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Curriculum of Study

Curriculum of Study PhD and MD/PhD Programs

Year 1 : Fall

Course Course Name Credits
GC 550 Foundations in Biomedical Sciences 10
CB 710 Seminar 01
CB 616 Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine 01
CB 920 Research 07
Total Credits 20
 

Year 1 : Spring I

Course Course Name Credits
CB 625 Mechanisms of Development 03
BI 525 Genetic Information Transfer 03
CB 730 Seminar 01
CB 626 Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine Do Not Register
CB 920 Research Variable
 

Note: Cumulative credits for Spring I & Spring II session must equal exactly 30 credits.

Year 1 : Spring II

Course Course Name Credits
GC 665 Cell Signaling 04
TE  531 Basic Concepts in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 02
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine Do Not Register
CB 636 Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology 01
CB 920 Research Variable
 

Note: Cumulative credits for Spring I & Spring II session must equal exactly 30 credits.

Year 1 : Summer

Course Course Name Credits
CB 570 Pathological Aspects of Disease 03
 

Year 2 : Fall

Course Course Name Credits
GC 640 Ethics Case Study Approach *** 01
GC 730 Planning and Writing a Research Grant 01
CB 616 Current Topics 02
CB 710 Seminar 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine 01
Research   Academic Year
11-15
Elective   3-6
 

*** Option to select this course in the Fall or Spring I semester

Year 2 : Spring I

Course Course Name Credits
GC 640 Ethics Case Study Approach*** 01
CB 626 Current Topics 01
CB 720 Seminar 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine Registered in the Fall
Research    
Elective   3-6
 

*** Option to select this course in the Fall or Spring I semester

Year 2 : Spring II

Course Course Name Credits
CB 636 Current Topics 01
CB 730 Seminar 01
GC 660 Statistical Methods 02
GC 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine Registered in the Fall
Research    
Elective   3-6
 

Curriculum of Study for the MD/PhD Program

Year 1 : Fall

Course Course Name Credits
GC 550D Tool Box 01
CB 710 Seminar 01
CB 616 Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine 01
CB 920 Research 07
Total Credits 20
 

Suggested Elective Courses

Course Course Name
BI 612 Dynamics of Macromolecules
CB 615 Developmental Embryology
GE 636 Regulation of Cell Cycle and
NS 725 Topics in Translational Neuroscience
BI 535 Metabolism
CB 635 Gene Enviroment Interactions, Birth Defects & Disease
TE 624 Extracellular Matrix
GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms
GE 637 Advanced Human Genetics
GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer
GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer
GC 645 Genomics and Bioinformatics
  Biomaterials
  Developmental Biology and Teratology
  Cardiovascular and Blood Tissue Engineering
  Connective Tissue Cell Biology
 

Certain components of the Core Curriculum may be modified or waived to account for the individual experience and background of the student. Any modifications must be approved by the Program Director. In addition to the required courses, the graduate program and College offer a wide range of additional introductory and upper level courses which are available to students. Additional elective graduate courses are available from among all course offerings within the Graduate College. The student, in consultation with his/her research advisor, may thus select course offerings that meet specific objectives and/or needs.

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