MSNBIO 2623 - Fall 2015

Pain Models —Rationale, Testing and Interpretation

(MSNBIO 2623, 2 semester hours)

Mondays 3:30 – 4:40 Starzl BST Room 1495 (THE NEW SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE)

Course Director: Sarah E. Ross, saross@pitt.edu, BST W1456, 412-624-9178

Course Description: This course will focus on the design and analysis of animal and human pain models. Classroom discussions will be based on the 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.

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January



Evaluation Methods: Students registered in the course will be evaluated based on their participation during lectures (25%), a mock review of a paper (50%), and a final examination (25%).

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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.

Previous MSNBIO 2623 Course Schedules:

Schedule - Fall 2013