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415.882.01 Genetic Counseling Program Thesis Proposal Development III

Health Behavior and Society
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Debra Roter
Course Instructor s:

415.880 and 415.881


Critically examines the elements of the research proposal, through critiques of students’ own work. Each student begins with a draft proposal developed in prior terms. Through a combination of class critiques and individual meetings with the instructor, prepares students to submit a final proposal and to take oral examinations at the end of the term.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to: a) succinctly summarize and orally present literature to support an original genetic-counseling related research question, b) justify a conceptual formulation of research questions or hypotheses and a study design to answer the study questions, c) critically assess the methods proposed, d) consider and address protection of human subjects issues associated with the research.
  2. Finalize and orally defend a formal proposal for independent thesis research
Methods of Assessment:

Student paper and class participation

Instructor Consent:

No consent required