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GS21 1017 Foundations of Biomedical Research

  • Course Director(s): Lorenz, Michael; Arur, Swathi; Chehab, Wassim
  • Semester: Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 7
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites:


Lorenz, Michael; Arur, Swathi; Chehab, Wassim. Seven semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. For first-year GSBS students only (others by permission of instructor).

This course provides incoming graduate students with a broad overview of modern biomedical sciences, spanning historical perspectives to cutting-edge approaches. The course combines traditional didactic lectures and interactive critical thinking and problem-solving exercises to provide students with a strong background in fundamental graduate-level topics including genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology, and biostatistics. This is the GSBS Core Course which fulfills the GSBS breadth requirement.

Curriculum Committee Commended Course for Academic Year 2021-2022

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