Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Biomedical Science is a broad and interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and improving human health. It incorporates diverse areas of specialized investigation that share this common goal, including anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology and others. The Biomedical Science Certificate is offered to provide master's and Ph.D. students an integrated background in the biomedical sciences. To achieve this aim, the 12-credit program is designed with flexibility. Although the program is centered on the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, faculty from other colleges and institutions contribute to the program's success, and students are welcomed from many departments, centers, and colleges throughout the University.
The certificate curriculum provides students opportunities to survey different areas of the biomedical sciences and to focus on areas of particular interest. Program requirements are designed to be tailored to the individual student with the student's previous course work and future goals in mind.
1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of "B" in four of the courses below for a total of 12 credits:
|PCB 6207||Advanced Cell Physiology|
|BMS 6102C||Integrated Morphology 1|
|BMS 6104C||Integrated Morphology 2|
|BMS 6601||Fundamentals of General Pathology|
|PCB 6933||Clinical Microbiology|
|MCB 6208||Host Defense and Inflammation|
|PCB 6239||Tumor Immunology|
|PCB 6238||Problem-Based Immunology|
|PCB 6235||Molecular Basis of Human Cancer|
|PCB 6523||Autonomic Function and Diseases|
|BMS 6736||Brain Diseases: Mechanism and Therapy|
|PSB 6515||Developmental Neurobiology|
|PCB 6848||Adult Neurogenesis|
|PCB 6705||Molecular Biol. of the Cardiovascular System and Cardiac Disease|
|PCB 6885||Physiology of the Heart|
|PCB 6525||RNA Biology and Diseases|
|GMS 6301||Macromolecules and Human Disease|
|GMS 6220||Molecular Genetics of the Cell|
|PCB 6933||Special Topics in Biomedical Science|
|PCB 6665||Human Genetics (3 credits)|
|PCB 6933||Biomedical Writing (3 credits)|
|BSC 6459||Biomedical Data Informatics (3 credits)|
|PCB 5532||Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology (3 credits)|
2. Students must participate in the College of Medicine Research Day each year showcasing graduate student research in the College.
The Genomics and Predictive Health Certificate provides master's and Ph.D. students an integrated background in the field of genomics and predictive health. The program prepares students with the experience they need to take advantage of emerging advancements in the fields of personalized medicine, biotechnology, and population health. Although the program is centered on the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, faculty from other colleges and institutions will combine to ensure the program's success. Students from multiple departments, centers and colleges throughout the University are welcomed. Genomics and Predictive Health is a broad and interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and improving human health. It incorporates diverse areas of specialized investigation that share this common goal, including anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, clinical sciences, cognitive sciences, development, genetics, immunology, medical sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, pharmacology, psychology, and more.
The certificate program is open to graduate students planning to graduate in Spring 2021 and later.
The Certificate Program requirements are designed to be tailored to the individual student with previous coursework and future goals in mind (12 - credit Certificate).
1. Complete the following Required Courses (9 credits):
2. Complete one of the following three electives:
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