The School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program provides extensive educational opportunities with the ultimate goal of training the next generation of biomedical researchers and educators. Biomedical science is a multidisciplinary field of study encompassing biological and chemical disciplines focused on medical issues including enhanced understanding, detection and treatment of human disease. Scientists working in the School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences program have diverse interests ranging from the study of molecular and subcellular processes to the study of organ systems and whole organism functions. This interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in biomedical research (both in academia and industry), by providing a broad foundation of knowledge in the basic medical sciences with expanded focus in a specific discipline that is emphasized in the dissertation research. This is accomplished through extensive didactic courses, development of career skills and training in research laboratories involved in diverse areas of biomedical science. The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program is administered by a Graduate Director with the consultation of the Graduate Curriculum Committee and the Graduate Advisory Committee. These committees have representatives from the three basic science departments in the School of Medicine.
The School of Medicine also participates in the Integrated Biomedical Science Program. This program is composed of faculty from across the University of South Carolina and includes departments from the School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Public Health. Students in this program take a common core curriculum in the first year of the Ph.D. The students subsequently select a mentor and join one of the participating departments.
The required core courses in the molecular and cellular biology concentration are:
Molecular and Cellular Biology Concentration
Biology 717 and Chemistry 753 meet together and are taught by the same faculty so sometimes our students register for the chemistry course. The requested change would list both courses in our bulletin therefor either course would be acceptable on a student's program of study form.
Administratively returned at request of Murray Mitchell.
The two courses mentioned are not crosslisted. As I understand the current "rules" regarding cross listing, they will not qualify for cross listing. The titles are not identical. So, the rationale is not acceptable. If the program wishes to allow the courses to be "counted" as requirements, they may do so, but, with a changed rationale.
Minor revisions. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2019-20 Graduate Studies Bulletin to be published February 15, 2019.