Toxicology and Environmental Health Curriculum

Toxicology and Environmental Health Research Cluster

Graduate Student Curriculum

 

Required BMS Core Courses

Course title

Course number

Credit hours

Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins

BMS 601

                        3

Introduction to Cell Structure and Metabolism

BMS 602

                        3

Regulation of Cell Function

BMS 603

                        2

Cellular Basis of Disease

BMS 604

                        1

Seminar

BMS 680

1 each (6 hrs min required)

Communications I

BMS 660

                        1

Communications II

BMS 661

                        1

Intro to Research

BMS 785

                        1-6

Responsible Conduct of Research

BMS 644

                        1

Research

BMS 882

                        15 (max)

Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences

BMS 617

                        3

 

Required Toxicology Courses

Course title

Course number

Credit hours

Toxicology

PMC 650

                        3

Toxicology Reviews

PMC 655

            1 each (3 total)

 

Suggested Electives

The following courses are suggested as electives for students. A course(s) may be required by the dissertation committee.

Course title

Course number

Credit hours

Experimental Approaches to Physiology

PHS 667

            3

Medical Pharmacology I

PMC 621

            6

Medical Pharmacology II

PMC 621

            2

Molecular Cloning

BMS 670

            2

Signal Transduction

BIC 643

            3

Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis

MCB 648

            3

 

Qualifying Exam

Written

Course work

 

Oral

The student must first successfully complete the written exams. A written grant in the style of an NIH Predoctoral grant proposal format must be submitted on either the student’s research project or another topic. The grant must be submitted within two (2) months of completion of the written exam. The Oral examination is a defense of the grant application. The NIH instructions can be found at the following links:

Other Activities

Students are strongly urged to attend one national scientific meeting and present the results of their research.