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Foundation Year 
MS in Biomedical Sciences

The foundation year of the Biomedical Sciences program focuses on developing each student’s biomedical sciences and professional skills base while providing the opportunity to demonstrate professional and academic potential by improving and confirming academic credentials.

Students enter as MS in Biomedical Sciences degree candidates and, upon completion of the first year of study, may progress to 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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Competencies

Upon completion of the foundation year of the Biomedical Sciences program, the student will be able 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

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. 

FALL

BIOM 503 Human Anatomy 7 Credits
BIOM 504 Histology 3 Credits

WINTER

BIOM 501 Molecular Basis of Medicine 6 Credits
BIOM 502 The Infectious Process 4 Credits

SPRING

BIOM 505 Neurosciences 3 Credits
BIOM 506 Medical Pharmacology 3 Credits
BIOM 507 Physiology 3 Credits


TOTAL CREDITS first year
29

Students must complete all first year courses and must declare a second year concentration by the end of their first year. 

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. 

FALL

BIOM 549GA Scientific Communication 2 Credits
BIOM 550GA Research Survey 0 Credits
BIOM 553GA Basic Concepts in Biomedical Modes 2 Credits 
BIOM 559GA  Biostatistics 2 Credits 
BIOM 562GA Homeostasis and Organ Systems I 5 Credits

WINTER

BIOM 550GA Research Survey 0 Credits
BIOM 558GA Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology 5 Credits
BIOM 563GA  Homeostasis and Organ Systems II 5 Credits 

SPRING

BIOM 550GA Research Survey 0 Credits
BIOM 554GA Neuroscience 4 Credits
BIOM 557GA Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology 4 Credits  


TOTAL CREDITS first year
29

All students must complete all first year courses and must declare a second year concentration by the end of their first year. 

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. 

FALL

BIOM 501M Medical Cell and Molecular Biology* 2 Credits
BIOM 502M Medical Nutrition and Biochemistry* 3 Credits
BIOM 503M Medical Microbiology and Immunology*  4 Credits 
BIOM 504M  Ethics and Professionalism  1 Credit 

WINTER

BIOM 505M Medical Anatomy I* 5 Credits
BIOM 506M Medical Physiology* 4 Credits
BIOM 507M  Medical Terminology  1 Credit 

SPRING

BIOM 508M Biomedical Anatomy Lab 2 Credits
BIOM 509M Biostatistics 3 Credits  
BIOM 510M Neurophysiology 3 Credits  
BIOM 511M  Journal Club 1 Credit  
BIOM 512M  Medical Anatomy II* 1 Credit  


TOTAL CREDITS first year
30

All students must complete all first year courses and must declare a second year concentration by the end of their first year. 

*Courses held within the DO curriculum.

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