University of Southern California

Ostrow School of Dentistry

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

Craniofacial Biology (CBY)

CBY 561 Molecular Biology (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 561)

CBY 571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 571)

CBY 573 Molecular Embryology (4) Principles of developmental biology; emphasis on molecular genetics and cell and molecular mechanisms of tissue interaction and morphodifferentiation.

CBY 574 Statistical Methods in Bioexperimentation (3) Experimental design and analysis as applied to all levels of biologic organization; hypothesis construction; probability; univariate and multivariate analysis; basic epidemiology.

CBY 575 Biologic Basis of Oral-facial Disease (3, FaSpSm) Cell and molecular biology of oral tissues in disease: emphasis on immunopathology. (Duplicates credit in former CBY 575a).

CBY 576 Biochemical Aspects of Periodontal Disease (3, FaSpSm) Cell and molecular biology of oral tissues in disease; emphasis on molecular oral pathology. (Duplicates credit in former CBY 575b).

CBY 578 Pathological Conditions of the Craniofacial Complex (3, FaSpSm) Acquired and inherited, systemic and local disease resulting in clinical craniofacial morbidity: cellular and molecular expression as related to etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

CBY 579L Craniofacial Molecular Genetics (4) Principles and methodologies of mammalian molecular genetics; laboratory exercises applied to pre- and postnatal craniofacial growth and development.

CBY 580ab Seminars in Craniofacial Biology (2-2) Seminars presented by recognized researchers in the various disciplines relating to craniofacial biology; selected readings in preparation for discussion. Graded CR/NC.

CBY 582L Laboratory Methods (3) Contemporary methods of laboratory analysis, including theoretical and practical exposure to procedures and equipment in the research laboratory.

CBY 583 Craniofacial Clinical Genetics (4) Principles of human genetics; clinically oriented normal and abnormal human embryology; diagnosis and natural history of human craniofacial birth defects; genetic counseling and bioethics.

CBY 585 Systematic Research Writing (3, FaSpSm) Enhancement of critical research thinking by fulfilling anticipated conceptual components of the journal article; perfection of writing skills by correcting inter- and intrasentence flaws.

CBY 586x Scientific Writing Practicum (3) Development of writing skill while completing a discipline-required project (proposal, dissertation, journal article). Seminar and tutorial format. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CBY 585 or DENT 402.

CBY 587 Cell and Molecular Biology of Craniofacial Tissues (3) Contemporary cell and molecular biology as applied to the development, structure, and function of craniofacial tissues.

CBY 590 Directed Research (1-12) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

CBY 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

CBY 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8) Seminars on craniofacial biology in subject areas of special interest to faculty and students.

CBY 671 Epistemology and Ethos of Bioscience (2) Classical and contemporary thought on knowledge acquisition, truth, and method as applied to bioscience; characteristic spirit, beliefs, and moral assumptions of bioscientists in modern history.

CBY 672 Advances in Development and Differentiation (2) Integration of recent advances in cell and molecular developmental biology into classical and emerging thematic frameworks.

CBY 673 Biomineralization (2) Fundamental principles and mechanisms of matrix mediated biomineralization in model systems from bacteria to humans.

CBY 674 Advanced Oral Microbiology (2) Cell and molecular aspects of microbiology as applied to oral infections: microbial physiology and genetics; oral microbial ecology; host resistance factors in oral infections.

CBY 790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

CBY 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.