First year Biomedical Sciences Program Curriculum listed here

II.  SUMMARY OF COURSES IN THE FREE RADICAL AND RADIATION BIOLOGY PROGRAM

Note 1st year Biomedical Science Student interested in FRRB will be able to complete their course work in an optimal timeframe by taking the courses shown in red font at the designated times.

YEAR 1 – FALL

Course #

Course Name

S.H.

BMED:5207

Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology

3

BMED:5208

Topics in Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology

1

BMED:7777

Biomedical Science Seminar

1

BMED:7888

Biomedical Science Research

Arr.

PCOL:5204

FRRB:5000

Basic Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Radiation Biology 

1

4

YEAR 1 - SPRING

Course #

 

Course Name

S.H.

BMED:7777

Biomedical Science Seminar

1

BMED:7888

Biomedical Science Research

Arr.

MMED:6260

Methods for Molecular/Translational Medicine

1

PATH:5270

Pathogenesis of Major Human Diseases

3

PHAR:6504

FRRB:7000

Mastering Reproducible Science

Redox Biology and Medicine 

1

4

 

 

 

YEAR 2 – FALL

Course #

Course Name

S.H.

BMED:7270

Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research

0

FRRB:6000

Free Radical Radiation Biology Seminar

1

FRRB:6004

Research: Free Radical & Biology Medicine

arr

FRRB:6006

Topics in Free Radical Biology and Medicine

1

FRRB:6008

FRRB:5000

 

Topics in Radiation and Cancer Biology

Radiation Biology 

*Electives as appropriate

1

4

 

YEAR 2 – SPRING

Course #

Course Name

S.H.

BMED:7271

Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research

0

FRRB:6000

Free Radical Radiation Biology Seminar

1

FRRB:7000

  Redox Biology and Medicine 

4

FRRB:6006

Topics in Free Radical Biology and Medicine

1

FRRB:6008

FRRB:6004

Topics in Radiation and Cancer Biology

Research: Free Radical & Biology Medicine

1

arr

MMED:6226

Cell Cycle Control

*Electives as appropriate

1

Recommended Elective Courses to consider for FRRB students

 

 

 

FRRB:7001

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer (S)

3

BIOC:7253

Metabolism I (F)

1

BIOC:7255

Metabolism II (S)

1

BIOC:7254

Cellular Biochemistry (S)

1

BIOC:7252

Enzymes, Carbohydrates, Nucleic Acids and

Bioenergetics (F)

1

BIOC:3140

Experimental Biochemistry (S)

2

BIOC:7256

Molecular Biology (S)

1

BIOL:3713

Molecular Genetics (F)

4

BIOC:7251

Introduction to Protein Structures (F)

1

MMED:6220

Mechanisms in Cellular Organization (F)

3

PCOL:6225

Growth Factor Receptor Signaling (S)

1

MMED:6227

Cell Fate Decisions (S)

1

ACB:5218

Microscopy for Biomedical Research (S)

3

MICR:3147

Immunology and Human Disease (F)

3

MICR:2157

General Microbiology (F & S)

3

MICR:6201

Graduate Immunology (S)

3

OEH:6710

Human Toxicology & Risk Management (S)

3

PATH:8133

Introduction to Human Pathology (F)

4

PSQF:6217

Seminar in College Teaching (F & S)

3

*F = Fall and S = Spring

Other Courses offered, but not required by the program

FRRB:3130 Radiation Safety & Radiobiology 2 s.h.
Instruction on safe operation of radiation producing equipment and handling of radioactive materials; origin and/or derivation of certain formulae and techniques useful in radiation protection programs; regulatory agencies, regulations, and regulatory guides pertinent to student's field; emphasis on applied aspects of radiation protection; characteristics and biological effects of ionizing radiations, properties and uses of radioisotopes, medical applications, and biological basis for protection procedures. Requirements: enrollment in radiation sciences program. Same as RSP:3130.

FRRB:5000 Radiation Biology 4 s.h.
A comprehensive study of the molecular and biological effects of ionizing radiations with an emphasis on biomedical therapeutic applications. Topics include mammalian radiobiology and the contribution of metabolism to radiation effects as well as therapeutic applications of radiation in cancer therapy. Offered fall semesters of odd years . Prerequisites: CHEM:2210  and BIOC:3120 . College level physics

FRRB:4000 Special Topics: Advanced Undergraduates arr.
Readings and/or laboratory experience. Consent of instructor required.

FRRB:6000 Seminar: Free Radical and Radiation Biology 1 s.h.
Seminar presentations of cutting edge science in the field of free radical and radiation biology given by expertsin the field as well as trainees.
 

FRRB:3110 Medical Physics I  2-3 s.h.
Introduction to radiation used in clinical setting; fundamental physical units, measurements, principles, atomic structure and types of radiation; X-ray generating equipment, X-ray production, and its interaction with matter.
Requirements: Permission from course director, and/or admission to free radical and radiation biology program, and/or acceptance to radiation sciences therapy program, and maxillofacial or radiation oncology resident. RSTH:3110

FRRB:3215 Medical Physics II  2 s.h.
Treatment units used in external radiation therapy; beam calculations, isodose distributions, brachytherapy, quality assurance and quality management, protection and safety.
Requirements:  Permission from course director, and/or admission to free radical and radiation biology program, and/or acceptance to radiation sciences therapy program. RSTH:3215

FRRB:7000 Redox Biology and Medicine 4 s.h.
Chemistry and biochemistry of free radicals, related oxidants, and antioxidants; antioxidant (redox) enzymes--their structure, biochemical function, regulation, and function in redox biology; targets of oxidants--lipids, proteins, DNA; the redox biology of health (infants to healthy aging) and disease (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases). Offered spring semester of even years. Prerequisites: CHEM:2210  or BIOC:3120 or equivalent.

FRRB:70010 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer 3 s.h.
Fundamental aspects of oncology at the cellular and molecular levels; mechanisms of cancer initiation and progression, oncogene action, DNA damage and repair, carcinogenesis by radiation, chemicals, viruses; tumor immunology, anticancer therapies. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Requirements: strong basic science background. Same as PATH:7001.

FRRB:6004 Research: Free Radical and Radiation Biology
Represents intensive laboratory based studies in the field of free radical and radiation biology determined by mutual agreement between faculty members sponsoring the research in consultation with the graduate student.
 

FRRB:5001 Research: Special Topics
Readings and/or laboratory experience. Consent of instructor required.
 

FRRB:6006 Topics in Free Radical Biology and Medicine 1 s.h.
Discussion and presentation of new literature reports in the field of free radical biology and medicine in journal club format.

FRRB:6008 Topics in Radiation and Cancer Biology 1 s.h.
Emerging concepts in the biological effects of radiation and cancer biology; current topics in journal club format.