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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-4828
COMinfo@health.fau.edu

Graduate Certificate

Biomedical Science Certificate

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. 


For more information and to apply please contact:

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
777 Glades Road, Rm. 206-A
Boca Raton, FL, 33431-0991
561-297-4549

 

The Genomics and Predictive Health Certificate

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):

  • Human Genetics – 3 credits (Offered Spring Semesters)
  • Integrating Genomics into Predictive Health -3 credits (Offered Spring Semesters)
  • Predictive Health Seminar Series - 3.0 credit (1-credit per semester on a continuous basis for a total of three semesters)

2. Complete one of the following three electives:

  • Emerging Applications in Oncology and Pharmacogenomics-3 credits (tentatively Fall 2020)
  • Communicating in the Age of Predictive Health -3 credits (Spring semester starting 2021)
  • Implementing Learning Health Systems -3 credits (Spring semester starting 2021)

 

If interested, please contact our office bstatler@health.fau.edu to set-up a meeting to get you started!



Last Modified 12/3/19