Typical Curriculum for Masters Students

 

The Tumor Biology Masters program is a one year program.

Standard Track (30 Credits)

Fall Semester
BIST 501 - Introductory Biostatistics (3)
TBIO 510 - Biochemistry for Cancer Research (2)
TBIO 508 - Cellular & Molecular Aspects of the Transformed Cell (4) 
TBIO 705 - Cancer Research Techniques (3)
Electives (3)

Spring Semester
BCHB 526 - Core Methods in Biotechnology (3
PHAR 534 - Ethical Issues in Scientific Research (2) 
TBIO 520 - Cancer Prevention, Control, & Epidemiology (3)
TBIO 535 - Cancer Pharmacology I (2)
TBIO 706 - Cancer Research Techniques (3) 
Electives (2)

Cancer Systems Biology Track (30 Credits)

Fall Semester

BIST 501 - Introductory Biostatistics (3)
TBIO 510 - Biochemistry for Cancer Research (2)
TBIO 508 - Cellular & Molecular Aspects of the Transformed Cell (4)
TBIO 540 - Biomedical informatics (3)
TBIO 705 - Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Spring Semester

BCHB 526 - Core Methods in Biotechnology (3)
BCHB 594- Translational Bioinformatics (3)
BCHB 598 - Informatics Grand-rounds/Evidence based practice (3)
TBIO 530 - Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (3)
TBIO 706 - Cancer Research Techniques (3)

Note: Courses in bold are required only for the Systems Biology Track

Electives for Standard Track

Fall Semester

TBIO 513 - Breast Cancer Conference (1)
TBIO 522 - Epigenetics I (3)
TBIO 525 - Cancer Genetics (3)
TBIO 546 - Resources for Cancer Research (0)
TBIO 540 - Biomedical informatics (3)
TBIO 543 - Clinical Survey of Cancer (2)
TBIO 560 - Animal Models (2)
TBIO 581 - Topics in Molecular Epidemiology (1)
TBIO 584 - Intro to Tumor Biology (1)
TBIO 591 - Signal Transduction Journal Club (1)

Spring Semester

BCHB 594- Translational Bioinformatics (3)
BCHB 598 - Informatics Grand-rounds/Evidence based practice (3)
TBIO 513 - Breast Cancer Conference (1)
TBIO 530- Systems Biology and Bioinformatics (3)
TBIO 536 - Cancer Pharmacology I & II (2 required credits + 2 electives credits = 4 credits total)
TBIO 558 - Contemporary Issues in Genetics and Society (3)
TBIO 560 - Animal Models (2)
TBIO 568 - Minority Health & Health Disparities (2)
TBIO 572 - Pathological Basis of Cancer (2)
TBIO 585 - Transcriptomics: Microarray Analysis (1)
TBIO 586 - Proteomics: Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis (1)
TBIO 587 - Systems Biology: Pathway & Network Data Analysis (1)
TBIO 591 - Signal Transduction Journal Club (1)

Electives outside of the Tumor Biology Training Program (TBIO) and what is listed above must be approved by the Director of MS TBIO Program, Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, to be counted towards your degree as an elective.