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Foundation Year Biomedical Sciences Courses 
MS in Biomedical Sciences Degree

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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Foundation Year 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. 

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 562G Homeostasis and Organ Systems I 5
BIOM 559G Biostatistics 2
 Hours11
Term 2
BIOM 550G Research Survey Seminar 0
BIOM 558G Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology 5
BIOM 554G Neuroscience 3
BIOM 618G Epidemiology 1
 Hours9
Term 3
BIOM 563G Homeostasis and Organ Systems II 5
BIOM 557G
or BIOM 567G
Micro Anatomy and Embryology
or HNRS Micro Anatomy and Embryology
4
 Hours9
 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
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