MBMS Curriculum

 

1. Required Prerequisite Courses. The credit hours in this section will not count toward the Master’s Degree. The student MUST take the following prerequisite courses, or have taken equivalent courses at the undergraduate level (subject to review by MBMS committee) and received a grade no lower than a B in the following:

  • Biol 7800 Cell Molecular Biology (3)
  • Biol 7240 Applied Medical Physiology (3)
  • Biol 7250 Human Physiology Lab (1)

NOTE:  If these prerequisites are lacking, candidates may still be accepted into the Biology Master’s program under a Conditional Status.  Upon completi

on of courses, with a grade no lower than a B, students may be formally accepted into the MBMS concentration.  Students can take other graduate courses concurrent with these prerequisite requirements. If students fail to meet this condition, they will be terminated from the program.

2. Required Seminar Courses (2 CH)

  • Biol 8700 Graduate Seminar (1CH)
  • Biol 6970 Biology Seminar (1 CH) is a requirement the FIRST semester.

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3. Premed Science Elective Courses (28 hours). Choose from the following:

  • Biol 6687 Surgical Anatomy (4)*
  • Biol 6246 Advanced Human Physiology (4)
  • Biol 6428 Medical Microbiology (4)
  • Biol 6115 Medical Neurobiology (4)
  • Biol 6102 Neurobiology (4)
  • Biol 6278 Immunology (4)
  • Biol 6074 Developmental Biology (4)
  • Biol 6240 Endocrinology (4)
  • Biol 6686 Pathophysiology (4)
  • Biol 6685 Functional Histology (4)
  • Biol 6282 Tumor Immunology (4)
  • Biol 6284 Medical Biochemistry (4)
  • Biol 6248 Cell Physiology (4)
  • Biol 6675 Virology (4)
  • Biol 6930 Special Topics (4) *must get pre approval from MBMS director
  • Biol 6800 Advanced Cell Biology (4)
  • Biol 6241 Hormones and Behavior (4)
  • Biol 6580 Microbial Pathogenesis (4)
  • Bio 6545 Bioethics (4)

*Physician’s Assistant Admissions require 4 credit hours of a physiology and lab course and 4 credit hours of an anatomy course/lab.  Biol 7240/7250 and Biol 6687 Surgical Anatomy would meet these requirements.  Check with your institution to verify prerequisite requirements as these may differ.

4. Additional Elective Courses (6 hours). Choose from the following:

  • GERO 7200 Health and the Older Adult (3)
  • GERO 8320 Psychology of Aging (3)
  • PH 7011 Intro to Epidemiology (3)
  • Biol 7021 Infectious Disease and Society (3)
  • HA 8160 Intro to Health Care System (3)
  • HA 8190 Health Policy & Ethics (3)
  • NUTR 6500 Macronutrients (3)*
  • NUTR 6700 Micronutrients (3)*
  • NUTR 7280 Nutritional Genomics (3)*
  • Biol 6744 Biostatistics or PH 7017 Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3)
  • Chem 6610 Biochem II  (3)
  • CNHP 6010 Medical Terminology (3) online course
  • CNHP 7800 Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice (3)
  • CNHP 6400 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (3)
  • CNHP 7810 Interpretation of Lab Values (3) online course
  • CNHP 6900 EKG Interpretation (3) online course
  • CNHP 8000 Trends Affecting Healthcare Policies (3) online course

*annotates prior approval from Nutrition Department required

In emergency situations where no other course option exists, or seats are full, the program directors may waive a course substitution.  This is subject to pre-review by the MBMS Director.  ALL MBMS course requirements must be fulfilled prior to matriculation into medical school.

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5. Capstone Courses (4 hours)

  • Biol 8888 Non-thesis Masters Research project (2-4 CH)

OR

  • Biol 6916 Clinical Internship (2 CH) * this course has a prerequisite of Biol 6687 and Biol 6686.  Plus 2CH of Biol 8888.