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Curriculum & Course Work|Biomedical Sciences Graduate PhD Program

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Biomedical Sciences Graduate PhD Program
Dr. Sreejayan Nair, Director
Health Sciences Ctr Room 484
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3375
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6138
Fax: (307) 766-2953
Email: sreejay@uwyo.edu

Biomedical Sciences Curriculum & Course Work

The program consists of a minimum 21 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours from electives in sub-speciality areas and 18 credit hours of research. A minimum of 72 total credit hours is required. Students with a master's degree can transfer 30 credit hours into the Biomedical Science PhD program with consent of the dissertation committee.

Required Core Coursework - 13 credits

(assumes completion of basic background coursework)

  1. Epidemiology (3 credits)
  2. Interdisciplinary Seminar in Biomedical Sciences (1 credit/year for at least three years)
  3. Research Ethics (new course; 3 credits)
  4. Graduate Level Physiology Course (3 credits)
  5. HLSC/MOLB 4310 Foundations of Scholarship and Discovery (1 credit)

Three Courses from the Following List - 9 credits

  1. STAT 5050 (or other statistics course; 3 credits)
  2. MOLB 5600, General Biochemistry (3 credits)
  3. BIOL 4600, Cell Biology (4 credits)
  4. MOLB 5670, Develop. & Molecular Cell Biology (3 credits)
  5. PHCY 6230, Pharmacology I (4 credits)

Recommended Program Electives (illustrative) - 6 credits

The Biomedical Science program is designed to be flexible and, with consent of the committee, a broad profile of electives at the 4000 and 5000 level are available. The intent of the elective pool is to build depth in a sub-specialty area.

  1. KIN 5025, Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  2. KIN 5047, Research Biomechanics (3 credits)
  3. FCSC 5141, Carbohydrate & Ethanol Metabolism (3 credits)
  4. KIN 5062, Applied Concepts in Human Aging (3 credits)
  5. CHE 5100, Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)
  6. PATB 5510, Introduction to Virology (3 credits)
  7. HLSC 4700, Health Informatics (3 credits)
  8. HLSC/MOLB 4520, Public Health Issues in Developing Countries (3 credits)
  9. HLSC/MOLB 4530 Global Experience in Public Health (2 credits)

Concentration Area - 9 credits

9 credit hours are selected from the student's area of concentration

Research Hours - 6 credits (from Masters program)

6 credit research hours are completed.

Dissertation Hours - 12 credits

12 credit hours of dissertation are completed.

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