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Department: International Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 1 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Facilitates doctoral students in the development of research ideas and their dissertation proposals. Topics will vary by term but will include the following: how to develop a research idea, and components of a solid research proposal – background, design, methods, sample size, analysis, writing to different audiences, research designs in nutrition, ethical review, funding sources and requirements, budgeting, staff management, thesis and manuscript preparation, and professional development.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the differences between a resume and curriculum vitae
Identify the components of a research career that they would like to pursue and opportunities at JHU to support the process
Conduct a literature review in an area of interest
Develop a concept paper for a study in an area of interest
Write an NIH-style grant on a research topic of interest
Give presentations on a research topic of interest

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on oral presentations, written sections of the proposal, attendance, and class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: doctoral students only
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail