General Studies Capstone Concentration

The General Studies (Capstone) Concentration, offered at PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia, is designed to provide you with exposure to diverse, relevant, cutting-edge topical areas in biomedical sciences including genetics, stem cell research, pharmacology and nutritional biochemistry.

BIOM 606GAnalytical Reading, Molecular Reading1
BIOM 612GHistorical Development of Current Themes in Biomedical Research1
BIOM 618GEpidemiology1
or BIOM 650G Special Topics in Biomedical Science Research and Methods
BIOM 607MIndependent Study, Scientific Composition1
or BIOM 650G Special Topics in Biomedical Science Research and Methods
Total required credits = 9 credits
Elective Courses - choose five 3 credit courses from the list below (unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credits)**
BIOM 603GConcepts in Pharmacology Toxicology3
BIOM 604GNutritional Biochemistry3
BIOM 610GMedical Immunology3
BIOM 611GMedical Microbiology3
BIOM 613GMolecular Genetics3
BIOM 614GDevelopmental Neuroscience3
BIOM 615GVascular Control Mechanisms3
BIOM 617GHuman Virology Biology3
BIOM 619GMedical Microbiology Method Practicum1
BIOM 620GHuman Viruses Vaccines and Infectious Diseases3
BIOM 621GComputational Neuroscience3
BIOM 622GAdvanced Cardio Pulmonary Renal Physiology3
BIOM 624GEmbryological Basis of Disease3
BIOM 625GCurrent Challenges in Infectious Diseases3
*BIOM 619G is a 1-credit course
**Not all electives are offered every year
Total elective credits = 15
Total credits required for completion of General Studies concentration = 24 Credits
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
BIOM 500M Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry 5
BIOM 503M Medical Microbiology and Immunology 4
BIOM 507M Medical Terminology 1
 Hours10
Term 2
BIOM 504M Ethics and Professionalism 1
BIOM 505M Medical Anatomy 5
BIOM 506M Medical Physiology 4
 Hours10
Term 3
BIOM 508M Biomedical Anatomy Lab 2
BIOM 509M Biostatistics 3
BIOM 510M Neurophysiology 3
BIOM 511M Journal Club 1
BIOM 512M Medical Anatomy II 1
 Hours10
 Total Hours30