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Doctorate of Philosophy


Model Course Schedules

Year 1

Fall Semester

TRMD 6050 Medical Helminthology  (3)

TRMD 6070 Medical Protozoology     (3)

TRMD 6170 Immunology                     (3)

TRMD 7020 Parasitology Seminar    (1)

SPHL 9900 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar (1)

Electives and/or Special Studies, e.g. from course offerings in the fields of tropical medicine, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, epidemiology, etc. (1-5)

Total (11 - 15 credits)

Laboratory Rotations

Students are repaired to meet with various faculty members and discuss the prospect of undertaking laboratory rotations project.  This will acquaint the student with the different research programs available in the department and assist the student in choosing a permanent dissertation advisor.  In addition, by rotating through several laboratories the student will obtain laboratory experience and training in specialized areas.  Ideally the laboratory rotations should begin during the first semester and continue through the summer until a permanent advisor is chosen.  The student may register for Special Studies Research (TRMD 7990) in conjunction with a laboratory rotation and with the cooperation of the faculty member in whose laboratory/ field site the rotation research is undertaken.  The number of credits should be determined through consultation with the faculty member offering the laboratory rotation.

Spring Semester

TRMD 6060 Medical Entomology (3)

TRMD 6180 Immunoparasitology (3)

TRMD 6230 Methods in Cell Biology (3)

TRMD 7020 Parasitology Seminar (1)

TRMD 7820 Malaria (2)

SPHL 9900 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar (1)

Electives and/or Special Studies, e.g. from course offerings in the fields of tropical medicine, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, epidemiology, etc. (1-3)

Total 13 - 15 credits

Year 2

Fall Semester

TRMD 7020      Parasitology Seminar    0**

TRMD 6330      Microbial Diseases of the Tropic   2

TRMD 6800      Advanced Topics in Emerging Pathogens  2

EPID 6030         Epidemiological Methods   3

BIOS 6030        Introductory Biostatistics      3

GPHR 7180       Ethics (in Biomedical Research)  1

SPHL 9900        Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar  0**

Electives and/or Special Studies, e.g. from course offerings in the fields of tropical medicine, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, epidemiology etc.  1-3 credits

Total     13-15 credits

Spring Semester 

TRMD 6420      Tropical Virology  3

TRMD 7020     Parasitology Seminar    0**

TRMD 7110      Genomics of Disease Vectors  2

TRMD 7800      Advanced Medical Entomology  2

EPID 7810         Human Molecular Genetics   3

SPHL 9900        Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar   0

Electives/ Special studies, e.g. GBCH 6010 Biochemistry; BIOS 7080* 

Design and Analysis of Experiments, etc    1-4 credits

Total    12-15 credits

*BIOS-6030 is pre-requisite for BIOS 7080.

**TRMD 7020 and SPHL 9900 may only be taken twice for credit, but should be attended every semester.

(A maximum of 12 only research credits, i.e. Special Studies, may be taken.)

Preliminary Comprehensive ([a] Written and [b] Oral) Exam

Year 3               Development of Prospectus                        

Prospectus Defense                        

Launch dissertation research project

Years 4, 5        Dissertation research                        

Draft the dissertation.                        

Dissertation defense

 

 
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