All GSBS PhD students must complete coursework that ensures they have broad knowledge in the Biomedical Sciences that extends beyond the area or research concentration. For most students this is accomplished by completion of one of the two core courses listed below:
- GS21 1017 Foundations of Biomedical Research
- GS21 1018 Foundations of Biomedical Research for Quantitative Students
For students in some PhD programs, it is possible to meet the breadth requirement through other coursework as indicated below:
Medical Physics Program
The curriculum of the Medical Physics Program broadly covers the biomedical sciences through completion of the following ten semester credit hours of required courses:
- GS02 1052 Imaging Science (quantitative)
- GS02 1072 Statistics for Medical Physicists (quantitative)
- GS02 1063 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology and Biology for Medical Physics I and
- GS02 1073 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology and Biology for Medical Physics II (cellular, molecular and systems)
The Neuroscience Program requirements include a core curriculum that provides the necessary breadth of knowledge and accommodates students with diverse academic backgrounds. All students take Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience (including Neuroanatomy), and a course in biostatistics.
Students acquire breadth in the biomedical sciences through the integrated medical science curriculum completed in the first two years of medical school.