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GS21 1018 Foundations of Biomedical Research for Quantitative Students

  • Course Director(s): Lorenz, Michael; Arur, Swathi; Chehab, Wassim
  • Semester: Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 7
  • Grading System: Pass/Fail
  • Prerequisites: Permission from Dr. Mattox


Lorenz, Michael; Arur, Swathi; Chehab, Wassim. Seven semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Pass or Fail. Prerequisite: Student must obtain permission from Dr. Mattox. The enrollment is limited to GSBS first-year and second-year students who will pursue the quantitative degree track. 

This course will provide 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 will be graded pass/fail and together with Introduction to Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (GS01 1033) fulfills the GSBS breadth requirement for quantitative-track students.

Curriculum Committee Commended Course for Academic Year 2021-2022

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