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300.870.01 the Research and Proposal Writing Process I

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Lisa Reider (Semanic)
Course Instructor s:

successful completion of 1st year PhD qualifying exam


First of 2-term HPM proposal writing course to assist PhD students in developing their dissertation proposal through updates and discussion of progress, and faculty lectures on relevant topics. Structured to cover major components of the proposal including, thesis topics and conceptualization, formulating specific aims, research questions and hypotheses, identifying sources of data, study design and methods, and logistical aspects of the oral examination process.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Refine a dissertation research topic, specific research questions, and potential data sources
  2. Prepare a detailed beta version of the specific aims section of their proposal
  3. Prepare for the departmental and school-wide oral exams
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Preparing a dissertation proposal

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to 2nd year HPM doctoral students, or consent of department.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required