2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Biomedical Basic Science (BMSC)

BMSC 7650 -  Research in Biomedical Sciences  (1-3 Credits)  
Research rotation for students in the biomedical sciences in PhD program. Prereq: Consent of Instructor. Previously offered as IDPT 7650
Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP
Repeatable. Max Credits: 20.
A-GRAD Restricted to graduate students only.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
BMSC 7806 -  Core I: Foundations in Biomedical Sciences  (6 Credits)  
Course will focus on the fundamental principles of biomedical sciences. Lectures and recitations/discussions will primarily address the basics of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology and energetic principles. Course is typically limited to biomedical science PhD and BSBT MS students. Previously offered as IDPT 7806
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.
Typically Offered: Fall.
BMSC 7810 -  Core Topics in Biomedical Science  (2 Credits)  
Sections focus on different core topics in biomedical science, and will address subject areas such as protein structure and function, neurobiology, embryology, stem cell research, and cancer biology. Students can enroll in multiple Core Topic Courses topics in one semester. Previously offered as IDPT 7810.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Repeatable. Max Credits: 20.
AMC-PHD PhD Students only
Typically Offered: Fall.
BMSC 7811 -  Responsible Conduct of Research  (1 Credit)  
This course provides training in the responsible conduct of biomedical research. It is geared towards early PhD graduate students and meets NIH guidelines. Ethical issues associated with specific topics commonly encountered by graduate students are presented and discussed.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Typically Offered: Fall.
BMSC 7812 -  Rigor and Responsibility in Biomedical Research  (1 Credit)  
Course will integrate the concepts of rigor, repeatability and reproducibility by combining both wet and dry lab components focused on teaching these concepts and laboratory skills. We will seek to make these concepts routine considerations during the design and execution of any type of experiment. Instructor consent required.
Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Typically Offered: Spring.