Pain Models Rationale, Testing and Interpretation MSNBIO 2623 - Fall 2013
Mondays, 3:30-5:00 PM, Starzl BST Room 1495
Course Director: William R. Lariviere, email@example.com, BST W1356, 412-298-3684
Course Description: This course will focus on the design and analysis of animal and human pain models and will incorporate classroom presentations about various pain models (e.g., inflammatory, neuropathic, etc.). Classroom discussions will be based on assigned readings and include the relevant history and rationale for use of different tests/models, including critical assessment of strengths/weaknesses and limitations to interpretation of outcomes. Importantly, data acquisition, analysis and presentation will be included in evaluating the interpretability of outcomes.
* Dates specific lecture topics are presented may change.
Evaluation Methods: Students registered in the course will be evaluated based on their participation during lectures (25%), a paper (50%), and a final examination (25%). Students will select a topic for a paper from a given list of topics; the paper will be 10 double spaced pages, not including references, figures or tables. The final exam will be multiple choice and/or short essay questions.
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both the course director and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890/(412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.
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