination.

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MASTER OF CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
                                 Courses--Fall 2015
CLTR 5000-F40                  Graduate Seminar in Clinical and Translational Research                          (3cr)
(Class#13690)
The Introduction to Clinical Research Course, utilizing lecture, the textbook Designing Clinical Research by Hulley and Cummings, et
al. (Fourth Edition) and practical application writing a research proposal, provides training in the methods of clinical investigation to
physicians and other health professionals. Permission number is required.

Instructor:               Anne Kenny                             860-679-4928                    kenny@uchc.edu
Day & Time:               Thursdays 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Start & End dates:        9/10/15 – 12/03/15
Location:                 Surgical Research Center Conference Room, L-1099 (UConn Health)
CLTR 5357-F40              Principles of Clinical and Translational Research I                                   (3cr.)
(Class#13687)
This is the first core course in research methods in clinical and translational research. The course covers observational studies, case
control and nonrandomized designs, survey research, experimental intervention studies, exposure, and genetic studies. Also covered
are: Issues in human subjects research, research ethics, participant recruitment and retention, computerized data management, grant
writing and searching the literature. (Open to students in the Master of Science program in Clinical and Translational Research
only) Permission number is required.

Instructor:              Howard Tennen                           860-679-5466                    tennen@uchc.edu
Day & Time:              Wednesdays, 4:00--6:55 p.m.
Start & End dates:       9/2/15 – 12/16/15
Location:                Neuroscience Conference RoomARB-E4036 (UConn Health)
CLTR 5359-F40               Principles of Clinical and Translational Research III                              (3cr.)
(Class#13688)
This is the third core course in Research Methods, Biostatistics and Topics in Clinical and Translational Research. The course includes
information on the FDA, Instrument Development, and Secondary Data Analysis. Other topics include writing and presenting
scientific information. (Open to students in the Master of Science program in Clinical and Translational Research only).
Permission number is required.

Instructor:                Richard Stevens                          860-679-5475                   bugs@uchc.edu
Day & Time:                Tuesdays, 4:00--6:55 p.m.
Start & End dates:         09/01/15-12/15/15
Location:                  Neuroscience Conference RoomARB-E4036 (UConn Health)
CLTR 5407-F40                 Clinical and Translational Research Practicum                               (Variable credits: 1-12)
(Class#13689)
This course seeks to provide practical training in the formulation and conduct of clinical and translational research. Specific aspects
that will be covered during the 9-12 total hours of the practicum will be: the identification of a specific research question and its
specification as one or more aims, review of the relevant literature, and specification of the methods to be employed in the conduct of
the study, including experience in recruitment and retention of subjects, an IRB application and HIPAA documents preparation. The
student will initiate a research project and participate in data collection and analysis, culminating in a report of the findings. These
activities will be monitored and mentored by a research advisor who is a member of the Graduate Faculty. (Open to students in the
Master of Science program in Clinical and Translational Research only). Permission number is required.

Instructor:              Anne Kenny/ Various Faculty            860-679-4928                    kenny@uchc.edu
Day & Time:              TBA
Start & End dates:       08/31/15-12/11/15
Location:                TBA
MEDS 6495-F40                     Independent Study                                                     (Credits: 1-6)

Please complete the Independent Study Registration form and submit to the Office of the Registrar – AM-039.
http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_indstudy.pdf
A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in the biomedical sciences under faculty supervision.
Consent of instructor required.

Instructor:       To be arranged
Location:         To be arranged

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MASTER OF DENTAL SCIENCE
                                           Daily Schedule—Fall 2015
MONDAY
7:30am-9:00am             DENT 5438                   Craniofacial Growth & Development
5:15pm-7:15pm             DENT 5437                   Principles of Oral Microbiology & Infections

TUESDAY
8:00 am-9:30am            DENT 5435                   General Pathology
5:15pm-6:45pm             DENT 5439                   Research Methods in Epidemiology

WEDNESDAY
10:00am-12:00pm            DENT 5440                  Integrating Biotechnology with Clinical Dentistry

THURSDAY
8:00am. – 9:30 a.m.        DENT 5444                  Epidemiology of Oral Diseases: Interpreting the Literature

FRIDAY
8:00am--9:30am             DENT 5457                  Evidence Based Dentistry

