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 the student matriculates into the pathology program at the end of their first year in the Biologic and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP). The required coursework is usually completed by the end of the student's second year. 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 (BBSP) and Second Year

 

REQUIRED COURSES to be taken during the:  

FIRST YEAR (BBSP) and/or SECOND YEAR (Pathology)

 

Fall Semester

Hr

Winter Semester

Hr

PATH 713

Mechanisms of Disease

3

PATH 715

Systemic Pathology

3

PATH 714

Mechanisms of Disease Lab

2

PATH 716

Systemic Pathology Lab

2

PATH 801

Scientific Critical Thinking

3

PATH 723

Translational Pathology &

Laboratory Medicine

2

BIOS 710

Statistics for Lab Scientists

1

 

 

Basic Science Electives (PATH or NON-PATH; minimum 6 hrs; either semester)

 

varies

 

 

varies

 

PATHOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSES (Elective coursework during the first and second year may include courses from other disciplines related to the student’s dissertation research)

 

Fall Semester

Hr

Winter Semester

Hr

PATH 426/BIOL 426

Biology Blood Diseases

3

 

 

 

 

PATH 464

Light Microscopy

3

 

 

PATH 725

Cancer Pathobiology

3

PATH 726

Human Environmental Disease

1-3

 

 

PATH 766

Current Topics in Cardiovascular Biology

3

PATH 767

Cardiovascular Disease

3

 

 

PATH 792/TOX 292

Seminar in Carcinogenesis

2

PATH 920

Interdisciplinary Vascular Biology  (seminar)

1

PATH 920

Interdisciplinary Vascular Biology  (seminar)

1

Third Year

Fall Semester Hours Credit Spring Semester Hours Credit
PATH 900/994
Research in Pathology
varies

PATH 900/994
Research in Pathology

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

 

Fourth and Fifth Year

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

PATH 994
Doctoral Dissertation Research

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

 

Molecular and Cellular Pathology Graduate Program