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Department: Clinical Investigation
Term: 4th term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Sarah Poynton
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Write a high quality biomedical research paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
Demonstrate logical organization, clear and effective 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
Demonstrate the ability to edit texts, figures and tables for content, form and style
Critically analyze, and recommend revisions to, a draft of a biomedical research paper written by a peer, to improve its organization and style

Methods of Assessment: Evaluation based on homework assignments and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Minimum: 4
Enrollment Restriction: max of 2 non-GTPCI students
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Permission is required of all non-GTPCI students

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Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail