Curriculum & Courses

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Overview

First-year GBS Curriculum 2015-2016First-year GBS Curriculum 2015-2016  (updated 30-Jul-2015)
     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 2015 
     August 11-September 21
     Recommended Text
     Biochemistry, 4nd Ed. (Voet and Voet)     

     GBS 708 Syllabuss Fall 2015
     September 22-November 2
     Recommended Text:
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)

     GBS 709 Syllabus Fall 2014 (2015 syllabus expected soon)
     Fall 2015: November 3-December 18
     Required Text
     Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th Ed. (Alberts et al)

Theme-Specific and Advanced Courses, First Year and Beyond
     Check with your theme manager about your theme's requirements

Research Rotations
     Rotation 1: Aug 24-Nov 18 2015
     Poster Session Nov 18 

     Rotation 2: Nov 19, 2015-Mar 1, 2016
     Poster Session Mar 2

     Rotation 3: Mar 2-May 26, 2016
     Poster Session May 25

     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.

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 2015-2016, as well as your theme-specific handbook, if available.