Educational Programs

Educational Programs

Educational Programs


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Physiological principles provide the strong foundation for Dentists to understand the healthy workings of the body, and how things go awry in disease. The department of physiology has assembled expert lecturers in the various physiological systems of the body to provide the Dental Physiology course (PHYS 5013) to first year UT Health Science Center Dental students.

The areas that are important for practice of dentistry and understanding your patient’s health are emphasized. These include seven sections:

Cell Physiology
Cardiovascular Physiology
Respiratory Physiology
Renal Acid/Base Physiology
Gastrointestinal Physiology Click here to read more.

SPUR members

Summer Physiology Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

This ten week research program is designed for highly motivated college undergraduate students with a keen interest in research careers in biomedical science. The Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology offers an exciting and diverse array of research areas, geared toward understanding the cellular and molecular underpinnings of human physiology. We seek to understand how these factors influence whole organism physiology using a number of novel model systems and cutting edge technologies.

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