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Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Typical Curriculum in Biomedical Engineering

Typical semester patterns for course selection with project, thesis, and dissertation effort that leads to a thesis-based MS degree followed by a Ph.D. Graded courses for the regular curriculum appear in italics. Including the optional electives, more than 72 credits of such work are shown in the schedule. The minimum graduate school requirement for the Joint Program is 57 credits. Students and their faculty committee agree on the actual number of credits; few take the number shown. Some courses can be chosen from lists; others are chosen with the consent of the faculty advisor and committee. The term "engineering choice" is understood to include applicable course work. Experience-based (project, thesis, and dissertation) and pass-fail courses are shown in roman font in the middle of the box. Exams associated with the doctoral degree are shown at the bottom of the cells in ALL CAPS.

For the clinical orientation, a number of 1-credit courses provide exposure over the time to training; these are shown at the bottom of the cell. A number of 3-credit regular academic courses could be taken in the available regular hours. Further explanation appears on our web site, http://www.uthsc.edu/bme/.

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First Life Sciences for BME, Part I (3)
Analysis for BME (3) Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements (3)
Professional Development Initial Clinical Project (1)
Life Sciences for BME, Part II (3)
Math Elective (3)
Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development Issues in Clinical Instrumentation (1)
Thesis Professional Development Second Clinical Project (1)
Second Engineering Choice (3)
Control Theory [from approved list] (3)
Thesis Professional Development LEVEL A EXAM
Life Science Requirement [from approved list] (3)
Math Elective [from approved list] (3)
Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development Clinical Research and Device Development (1)
Engineering Choice (3)
Dissertation Proposal submitted Professional Development Student Director for a Clinical Project (1)
Third Life Science Requirement [from approved list] (3)
Math Elective [from approved list] (3)
Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development LEVEL B EXAM
Engineering Choice (3)
Engineering Choice (3)
Medical/Clinical Science Elective (3)
Professional Development Dissertation
Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development Dissertation Student Director for a Clinical Project (1)
Fourth Engineering Choice (3)
Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development Dissertation
Optional Elective Optional Elective Engineering Choice (3)
Professional Development Dissertation
Professional Development Dissertation

(The pattern in this cell continues until dissertation is defended. Often, selected courses are taken with permission or encouragement by the faculty committee.)

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
2:30 pmDissertation Defense - Rajashree Rana (BiomedSci), GEB A102 (add this)
Where8 S. Dunlap, Memphis, TN, 38163 (map)
DetailRajashree Rana - Biomedical Sciences “Novel Insights into the Role of the Smoothened Cysteine-rich Domain in Hedgehog Signalling” A102 General Education Building
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
Where920 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN, 38163 (map)
DetailSuite 407
2:00 pmDissertation Defense - Robyn Umans (BiomedSci), GEB A204 (add this)
Where8 S. Dunlap, Memphis, TN, 38163 (map)
DetailRobyn Umans - Biomedical Sciences “Genetic and Chemical Dissection of Blood-Brain Barrier Development in Zebrafish” A204 General Education Building
Friday, September 26, 2014
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
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DetailSuite 807, 920 Madison Ave
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
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Saturday, November 1, 2014
12:00 pmET/D deadline (add this)
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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Friday, January 30, 2015
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Friday, February 27, 2015
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
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DetailSuite 807, 920 Madison Ave
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Friday, March 27, 2015
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
Where920 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38163 (map)
DetailSuite 807, 920 Madison Ave
Friday, April 24, 2015
12:00 pmGraduate Student Executive Committee (add this)
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DetailSuite 807, 920 Madison Ave
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Friday, May 1, 2015
12:00 pmET/D deadline (add this)
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council (add this)
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DetailSuite 407
Sunday, November 1, 2015
12:00 pmET/D deadline (add this)
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