Medical Sciences

  • GMS MS 571: Directed Studies in Medical Sciences
    Var cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 572: Directed Studies in Medical Sciences
    Var cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MS 600: Introduction to Leadership for Biomedical Education
    The objective of this introductory leadership course is to focus on the basic principles of personal and interpersonal leadership as they relate to the wide range of biomedical and health science careers that BU graduates may enter. We will explore the areas of voice, vision, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, teamwork, and more. The material presented in this course will give way to the 5 practices of exemplary leaders that can be applied to any expertise area, but particularly for this course the biomedical research and health sciences areas. Completion of this course will benefit one's career by allowing them to apply leadership practices in order to lead a successful team of researchers or healthcare practitioner. Additionally, in understanding and applying leadership practices participants will become better team members thus encouraging team success. PhD students (especially, but not limited to, those on NIH training grants), masters students, and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to take this course. 2 cred. Fall semester.
  • GMS MS 640: Introduction to Biomedical Information
    This course covers how to find, use, and contribute to biomedical literature while supporting the graduate thesis through lectures and hands-on instruction. Topics include the retrieval, evaluation and management of information, Evidence Based Medicine, and ethical considerations in research. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MS 650: Machine Learning
    Machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech and face recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that we probably use it dozens of times a day without even knowing it. Many researchers also think it is the best way to make progress towards human-level artificial intelligence. In this day and age, it is therefore critical that we expose BUSM students and trainees to this exciting area and educate them in this field. An introductory course such as this one is positioned to train the next generation of biomedical engineers and scientists to face data-driven challenges in the coming decades. The main feature of this course is that students will learn by doing! We will bring machine learning to life by showing fascinating use cases in biomedical sciences and tackling interesting real-world problems like disease risk assessment and predictive modeling. When students complete this introductory course, they will be in a position to analyze several types of biomedical datasets using machine learning techniques. 4 cred. Fall
  • GMS MS 700: Elementary Biostatistics for the Biomedical Sciences
    Topics include collection, classification, and presentation of descriptive data; the rationale of hypothesis testing; experimental design; t-tests; simple correlation analysis; and analysis of contingency tables. Special attention is directed to the ability to recognize and interpret statistical procedures in articles from current literature. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MS 703: Medical Neurosciences
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course will cover, in an integrated fashion, basic information from all of the disciplines needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of the structure and function of the human central nervous system. This course encompasses a wide variety of Neuroscience disciplines, including Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurochemistry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Neurology. This reflects the fact that the study of the brain is an extraordinarily broad field, encompassing many issues and disciplines. The course is comprised of approximately 54 lectures, 7 laboratory sessions and 5 electrophysiology discussion sections. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 710: Transdisciplinary Training Program in Addiction Science
    This introductory course will cover the broad field of addiction with a focus on drug dependence. In one segment of the course, students will learn about the spectrum of drug dependence disorders and modalities for diagnosis and treatment. Another segment will present a wide variety of approaches for studying addiction using the tools of epidemiology, genetics, pharmacology, neurobehavior, and animal models. Emphasis will be placed on transdisciplinary approaches which are essential for understanding and combating addition disorders. In addition, students will be exposed to the impact of addiction on the family and society, and public policy issues addressing the prevention of addiction. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 750: Biostatistics
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • GMS MS 793: Fundamentals of Medical Biotechnology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Grad Prereq: consent of instructor The course will provide students with an historical perspective of the fast emerging medical biotechnology field and the innovative processes that ensure the success of such endeavors. The course will cover a host of topics that will provide students with a springboard to develop their creative thinking and explore a new vision of medical biotechnology. 2 cr, Spring sem
  • GMS MS 970: Directed Study
  • GMS MS 971: Rel MED Sci
    Var cr
  • GMS MS 972: Rel MED Sci
    Var cr
  • GMS MS 981: Certified Full Time-With Courses
    0 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 982: Certified Full Time-With Courses
    0 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MS 983: Continuing Study-Part Time
    0 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 984: Continuing Study-Part Time
    0 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MS 985: Continuing Study-Full Time (no courses)
    0 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MS 986: Continuing Study-Full Time (no courses)
    0 cr, Spring sem.