IPBS Core Curriculum

Year 1:Year 2:

Semester 1

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 cr)
  • Cell Biology (4 cr)
  • Methods in Biomedical Sciences (1 cr)
  • Ethics in Biomedical Sciences (1 cr)
  • Research (one lab rotation; 2 cr)

Semester 3

  • Advanced/specialized course (3 cr)
  • Advanced/specialized course (3 cr)
  • Research (3 cr)

Semester 2

  • Systems Biology (3 cr)
  • Statistical Methods in Biomedical Sciences (2 cr)
  • Presentation Skills (1 cr)
  • Elective course from any track (3 cr)
  • Research (two lab rotations; 3 cr)

Semester 4

  • Advanced/specialized course (3 cr)
  • Research (4 cr)

 

Advanced, specialized Elective courses vary depending on the chosen track of study.

Students choose a lab and decide upon a track of study at the end of the second semester.

The minimum number of credits and lecture-based didactic credits at the end of the second year will be 40 and 27, respectively. Research or additional elective coursework will be taken to bring the total credit hours up to 48 by the end of year three. Students are also required to register for and attend the Journal Club (0 cr) and Seminar (0 cr) associated with their track for the duration of their PhD training.

The Qualifying Exam for candidacy for the PhD degree will take place at the end of the fourth semester.