By Arrangement with Instructor
DENT 5442              Biomechanics in Dental Science 2
DENT 5449              Perio-Pathobiology II
DENT 5500              Oral Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging and Interpretation
DENT 5502              Oral Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging and Interpretation
DENT 6461              Clinical Radiation Sciences: Physics and Biology (Part A)

Additional Course Offerings
DENT 5495               Independent Study in Dental Science
GRAD 5950               Master’s Thesis Research
GRAD 5960               Full-time Master’s Research
GRAD 5930               Full-time Directed Studies
GRAD 5998               Special Readings (Master’s) – Continuous Registration – No Plan A on File
GRAD 5999               Thesis Preparation – Continuous Registration – Must Have Plan A on File

GRAD 5998-001              Special Readings (Master’s) – Continuous Registration for Plan B              (0cr.)
(Class#3933)
Non-credit course used for Continuous Registration for students who do not have an approved plan of study on file who are not taken
credit bearing course work in the Graduate School for the semester.

GRAD 5999-001               Thesis Preparation- Continuous Registration for Plan A                       (0cr.)
(Class#3881)
Non-credit course used for Continuous Registration for students who do have an approved plan of study on file who are not taking
credit bearing courses in the Graduate School for the semester.

DENT 6000-F40               Practicum—Full time Residency                                                     (0 cr.)
(Class#15515)
Enrollment restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Dental Science who are registered full-time for clinical work.

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MASTER OF DENTAL SCIENCE COURSES: FALL 2015
DENT 5435- F40               General Pathology                                                               (2cr.)
(Class#13691)

Instructor:      Y. Frontera
Dates:           9/15/15 – 12/22/15
Day/Time:        Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Location:        MDL Classroom (McManus room)

DENT 5437-F40               Principles of Oral Microbiology & Infections                                     (2cr.)
(Class#13692)
This course provides an overview of microbiology and host-pathogen interactions in relation to oral diseases. Various topics
will be covered including basic microbiology and immunology principles. These are intended to provide the students with
necessary knowledge to further understand the mechanisms behind a variety of oral-related infectious diseases. The most
common infections related to the oral cavity will also be specifically discussed including the microorganisms associated with
them, the host responses they engender and the means for their control and destruction

Instructor:      P. Diaz                       860-679-3702
Dates:           9/7/15 – 12/14/15
Day/Time:        Monday 5:15--7:15p.m.
Location:        L-7106, Periodontology conf room

DENT 5438-F40             Craniofacial Growth & Development                                                  (2cr.)
(Class#13693)

Instructor:      M. Upadhyay
Dates:           9/7/15 – 12/14/15
Day/Time:        Monday 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location:        L7075

DENT 5439-F40             Research Methods in Epidemiology                                                    (1cr.)
(Class#13694)

Instructor:      R. Aseltine                 860-679-3282
Dates:           10/06/15 – 11/24/15
Day/Time:        Tuesday 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Location:        LM034 Friend’s Lecture Room

DENT 5440-F40              Integrating Biotechnology with Clinical Dentistry                                (3cr.)
(Class#13695)
Molecular, cellular and tissue mechanisms operating during normal and abnormal development. Illustrate current
biochemical microdissections and tissue culture procedures as applied to developmental biology. Lectures and discussion

Instructor:      E. Rossomando
Dates:           9/2/15 – 12/09/15
Day/Time:        Wednesday 10:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:        L7075

DENT 5442-F40              Biomechanics in Dental Science 2                                                 (1cr.)
(Class#13696)
History and critical review of orthodontic appliance systems. The relationship between treatment planning and therapy is
explored. Detailed biomechanical analysis of appliance therapy. Lectures, seminars and demonstrations. Prerequisite:
DENT 5441

Instructor:      R. Nanda                         860-679-2349                       nanda@uchc.edu
Dates:           By arrangement
Day/Time:        By arrangement
Location:        By arrangement

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DENT 5444-F40                Epidemiology of Oral Diseases: Interpreting the Literature                       (2cr.)
(Class#13697)
The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of epidemiologic principles to enable the critical
review of the literature and to provide a methodological framework with which to better understand basic statistics. An
overview of the specific epidemiology of oral diseases will be provided. Enrollment limit: 12

Instructor:      D. Pendrys               860-679-3820                        pendrys@uchc.edu
Dates:           08/27/15-12/10/15
Day & Time:      Thursday 8:00 – 9:30a.m.
Location:        L-6105

