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TBS and IIMP Program of Study for the Translational Biomedical Science PhD program

We have designed the core curriculum (34 -  37 credits) to provide fundamental and deep knowledge in basic, translational and population science disciplines. TBS students emerge from the program with the skills to translate this knowledge into a productive research career within a team science environment. 24 credits of core curriculum are needed at the time of the qualifying exam and 96 credits are needed at the time of the thesis defense.

The IIMP pathway-specific core curriculum provides 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. 24 credits of core curriculum are needed at the time of the qualifying exam and 96 credits are needed at the time of the thesis defense.

Required TBS/IIMP Courses

  • PTH509 Pathways to Disease I (4 credits)
  • PM415 Intro to Epidemiology (3 credits, fall)
  • PM410 Intro Data Management or IND419 Intro to Quantitative Biology (3 credits)
  • IND501 Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research (1 credit)
  • PTH510 Pathways to Disease II (4 credits)
  • BST463 Intro to Biostats or BST467 Applied Biostats (3 credits)
  • IND436 TBS Seminar (1 credit per semester)
  • PTH571 Molecular Basis of Disease (3 credits)
  • PM488 Experimental Therapeutics (3 credits)
  • PM486 Medical Ecology (3 credits)
  • MOOC Introduction to Translational Research (no credit)
  • Two skills workshops

Additional IIMP Courses

  • IIMP IND419 Intro to Quantitative Biology (3 credits)
  • IIMP Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3 credits)

Skills Workshops

  • PM419 Recruitment & Retention of Human Subjects in Clinical Research (3 credits)
  • BME431 FDA & Intellectual Property (2 credits)
  • Communication Course (IND426, IND417, PHP405) (1 or 2 credits)
  • Grant Writing Course (PM438, BCS582, BME589, BPH567, CPD WS) (2 or 3 credits)
  • IND439: Leadership and Management for Scientists (2 credits)

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

  • IND593 Deaf Communities, Deaf Health
  • PM485 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • BST465 Design of Clinical Trials
  • PM458 Qualitative Health Care Research
  • PM426 Social & Behavioral Medicine
  • PM487 Fundamentals of Science, Technology & Health Policy
  • PM445 Introduction to Health Services Research.
  • PM412 Survey Research
  • PM420 American Health Policy and Politics.
  • BME432 FDA & IP Commercialization: Implementing FDA Requirements and Practical Steps to Commercializing Medical Products

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

  • IND410 Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • IND443 Eukaryotic Gene Regulations & Recitation
  • IND408 Advanced Biochemistry
  • IND409 Cell Biology
  • MBI473/573 Immunology & Seminar
  • MBI414/514 Microbial Pathogenesis & Seminar.
  • MBI421/521 - Microbial Genetics & Seminar.
  • MBI456 General Virology
  • TOX521 Biochemical Toxicology I
  • TOX522 Organ Systems Toxicology II
  • TOX530 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology