BCSDP: Courses, Seminars, & Conferences
The BCSDP includes a curriculum featuring core and elective courses and seminars. Each trainee is expected to complete all core courses and seminars. In addition, mentors will guide their trainees in the selection of specialized elective courses and seminars best suited to each trainee's program plan.
Trainees will also be required to attend and participate in scientific meetings (including the presentation of papers or posters).
Each trainee is required to take all the Core Courses and Seminars.
|Vision Science||VS230. Ethics in Scientific Research|
|Vision Science||VS 300. Teaching Methods in Vision Science|
|Vision Science||VS 350. Scientific Writing|
|Public Health||PH 142AB. Introduction to Probability and Statistics in Biology and Public Health|
|Vision Science||VS 212D. Anatomy and Vegetative Physiology of the Eye|
|Vision Science||VS 298. Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research|
|Vision Science||VS 380. Seminars in Translational Vision Research|
Each trainee and principal mentor will identify selected elective courses that will enhance the individual's training program.
|Vision Science||VS 210. Instrumentation and Methodology in Vision Research
VS 212A - VS 212F. Proseminars in Vision Science
VS 222. Application of Vision Psychophysics to Clinical Disorders
VS 212G. Molecular Genetics of Vertebrate Eye Development & Disease
VS 252. Neurobiology of Visual Development
VS 204. Optical Image Formation in the Eye
|Biostatistics / Epidemiology||PH 150A. Introduction to Epidemiology and Human Disease
PH 200D. Applied Public Health: Putting Theory into Practice
PH 250B. Epidemiologic Methods
PH 200C. Public Health Core Breadth Seminar
PH 144A-B. Introduction to SAS programming
PH 241. Statistical Analysis of Categorical Data
PH 245. Intro to Multivariate Public Health Statistics
|Molecular & Cell Biology||MCB 261. Advanced Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
MCB 230. Advanced Cell Biology
MCB 240. Genetics
MCB 200. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MCB 263. Advanced Developmental Neurobiology
MCB 231. Advanced Developmental Biology
MCB 262. Systems/Computational Neurobiology
MCB 264. Sensory Systems
|Psychology||Psych 210A. Human Cognitive Neuroscience
Psych 210C. Graduate Survey of Biological Psychology: Sensory Systems
Psych 214. Functional MRI Methods
Psych 220F. Cognitive and Biological Development
|Integrative Biology||IB 245. Functional Neuroanatomy|
|Electrical Engineering & Computer Science||EECS 221A. Linear Systems Theory
EECS 229. Information Theory and Coding
EECS 226A. Random Processes in Systems
|Vision Science||VS298. Special seminars, informal group studies of special problems, and group participation in experimental problems and analysis|
|Vision Science||VS 380. Advanced Seminars in Translational Vision Research covering topics on patient-based research that focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders and diseases of the visual system. Such topics will include clinical trials, epidemiology of ocular disorders, unique approaches to experimental design, and analysis of data.|
An important part of training in clinical research is attendance at and participation in scientific meetings, where trainees may enhance their research experience and network with other researchers who are at the cutting edge of their field.
With the guidance of the lead mentor, trainees will attend two carefully selected scientific meetings each year (attendance will be mandatory). The choice of meetings will depend on the trainee's research path, but at least one meeting will likely include the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). By the second year of the program, trainees will be expected to make at least one presentation at a scientific meeting each year.