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Department: International Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the elements of a research proposal
formulate a research question, develop or identify a conceptual framework, conduct a brief literature review, and describe a range of study designs
analyze and present a critique of a scientific journal article
draft, present and defend an outline of a research proposal and to critique the proposals of fellow students

Methods of Assessment: Classroom presentation and a 5-10 page paper required.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail