Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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BIOL 408 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar

Units: 2
Focuses on presentations from biomedical science professionals and biomedical schools, activities, and discussions on selected topics relevant to biomedical career preparation.

Prerequisites: CHEM 112, BIOL 140B, and either PHYS 126 or PHYS 136.
Credit Restrictions: Not open for BIOL major credit.
Repeatability: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Differentiate among the different biomedical career pathways and how to be academically competitive for application to these programs;
  2. Understand the criteria different biomedical schools use to evaluate candidates who apply to their programs;
  3. Assess and evaluate different biomedical training programs both in the US and abroad allowing them to select the schools they will be applying to;
  4. Prepare several drafts of their personal statements required for application to biomedical programs;
  5. Understand the online application processes for the various biomedical programs;
  6. Provide information to PHAP (at one setting) to help improve the services provided by the program (e.g. test preparation, course tutoring, peer advising, etc.);
  7. Network with biomedical schools’ representatives and former PHAP students already in biomedical school programs;
  8. Use the information shared amongst themselves regarding PHAP club leadership opportunities, club events/tours, and membership recruitment.

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