Degree Requirements

The MS portion of the dual degree program requires successful completion of 30 credits, 24 of those are listed in the tables below, with the remaining 6 credits awarded on the basis of successful completion of the basic science curriculum of medical school (first two years). 

CORE Curriculum for MD/MS Dual Program in Systems Medicine

Fall

Course No. Course Title Credits
SYSM 590

Application of Biostatistics to “BIG DATA”

3

SYSM 591

Biomedical Informatics

3
SYSM 593

Critical reading in Systems Medicine

1
SYSM 597

Clinical Bioinformatics

3

SYSM 691

Case Based practicum I 3
  Total 13

Spring

Course No. Course Title Credits

SYSM 575

Selected Topics in Personalized Medicine 1

SYSM 594

Translational Bioinformatics 2

SYSM 596

 Clinical Metabolomics

2

SYSM 585

Introduction to Genomic Medicine

3
SYSM 692 Case Based Practicum II 4
  Total 12

Total Credits: 24 + 6 allowed electives if interested 

 

Recommended SystemS Medicine Elective Courses
  Course Title Semester Credits
BCHB 541 Structural Biology Spring 2
SYSM-560 Systems Thinking Spring 3

SYSM 575

Selected Topics in Personalized Medicine Spring 1
SYSM-576 Genomics in the Lab Fall 1
SYSM-577 Biochemistry: A Case Oriented Approach Fall 1
SYSM-592 Cancer Bioinformatics Spring 1

 

Other Elective Courses
  Course Title Semester Credits
BCHB 522 Drug Targets & Design Spring 1
BCHB-524 Bioinformatics Computing Fall 3
BCHB 529 Human Diagnostics Spring 2
BCHB 580

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Spring 3
BIST-541

Principles of Epidemiology

Fall 3
MICB 515

Microbiology of Biological Threats Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases

Fall & Spring 3
MICB 524

Emerging Diseases: Past as Prologue

Fall & Spring 2

MICB 551

Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases 

Fall 2
PBIO-529 Human Nutrition & Health Spring 2
PHAR 588 Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior 1 Fall & Spring 3
PHAR-604 Medicinal Plants/Pharmacognosy Fall 3
PHAR-607 Dietary Supplements: Healthcare Spring 1
PPOL-661 Genomics, Precision Med & PPOL Spring 3
TBIO 523

Cancer Epigenetics

Fall 3