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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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TBMM Graduate Curriculum - Year 1

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The academic calendar for the Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine is divided into five terms of nine weeks each. In the first year, each term is followed by a one-week break. Course work is required in the following subjects:

  • Molecular Methods
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Immunology
  • Gene Regulation
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Disease
  • Method & Logic of Translational Biology
  • Pathophysiology & Mechanisms of Human Disease
  • Animal Models of Human Disease
  • Introductory Biostatistics for Translational Research
  • Proteomics and Functional Genomics
  • Ethics, Conduct & Practical Aspects of Clinical Research

First year students also participate in laboratory rotations and Bench-to-Bedside journal club. In general, all required courses are taken in the first year of residence.

TBMM Graduate Curriculum - Year 2 and above

In the second year of the TBMM program, students begin their Thesis Research Projects, engage in Leadership training and work on their Clinical Projects. The goal of the Clinical Projects, which are focused on the area of each student's thesis project, is to provide students with direct observation of clinical medicine in practice and in an in-patient or out-patient setting, and with practical knowledge regarding the methodologies by which patient encounters are systemically transformed into useful research data. Typically the mentor for this rotation is the student's clinical co-mentor. Clinical projects include: exposure to clinical medicine, attendance at clinical meetings such as diagnostic consensus conferences or clinical research meetings and exposure to at least one clinical research project.

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