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 - Philadelphia

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 on the Philadelphia campus. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change. 

FALL

BIOM 501 Molecular Basis of Medicine 7 Credits
BIOM 502 The Infectious Process 3 Credits

WINTER

BIOM 503 Human Anatomy 6 Credits
BIOM 504 Histology 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 - 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 at GA-PCOM. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change. 

FALL

BIOM 549G Scientific Communication 2 Credits
BIOM 550G Research Survey  0 Credits
BIOM 553G Basic Concepts in Biomedical Modeling  2 Credits 
BIOM 558G  Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology  5 Credits 

WINTER

BIOM 550G Research Survey 0 Credits
BIOM 557G Microscopic Anatomy and Embryology 4 Credits
BIOM 559G  Biostatistics  2 Credits 
BIOM 562G Homeostasis and Organ Systems I   5 Credits 

SPRING

BIOM 554G Neuroscience 4 Credits
BIOM 563G Homeostasis and Organ Systems II  5 Credits  


TOTAL CREDITS first year
29

All students (other than those pursuing the Two-Year Biomedical Research Option) must complete all first year courses and must declare a second year concentration by the end of their first year.