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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
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Immunology Graduate Program Curriculum

2013/2014 Immunology Graduate Program Curriculum

Immunology Course Descriptions

FIRST TERM (July - Sept.)


Required:

Introduction to Graduate Research (IGR) 344-406 (1 hr, Immunology)
Organization of the Cell 220-501 (2 hrs, GSBS)*
Molecular Methods 220-502 (3 hrs, GSBS)
Genetics A 220-503 (2 hrs, GSBS)*
Ethics 220-514 (.50 hr, GSBS)
Journal Club 344-446 (1 hr, Immunology)
Research Rotation 344-549 (3 or more hrs, Immunology)

Electives:
Directed Readings 344-548 (1 hr, Immunology)
Method and Logic 220-523 (3 hrs, GSBS)
Science as a Profession 220-513 (.05 hr, GSBS)

SECOND TERM (Oct. - Dec.)


Required:

Introduction to Immunology 344-423 (3 hrs, Immunology)*
Cell Division 220-505 (2 hrs, GSBS)
Introduction to Graduate Research 344-406 (1 hr, Immunology)
Journal Club 344-446 (1 hr, Immunology.)
Research Rotation 344-549 (3 or more hrs, Immunology)

Electives:
General Virology 380-401 (4 hrs, Molecular Virology & Microbiology)
Genetics B 220-504 (2 hrs, GSBS)
Development 220-506 (2 hrs, GSBS)
Cancer 220-506 (1 hr, GSBS)

THIRD TERM (Jan. - Feb.)


Regulation of the Immune Response 344-425 (3 hrs, Immunology)
Gene Regulation 220-509 (3 hrs, GSBS)
Molecular Interactions 220-507 (3 hrs, GSBS)
Journal Club 344-446 (1 hr, Immunology)
Research Rotation 344-549 (3 or more hrs, Immunology)

FOURTH TERM (Mar. - May)


Molecular Immunology 344-428 (3 hrs, Immunology)
Biostatistics 370-407 (3 hrs, Pharmacology)
Journal Club 344-446 (1 hr, Immunology)
Research Rotation 344-549 (3 or more hrs, Immunology)

Elective:
Viral Pathogenesis 380-459 (3 hrs, Molecular Virology & Microbiology)

FIFTH TERM (May - July)


Clinical Aspects of Immunology (offered odd years) 344-405 (3 hrs, Immunology)
Introduction to Graduate Research 344-406 (1 hr, Immunology)
Journal Club 344-466 (1 hr, Immunology)
Research Rotation 344-549 (3 or more hrs, Immunology)

Research Rotations:

Research rotations must be for 3 or more term hours. Graduate students may begin laboratory rotations with potential research mentors during Term One of the first year and must choose a mentor by the last Term of Year 1. All students should become settled in a laboratory at the end of the eleventh month of the first year, unless special circumstances intervene.

Students with Special Qualifications (Masters and other graduate programs):

In some cases students can receive credit for courses taken in graduate programs prior to starting at BCM.

* Not required for M.D./Ph.D. students.

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