Post-Baccalaureate Curriculum

Fall Semester

GSBE 5104 — Biomedical Sciences Seminar (1:1:0): This course offers presentations, journal articles, and related material in biomedical sciences presented by faculty and special guests for group discussion. (F)

GSBE 5201 — Core IV: Laboratory Methods in Biomedical Sciences I (2:2:0): This course introduces first-year graduate students to the fundamental principles and techniques in basic science research. (F)

GSBE 5301 — Core I: Biochemistry (3:3:0): This course teaches structure, biosynthesis, and functions of the major classes of organic compounds with particular reference to organic molecules and their relationship to polymers, such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. (F)

GSBE 5302 — Core II: Cell Biology (3:3:0): This course teaches the structural details and molecular functions of the different parts of the cell. The course also deals with the signal transduction processes and cellular functions required for cell growth and death. (F)

Spring Semester

GSBE 5101 — Responsible Conduct of Research (1:1:0): This course addresses the regulatory and ethical environment of today’s biomedical research, as well as topics such as authorship and data management. (F)

GSBE 5102 — Laboratory Methods in Biomedical Sciences II (1:1:0): This course provides an integrated approach to modern biochemical techniques in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and genetics, including RNA interference and recombinant DNA techniques. (F)

GSBE 5104 — Biomedical Sciences Seminar (1:1:0): Students are required to attend all seminars sponsored by the biomedical studies program. Students who wish to deviate from the yearly seminar requirement must obtain approval from the graduate program committee. (F)

GSBE 5303 — Core III: Genetics (3:3:0): This course teaches the principles of molecular genetics. The main topics covered in this course include gene structure and function at the molecular level, regulation of gene expression, organization of genetic information in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, genetic rearrangements, and genetic engineering. (F)

GSBE 5310 — Biostatistics (3:3:0): This course introduces the basic concepts and methods for presenting and analyzing biomedical data. Topics include concepts of estimation and testing, experiment design, an introduction to randomized clinical trials, sample size and power calculation, curve fitting, ROC analysis, and statistics for genetic data. (F)