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221.861.01 Doctoral Seminar in Health Systems

International Health
4th term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Grading Restriction:
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 Objectives:

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

  1. describe the elements of a research proposal
  2. formulate a research question, develop or identify a conceptual framework, conduct a brief literature review, and describe a range of study designs
  3. analyze and present a critique of a scientific journal article
  4. 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.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required