DENT 5449-F40             Perio-Pathobiology II                                                              (3cr.)
(Class#13702)

Instructor:      S. Thacker
Dates:           By arrangement
Day & Time:      By arrangement
Location:        By arrangement

DENT 5457-F40              Evidence Based Dentistry                                                          (2cr)
(Class#13698)

Instructor:      D. Pendrys                860- 679-3820                       pendrys@uchc.edu
Dates:           08/28/15-12/4/15
Day & Time:      Friday 8:00 – 9:30a.m.
Location:        L-6105

DENT 5500-F40            Oral Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging & Interpretation                         (2cr.)
(Class#113699)
Seminar course examining interpretation of images produced by various techniques used in diagnosis of diseases involving the
oral maxillofacial complex.

Instructor:      A. Lurie                  860-679-4049                          lurie@uchc.edu
Dates:           By arrangement
Day & Time:      By arrangement
Location:        By arrangement

DENT 5502-F40            Oral Maxillofacial Diagnostic Imaging & Interpretation                         (2cr.)
(Class#13700)
Seminar course examining interpretation of images produced by various techniques used in diagnosis of diseases involving the
oral maxillofacial complex.

Instructor:      A. Lurie                  860-679-4049                          lurie@uchc.edu
Dates:           By arrangement
Day & Time:      By arrangement
Location:        By arrangement

DENT 6461-F40            Clinical Radiation Sciences: Physics and Biology (Part A)                               (2cr.)
(Class#13701)

Instructor:      A. Lurie                  860-679-4049                           lurie@uchc.edu
Dates:           By arrangement
Day & Time:      By arrangement
Location:        By arrangement

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DENT 5495-F40                      Independent Study in Dental Science                                (credits: 1-6)

(Please Completed Independent Study Registration form and submit to the Office of the Registrar- AM-039.
http://studentservices.uchc.edu/registrar/gradschool/forms/form_indstudy.pdf
Independent Study (MSDS or PhD Students only)
A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in dental Science under faculty supervision

Instructor:   By arrangement
Date/Time:    By arrangement
Location:     By arrangement

GRAD 5930-001                    Full-time Directed Studies                                                   (3cr.)
(Class#3880)
This course denotes that the student is participating in a full-time internship, field work experience, or other course of off-
campus study required by the student’s master’s program. No other courses may be taken concurrently.

Instructor: By arrangement

GRAD 5950                          Master’s Thesis Research                                         (1-9 credits)
This course is to be used by those students who are performing required research for the Master’s Thesis paper. Other
courses may be taken concurrently and students may hold a graduate assistantship. Full-time enrollment = total of 6 credits.
Section numbers equate to the number of credits. The class number is listed after the catalog number and section.

GRAD 5950-001 (Class#3870)                 GRAD 5950-004 (Class#3873)                GRAD 5950-007 (Class#3876)
GRAD 5950-002 (Class#3871)                 GRAD 5950-005 (Class#3874)                GRAD 5950-008 (Class#3877)
GRAD 5950-003 (Class#3872)                 GRAD 5950-006 (Class#3875)                GRAD 5950-009 (Class#3878)

Instructor: Student’s Major Advisor

GRAD 5960-001                      Full-time Master’s Research                                                 (3cr.)
(Class#3879)
This course is to be used by those students who are candidates for the master’s degree and who are performing required
research for the master’s thesis on a full-time basis. No other courses may be taken concurrently. Students cannot hold
graduate assistantships while taking this course.

Instructor: Student’s Major Advisor

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GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC HEALTH

                                       COURSE OFFERINGS: FALL 2015
                                         August 31 – December 11, 2015
                                             David Gregorio, Director (860) 679-5480
                                    Morgan Spencer, Program Coordinator (860) 679-5489
                                    Barbara Case, Administrative Assistant (860) 679-1503
                                  Lauri McCarthy, Administrative Assistant (860) 679-1510

NOTE: Master of Public Health and doctoral students are encouraged to register early to assure entry into courses of
choice; registration for degree students begins on March 30, 2015. Registration opens for non-degree students on April 6.
Thanksgiving Recess is Sunday, November 22- Saturday, November 28.

