Health Sciences And Technology

HT010.0  Human Functional Anatomy
Directors: Gehrke, Lee
Prerequisites: Enrollment priority provided to HST students; others by permission.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Offered: Fall.
Location: D Amp, TMEC 419/420- Lab
Time: 09/05/2018-12/14/2018; MWF; 1:30-6:00 pm
Description: Lectures, detailed laboratory dissections, and prosections provide a thorough exploration of the gross structure and function of the human body. Fundamental principles of bioengineering are employed to promote analytical approaches...
HT015.0  Matlab for Medicine
Directors: Cash, Sydney S.; Frosch, Matthew P.; Higgins, John M
Credits: 0.00 CREDITS (Required)
Offered: Year Long
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 08/11/2015- 9/3/2015; TUTH; 9:00- 12:00 PM
Description: This new course provides a hands-on introduction to the use of quantitative methods in medicine and health research. Each session will introduce a topic in quantitative techniques, provide an application to medicine, and lead...
HT020.0  Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
Directors: Bouxsein, Mary Larsen
Prerequisites: Anatomy & Pathology in HST curriculum or equivalent. Permission of instructor
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Offered January.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 01/07/2017- 02/01/2019; MTuF; 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Description: The course covers growth, development and structure of normal bone and joints, the biomechanics of bone connective tissues and response to stress, calcium and phosphate homeostasis and regulation by parathyroid hormone and vitamin...
HT030.0  Human Pathology
Directors: Mitchell, Richard Neal; Padera, Robert
Prerequisites: General courses in Biology, Biochem & Physics; previous or concomitant courses in gross anatomy, molecular bio & immunology strongly recommended.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Offered: Fall.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 9/4/2018 - 12/19/2018; TUTH; 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description: The course provides an introduction to the organization, structure and function of normal cells and tissues (functional histology); the pathologic principles of cellular injury, inflammation, circulatory disorders and atherosclerosis,...
HT040.0  Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
Directors: Crumpacker, Clyde S. II; Simon, Harvey Bruce
Prerequisites: Biochemistry required; Genetics useful, molecular biology strongly recommended.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Multiple)
Offered: Fall.
Location: TMEC 250, TMEC 343, 344 lab
Time: 9/4/2018- 12/19/2018; TU; 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM and TH; 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Description: The course will deal with the mechanisms of pathogenesis of bacteria, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, viruses and the fungi. Special emphasis will be placed on events at the molecular level. Topics have been selected for intrinsic interest...
HT060.0  Endocrinology
Directors: Breault, David T.; Kettyle, William Millen
Prerequisites: Permission of Course Director for non-HST students
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Multiple)
Offered: Spring.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 2/7/2019- 5/24/2019; TH; 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Description: Students will study physiology and pathophysiology of the human endocrine system. The format of the course will include both didactic lectures on the various glandular systems and live presentation of clinical cases with relevant...
HT070.0  Human Reproductive Biology
Directors: Koniaris, Anastasia Herta
Prerequisites: Basic biochemistry, physiology and anatomy.
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Fall.
Location: MIT bldg. 1-390
Time: 9/5/2018 - 10/24/2018; MW 1:00-5:00 PM
Description: This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of...
HT080.0  Hematology
Directors: Berliner, Nancy
Prerequisites: General biochemistry and familiarity with principles of physiology, immunology, human anatomy, and molecular biology.
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Second half Spring semester.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 02/06/2019-04/30/2019; WF; 8:00- 10:00 AM
Description: The course offers an intensive survey of the biology, physiology and pathophysiology of blood and the blood forming organs, with systematic consideration of hematopoiesis, blood cells, blood coagulation, blood groups, hematological...
HT090.0  Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
Directors: Edelman, Elazer Reuven
Prerequisites: HT030 or Permission of C.D.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Multiple)
Offered: Spring.
Location: MIT 56-114
Time: 2/4/2019-5/22/2019; M: 8:30-12:00; WF: 11:00-12.30 PM
Description: The course covers normal and pathologic physiology of the heart and vascular system. Instruction will emphasize the quantitative and molecular biological aspects of cardiovascular hemodynamics, electrophysiology, gross pathology...
HT100.0  Respiratory Pathophysiology
Directors: Hardin, Charles Corey; Roche, Ellen Tunney
Prerequisites: Background in science and human anatomy.
Credits: 3.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Spring.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 2/5/2019; TUTH 10:30 AM-12:30 PM (First half) ; 9:00 -11:00 AM (Second half) 4/2/2019-5/16/2019
Description: This course is designed as a first course in pulmonary biology in health and disease. The functional structure of the respiratory system and its physiology will be developed with the aid of quantitative models with relevance...
