Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (PHDBS)
PHDBS 1B01. Research. (1-7 Credit Hours)
This course includes research spread out over the course of 4 years for each PhD candidate.
PHDBS 2B01. Molecule to Medicine I. (3 Credit Hours)
This course will provide students with important backgrounds on a number of standard and advanced biochemical techniques utilized in basic biomedical research. Subsequently, an important section of the course will involve students working on papers from lines of investigation that have historically developed from the early findings to the molecular mechanisms to applications in medicine. The focus here will be on biochemical processes. The papers will be assigned by course faculty at the beginning of the course. Students are expected to discuss the rationale, experimental designs, results and next steps on each paper in the line.
PHDBS 2B02. Molecule to Medicine II. (3 Credit Hours)
This course will provide students with important backgrounds on a number of standard and advanced physiological and pharmacological techniques utilized in basic research in physiology & pharmacology. Subsequently, an important section of the course will involve students working on papers from lines of investigations that have historically developed from the early findings to the molecular mechanisms to applications in medicine. The focus here will be on physiological and pharmacological research. The paper will be assigned by course faculty at the beginning of the course. Students are expected to discuss the rationale, experimental designs, results, and next steps for each paper in the line.
PHDBS 2B10. Dissertation Proposal I. (1 Credit Hour)
This course will provide students with instructions to write their dissertation proposal based on the literature of their specific area of study, their novel preliminary data and their plans of research. The course will involve close work between the dissertation advisor and the student. Dissertation proposals will be assessed by the course faculty and dissertation committee.
PHDBS 2B11. Dissertation Proposal II. (1 Credit Hour)
This course will provide students with instructions to prepare and present their dissertation to the PhD dissertation committee. The course will involve close interactions between the student and the dissertation advisor(s). Dissertation proposals will be assessed by the course faculty and dissertation committee.
PHDBS 2B20. Seminar in Biomedical Science. (3 Credit Hours)
The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the components necessary to prepare and deliver an effective oral scientific presentation. Through didactic instruction, individualized mentoring, and practical experience, students will be provided insight and the tools necessary to improve their presentation skills. Student activities will include oral presentations on scientific publications to their peers and/or presentations on their research project to the public during the University-wide research seminar series. This is a required course for students enrolled in the Doctoral Program Biomedical Sciences in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
PHDBS 2B30. Grant Writing Skills. (3 Credit Hours)
This course will prepare students to develop grant proposals and program level proposals in today's funding environment. The course will provide students with training in the three major elements of grantsmanship: preparation, proposal writing and follow-up. It offers a practical approach to obtaining grant funds from public or private sources at the federal, state and local levels.
PHDBS 2B40. Data Analysis for Clinical Research. (2 Credit Hours)
This course is the second part of a two-course curriculum in the domain of biostatics and data analysis training. It is intended for the biomedical researchers interested in the design and data analysis of clinical research. The students who register for this course are expected to have met the prerequisite course requirement, "Introduction to Biostatistics and data analysis", which covers descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, estimation, confidence intervals, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Chi-squared tests, simple linear regression, correlation and data transformation. Built upon the prerequisite, this course expand the topics to designs of observational studies and clinical trials, non-parametric tests, survival analyses, measures of associations (risks, odds ratio, etc.), sensitivity/specificity and predictive values, ROC curve, measures of effectiveness, sample size, randomization, clinical data collection and monitoring. The course agenda also includes training on regulatory requirements (federal, state, institutional and sponsor-defined) for clinical studies, preparation of investigator-INDs, investigator responsibilities in Phase I-IV clinical trials, clinical research database query and usage. It provides practical experience and training in the data analysis for clinical research.
PHDBS 3B01. Discipline Specific Content. (3-4 Credit Hours)
The content will be suggested by the specific graduate committee for each candidate.
PHDBS 4B01. Dissertation. (4 Credit Hours)
This course will prepare the PhD candidate for the writing, the preparation and the defense of their PhD Dissertation. The course will involve close interaction between the candidate and the dissertation advisor(s). Candidates will be assessed on the written dissertation, the public presentation and defense, and the defense of the dissertation to the PhD dissertation committee.