Curriculum & Courses

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Overview

First-year GBS Curriculum 2014-2015  (updated 12-Jun-2014)
     Core courses and first year theme-specific courses recommended by each theme

     GBS 1st Year Curriculum Contact: Patricia Matthews
     Email: / Tel: 934-7034

GBS Core Courses
     GBS 707 Syllabus Fall 2014 
     Recommended Text:
     Biochemistry, 4nd Ed. (Voet and Voet)     

     GBS 708 Syllabus Fall 2014
     Recommended Text:
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)

     GBS 709 Syllabus Fall 2014
     Required Text
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)

Theme-Specific and Advanced Courses, First Year and Beyond
     Courses offered by GBS and departments for Spring 2014, many of which may be taken as advanced courses

Research Rotations
     Rotation 1: Aug 25-Nov 19, 2014
     Poster Session Nov 19 

     Rotation 2: Nov 20, 2014-Feb 27, 2015
     Poster Session Feb 26

     Rotation 3: Feb 28-May 27, 2015
     Poster Session May 27

     Rotation Form for the mentor
     Rotation Form for the student

GBS Curriculum Second Year and Beyond
     Electives/Advanced Courses - Typically three courses are required, in accord with theme policies and are determined by student and thesis advisor.

     Journal Club and/or Seminar - Students select a Journal Club, organized by a theme, a department or a university research center, for participation each Fall and Spring semester during the remainder of their PhD training.

     Course and Journal Club Listing - Spring 2014

Advisory Committee
     Thesis Committee - After selecting a research mentor, a thesis committee is formed in consultation between student and advisor to provide curriculum and other oversight. The committee is established in the second year of training.

     UAB GBS & MSTP Student Evaluation Form for Resarch Committee Meetings
     UAB GBS & MSTP Mentor Evaluation Form for Research Committee Meetings

For further Curriculum, Rotations, and Academic Program information please see the GBS Handbook 2013-2014: Section 2 GBS Academic Program and Theme Handbooks, if available.