Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Core Courses

FIRST YEAR

INTD 5000 Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences Credit Hours: 8.0
This course is required of all students in the IBMS. It covers the fundamentals of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, organismal and systems biology, and microbiology and immunology. The design of the course centers around weekly ???topics??? that form a nucleus for discussion of ???core concepts??? of biomedical sciences. Each topic will be covered in 1 week by interdisciplinary faculty teams, lead by a faculty team leader. The course includes independent learning, didactic lectures, and primary literature discussion.
INTD 5008 Laboratory Rotations Credit Hours: 2.0
This course is required of all students in the IBMS. It provides an opportunity for students to participate in research activities in the laboratories of faculty members in different disciplines, to learn laboratory skills and to gain an introduction to the research fields of faculty members. Students participate in 2-5 six-week rotations.
INTD 5082 Responsible Conduct of Research i>Credit Hours: 0.5
This course is required of all students in the IBMS. It covers topics relevant to ethics in scientific research. The course is taught on a case-study basis, dealing with real and hypothetical situations relevant to the conduct of scientific research. Topics discussed will include, but will not be limited to: data management, peer review, recognizing scientific misconduct, authorship, and The University of Texas regulations relevant to human and animal research. This course is required of all doctoral graduate students.

SECOND - FIFTH YEARS

BIOC 6029 Journal Club / Research Presentations Credit Hours: 1.0
Taken by all MBB students in and after their second year. The course meets weekly and is split into two alternating sections: Journal Club and Research Presentations. In the Journal Club section recent literature is presented and discussed. In the Research Presentation section students present their own research. The goal is to expose student to advanced topics and provide experience in presentation of research results and critical evaluation of the literature. Direction of the journal club rotates among MBB faculty.
BIOC 6097 Research Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
This course consists of independent, original research under the direction of a faculty advisor.

FINAL GRADUATION EVENTS

BIOC 6098 Thesis Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
Registration for a least one term is required of MS candidates.
Semester Prerequisites: admission to candidacy for the MS degree.
BIOC 7099 Dissertation Credit Hours: 1.0-9.0
Registration for at least two terms is required for PhD candidates.
Semester Prerequisites: admission to candidacy for the PhD degree.

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