Masters of Science: Medical Specialization Curriculum

The M.S. with a medical specialization (MS- Med) emphasizes the intersection between medical science/ practice and engineering. It prepares bioengineering students for studies leading to biomedical industry and professional degrees in medical specialties (Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Pharmacy). Students who pursue the MS-Med may also choose to develop a career directly related to the practice of medicine and patient care related work and clinical environment.

 

 

Required Courses for the M.S. Medical Specialization Degree 

1)  Core Emphasis courses (12 units)

BENG 294A: Patient Centered Clinical Medicine for Bioengineers (4)

BENG 294B: Engineering in the Patient Healthcare System (4)

BENG 294C: Clinical Experience in Bioengineering (4)

  

2)  One required core course in Life Sciences from the list below (4 units)

BENG 230A: Biochemistry (4)

BENG 230B: Cell and Molecular Biology (4)

BENG 230C: Cardiovascular Physiology (4)

BENG 230D: Respiratory and Renal Physiology (4)

BENG 232: Musculoskeletal Health, Injury, and Disease (4)

BENG 234: Intro to Neurophysiology: Molecules to Systems (4)

BENG 260: Neurodynamics (4)

 

3)  One required core course in Engineering Sciences from the list below (4 units)

BENG 202: Bioinformatics II: Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms (4)

BENG 211: Systems Biology and Bioengineering I: Biological Components (4)

BENG 221: Mathematical Methods for Bioengineering (4)

BENG 223: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Interfacial Phenomena in Living Systems (4)

BENG 226: Foundations of Bioengineering I: Tissue and Cell Properties (4)

BENG 227: Transport Phenomena in Living Systems (4)

BENG 241A: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Foundations (4)

BENG 280A: Principles of Biomedical Imaging (4)

 

4) Remaining graduate courses to complete 48 total units requirement (i.e. 28 units):

All graduate courses offered in the Departments of Bioengineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Nanoengineering may be used to fulfill the remaining elective course requirement.  Graduate courses in the School of Medicine or in the Division of Biological Sciences may also be used to fulfill the remaining elective course requirement. Courses taken in fulfillment of the elective course requirement must be taken for letter grade. Other courses outside of the department may be approved by petition.

 

Up to 12 units of upper-division undergraduate coursework can be used to fulfill the remaining graduate elective coursework. These units are limited to the following courses given that they are typically required for admission to Medical School: BIBC 100 or 102, BICD 100, BIMM 100, BENG140A/B or BIPN100/102. Courses taken in fulfillment of the elective course requirement must be taken for letter grade. Other courses outside of the department may be approved by petition.