Typical Schedule of Courses

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     The Molecular and Cellular Pathology Ph.D. program has a minimal number of obligatory core courses. The schedule of courses taken by individual students will vary tremendously, reflecting differences in educational background and other advanced training. Thus, a specific sequence of courses is structured for each student after consideration of the student's career goals and previous educational background. Individual curriculum are designed to provide a strong foundation in the biomedical sciences and to maximize the student's understanding of pathobiology. Students who already have a professional degree, or who have taken satisfactory introductory courses as undergraduates or in Masters' programs, may proceed directly to more advanced topics in the first year. In contrast, students with recognized deficiencies in their educational backgrounds may receive extra tutorial teaching. Each student's curriculum will also include special advanced courses in the area of concentration of the student's research topic.

Typical Curriculum for Molecular and Cellular Pathology Ph.D. Students

 

     This example assumes no previous graduate training or relevant undergraduate course work. Additional information about the pathology courses indicated in this example can be found under Course Offerings. Information about courses offered by other programs within the graduate school is available in The Graduate School Record.

First Year

Fall Semester Hours Credit Spring Semester Hours Credit

Pathology 713
Mechanisms of Disease

3 Pathology 715
Systemic Pathology
3
Pathology 714
Mechanisms of Disease Laboratory
2

Pathology 716
Systemic Pathology Laboratory

2
Pathology 462
Experimental Pathology
2 (varies) Pathology 462
Experimental Pathology
2 (varies)
Pathology 801
Seminar in Pathology
2 Pathology 792*
Seminar in Carcinogenesis
2
Genetics 631
Advanced Molecular Biology I
3 Genetics 632
Advanced Molecular Biology II
3

OR
Cell Biology 643
Cell Stucture, Function, and Growth Control I

3 OR
Cell Biology 644
Cell Stucture, Function, and Growth Control II
3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 12

*Elective hours (other basic science elective course hours can be substituted)

Second Year

Fall Semester Hours Credit Spring Semester Hours Credit

Pathology 801
Seminar in Pathology

2 Pathology 723
Translational Pathology
3
Pathology 900
Research in Pathology
2 (varies)

Pathology 900
Research in Pathology

2 (varies)
Pathology 426*
Biology of Blood Diseases
3 Pathology 725*
Cancer Pathobiology
3
Biostatistics 600
Principles of Statistical Inference
3 Basic Science Elective varies
Basic Science Elective varies Basic Science Elective varies
Total Credit Hours 10-12 Total Credit Hours 10-12
*Elective hours (other basic science elective course hours can be substituted)

 

Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Credit Spring Semester Hours Credit
Pathology 900
Research in Pathology
3

Pathology 900
Research in Pathology

3
Basic Science Elective varies Basic Science Elective varies
Total Credit Hours 3 (varies) Total Credit Hours 3 (varies)

 

Fourth and Fifth Year

Fall Semester Hours Credit Spring Semester Hours Credit
Pathology 994
Doctoral Dissertation Research
varies

Pathology 994
Doctoral Dissertation Research

varies
Total Credit Hours 3 (varies) Total Credit Hours 3 (varies)

 

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program