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Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Degree Requirements

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

 

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

4 cr.

BMED 545

Research Laboratory Rotations

3 cr.

BMED 593

Current Research Literature

1 cr.

BMED 594

Seminar

2 cr.

BMED 600

Advanced Cellular Biochemistry

4 cr.

BMED 605

Biomedical Research Ethics

1 cr.

BMED 609

Biomedical Statistics

3 cr.

BMED 613

Pharmacology I

4 cr.

BMED 614

Pharmacology II

4 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

3 cr.

BMED 615

Molecular Pharmacology

3 cr.

BMED 620

Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Toxicol

3 cr.

BMED 621

Medicinal Chemistry

3 cr.

BMED 630

Pharmacogenetics

3 cr.

BMED 637

Topics in Biomedical Science

1-3 cr.

BMED 641

Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology

4 cr.

BMED 642

Toxicology II – Toxic Agents

4 cr.

BMED 643

Cellular and Molecular Toxicology

4 cr.

BMED 644

Immunotoxicology

3 cr.

BMED 645

Respiratory Toxicology

3 cr.

BMED 646

Neurotoxicology

3 cr.

BMED 647

Topics in Toxicology

3 cr.

BMED 657

Topics in Immunology

1-3 cr.

BMED 661

Neurosciences I

4 cr.

BMED 662

Neurosciences II

4 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

4 cr.

BMED 554

Therapeutics III

4 cr.

BMED 581

Research Seminar – Biomedical Sciences

1 cr.

BMED 607

Topics Epidemiology

1 cr.

BMED 626

Research Methods Biochem Pharmacol

1-3 cr.

BMED 632

Advanced Pharmaceutics

3 cr.

BMED 635

Academic Development Seminar

2 cr.

BIOC 581

Physical Biochemistry

3 cr.

BIOC 582

Proteins and Enzymes

4 cr.

BIOC 583

Lipids and Membranes

3 cr.

BIOC 584

Nucleic Acids

3 cr.

BIOC 586

Advanced Molecular Biology

3 cr.

MICB 502

Advanced Immunology

3 cr.

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

BMED 421

Medicinal Chemistry I

3 cr.

BMED 422

Medicinal Chemistry II

3 cr.

BMED 432

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

3 cr.

MICB 404

Microbial Genetics

3 cr.

MICB 410

Immunology

3 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

4 cr.

BMED 545

Research Laboratory Rotations

2 cr.

BMED 593

Current Research Literature

1 cr.

BMED 594

Seminar

1 cr.

BMED 597/599

Research/Thesis

3-10 cr.**

BMED 600

Advanced Cellular Biochemistry

4 cr.

BMED 609

Biomedical Statistics

3 cr.

BMED 613

Pharmacology I

4 cr.

BMED 614

Pharmacology II

4 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

3 cr.

BMED 615

Molecular Pharmacology

3 cr.

BMED 620

Cardiovascular Pharmacology & Toxicol

3 cr.

BMED 621

Medicinal Chemistry

3 cr.

BMED 630

Pharmacogenetics

3 cr.

BMED 641

Toxicology I – Principles of Toxicology

4 cr.

BMED 642

Toxicology II – Toxic Agents

4 cr.

BMED 661

Neurosciences I

4 cr.

BMED 662

Neurosciences II

4 cr.

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

BMED 581

Research Seminar – Biomedical Sciences

1 cr.

BMED 605

Biomedical Research Ethics

1 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

4 cr.

BMED 644

Immunotoxicology

3 cr.

BMED 645

Respiratory Toxicology

3 cr.

BMED 646

Neurotoxicology

3 cr.

BMED 647

Topics in Toxicology

3 cr.

BMED 657

Topics in Immunology

1-3 cr.

BMED 667

Topics in Neurobiology

1-3 cr.

BIOC 583

Lipids and Membranes

3 cr.

MICB 502

Advanced Immunology

3 cr.

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

BMED 421

Medicinal Chemistry I

3 cr.

BMED 422

Medicinal Chemistry II

3 cr.

BMED 432

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics

3 cr.

MICB 404

Microbial Genetics

3 cr.

MICB 410

Immunology

3 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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