Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

PhD Programs
Curriculum


Note: Credits for the 910, 920 and 930 Research courses and Electives are variable. Assign credits to Research and/or Electives to equal the target number of credits for each semester.

Year One

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits
GC 550 Foundations of Biomedical Science 10
PS 511 Research Rotation 1 Variable
PS 710 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 730 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 910 Research Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PS 521 Research Rotation 2 Variable
BI 525 Biochemistry – Genetics Information Transfer 3
PS 655 Integrative Physiology 3
GC 640 Research Ethics 1
PS 720 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 731 Current topics in Integrative Physiology Journal Club 1
PS XXX Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology 3
PS 531 Research Rotation 3 Variable
NS 740 Applied Statistics 2
PS 730 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 732 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 920 Research Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PHYS 930 Research Variable

Year Two

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits
Elective (Chosen from the suggested list) Variable
PS 710 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 730 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 910 Research Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Credits
GC730  Planning & Writing Research Grant 1
Elective (Chosen from the suggested list) Variable
PS 720 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 731 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
Elective (Chosen from the suggested list) Variable
PS 730  Seminar in Integrative Physiology 2
PS 732  Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 920 Research Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PS 930 Research Variable

Year Three to Graduation

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PS 710 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 730 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 910 Research Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PS 720 Seminar in Integrative Physiology 1
PS 731 Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1
PS 920 Research Variable
PS 730  Seminar in Integrative Physiology 2
PS 732  Current Topics in Physiology Journal Club 1

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
PS 930 Research Variable

Common Electives

COURSE TITLE

Semester

CREDITS

BI 612 Advanced Topics in Protein Function and Dysfunction

Fall

3

BI 614 Macromolecular Function

Spring II

3

BI 535 Biochemistry-Metabolism

Spring II

3

PR 522 General Pharmacology

Fall

3

GC 630 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Fall

3

GC 645 Genomics and Bioinformatics

Spring II

3

GC 665 Cell Signaling

Spring II

4

GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms

Spring I

3

GE 636 Regulation of Cell Cycle & Apoptosis

Fall

3

GE 637 Advanced Human Genetics

Spring II

3

GE 651Pathobiology of Cancer

Spring I

2

GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer

Spring I

2

CB 615 Developmental Biology I - Embryology

Fall

3

CB 625 Mechanisms of Development

Spring I

3

IMP 505A Fundamentals of Immunology

Spring I

2

IMP 505B Immune System in Health & Disease

Spring I

2

NS 700 Cellular Neurophysiology

Spring I

4

NS 715 Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Spring II

3