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Biomedical Education

Biomedical Education

Biomedical Education Ph.D.

The Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum Ph.D. with emphasis in Biomedical Education at the University of Oklahoma is designed for medical faculty, teaching fellows, researchers, and other health-related professionals interested in careers in health sciences and medical education.



Core: 24 hours (minimum)

  • ILAC 6233 Understanding Different Cultures
  • ILAC 6013 Proseminar in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (3 hours)
  • ILAC 6023 Theoretical Issues in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (3 hours)
  • ILAC 6003 Curriculum Theory (3 hours)

Electives: 12 hours (maximum)

Electives allow the student and advisor some flexibility in including coursework that either (1) extends the number of hours in areas such as research methodology, but does not include dissertation hours, or (2) includes previously taken graduate course hours that do not fit existing categories.  Courses will be selected based on the students' professional interests and goals and approved by the advisor and doctoral committee.

Concentration: 36 hours (minimum)

Composition of Biomedical Education concentration includes 36 hours of concentration in Medicine as approved by ILAC in consultation with OU HSC faculty.

Hours in Medicine include:

Anatomy=20 Hours

Teaching Practicum=10 Hours

Additional Courses In Research=6 Hours

Courses for all concentrations focus on (1) the specialization areas and (2) related educational areas, including academic disciplines.

Requirements and distribution of hours are specified by each program area (see program advisor).  For all concentrations, courses are selected based on program criteria and students' professional interests and goals.  Programs of study must be approved by the advisor and members of the doctoral committee.

Dissertation: 9-12 hours

Additional hours beyond the maximum 12 may be taken but will not be included as part of the 90-hour program.

TOTAL HOURS: 90 hours beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Visit the Course Catalog for course descriptions.

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