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PSM Degree in Biomedical Sciences

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Natural Sciences & Mathematics

PSM Degree in Biomedical Sciences

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Denver offers rigorous academic training and professional practical skills in order to prepare students for challenging careers in the biomedical sciences and allied health sciences. The program strives to provide strong scientific knowledge and promote global-awareness, ethics, communication and other important professional skills through acquiring knowledge within and across disciplines at DU.  The students will gain an awareness and knowledge of the many current issues and concerns facing the allied health and biomedical sciences industries.

The PSM in Biomedical Sciences degree is a one-year academic program. This master's degree requires 45-credit hours of course work and a capstone project and defense. The curriculum focuses on biomedically-relevant scientific knowledge combined with professional skills that will enhance professional communication and team work.  In addition, students will experience intellectual content and active learning activities regarding health-related issues and policies, psychology, sociology, ethics, management, and communication.  The program requires a capstone project which involves active interactions with and guidance from allied health and biomedical professions from outside of the DU community.  The capstone experience will be culminated in a formal scholarly work (both written and orally presented) that reflects a student's individual interest and the integration of science with strong professional skills. Thus, the program will provide graduates with strong technical aptitude, professional competencies, interdisciplinary attitudes, globally-oriented prospective, and maturity.