Curriculum

The major goals of the curriculum for the Investigative Medicine Program are to provide the rigorous training needed to fulfill requirements for the Ph.D. degree, to ensure success in a career in biomedical investigation and to link the research training with the clinical expertise and perspective of the students. Students will enter the program with a broad range of experiences and interests, ranging from molecular biology to disease-oriented and patient-oriented research. The curriculum is designed to provide core training, but also sufficient flexibility to meet the individualized needs of each student.

Course Requirements for Laboratory-Based Patient-Oriented Research

  1. IMED 625 Principles of Clinical Research (summer – year 1)
  2. IMED 645 Introduction to Biostatistics in Clinical Investigation (summer – year 1)
  3. CBIO 601 The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease (fall & spring – year 1)
  4. IMED 630 Ethical and Practical Issues in Clinical Investigation (fall – year 1)
  5. CB&B 740 Clinical and Translational Informatics (fall – year 1)
  6. IMED 635 Directed Reading in Investigative Medicine (spring – year 1)
  7. IMED 680 Topics in Human Investigation (spring – year 1)
  8. IMED 655 Writing Your First Grant Proposal (spring – year 2)
  9. Elective

Course Requirements for Clinically-Based Patient-Oriented Research

  1. IMED 660 Methods in Clinical Research (summer – year 1)
  2. IMED 661 Methods in Clinical Research (fall – year 1)
  3. IMED 630 Ethical and Practical Issues in Clinical Investigation (fall – year 1)
  4. IMED 662 Methods in Clinical Research (spring – year 1)
  5. IMED 680 Topics in Human Investigation (spring – year 1)
  6. IMED 635 Directed Reading in Investigative Medicine (spring – year 1)
  7. IMED 655 Writing Your First Grant Proposal (spring – year 2)
  8. Elective
  9. Elective