[Coral-List] Summer 2018 Coral Histopathology Course

Esther Peters estherpeters at verizon.net
Sun Feb 11 20:04:51 EST 2018

The 3-credit graduate-level course, "Corals from the Inside Out: 
Comparative Histopathology," will be presented this summer at Nova 
Southeastern University's (NSU) Oceanographic Campus, Dania Beach, 
Florida, May 7-August 12, 2018.

This course presents the microscopic anatomy of scleractinian corals and 
gorgonians (Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa) to support studies on their 
ecology, physiology, reproduction, biochemistry, systematics, molecular 
biology/genetics, immunology, embryology, and pathology. Topics covered 
include histology; coral diseases; sample collection, preservation, 
processing, and histoslide preparation (lecture and discussion only, no 
laboratory); and slide reading of healthy and diseased specimens using 
light microscopy and virtual microscopy.

The course begins with online (Blackboard) readings, research, and 
assignments. Then credit or audit students meet at NSUOC July 9-13 for 
one week, full time (final exam for credit students will be given on 
July 13 and they must complete assignments before the course ends August 

Non-NSU students need to contact Caitlyn Nay (caitlyn.nay at nova.edu) to 
learn how to register and complete the paperwork. The cost is $3,882 for 
the 3-credit course or $1,941 to audit the course, plus application 
($50), registration ($30), and student services fee ($225) fees.

Students not living in the Dania Beach area can reserve a hotel room at 
a discounted rate. The Sleep Inn and Suites Ft. Lauderdale will have 
special rates for $69.99 per night plus tax. The hotel is located at 
1500 SE 5th Ave, Dania, FL 33004. Their phone number is (954) 874-1800. 
If you are interested in booking a room with this hotel, please let 
Caitlyn Nay know so she can provide you with our group name. All 
students will be responsible for travel, hotel, and meal expenses. No 
scholarships are available.

Esther C. Peters, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, Nova Southeastern University

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