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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

07

 

 

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 710

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 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.