Curriculum

Core Courses

The following tables shows a typical schedule for students in the PBEE Program.

Course ID Course Title Credits
Semester 1 - Fall
IBS 594

IBS 595
Evolutionary Biology (offered fall of even years)
or
Ecology (offered fall of odd years)
4
BIOS 506 Biostatistical Methods I 4
IBS 796r Advanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)* 2
PBEE 790r Advanced Graduate Seminar 1
PBEE 597r Laboratory Rotations 3+
Semester 2 - Spring
IBS 592


IBS 593
Quantitative Methods (offered spring of even years)
or
Population & Quantitative Genetics (offered spring of odd years)
4
BIOS 507 Applied Linear Models 4
IBS 796r Advanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)* 2
PBEE 790r Advanced Graduate Seminar 1
PBEE 597r Laboratory Rotations 3+
Semester 3 - Fall
IBS 594

IBS 595
Evolutionary Biology (offered fall of even years)
or
Ecology (offered fall of odd years)
4
IBS 796r Advanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)* 2
PBEE 790r Advanced Graduate Seminar 1
IBS 699r Advanced Graduate Research 1-9
Semester 4 - Spring
IBS 592


IBS 593
Quantitative Methods (offered spring of even years)
or
Population & Quantitative Genetics (offered spring of odd years)
4
IBS 796r Advanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)* 2
PBEE 790r Advanced Graduate Seminar 1
PBEE 799r Advanced Graduate Research 1-9


*Students must enroll and successfully complete, in a single semester, one Advanced Topics course (IBS 796R) prior to advancing to candidacy. These are typically 2-credit classes.

In addition to the core courses and the seminars, each PBEE student will be expected to take additional courses as electives, available at Emory (or other universities and institutes). The specific courses taken and the number of these elective courses will be specifically tailored to the student's interests and needs. Decisions about electives will be made by the student in consultation with their temporary advisor or their mentor and dissertation committee. The following are some examples of electives taken by PBEE students.

Elective Courses

IBS 503 Systems Neuroscience
IBS 513 Virology
IBS 591 Population Biology and Evolution of Disease
IBS 712 Neural Correlates of Behavior
IBS 727 Genetics of Bacterial Pathogenicity
IBS 745 Infection and Immunity
IBS 746 Graduate Human Genetics
ANTH 503 Evolutionary Processes
EPI 505 Basic Elements of Modern Epidemiology
IBS 553 (PSYC 551) Psychobiology Proseminar II: Biol. Bases of Bhav.


Students whose research involves mathematical modeling or statistics may take additional elective courses in the Department of Mathematics, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Biostatistics. The nature and number of these electives will, of course, depend on the student's mathematical, computer and statistical background. Potential courses of these types include:

BIOS 510 Probability Theory I
BIOS 511 Statistical Inference I
MATH 515 Numerical Analysis I
MATH 516 Numerical Analysis II
MATH 555 Ordinary Differential Equation I
MATH 755 Ordinary Differential Equation II
MATH 756 Partial Differential Equation II


There are several other disciplines in which students may want to take additional courses. These include:

Environmental & Health Sciences
IBS 740 Molecular Toxicology
EOH 500 Perspectives in Environ Health
EOH 530 Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
EOH 537 Methods in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
EOH 540 Environ & Occupational Hazards I
EOH 541 Environ & Occupational Hazards II
EOH 546 (IH 580) Environmental Microbiology
EOH 583 Spatial Analysis in Disease Ecolog

Nutritional Epidemiology & Surveillance

IBS 591 Population Biol & Evol Disease
BIOS 500 Statistical Methods I (+ Lab)
BIOS 501 Statistical Methods II (+ Lab)
BIOS 503 Intro to Biostatistics
BIOS 520 Clinical Trials Methodology
EPI 504 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
EPI 505 Basic Elements of Modern Epi
EPI 533 Programming in SAS
EPI 537 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
EPI 538 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods
EPI 552 Genetic Epidemiology
EPI 739 Advanced Epidemiology Methods
EPI 740 Epidemiologic Modeling
EPI 743 Epidemiology of Cancer
EPI 744 Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology