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Foundation Year Biomedical Sciences Courses 
MS in Biomedical Sciences Degree

The first year of the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program lays the foundation for further studies by helping students develop their scientific and professional skills.

The coursework is designed to prepare students to:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of important fundamental concepts of the biomedical sciences (i.e., structure and function of cells and organ systems, etc.).
  • communicate scientific information in written and oral forms.
  • apply information skills to access, synthesize and interpret medical literature.
  • utilize technology to acquire information and solve problems in health sciences.

Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students may choose to pursue one of the several second-year degree concentrations or elect to receive a Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Biomedical Sciences.

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Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are listed in the PCOM course catalog.

Course Sequence - PCOM

MS in Biomedical Sciences degree candidates must successfully complete foundation year coursework in order to progress to a second-year degree concentration. The following example course sequence is for students enrolled at PCOM. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
BIOM 503 Human Anatomy 6
BIOM 504 Histology 4
 Hours10
Term 2
BIOM 501 Molecular Basis of Medicine 7
BIOM 502 The Infectious Process 3
 Hours10
Term 3
BIOM 505 Neurosciences 3
BIOM 506 Medical Pharmacology 3
BIOM 507 Physiology 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours29

Course Sequence - PCOM Georgia

MS in Biomedical Sciences degree candidates must successfully complete foundation year coursework in order to progress to a second-year degree concentration. The following example course sequence is for students enrolled at PCOM Georgia. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
BIOM 549G Scientific Communication 2
BIOM 550G Research Survey Seminar 0
BIOM 553G Basic Concepts Biomedical Model 2
BIOM 559G Biostatistics 2
BIOM 562G Biomedical Anatomy 5
 Hours11
Term 2
BIOM 550G Research Survey Seminar 0
BIOM 554G Neuroscience 3
BIOM 558G Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology 5
 Hours8
Term 3
BIOM 557G
or BIOM 567G
Micro Anatomy and Embryology
or HNRS Micro Anatomy and Embryology
4
BIOM 563G Biomedical Physiology 5
BIOM 618G Epidemiology 1
 Hours10
 Total Hours29

Course Sequence - PCOM South Georgia

MS in Biomedical Sciences degree candidates must successfully complete foundation year coursework in order to progress to a second-year degree concentration. The following example course sequence is for students enrolled at PCOM South Georgia. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
BIOM 500M Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry 5
BIOM 503M Medical Microbiology and Immunology 4
BIOM 507M Medical Terminology 1
 Hours10
Term 2
BIOM 504M Ethics and Professionalism 1
BIOM 505M Medical Anatomy 5
BIOM 506M Medical Physiology 4
 Hours10
Term 3
BIOM 508M Biomedical Anatomy Lab 2
BIOM 509M Biostatistics 3
BIOM 510M Neurophysiology 3
BIOM 511M Journal Club 1
BIOM 512M Medical Anatomy II 1
 Hours10
 Total Hours30

What Our Students Say

“I knew that some of the classes in the biomedical sciences program at PCOM Georgia mimicked those of the osteopathic medicine program, and I felt that they would prepare me well, not only in terms of the material, but in learning how to develop efficient study habits with a high course load.”

Hunter Vasquez, MS/Biomed ‘ 21

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“The key factor in choosing the biomedical sciences program was that the curriculum revolved around integration into professional school. Looking back, attending the same lectures as first-year medical students was an immersive learning experience that has boosted my confidence and assured me of a smoother transition to medical school.”

Janai Groves, MS/Biomed ‘22

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