Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Curriculum: First Year Program


Year One: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 701 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 5 credits
PIBS 702 Scientific Reasoning 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 780 Research Ethics 1 credit
PIBS 782 Professional Development: Skills for Success I 1 credit

Year One: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 705 Biostatistics for Biosciences 3 credits
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 783 Professional Development: Skills for Success II 1 credit
Program Course(s) - See Below Variable

Year One: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1 credit


Bioinformatics Requirement


All graduate students are required to complete a bioinformatics workshop or course before they graduate. This requirement can be met by taking either the BMB 716 (Analysis and Prediction of Gene Regulation and Protein Function, offered every Fall) or HGG 660 (Bioinformatics Theory and Practice, offered every Spring). Students can also take Bioinformatics Workshops that are offered periodically.

Program Courses


The following program courses are available to first year students in their spring semester. It is recommended that students who know the program they want to only take course in that program. This will put students on a timely path to graduation.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BMB 714Molecular Genetics (Spring A)2 credits
BMB 715Structural Biology and Applications to Drug Discovery (Spring B)2 credits
Cancer Biology
CAB 710Cancer Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3 credits
CAB 720Dialogues with Cancer Clinicians1 credits
Human Genetics and Genomics
HGG 630Variation and Disease (Spring A)2 credits
HGG 640Family Studies and Genetic Analysis (Spring B)2 credits
Microbiology and Immunology
MIC 623Mechanisms of Microbial Virulence2 credits
MIC 728Principles of Immunology3 credits
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
MCP 704Mechanisms of Drug Action (Spring B)3 credits
MCP 752Fundamental Mechanisms of Intracellular Signal Transduction (Spring A)3 credits
MCP 753Cell-to-Cell Communication in Norm and Disease (Spring B)3 credits
Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology
MDB 751Advanced Cell Biology Approaches to Molecular Medicine (Spring B)3 credits
MDB 752Current Topics in Mammalian Development (Spring A)3 credits
MDB 753Histology (Spring B)1 credits
Neuroscience
NEU 721Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics I (Spring A)2 credits
NEU 722Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics II (Spring B)2 credits
NEU 763Developmental Neuroscience (Spring A)2 credits
NEU 761Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (Spring B)2 credits
Physiology and Biophysics
PHS 741Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics I (Spring A)2 credits
PHS 742Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics II (Spring B)2 credits
PHS 610Cell Physiology (Spring A)2 credits
PHS 611Neurophysiology (Spring B)2 credits
PHS 612Systemic Physiology (Spring B, Summer and Fall A)4 credits