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390.711.02 BIOMEDICAL WRITING II

Department:
Clinical Investigation
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Sarah Poynton
Course Instructor:

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Prerequisite:

390.710

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Construct a peer-reviewed research paper and a brief overview of grant proposal writing
  2. Demonstrate logical organization, clear writing, and an Discussing of readers’ and reviewers’ expectations
  3. Describe the content that reviewers expect to see in each of the main sections of a peer-reviewed biomedical research paper
  4. Produce a first draft of a research manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed biomedical journal
  5. 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.

Multiterm:

Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

max of 2 non-GTPCI students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Permission is required of all non-GTPCI students

For consent, contact:

spoynton@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

same as 390.711.01; This section, .02, is held in Carnegie 321