Anatomy & Neurobiology Track

This doctoral program includes courses in Anatomy and Neuroscience within the Medical School curriculum as well as a number of advanced courses within our department and related departments at the Medical School. This program is designed to produce well-rounded biomedical scientists who expect to include teaching and research in their career portfolio.

Students are expected to complete 6 credits from the Basic Department Required courses, 18-20 credits from the Core Track Required courses, 6 credits from the Advanced Department Seminar courses and 32-34 credits from Electives or Research.

Basic Departmental Required Courses (10 credits):

Experimental Design and Statistical Method/ Elementary Biostatistics 2cr GMS AN 704, GMS MS 700
Current Topics in Neuroanatomical & Neurobiological Sciences 2cr GMS AN 801/802
Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 715
Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum 2cr GMS AN 805
Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 806

Core Track Required Courses (18-20 credits):

Students are required to take the following two courses:

Medical Neuroscience 4cr GMS AN 703
Methods in Neuroscience 4cr GMS AN 718

Students are required to take one of the following two courses:

Medical Histology/Microscopic Anatomy 6cr GMS AN 700 / MS 123
Medical Gross Anatomy 8cr GMS AN 701/MS 122

Students are required to take one of the following three courses/course groups:

Fundamentals of Cell & Molecular Biology 4cr GMS AN 777
Molecular Biology 4cr GMS BI 782
Biochemistry A and B 4cr each
semester
GMS BI 755 and 756

Advanced Departmental Seminar Courses (6 credits):

The student is required to take 6 credits of advanced departmental seminar courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. A course offered by another Department in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences may be used to partially fulfill this requirement if it is deemed relevant to the student’s research and is approved by the Graduate Education Committee.

Elective Courses:

The student may take courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and/or courses offered by other Departments on the Medical Campus to fulfill this requirement.