Curriculum


GDBBS Course Guide (PDF)

Core Courses

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

Semester 1 - Fall

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
IBS 594

IBS 595
Evolutionary Biology (offered fall of even years)
or
Ecology (offered fall of odd years)
4
BIOS 506Biostatistical Methods I4
IBS 796rAdvanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)*2
PBEE 790rAdvanced Graduate Seminar1
PBEE 597rLaboratory Rotations3+

Semester 2 - Spring

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
IBS 592

IBS 593
Quantitative Methods (offered spring of even years)
or
Population & Quantitative Genetics (offered spring of odd years)
4
BIOS 507Applied Linear Models4
IBS 796rAdvanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)*2
PBEE 790rAdvanced Graduate Seminar1
PBEE 597rLaboratory Rotations3+

Semester 3 - Fall

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
IBS 594

IBS 595
Evolutionary Biology (offered fall of even years)
or
Ecology (offered fall of odd years)
4
IBS 796rAdvanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)*2
PBEE 790rAdvanced Graduate Seminar1
IBS 699rAdvanced Graduate Research1-9
PBEE 577PBEE Practice of Science1

Semester 4 - Spring

Course IDCourse TitleCredits
IBS 592

IBS 593
Quantitative Methods (offered spring of even years)
or
Population & Quantitative Genetics (offered spring of odd years)
4
IBS 796rAdvanced Topics in PBEE (as needed)*2
PBEE 790rAdvanced Graduate Seminar1
PBEE 799rAdvanced Graduate Research1-9

*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.


Elective Courses

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.


Example Elective Courses

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

Mathematical modeling or statistics

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:

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

Additional Disciplines

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


Environmental & Health Sciences

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

Nutritional Epidemiology & Surveillance

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