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380.822.01 PFRH First Year Doctoral Seminar

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
Department space will be used for this course
  • Tuesday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Terri Powell
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Description:

Examines and demystifies the research process using case examples from existing research conducted by faculty members within the department. Introduces departmental and school-wide resources for conducting effective literature searches, developing sound research designs, funding research, addressing IRB concerns, and disseminating research findings. Encourages the use of critical and creative thinking skills to develop personal research agendas.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Develop a research concept based on their individual interests
  2. Link scientific questions with appropriate research designs
  3. Discuss strategies for obtaining and managing research funding
  4. Evaluate different approaches used to communicate research findings
  5. Create a plan for their research career both as a student and later as a professional
Methods of Assessment:

attendance/class participation (30%); research question assignment ( 10%); presentation of research data (20%); analysis of funding opportunities discussion( 20%); plan for products and dissemination discussion ( 20%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health 1st year doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required