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Curriculum

Biomedical Science Graduate Program Curriculum

Fall Semester

Type of Course Course # Title Semester Hour(s) Course Length
Core BMED:5207 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology 3 Semester
Core PCOL:5204 Basic Biostatistics & Experimental Design 1 6 Weeks
Elective   Subprogram specific courses or electives    
Professional Development  BMED:5208 Topics in Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology 1 Semester
Professional Development BMED:7777 Biomedical Science Seminar 1 Semester
Professional Development BMED:7888 Biomedical Science Research Arranged Semester

 

Spring Semester (Tentative)

Type of Course Course # Title Semester Hour(s) Course Length
Core PATH:5270 Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases 3 Semester
Core MMED:6260 Methods for Molecular/Translational Medicine 1 Semester
Elective   Subprogram specific courses or electives    
Professional Development BMED:XXXX Rigor & Reproducibility in Biomedical Science  1 Semester
Professional Development BMED:7777 Biomedical Science Seminar 1 Semester
Professional Development BMED:7888 Biomedical Science Research Arranged Semester

 

Course Description

BMED:5207 Principles Molecular & Cellular Biology. The goals of this course are to familiarize graduate students with important principles and key concepts in contemporary molecular and cellular biology; to help students develop the skills required to critically evaluate research publications; and to familiarize students with the experimental techniques utilized to test specific hypotheses. These goals will be achieved through formal lectures on specific topics, and discussions that focus on evaluation of published research papers (recent or classic).

BMED:5208 Topics in Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology. Research literature discussion that parallels subjects discussed in BMED:5207 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology.

BMED:XXXX Rigor & Reproducibility in Biomedical Science.  This one credit hour course will discuss the significance of the robust and unbiased experimental design, methods and their limitations, data collection and analysis of results, evaluation of the signification of results and data presentation. These approaches are essential to reproduce biomedical research findings by other investigators.

BMED:7777 Biomedical Science Seminar. Presentations of laboratory research from research rotations.  Invited guest lectures.  Professional development topics.

BMED:7888 Biomedical Science Research rotation. Students will do 3 lab rotations in the laboratories of BSP faculty members beginning the first week of the fall semester and ending with the last week of the Spring semester.

PCOL:5204 Basic Biostatistics & Experimental Design. Overview of theory of experimental design and data analysis in biological sciences; types of analyses available for common types of data generated in biomedical sciences; review of statistical methods; basic coverage of mathematical computations involved in various analytical tests.

PATH:5270 Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases. Critical analysis of pathogenesis models in a series of major human diseases; clinical presentations; analysis of cellular and molecular events leading to diseases; discussion of key papers from the primary scientific literature. 

MMED:6260 Methods for Molecular/Translational Medicine. Basic and advanced scientific techniques used to integrate biological questions in molecular and translational medicine.