A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Basic Sciences Graduate Courses

Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Course

IBGS 501 (PDF)

Biomedical Communication and Integrity (2) Improves students' scientific communication skills as well as increases their awareness of proper ethical conduct in biomedical research. Teaches appropriate techniques for written and oral presentations as well as ethics and standard practices for record keeping, data analysis, and authorship.

 

IBGS 502

Biomedical Information and Statistics (2) Introduces students to the basics of statistical analysis in a relevant biomedical setting. Additionally, provides practical information on the use of database systems and software tools for data management and analysis.

 

IBGS 503 (PDF)

Biomedical Grant Writing (2) Encompasses the process of writing a biomedical research grant from medical problem through final draft of an NIH style research proposal. With guidance from the instructor, students design and write a research proposal that is ready for submission to the NIH. Familiarizes students with potential funding sources, the process of formulating a fundable research plan, and communicating that plan in an appropriate format.

 

IBGS 511 (PDF)

Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I (10) The first quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed to give first-year graduate students a broad, integrated exposure to the molecular and cellular basis of modern human biology. Focuses on the structure and function of biological macromolecules such as proteins, RNA, and DNA. 
Prerequisite: Admission to one of the basic science graduate programs, including MSTP.

 

IBGS 512 (PDF)

Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II (10) The second quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed to give first-year graduate students a broad, integrated exposure to the molecular and cellular basis of modern human biology. Focuses primarily on cellular structure and function as well as anatomy and endocrinology. 
Prerequisite: IBGS 511.

 

IBGS 513

Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III (10) The third quarter of a three-quarter sequence designed to give first-year graduate students a broad, integrated exposure to the molecular and cellular basis of modern human biology. Focuses on how cells and molecules work together to create functioning organs, ending with a treatment of genetic, lifestyle, and microbial contributions to human pathology. 
Prerequisite: IBGS 511, 512.

 

IBGS 605

Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1 x 4) A seminar course that gives graduate students in the basic sciences an opportunity to practice oral presentations on current research or current literature covering the various aspects of regulatory and integrative biology as applied to molecules, cells, tissues, organs, systems and microbes. Students and faculty participate in a discussion and critical evaluation of the presentation.

 

IBGS 607 (PDF)

Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar (X) Weekly seminars presented by invited speakers in the biomedical sciences disciplines. Students required to register for course every quarter throughout their training.

IBGS 522 (PDF)

 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club (2).  A component of IBGS, taught in a journal-club format. Students assigned to a literature topic present an oral critique of a recent paper—recommended and mediated by faculty—relevant to basic sciences covered by IBGS 512 lectures for the week. Participation required. Designed to help students (1) critically evaluate the scientific literature; (2) develop both oral and written communication skills; (3) develop the habits of asking questions during oral presentations and of participating in scientific discussion; (4) broaden knowledge of current research; (5) gain insight into the approaches different researchers take toward scientific problems by promoting scientific interaction in an informal atmosphere; (6) better understand how basic science research contributes to the medical sciences; and (7) design and write a grant proposal-type question, rationally defining its importance and designing experimentation whereby the question/hypothesis can be answered/tested. Open to all interested students and researchers at Loma Linda University.

IBGS 523

Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club (2) A component of IBGS, taught in a journal-club format. Students assigned to a literature topic present an oral critique of a recent paper—recommended and mediated by faculty—relevant to basic sciences covered by IBGS 513 lectures for the week. Participation required. Designed to help students (1) critically evaluate the scientific literature; (2) develop both oral and written communication skills; (3) develop the habits of asking questions during oral presentations and of participating in scientific discussion; (4) broaden knowledge of current research; (5) gain insight into the approach different researchers take toward scientific problems by promoting scientific interaction in an informal atmosphere; (6) better understand how basic science research contributes to the medical sciences; and (7) design and write a grant proposal-type question, rationally defining its importance and designing experimentation whereby the question/hypothesis can be answered/tested. Open to all interested students and researchers at Loma Linda University.