Curriculum

Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track

Following the general orientation program of the BBS, the students will receive an orientation to the Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track. Each student will be matched with an advisor who is a member of the Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track. This faculty member has the responsibility to advise the student who has not yet begun thesis research.

Students are expected to design a suitable program of courses in consultation with their advisor. Required, Recommended and Elective courses constitute a total of 6 semester courses. Three are required courses. Three other advanced courses will form a coherent background for the expected area of dissertation research. Each student should develop his or her own curriculum in a manner that satisfies these expectations and depends on the prior training of the student. All courses will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor and based on student's interest and needs (e.g., cell biology, genetics, pharmacology). The Director of Graduate Studies provides approval of the course selections made on-line by the students.

Required Courses

The required course work will be taken by all students in the Track allowing students to acquire a broad knowledge of interrelated physiological, pathophysiological and pharmacological mechanisms at diverse levels of understanding: whole-organism, system, organ, tissue, cell, subcellular components and molecules.

CMP 520a: Current Perspectives in Physiology
*CMP 550a: Physiological Systems
CMP 560b: Cell and Molecular Physiology: from Fundamental Mechanisms to Human Disease

*Students with prior training in systems physiology may be exempt in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies. If a student exempts CMP 550a, then three courses instead of two must be selected from the recommended course list.

Recommend Courses List

At least two courses should be selected from the recommended course list.

Elective Courses

One course of the first year is fully elective and is chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. The elective course can be any course in the graduate school.