Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

This is a simple breakdown of the classes you can expect to take as you move through the MCBD Graduate Program. 

You can also view a comprehensive curriculum document for MCBD.

 

First Year, BIMS Modular Core Classes:

The first-year Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) core curriculum is now in a modular course format and  will better prepare you for your PhD dissertation research work in the lab. 

Second Year, Fall Semester

  • PATH 8058 Topics in Medical Pathology
  • PATH 8050 Colloquium in Human Disease Research
  • PATH 8460 Seminars in Human Disease and Molecular Medicine
  • PATH 8130 Topics in Molecular Basis of Human Disease I
  • Approved didactic electives; Coursework as required by training grant

Second Year, Spring Semester

  • PATH 8060 Rotation in Clinical Pathology 
  • PATH 8050 Colloquium in Human Disease Research
  • PATH 8460 Seminars in Human Disease and Molecular Medicine
  • PATH 8140 Topics in Molecular Basis of Human Disease II
  • PATH 9998 Topical Research
  • Approved didactic electives; Coursework as required by training grant

Third Year & Beyond:

  • Continued participation in PATH 8050 (Colloquium) and PATH 8460 (Seminar)
  • Take qualifying exam (by September). MCBD Qualifier Guide.
  • Research Credits
  • Progress to Thesis