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CONCENTRATION OVERVIEW

Considered the vanguard of the new millennium in which science truly complements the art of medicine, molecular medicine strives to understand the molecules key to normal body function and the pathogenesis of disease and to design molecular tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Recent changes in research and scholarship in the biomedical sciences has directed attention to the development and training of students who are able to cross the barriers of traditional disciplines and embrace the concepts of interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical problems. The Molecular Medicine concentration, within the Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, has been developed to provide a novel interdisciplinary and concentrated program of study that is designed for students interested in either future doctoral or professional programs in the biomedical sciences. The program integrates several disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, microbiology, immunology, virology and biomedical ethics to provide a solid medically-relevant foundation. The rigorous program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or medical school. The interdisciplinary program promotes the broad intellectual focus required of future graduate students in the biomedical sciences or health-care profession. The courses integrate modern teaching methods with extensive student participation designed to improve their oral and presentation skills that are critical to their future professional development.

CURRICULUM (32 credit hours)

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FALL SEMESTER
  • GMS 7930 Principles in Molecular Medicine Sec I & II (4 cr)
  • BSC 6135C Methods in Molecular Biology (3 cr)
  • GMS 6091 Responsible Conduct in Research (1 cr)
  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (1 cr)
  • Elective
SPRING SEMESTER
  • BCH 6727 Molecular Basis of Disease (4 cr)
  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (4-6 cr)
  • GMS 7939 Graduate Seminar (1 cr)
  • Elective
SUMMER SEMESTER
  • GMS 7910 Directed Research (4-6 cr)
  • GMS 7939 Graduate Seminar (1 cr)
  • GMS 6871 Health Science Ethics (2 cr)
  • Elective
Electives
  • GMS 6110 Microbial Pathogenesis (3 cr)
  • GMS 6115 Medical Parasitology & Mycology (3 cr)
  • BSC 6436 Introduction to Biotechnology (3 cr)
  • GMS 6101 Molecular & Cellular Immunology (3 cr)
  • GMS 7930 Human genomicsin Medicine and Public Health (3 cr)
  • GMS 6103 Foundations in Microbiology & Immunology (3 cr)
  • BCH 6746 Structural Biology (3 cr)
  • GMS 6114 Vaccines and Applied Immunology (2 cr)
  • BCH 6886 Fundamentals of Structural Bioinformatics (4 cr)
  • GMS 7930 Applied Bioinformatics (3 cr)
  • MCB 6433 Clinical Correlations in Molecular Medince (3 cr)
  • PHC 6050 Biostatistics (3 cr)
  • GMS 7930 Python Programming for Bioinformatics (3 cr)
  • GMS 6107 Advances in Virology (2 cr)

 

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