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Program Curriculum

The following are the pre-doctoral core curriculum for each of the training grant sponsored departments. Please refer to the specific curriculum in your department for elective requirements.

Postdocs have no course requirements, though they may elect to enroll in an MPH or MS program. Contact the training grant administrator for more information.

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Biostatistics
BIOST 514, 515 Biostatistics (with BIOST 517, 518)
BIOST/STAT 533 Classical Theory of Linear Models
BIOST/STAT 570, 571 Adv Appl Stat & Linear Models
BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics
STAT 512, 513 Statistical Inference

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS)
BIOST 511, 512 Medical Biometry, OR
BIOST 517,518 Applied Biostatistics
EPI 511 Introduction to Epidemiology
ENVH 580 Environmental Health Seminar
ENVH 595 Research Laboratory Rotations

EOHS Toxicology Program
ENVH 514, 515, 516 Env & Occ Toxicology
ENVH 577 Risk Assessment for Env Health Hazards
ENVH 591 Current Topics Toxicology OR
ENVH 593 Current Topics in Risk Assessment
P BIO 405, 406 Physiology
ENVH 570,584 Advanced Toxicology Courses

EOHS Environmental Health Program
ENVH 405 Toxic Chemicals and Human Health
ENVH 552 Environmental Chemistry of Pollution
ENVH 553 Env Exposure Monitoring Methods
ENVH 555 Instrumental Meth for IH Measurement

Epidemiology
EPI 512, 513 Epidemiologic Methods
EPI 514 Application of Epidemiologic Methods
EPI 584 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
BIOST 517, 518 Applied Biostatistics
BIOST/EPI 536 Categorical Data Analysis in Epi
BIOST/EPI 537 Survival Data Analysis in Epi

Genome Sciences
GEN 551 Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
GEN 552 Genomics
GEN 553 Genomic Analysis
GEN 554 Genomic Informatics
GEN 550 Methods & Logic in Genetics
GEN 555 Protein Technologies
GEN 561 Intro to Population Genetics
GEN 559 Fund of Computational Biology OR
GEN 599 Molecular Biology Tutorial
GEN 550 Research Laboratory Rotations

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Additional Requirements

Trainees are also required to participate in numerous research and programmatic activities.

DEOHS Student Research Day: Annually, all BEBTEH trainees will participate in the EOHS Student Research Day which will include trainee presentations and a poster session.

Seminars: The participating departments have weekly seminar series covering a variety of topics, both theoretical and applied, and also exposing students to visiting scientists and faculty. Students generally attend seminars throughout their graduate career. Some will be sponsored by the BEBTEH. Trainees will be strongly encouraged to attend all BEBTEH- and CEEH-sponsored seminars. They will receive regular announcements about all pertinent EHS-related seminars, regardless of department or sponsor.

Working Groups and Journal Clubs: Trainees will be expected to regularly attend at least one working group or journal club during each year of their training. Existing groups include the biweekly Air Pollution and Epidemiology working group and the Statistical Genetics journal club.

Symposia: The Department of Biostatistics holds an annual Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics. Most of the material covered in these three-day workshops is available in regular courses at UW but trainees may attend some workshops to gain background or supplementary experience to their UW coursework. Pre-doctoral trainees may find the Institute of value in the summer before they begin their regular coursework. All trainees will be encouraged to attend the Institute’s one-day Seattle Showcase Symposium in Statistical Genetics.

Additional Didactic Sessions: All trainees will be trained in responsible conduct of research. Potential courses include Research in Biostatistics, Project Management, and Ethics in Biostatistical Practice.

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