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PFRH First Year Doctoral Seminar Part 2

East Baltimore
3rd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor :
Xiaobin Wang

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