HT110.0  Renal Pathophysiology
Directors: Prochaska, Megan Lynn; Yeung, Melissa
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Credits: 3.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Spring.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 2/5/2019-5/20/2019; TUTH; 8:00-10:30 (first half); 11:00-12:30 (second half)
Description: The course presents the normal function of the kidney and its abnormal function in disease. The disorders of salt and water metabolism and of renal regulation of acid/base, potassium, calcium, blood pressure and renal pathology...
HT120.0  Gastroenterology
Directors: Flier, Sarah Nicole; Rutherford, Anna Elizabeth
Prerequisites: General courses in bio, organic & inorganic chem, physics & biochem recommended.
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Pathophys)
Offered: Fall.
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 10/29/2018- 12/17/2018; MW; 1:00-5:00 PM
Description: The most recent knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, and bioengineering of the gastrointestinal tract and the associated pancreatic, liver and biliary tract systems is presented and discussed. Gross...
HT130.0  Neuroscience
Directors: Assad, John A.; Frosch, Matthew P.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Multiple)
Offered: Fall.
Location: TMEC 250
Time: 9/5/2018- 12/19/2018; MW; 8:30- 12:00 PM and FRI 8:30- 10:00 AM
Description: HST 130/Neuro 200 is a comprehensive course in Neuroscience for HST medical students and graduate students. Basic principles of organization and function of the nervous system will be discussed with frequent reference to pathophysiology...
HT150.0  Principles of Pharmacology
Directors: Forman, Stuart A.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Offered: Spring (Jan- March)
Location: TMEC 250
Time: 1/2/2019- 3/20/2019; MW; 9:00-12:00 PM
Description: The object of the course is to teach students an approach to the study of pharmacologic agents. It is not intended to be a review of the pharmacopoeia. The focus will be on the basic principles of biophysics, biochemistry and...
HT160.0  Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in Modern Medicine
Directors: Garg, Salil; Musunuru, Kiran; Nissim, Sahar
Prerequisites: Background in biology and general biochemistry
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Offered: Fall.
Location: MIT E25-117 (subject to change)
Time: 9/11/2018- 12/23/2018; TU 2:00-5:00 PM
Description: This course will provide a firm foundation for understanding the relationship between molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and medicine. The goal is to develop explicit connections between...
HT175.0  Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Directors: Cherayil, Bobby J.; Pillai, Shiv S.
Prerequisites: Biology and basic molecular biology suggested.
Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Offered: Fall 9/6/2017-12/22/2017 WF 9am-12pm
Location: Ragon Institute
Description: Covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation including molecular structure and assembly of MHC...
HT190.0  Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Directors: Haneuse, Sebastien; Hernan, Miguel
Prerequisites: Knowledge of calculus. Medical and graduate students only
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Required)
Offered: Offered August
Location: TMEC 209
Time: 08/10/2015- 09/04/2015; MWF; 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Description: This course will present the fundamentals of biostatistics and epidemiology with the aim of training students how to comprehend critique and communicate findings from the biomedical literature. In the first part of this course,...
HT192.0  Medical Decision Analysis and Probabilistic Medical Inference
Directors: Westover, Michael Brandon
Prerequisites: Permission of course director; Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology HT190 (suggested)
Credits: 1.00 CREDITS (Non-Clinical Elective)
Offered: January
Location: MGH Wang ACC 7th floor
Time: 01/8/2019- 01/24/2019; TUTH; 2:00-5:00 PM
Description: As Olser famously said, “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.” Most physicians recognize that medical decision making requires navigating a tangled web of uncertain diagnostic and therapeutic data,...
HT220.0  Introduction to the Care of Patients
Directors: Heller, Howard Mark
Prerequisites: HST enrollment. Limited to MD candidates
Credits: 2.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Offered: January
Location: Various
Time: 01/07/2016- 01/28/2016; TH; 3:00- 5:00 PM
Description: Introduction To The Care of Patients provides students with clinical exposure to patients and physicians. Students observe physicians engaged in routine office medicine on a one/two student - one doctor basis. Opportunities to...
HT312.0  Clinical Reasoning Through CPCs
Directors: Byrne, Thomas N.
Credits: 1.00 CREDITS (Non-Clinical Elective)
Offered: Spring
Time: 4:00-6:30 in TMEC 448
Description: This longitudinal course will allow students in research labs to maintain clinical connections while developing and refining clinical reasoning through discussion and dissection of New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Pathologic...
IN710M.23  Introduction to Clinical Medicine
Directors: Goessling, Wolfram
Prerequisites: Year II standing. Pathophysiology. HST students only.
Credits: 8.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Offered: Spring.
Location: BWH various
Time: 1/3/2017- 3/24/2017;TUTHFRI; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Description: This course teaches the necessary skills for acquiring a complete patient history and performing a thorough physical examination. Emphasis is placed on communicating patient findings, both in written form and oral presentations....
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