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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: Research in Progress (RIP), Journal Club (JC) 01
CB 616 Current Topics MCB I : Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM)
Register in the FALL ONLY
One credit for the academic year
01
CB 920 Research 17
Total Credits   30

Year 1 : Spring I

Course Course Name Credits
CB 625 Mechanisms of Development 03
CB 720 Seminar: RIP, JC 01
CB 626 Current Topics MCB II: Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM) Do Not Register
CB 920 Research Variable
Note: Cumulative credits for Spring I & Spring II session must equal exactly 30 credits.  Total your credits and place the balance into Research
 

Year 1 : Spring II

Course Course Name Credits
GC 665 Cell Signaling 04
CB 730 Seminar: RIP, JC 01
CB 636 Current Topics MCB III: Showcase, Grand Rounds

01

CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM) 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
CB 930 Research  

Year 2 : Fall

Course Course Name Credits
GC 640 Ethics Case Study Approach *** 01
GC 730 Planning and Writing a Research Grant *** 01
CB 710 Seminar: RIP, JC 01
CB 616 Current Topics MCB I : Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM) Do Not Register
CB 910 Research VAR
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
GC 730 Planning and Writing a Research Grant*** 01
CB 720 Seminar: RIP, JC 01
CB 626 Current Topics MCB II: Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM 01
CB 920 Research  
Elective   3-6
*** Option to select this course in the Fall or Spring I semester
 

Year 2 : Spring II

Course Course Name Credits
GC 660 Statistical Methods 02
CB 730 Seminar: RIP, JC 01
CB 636 Current Topics MCB III: Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740 Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM) Do Not Register
CB 930 Research VAR
Elective   3-6

Curriculum of Study for the MD/PhD Program

Year 1 : Fall

Course Course Name Credits
GC550D Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (Tool Box) Fall ONLY 01
GC 640 Research Ethics
Option to select this course in the FALL or SPRING I semester.
02
GC 660 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 02
GC 730 Plannign & Writing a Research Grant
Option to select this course in the FALL or SPRING I semester
01
CB710, 720, 730 Seminar: Research in Progress (RIP), Journal Club (JC) 01
CB616,626,636 Current Topics MCB, I, II, III: Showcase, Grand Rounds 01
CB 740
Fall, Spring I,II
Mechanisms of Personalized Medicine (MPM)
Register only in the FALL
One credit for the academic year
01
Academic Year
CB910,920,930 Research Variable
    

Suggested Elective Courses

Course Course Name
BI 535 Metabolism
BI 612 Dynamics of Macromolecules
CB 615 Developmental Embryology
CB 635 Gene Environment Interactions, Birth Defects & Disease
GC 535 Introduction to Genomics and Bioinformatics
GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms
GE 636 Regulation of Cell Cycle and Apoptosis
GE 637 Advanced Human Genetics
GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer
GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer
NS 725 Topics in Translational Neuroscience
TE 624 Extracellular Matrix

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.