General Studies (Capstone) Concentration at PCOM Georgia
MS in Biomedical Sciences
Interested in broadening your marketability in a variety of bioscience career paths
and enhancing your professional credentials? The General Studies (Capstone) Concentration,
offered at PCOM Georgia, is designed to provide you with exposure to diverse, relevant, cutting-edge topical
areas in biomedical sciences including genetics, stem cell research, pharmacology
and nutritional biochemistry.
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As part of the program, students will complete laboratory practicum coursework designed
to validate competency in laboratory techniques. Students will also demonstrate independent
research skills through the required completion of a final capstone project.
The General Studies (Capstone) Concentration is designed to be completed in two years,
but the program offers scheduling flexibility to meet the academic and professional
objectives of its students. Before entering the concentration, students must successfully
complete the foundation year and obtain approval of the program directors.
Students who have earned the MS in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in general studies have gone on to positions in:
- Laboratory research
- Investigator (forensic, accident scene, social services)
- Healthcare policy
- Professional schools (medical, dental, law, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant
and allied health programs)
Upon completion of the concentration, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of specific topical coursework information as well as understanding
of basic research methodology including scientific method, data analysis, and empirical
- demonstrate advanced proficiency in information skills applied in the search and analysis
of the literature; development of research design; approaches to quantitation of results
and the written and oral presentation of research and other types of topical information.
- apply their knowledge and skills in industry, teaching or further graduate study.
- demonstrate effective use of computer technology in the biomedical sciences.
After completing foundation year coursework, students may progress to the second-year
Interested in learning more about the General Studies (Capstone) concentration? Please
Richard White, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM Georgia
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology