Approved Courses

Courses at Storrs are acceptable with permission.

Common graduate programs to explore would include: education, allied heath, nursing, human development and family studies.

APPROVED Electives from FALL 2020 Catalog:


BME 6086 Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering (3 cr.)
Topic: Biomedical Entrepreneurship

Classroom and/or laboratory courses in special topics as announced in advance for each semester.

  • Class 12064: Jennifer Murphy, Scott Kozak


ISG 5100 Foundations in Clinical Genetics and Genomics (3 cr.)

Foundational concepts and application of genetics and genomics in the context of human disease.

Instructor: Maria Gyure


ISG 5101 Principles of Human Embryology and Teratology (3 cr.)

Investigation of fundamental mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal development related to embryogenesis and organogenesis. Relates defects in development to congenital anomalies.

Instructors: Staff


MEDS/BME 6450 F40 Optical Microscopy & Bio-imaging (3 cr.)
Presents the current state of the art of optical imaging techniques and their applications in biomedical research. The course materials cover both traditional microscopies (DIC, fluorescence etc.) that have been an integrated part of biologists’ tool-box, as well as more advance topics, such as single-molecule imaging and laser tweezers. Four lab sessions are incorporated in the classes to help students to gain some hand-on experiences. Strong emphasis will be given on current research and experimental design.

Instructor: Ji Yu


MEDS 5335-F40 Advanced Molecular and Cellular Immunology (4 cr.)

Major areas covered include: (1) Development of the immune system with respect to lymphoid organs and lymphocyte subsets; (2) Mechanisms of antigen processing and presentation; (3) Lymphocyte activation including the role of costimulatory molecules and (4) Regulation of the immune response including tolerance induction, cytokine interactions and signal transduction.

Instructor: H. Leonardo Aguila 860-679-6758


MEDS 5418-F40 Stem Cells & Regenerative Biology (3 cr.)

A literature based course on the fundamental aspects of stem cells; their nature, origin, self-renewal and differentiation during embryogenesis and tissue regeneration. Taught by a team of experts. Grade based on mid-term tests, class participation and presentation. Prerequisite: MEDS 5322 or MEDS 5327 or MEDS 5380 (RG 4543).

Instructor: A. Das 860-679-3405


MEDS 5329-F40 Immunobiology I (2 cr.)

An overview of basic concepts in immunology including antibody structure, function and production, molecular genetics of the immune system and cellular regulation of immunity.

Instructor: Adam Adler


PUBH 5403 – F40 Health Administration (3 cr.)

Examination of past, present, and proposed approaches to the organization and management of health care services. Emphasis is on the role and functioning of the manager and the evolution of health care policy and trends as they affect managerial roles.

Instructor: Staff


PUBH 5408-F40 Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics I (3 cr.)

This is the first of a two-course sequence introducing students to concepts and methods of epidemiology, biostatistics and public health research. Topics include nature of variability, common probability distributions, causal reasoning, control of bias and confounding, descriptive and analytic design of observational and experimental studies, principles of disease screening and clinical efficacy. Enrollment Requirements:  Open to students admitted to MPH program, others with consent of instructor. 

Instructor: Scott Wetstone 860-679-4440


PUBH 5431-F40 Public Health Research Methods (3 cr.)

Introduction to conceptualization, methods, and analysis in public health research including: formulation of research questions and hypotheses, development of research and analytic models, use of qualitative (interviewing and observation) and quantitative (seconday and survey data) data collection methods, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis leading to the formulation of research projects.

Instructor: Staff

(NOTE: Enrollment is open to MCTR student if seating is available)

PUBH 5478 – F40 Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders and Psychiatric Co-Morbidities (3 cr.)
Comprehensive survey of epidemiological research methods as they apply to substance use disorders and related psychiatric co-morbidities. Review of epidemiological research on the prevalence of the major substance use disorders and discussion of what is known about the etiology, treatment and prevention of these disorders. Incorporates recent advances in social and psychiatric epidemiology as well as health disparities attributable to sex/gender and race/ethnicity. Intended for, but not limited to, matriculated MPH students, public health professionals, health care providers, and the mental health and addiction workforce.

Instructor: Zhao Wu


PUBH 5480 – F40 Clinical and Social Service Systems Research in Alcohol and Addiction Science (3 cr.)
Focus on how to conduct clinical and health services research on treatment and early intervention services and how to critically evaluate research evidence. Assessment procedures, research designs, sampling techniques, and mediators and moderators of treatment effects at both the individual and systems levels of analysis. Intended for, but not limited to, matriculated MPH students, public health professionals, health care providers, and the mental health and addiction workforce. It is recommended that students have completed (or are in process of completing) coursework in statistics, epidemiology and/or research methods.

Instructor: Thomas Babor


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