                         PUBLIC HEALTH DAILY SCHEDULE-FALL 2015
  Location             Monday                     Tuesday                     Wednesday                    Thursday
 Farmington         PH Research              Health Administration*        Law & Public Health*          Intro to
                    Methods*                                                                      Epidemiology/Biostats
                                                                                                            I*
                      Public Health          Women, PH &                    Maternal and Child    Topics in Intermediate
                        Agencies             Reproduction                        Health                Biostatistics

                                            Human Rights and Health                SAS               Injury & Violence
                                                                                   Data                  Prevention
                                                                                   Mgmt.
                                                                                                      Envio
                                                                                                      Impacts
                                                                                                      Childs
                                                                                                      Health

     Htfd             Health Care                                        Risk Mgmt & Insurance
                      Mgmt & Org.

   Online              Foundations
                        of PH &
                        Disability

    Storrs      Critical Issues in Health      Program Planning                                           Spec
                       Promotion                and Evaluation                                          Topics
                                                                                                         Health
                                                                                                        Wellness
    *Core MPH Courses
   ** PhD Courses

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PUBH 5403- F40                           Health Administration                                                  (3 cr.)
(Class#13773)
Examination of past, present, and proposed approaches to the organization and management of health care services. Emphasis is on
the role and functioning of the manager and the evolution of health care policy and trends as they affect managerial roles. Permission
numbers required from MPH Office. Enrollment Limit: 35

Instructor:     Pamela Kilbey-Fox              860-912-0032                                kilbeyfox@uchc.edu
Date/Time:      9/01/15 - 12/8/15, Tuesday, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:       Farmington, Lecture Hall A, LM036, Main Floor

PUBH 5406-F40                          Law and Public Health                                                         (3 cr.)
(Class#13776)
An introduction to the American legal system as it relates to health care and public health. Sessions present important applications of
law to health including the powers of state governments, public health at the federal level, hospital, physician and HMO liability,
emergency care and medical research, mental health law, reproductive health and the right to privacy, the right to refuse treatment and
end of life issues, privacy and confidentiality in health care, infectious disease law and disability discrimination, and public health
policy and advocacy. Permission numbers required from MPH Office. Non-Degree student enrollment only with instructor’s
permission. Enrollment limit: 50

Instructor:     Zita Lazzarini                       860-679-5494                                   lazzarini@uchc.edu
Date/Time:      9/2/15 - 12/09/15, Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:       Farmington, Patterson Auditorium, Ground Level

PUBH 5407-F40                        Practicum in Public Health                                                   (3 cr.)
(Class#13778)
Under faculty guidance, students undertake an organized set of activities that responds to an identified need of a public health agency
or health-related organization. The activities may involve the policy development, planning, implementation, administration or
evaluation of public health services, or a combination of such activities. Students should be appropriately advanced before initiating
the practicum. Permission numbers required from MPH Office after consent from instructor.

Instructor:     By arrangement
Date/Time:      By arrangement
Location:       By arrangement

PUBH 5408-F40                 Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics I                                 (3 cr.)
(Class#13779)
This is the first of a two-course sequence introducing students to concepts and methods of epidemiology, biostatistics and
public health research. Topics include nature of variability, common probability distributions,
causal reasoning, control of bias and confounding, descriptive and analytic design of observational and experimental
studies, principles of disease screening and clinical efficacy. Permission numbers required from Program office.

Instructor:     Scott Wetstone                      860-679-4440                                   wetstone@uchc.edu
Date/Time:      9/03/15 - 12/10/15 Thursday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:       Farmington, Lecture Room A, LMO36, Main Floor

PUBH 5419-F40                      Public Health Agencies                                                  (3 cr.)
(Class#13780)
Takes organization and management theory into practice. The focus is on governmental and non-profit agency management and
administration. Emphasis is on developing and defending budgets, personnel management, working within the political context, with
the community and with multiple agencies. This elective addresses Public Health Assurance. Enrollment Limit: 20

Instructor:      Karen Spargo                           203-881-3255                      karenspargo@nvhd.org
Date/Time:       8/31/15 - 12/07/15, Monday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:        Farmington, Classroom TBD, Main Floor
 PUBH 5431-F40                       Public Health Research Methods                                              (3 cr.)
(Class#13781)
 Introduction to conceptualization, methods, and analysis in public health research including: formulation of research questions and
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