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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students

Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
  • M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Students in the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Sciences and the M.S. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences study and perform research in cardiovascular pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacogenetics, and cancer research. Students with a background in the biological, biomedical, or chemical sciences are encouraged to consider graduate study in this program.

 

 Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences

Degree requirements:

Successful completion of at least 60 graduate semester credits, a written and oral comprehensive exam, and defense of a Ph.D. dissertation.

Course of Study:

Ph.D. degree training typically consists of two years of course work and two to three years of research leading to the completion and defense of the dissertation.

Course Requirements:

The following core courses are required of all students in the Ph.D. program:

BIOC 481*

Biochemistry

cr.

BMED 545

Research Laboratory Rotations

cr.

BMED 593

Current Research Literature

cr.

BMED 594

Seminar

cr.

BMED 600

Advanced Cellular Biochemistry

cr.

BMED 605

Biomedical Research Ethics

cr.

BMED 609

Biomedical Statistics

cr.

BMED 613

Pharmacology I

cr.

BMED 614

Pharmacology II

cr.

BMED 697/699

Research/Dissertation

20-30 cr.**

*    or BIOC 481/482. Waived for students with equivalent preparation in biochemistry.

**  A minimum of 20 credits is required by the Department for the Ph.D. degree.

      A maximum of 30 credits may be applied toward the 60-credit requirement for the Ph.D.

 

Students will take at least three of the following courses, according to research interest:

BMED 610

Neuropharmacology

cr.

BMED 615

Molecular Pharmacology

cr.

BMED 620

Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Toxicol

cr.

BMED 621

Medicinal Chemistry

cr.

BMED 630

Pharmacogenetics

cr.

BMED 637

Topics in Biomedical Science

1-3 cr.

BMED 641

Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology

cr.

BMED 642

Toxicology II – Toxic Agents

cr.

BMED 643

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology

cr.

BMED 644

Immunotoxicology

cr.

BMED 645

Respiratory Toxicology

cr.

BMED 646

Neurotoxicology

cr.

BMED 647

Topics in Toxicology

cr.

BMED 657

Topics in Immunology

1-3 cr.

BMED 661

Neurosciences I

cr.

BMED 662

Neurosciences II

cr.

BMED 667

Topics in Neurobiology

1-3 cr.


The following are examples of additional elective courses available to meet student interests:

BMED 553

Therapeutics III

cr.

BMED 554

Therapeutics III

cr.

BMED 581

Research Seminar – Biomedical Sciences

cr.

BMED 607

Topics Epidemiology

cr.

BMED 626

Research Methods Biochem Pharmacol

1-3 cr.

BMED 632

Advanced Pharmaceutics

cr.

BMED 635

Academic Development Seminar

cr.

BIOC 581

Physical Biochemistry

cr.

BIOC 582

Proteins and Enzymes

cr.

BIOC 583

Lipids and Membranes

cr.

BIOC 584

Nucleic Acids

cr.

BIOC 586

Advanced Molecular Biology

cr.

MICB 502

Advanced Immunology

cr.

These preparatory courses carry graduate credit and may be appropriate for a student plan of study:

BMED 421

Medicinal Chemistry I

cr.

BMED 422

Medicinal Chemistry II

cr.

BMED 432

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

cr.

MICB 404

Microbial Genetics

cr.

MICB 410

Immunology

cr.

Course descriptions can be found in the Pharmacy section of the online University of Montana Catalog at http://www.umt.edu/catalog/pharmacy.htm

 

 M.S. Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Degree requirements:

Completion of at least 30 semester credits and defense of a M.S. degree thesis.

Course of Study:

M.S. degree training typically consists of one year of course work and one year of research leading to the completion and defense of the thesis.

Course Requirements:

The following core courses are required of all students in the M.S. program:

BIOC 481*

Biochemistry

cr.

BMED 545

Research Laboratory Rotations

cr.

BMED 593

Current Research Literature

cr.

BMED 594

Seminar

cr.

BMED 597/599

Research/Thesis

3-10 cr.**

BMED 600

Advanced Cellular Biochemistry

cr.

BMED 609

Biomedical Statistics

cr.

BMED 613

Pharmacology I

cr.

BMED 614

Pharmacology II

cr.

*    or BIOC 481/482. Waived for students with equivalent preparation in biochemistry.

**  A minimum of 3 credits is required by the Department for the M.S. degree.

      A maximum of 10 credits may be applied toward the 30-credit requirement for the M.S.


Students will take at least one of the following courses, according to research interest:

BMED 610

Neuropharmacology

cr.

BMED 615

Molecular Pharmacology

cr.

BMED 620

Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Toxicol

cr.

BMED 621

Medicinal Chemistry

cr.

BMED 630

Pharmacogenetics

cr.

BMED 641

Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology

cr.

BMED 642

Toxicology II – Toxic Agents

cr.

BMED 661

Neurosciences I

cr.

BMED 662

Neurosciences II

cr.

The following are examples of additional elective courses available to meet student interests:

BMED 581

Research Seminar – Biomedical Sciences

cr.

BMED 605

Biomedical Research Ethics

cr.

BMED 607

Topics in Epidemiology

1-3 cr

BMED 626

Research Methods Biochem Pharmacol

1-3 cr.

BMED 637

Topics in Biomedical Sciences

1-3 cr.

BMED 643

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology

cr.

BMED 644

Immunotoxicology

cr.

BMED 645

Respiratory Toxicology

cr.

BMED 646

Neurotoxicology

cr.

BMED 647

Topics in Toxicology

cr.

BMED 657

Topics in Immunology

1-3 cr.

BMED 667

Topics in Neurobiology

1-3 cr.

BIOC 583

Lipids and Membranes

cr.

MICB 502

Advanced Immunology

cr.

These preparatory courses carry graduate credit and may be appropriate for a student plan of study:

BMED 421

Medicinal Chemistry I

cr.

BMED 422

Medicinal Chemistry II

cr.

BMED 432

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

cr.

MICB 404

Microbial Genetics

cr.

MICB 410

Immunology

cr.

Course description can be found in the Pharmacy section of the online University of Montana Catalog at http://www.umt.edu/catalog/pharmacy.htm

The University of Montana-Missoula
The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
32 Campus Drive, Skaggs 395
Missoula, MT 59812-1552
Phone 406.243.4767 Fax: 406.243.5228
Email: biomed@umontana.edu

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