School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Coursework

IBS Requirements- All Ph.D. students at the School of Medicine take 2 foundational courses during the Fall semester of their first year (regardless of program).

  • IBS 7010 Biomedical Molecular Biology (Course Director: Dr. Ladislau Kovari)- This 5-credit interdisciplinary course teaches the principles of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics with focus on structure and function of macromolecules, synthesis of macromolecules and regulation, and genetics including normal and disease conditions.
  • IBS 7020 Biomedical Cellular Biology (Course Director: Dr. Stanley Terlecky)- This 5-credit interdisciplinary course teaches cellular components, function, and regulation involved in fundamental processes including cell communication and signaling, intracellular targeting and trafficking, cell cycle, apoptosis, and differentiation, in normal and disease conditions.


Anatomy Subdiscipline Requirement (must take 2 of the 4 below courses). Anatomy students must demonstrate expertise in 2 of the 4 below core courses in the traditional anatomical sciences.

  • ANA 7010 Human Gross Anatomy (Course Director: Dr. Harry Maisel)- 8 credit course offered annually during the fall semester and consists of lectures and laboratory dissections on the gross anatomy of the human body.
  • ANA 7030 Human Microscopic Anatomy (Course Director: Dr. Rodney Braun)- 4 credit course offered annually during the fall semester and consists of lecture and laboratory instruction on the microscopic anatomy of the human body.
  • ANA 7080 Human Embryology (Course Director: Dr. Harry Maisel)- 3 credit course offered annually during the fall semester and consists of lecture and small-group discussions on the development of the human body.
  • ANA 7130 Neuroanatomy (Course Director: Dr. Paul Walker)- 4 credit course offered annually during the winter semester and consists of lecture and laboratory instruction on the functional anatomy of the human brain.

Vision Science Concentration: Anatomy students can enroll in 3 courses to enhance their training experience in the vision sciences.

  • ANA 7055 Biology of the Eye (Course Director: Dr. Zhuo-Hua Pan)- This 3 credit course provides fundamental information on the visual system including cornea, lens, retina, and brain. It is offered annually during the fall semester.
  • ANA 7065 Mechanisms of Ocular Disease I (Course Director: Dr. Fu-Shin Yu)- This 2-credit course is an advanced topics course on ocular diseases offered annually during the Winter semester.
  • ANA 7075 Mechanisms of Ocular Disease II (Course Director: Dr. Fu-Shin Yu)- This 2-credit course continues the advanced topics course on ocular diseases offered annually during the Fall semester.