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PhD Program Curriculum

Medical and Molecular Genetics Ph.D. Program Curriculum at Indiana University School of Medicine

YEAR ONE

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

G715 Biomedical Science I: Biochemical Basis of Biological Processes - 3 cr.

G655 Skills - Research Communications Seminar - 1 cr.

G716 Biomedical Science II: Molecular Biology & Genetics - 3 cr.

G718 Research in Biomedical Science (2nd rotation) – 2 cr.

G717 Biomedical Science III: Cellular Basis of Systems Biology - 3 cr.

G718 Research in Biomedical Science (3rd rotation) – 2 cr.

G718 Research in Biomedical Science (1st rotation) – 2 cr.

G724 Molecular Cancer Genetics - 1 cr.

Completion of Plagiarism online tutorial before first rotation

G725 Gene Transfer Approaches to Clinical and Basic Research – 1 cr.

Completion of research safety courses

G726 Developmental Genetics – 1 cr.

 

G727 Animal Models in Disease – 1 cr.

 

G XXX Minor Elective(s) - 2 cr.

 

Select a research mentor

 

 

Summer Semester

Q800 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 4 cr.

YEAR TWO

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

G505 The Responsible Conduct of Research – 1 cr. (or G504 Introduction to Research Ethics – 2 cr.)

Qualifying Exam Part I (Written Comprehensive Exam)

G855 Research Biostatistics – 1 cr. (or G651 Biostatistics I – 3 cr.)

Prepare for Qualifying Exam Part II (Written Proposal and Defense)

Q625 Introduction to Clinical Genetics (1 cr., 1st 5 weeks)*

G XXX Minor Elective(s) - 1-5 cr.

Q580 Basic Human Genetics (3cr.)

Q660 Medical Genetics Seminar (1 cr. each Fall/Sp semesters)

Q640 Special Topics in MMGE (1 cr.)

 Q800 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 1-12 cr. per semester

Q800 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 1-12 cr. per semester

 

 

 

Summer Semester

Q800 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 4 cr. minimum

YEAR THREE

Q800 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 1-12 cr. per semester

Q660 Medical Genetics Seminar (1 cr. each Fall/Sp semesters)

Complete Qualifying Exam Part II (Written Proposal and Defense)

 

YEARS FOUR-FIVE

Q800/G901 Independent Research in Medical Genetics - 1-12 cr. per semester

Q660 Medical Genetics Seminar (1 cr. each Fall/Sp semesters until 90 credits)

Defend and Submit Dissertation

 

24 credits of didactic coursework total are needed for PhD (major genetics courses and minor electives)

90 credits total (including independent research credits) are needed for graduation.

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