FIRST YEAR COURSEWORK


Students entering through any of the eight themes in the Graduate Biomedical Sciences will have several common courses throughout their first year, including basic biosciences, biostatistics, and ethics. Intermingled with these common courses will be theme-specific courses. Lab rotations (3) are unique to the individual, although everyone's rotations begin and end at the same time. Click here for an overview.

 

For the students entering in Fall 2015, the tentative lab rotation schedule is as follows:

  • 1st Lab Rotation - 24 August through 18 November 2015
         Poster Session - 18 November
  • 2nd Lab Rotation - 19 November through 1 March 2016
         Poster Session - 3 March
  • 3rd Lab Rotation - 2 March through 26 May 2016
         Poster Session - 26 May


NOTES: Students making a C or lower (considered a failure) in any course must retake and pass the course the following year. Any student receiving two C's (or more) are subject to being dismissed by the program.


FALL SEMESTER 2015

All students in the GBS themes take three basic core courses, which meet M-F, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., in BBRB 170:

GBS 707 - Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism
11 August 2015 - 21 September 2015      

GBS 708 - Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology
22 September 2015 - 2 November 2015

GBS 709 - Basic Cell Organization
3 November 2015 - 18 December 2015

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SPRING SEMESTER 2016

GBS 710-Cell Signaling
     January 4-February 1 / M-F / 8am-10am / BBRB 170
GBS 746-Cell Neurophysiology
     February 2-February 29 / M-F / 8am-10am / Shelby 105
GBS 787-Cell Mechanism of Neuronal Function
     March 1-March 28 / M-F / 8am-10am / Shelby 105
   OR  GBS 714-Developmental Neuroscience
               March 1-March 28 / M-F / 8am-10am / Room TBA
GBS 788-Neuroscience Systems
     March 29-April 25 / M-F / 8am-10am / Shelby 105
GBS 791-Grad Neuro Discussion
     January-April / more information later

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SUMMER SEMESTER 2016

GBS 733-Disease of the Nervous System
     May 2-May 30 / M-F / 8am-10am / Shelby 105
GBS 737-Student Summer Seminars
     May-August / Thursdays / 1:30pm-2:30pm / BBRB 170

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FALL SEMESTER 2016
GRD 717-Bioethics
     (required for all GBS students in 2nd year; meets Friday afternoons)
GBS 734-Neuro Historical Lit Journal Club
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SPRING SEMESTER 2017
BY 755 - Biometry (stats course that meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 2-3pm)
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Other advanced program academic requirements:

    • Seminar every semester (GBS 737 every summer semester)
    • Journal club every semester
    • 3 advanced courses chosen by the student and permanent mentor
    • Year-End Assessment (written and oral) in the summer of first year
    • Thesis committee formed early during second year
    • Defense of thesis proposal between October and March of student's third year (official Qualifying Exam)