221.861.01 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN HEALTH SYSTEMS
Designed to prepare first-year PhD students in the Health Systems program area to develop and defend their research proposal. Students will practice formulating a research question, conducting a systematic literature review, and drafting, presenting and critiquing research proposals.
The Doctoral Seminar in Health Systems is a two-term course to prepare PhD students to develop and defend their research proposal. The objectives of the course are as follows: 1) Students will be able to describe the elements of a research proposal; 2) Students will be able to formulate a research question, develop or identify a conceptual framework, conduct a brief literature review, and describe a range of study designs; 3) Students will be ale to analyze and present a critique of a scientific journal article; and 4) Students will be able to draft, present and defend an outline of a research proposal and to critique the proposals of fellow students.