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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Biomedical Core Curriculum

The core curriculum is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program of study for all first year master's and PhD students in the biomedical graduate programs. 

The goal of the core curriculum is to provide a broad foundation in biomedical sciences and serve as a framework for advanced study in more specialized areas. The course consists of the following six modules:

The core curriculum is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program of study.
  1. Molecular Structure and Metabolism
  2. Molecular Biology and Genetics
  3. Cell Biology I
  4. Cell Biology II
  5. Cell Signaling and Cell Cycle
  6. Cells to Systems

The first two modules will be covered in the fall semester, and the remaining four will be offered in the spring semester. Visit the Spring Semester and Fall Semester links in the menu at left for a brief description of the lecture topics covered in each of the modules. 

Several topics are integrated into more than one module, but in each case the material is approached from a different perspective. Examinations will be in essay format, with at least one exam for each module. Additional details regarding examinations will be provided at the beginning of each module. Letter grades will be issued for Core Curriculum I (Modules 1 & 2) and for Core Curriculum II (Modules 3-6). Final grades for each semester will be determined from the weighted average of the module exams

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Students in the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies viewing slides under a microscope.