Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Curriculum: Physiology and Biophysics


Please note that the following is a sample curriculum plan. Current students must discuss their plan with their program coordinator to make adjustments as needed.


Year One: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 701 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 5 credits
PIBS 702 Scientific Reasoning 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 780 Research Ethics 1 credit
PIBS 782 Professional Development: Skills for Success I 1 credit

Year One: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 705 Biostatistics for Biosciences 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 783 Professional Development: Skills for Success II 1 credit
PHS 741 Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics I 2 credits
PHS 742 Principles of Membrane Physiology and Biophysics II 2 credits
PHS 610 Cell Physiology 2 credits
PHS 611 Neurophysiology 2 credits
PHS 612 Systemic Physiology 4 credits

Year One: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1 credit

Year Two: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 600 Research Seminar / Journal Club 1 credit
PHS 631 Special Works 1-5 credit(s)
PHS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 600 Research Seminar / Journal Club 1 credit
PHS 631 Special Works 1-5 credit(s)
PHS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 600 Research Seminar / Journal Club 1 credit
PHS 631 Special Works 1-5 credit(s)
PHS 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 600 Research Seminar / Journal Club 1 credit
PHS 631 Special Works 1-5 credit(s)
PHS 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PHS 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Years Four-Five

During the last two years, students are advised into a combination of the following courses with variable credits that complete their degree requirements:

  • PHS 631 - Special Works
  • PHS 840 - Research in Residence (post-qualifying exam, pre-defense)
  • PHS 850 - Doctoral Dissertation (register in defense semester)