Typical Curriculum for Masters Students

Tumor Biology Curriculum for M.S. Students (30 Credits)

There are two tracks to choose from – Standard Track or Cancer Systems Biology Track

Standard Track (30 Credits)

Fall Semester

TBIO 508 – Cellular & Molecular Aspects of the Transformed Cell (4)

TBIO 510 – Biochemistry for Cancer Research (4)

TBIO 705 – Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Electives (4)

Spring Semester

BIST 501 – Introductory Biostatistics (3)

TBIO 520 – Cancer Prevention, Control, & Epidemiology (3)

TBIO 535 – Cancer Pharmacology I & II (4)

TBIO 706 – Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Electives (2)

Cancer Systems Biology Track (30 Credits)

Fall Semester

TBIO 508 – Cellular & Molecular Aspects of the Transformed Cell (4) 

TBIO 510 – Biochemistry for Cancer Research (4)

TBIO 540 – Biomedical informatics (3)

TBIO 705 – Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Electives (1)

Spring Semester

BIST 501 – Introductory Biostatistics (3)

TBIO 530 – Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (3)

BCHB 594 – Translational Bioinformatics (2)

TBIO 706 – Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Electives (4)

Note: Courses in bold are required only for the Systems Biology track

 

Standard Tumor Biology Track – Spring 2015 Required Courses

(15 Credits)

BIST-501: Intro. Biostatistics: Experimental Design & Analysis (3 Credits)

Course ID: BIST-501-01

CRN: 20565

Title: Intro BIST: Exp Des/Anlys

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Instructor: A. Dragomir, M. Tan

Days/Times: Wednesdays 10:30am – 1:00pm 

Location: Basic Sciences Building, Room 239

TBIO-520: Cancer Prevention, Control & Epidemiology (3 Credits)

Course ID: TBIO-520-01

CRN: 15377

Title: Cancer Prevent/Control/Epidem

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Instructor: L. Hilakivi-Clarke, S. O’Neill, E. Rosen, J. Wang

Days/Times: Mondays 1:15pm – 2:45pm 

Location: Research Building, W302

TBIO-536: Cancer Pharmacology I & II (4 Credits)

Course ID: TBIO-536-01

CRN: 15377

Title: Cancer Pharmacology I & II

Credits: 4

Type: LEC

Instructor: R. Clarke, R. Glazer

Days/Times: Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:50pm 

Location: Research Building, W302

TBIO-706: Cancer Research Techniques (3 Credits)

Course ID: TBIO-706-01

CRN: 15388

Title: Cancer Research Techniques

Credits: 3

Type: LAB

Instructor: Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Ayesha Shajahan-Haq

Days/Times: N/A

Location: N/A

**ELECTIVES (2 Credits)

See list of approved elective courses.

 

Cancer Systems Biology Track – Spring 2015 Required Courses

(15 Credits)

BIST-501: Intro. Biostatistics: Experimental Design & Analysis (3 Credits)

Course ID: BIST-501-01

CRN: 20565

Title: Intro BIST: Exp Des/Anlys

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Instructor: A. Dragomir, M. Tan

Days/Times: Wednesdays 10:30am – 1:00pm 

Location: Basic Sciences Building, Room 239

BCHB-594: Translational Bioinformatics (2 Credits)

Course ID: BCHB-594-01

CRN: 23068

Title: Translational Bioinformatics

Credits: 2

Type: LEC

Instructor: S. Vasudevan, A. Shajahan

Days/Times: Tuesdays 3:00pm – 4:25pm

Location: Basic Sciences Building, Room 341

TBIO-530: Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (3 Credits)

Course ID: TBIO-530-01

CRN: 22973

Title: Systems Biology & Bioinformati

Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Instructor: N. Edwards, R. Goldman, H. Ressom

Days/Times: Mondays 1:30pm – 2:50pm 

Location: TBA

TBIO-706: Cancer Research Techniques (3 Credits)

Course ID: TBIO-706-01

CRN: 15388

Title: Cancer Research Techniques

Credits: 3

Type: LAB

Instructor: L. Hilakivi-Clarke, A. Shajahan-Haq

Days/Times: N/A

Location: N/A

**ELECTIVES (4 Credits)

See list of approved elective courses.

M.S. Approved elective courses – spring 2015
BCHB 594 – Translational Bioinformatics (2)

BCHB 596 – Clinical Metabolomics (2)

PHAR 534 – Ethical Issues in Scientific Research (2)

TBIO 513 – Clinical Conf on Breast Research (2)

TBIO 520 – Cancer Prevent/Control/Epidem (3)

TBIO 523 – Cancer Epigenetics (2)

TBIO 530 – Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (3) – (may be taken in Units)

Unit 1: TBIO 585 – Transcriptomics: Microarray Analysis (1)

Unit 2: TBIO 586 – Proteomics: Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis (1)

Unit 3: TBIO 587 – Systems Biology: Pathway & Network Data Analysis (1)

TBIO 532 – Princ. & Practices of Behavioral Sci in Cancer Control (2)

TBIO 535 – Cancer Pharmacology I (2)

TBIO 536 – Cancer Pharmacology I & II (4)

TBIO 568 – Minority Health & Health Disparities (2)

TBIO 572 – Pathological Basis of Cancer (2)

TBIO 591 – Signal Transduction of Journal Club (1)

*Requires permission of instructor