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390.710.01 BIOMEDICAL WRITING I

Department: Clinical Investigation
Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Sarah Poynton
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Sarah Poynton
Description:

Introduces the process of writing peer -reviewed research papers and provides a brief overview of grant proposal writing. Emphasizes a logical organization, clear writing, and an understanding of readers and reviewers expectations. Students prepare selected sections of a first draft of a research paper based on their own research, and they receive feedback on their drafts through in-class discussion and written comments from the instructor.

Learning Objective(s):

• Construct a peer-reviewed research paper and a brief overview of grant proposal writing. • Demonstrate logical organization, clear writing, and an understanding of readers’ and reviewers’ expectations. • Describe the content that reviewers expect to see in each of the main sections of a peer-reviewed biomedical research paper. • Produce a first draft of a research manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed biomedical journal. • Critically analyze and revise a draft of a biomedical research paper to improve its organization and style.


Methods of Assessment: Evaluation based on homework assignments and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 5:20
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 4
Enrollment Restriction: Course is primarily for GTPCI students; a max of 2 non-GTPCI students may be admitted with prior approval of the instructor
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Permission is required of all non-GTPCI students

For consent, contact: spoynton@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Grade issued at the end of 2nd term after completion of 390.711