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General Focus Curriculum

Our curriculum prepares you for the rigors of medical school and other biomedical professional opportunities through didactic classes, clinical case studies, professional presentations, and shadowing clinicians.

General Focus Suggested Plan of Study

12 months to Degree

Summer Semester
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
PAS 601 Introduction to the Healthcare Professions 1
PAS 603 Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Research 3
PAS 611 Pharmacology 2
PAS 612 Introduction to the Human Body and Pathophysiology of Disease 4
PAS 623 Immunology and Infectious Disease  3
TOTAL 13

 

Fall Semester
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
PAS 604 Clinical Bioethics and Professional Conduct 1
CHM 740 Topics in Organic and Biochemistry 3
Fall Elective1 Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
Fall Elective Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
TOTAL 10

 

Winter Semester
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
Winter Elective Elective if necessary to complete one in each of 4 areas2

 

Spring Semester
COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
MMS 690 Capstone 3
Spring Elective Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
Spring Elective  Complete one in each of 4 areas 3
TOTAL 9
PROGRAM TOTAL 32

OR MBI 515 in Fall Term & an elective in Winter Term

2 Winter courses are taken as needed to complete electives

Elective Courses (typical semester offerings)

Fall Electives
Course Number Title Credits  Category
BIO 549 Biology of Cancer 3 Gen Sci
GTY 608 The Logic of Inquiry 4 Gen Sci
GTY 609 Qualitative Research Methods 4 Gen Sci
MBI 525 Microbial Physiology 4 Gen Sci
BIO 544 Molecular Biology 3 Molec
BIO 606 Advanced Cell Biology 3 Molec
CHM 740 Topics in Biochemistry 3 Molec
MBI 595 Bacterial Cellular and Developmental Biology 3 Molec
BIO 552  Neuromodulation 3 Neuro
BIO 554 Endocrinology 3 Neuro
BIO 569 Neurophysiology 3 Neuro
GTY 579 Research Inequality Aging and Health 4 PH/Geron
GTY 602 Perspectives in Gerontology 3 PH/Geron
GTY 667 Policy & Politics of Aging 3 PH/Geron

 

Winter Electives
Course Number Title Credits  Category
KNH 541 Environmental Public Health (3) 3 PH/Geron

 

Spring Electives
Course Number Title Credit  Category
MBI 505 Medical Bacteriology 4 Gen Sci
MBI 564 Human Viruses 3 Gen Sci
BIO 564 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Molec
BIO 605  Advanced Molecular Biology 3 Molec
CHM 740 Topics in Biochemistry 3 Molec
BIO 571 Molecular Physiology 3 Neuro
PSY551 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 Neuro
PSY556 Biological Bases of Behavior 3 Neuro
GTY 556 Aging and Health 3 PH/Geron
GTY 641 Organizations and Aging Enterprise 3 PH/Geron
KNH 541 Environmental Public Health 3 PH/Geron
KNH 562 Public Health Planning and Evaluation 3 PH/Geron
KNH 611 Behavioral Approaches to Health Promotion and Education 3 PH/Geron

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