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Example TBS Program of Study for T0-T4 training focus in the Translational Biomedical Science PhD program

The core curriculum will provide the students with ~34-36 credit hours of didactic training in the first two years. We have designed the core curriculum to allow selection of the strongest courses available to provide fundamental and deep knowledge in basic, translational and population science disciplines so that TBS students emerge from the training program with the skills to translate this knowledge in a team science environment for a productive research career. Download Example TBS Program of Study

Example IIMP Program of Study Infection and Immunity: From Molecules to Populations training focus in the Translational Biomedical Science PhD Program

The core curriculum provides students with ~34-36 credit hours of didactic training in the first two years. The IIMP pathway-specific core curriculum allows a selection of the best courses available to provide fundamental and deep knowledge so that IIMP students emerge from the training program prepared for a productive academic career at the interface between laboratory and population science. Download Example IIMP Program of Study

Descriptions of required courses for TBS PhD Program

  • IND 501 - Ethics and Integrity in Research (Fall) (Required).
  • IND 417 - Workshop in Scientific Communications (Spring) (Required).
  • IND 438 – Practical Skills in Grant Writing (Spring) (Required).
  • IND 436 – Unifying Population & Laboratory Based Sciences (all semesters, all years) (1 credit) (Required). 

Selected course work in computational, qualitative, health policy and population science tracks

  • PM 451 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (Spring). (Required IIMP track)
  • IND 593 - Deaf Communities, Deaf Health
  • PM 485 - Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • PM 415 - Principles of Epidemiology (Fall). (Required all TBS tracks). 
  • BST 463 - Intro to Biostatistics. 
  • BST 467 - Applied Biostatistics. Introductory biostatistics course designed for PhD students in the biomedical sciences. 
  • PM 486 - Medical Ecology.
  • IND 419 - Introduction to Quantitative Biology. 
  • BST 465 - Design of Clinical Trials OR PM 458 - Qualitative Health Care Research OR PM 426 - Social & Behavioral Medicine OR PM 487 - Fundamentals of Science, Technology & Health Policy (Spring).
  • PM 445 - Introduction to Health Services Research.
  • PM 410 - Intro Data Management and Analysis (SAS).(Fall or summer)
  • PM 412 - Survey Research
  • PM 420 - American Health Policy and Politics. 
  • PM 419 - Recruitment & Retention of Human Subjects in Clinical Research. (offered every other year).
  • PM 488 - Experimental Therapeutics.
  • BME 431 - FDA Regulatory Processes and Intellectual Property.
  • BME 432 (Spring)- FDA & IP Commercialization: Implementing FDA Requirements and Practical Steps to Commercializing Medical Products.

Selected course work in laboratory sciences: biochemistry, cell, molecular biology, toxicology or IIMP tracks

  • IND 410 - Molecular Biology and Genetics (Spring). (Prerequisites: undergraduate Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology).
  • IND 443 - Eukaryotic Gene Regulations & Recitation (Spring). (Prerequisites: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and/or Developmental Biology).
  • IND 408 - Advanced Biochemistry OR IND 409 - Cell Biology OR MBI 473/573 - Immunology & Seminar (Fall)
  • IND 408 - Advanced Biochemistry. (Prerequisite: Introductory Biochemistry)
  • IND 409 - Cell Biology. (Prerequisite: undergraduate Cell Biology)
  • MBI 473 - Immunology. (Prerequisite: Basic Biochemistry or Biology).
  • MBI 414 and MBI 514 Microbial Pathogenesis & Seminar. (Prerequisite: undergraduate Microbiology)
  • MBI 421 and 521 - Microbial Genetics & Seminar. (Prerequisite: undergraduate Microbiology or Biology)
  • MBI 456 - General Virology. (Prerequisite: Basic Biochemistry or Molecular Biology).
  • TOX 521 Biochemical Toxicology I (Spring).
  • TOX 522 Organ Systems Toxicology II (Fall).
  • TOX 530 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (Spring).