Required Courses

The four core courses required of all students in the MAMS Program are listed below.
Medical School equivalent courses indicated with **.

Note: Students who have completed an undergraduate Biostatistics course with a grade of  B or better within 5 years of entering the program may request a waiver of the Biostatistics requirement.

1. **GMS BI 751 Biochemistry & Cell Biology

(Fall Semester, 6 credits) Basic principles and concepts of medical school Biochemistry and Cell Biology in a one-semester course. Topics include protein structure and function; mechanisms of enzyme action; nutrition and metabolism; membrane structure and receptor signaling; cell cycle regulation; DNA and RNA structure and function; regulation of gene expression and techniques in molecular medicine. Clinical correlations are provided throughout the course.

2. **GMS PH 730/PH 731 Medical Physiology A, B

(Fall and Spring Semesters, 4 credits each)

GMS PH 730 Medical Physiology A

Lectures and discussions examine the function of nerves, muscles, blood and the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulation of organ function and on integrative aspects of human physiology.

GMS PH 731 Human Physiology B / Endocrinology

Prereq: GMS PH 730. Lectures, laboratories and discussions examine function and regulation of the respiratory and renal systems with emphasis on integrative aspects and endocrinology.

3. GMS MS 640 Introduction to Biomedical Information

(Spring Semester, 2 credits) This course teaches how to find, use, and contribute to biomedical literature while supporting the graduate thesis through lectures and hands-on instruction. Topics include the retrieval, evaluation and management of information, Evidence Based Medicine, and the ethical use of research.

4. GMS MS 700 Elementary Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences

(Fall or Spring Semester, 2 credits) Topics include collection, classification, and presentation of descriptive data; the rationale of hypothesis testing; experimental design; t-tests; simple correlation analysis; and analysis of contingency tables. Special attention is directed to the ability to recognize and interpret statistical procedures in articles from current literature.

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GMS CI 670 Biostatistics with Computer

(Fall Semester, 4 credits) Prereq: consent of instructor. This course is designed for Clinical Research Associates and other students with no prior experience with statistics who want to utilize computer software in performing statistical analysis. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of descriptive data; the rationale of hypothesis testing; experimental design; t-tests; correlation and regression analysis; and analysis of contingency tables. Laboratory course.