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Genetic Counseling Program Thesis Proposal Development II

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Behavior and Society
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  9:30 - 11:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Debra Roter

415.880. Must be enrolled in ScM in Genetic Counseling Program


Provides students with the skills to develop and write a proposal for their own research project, based on preliminary work done during the course’s first term. Prepares students to refine their proposal for submission to the Executive Committee and prepare for the oral examination during the third term of the course (second quarter). Guides students, by the end of the three terms, to turn a nascent research idea into a proposal which will then become a thesis.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to: a) summarize literature to support an original genetic-counseling related research question, b) propose a conceptually sound approach to formulate research questions or hypotheses to address the research question, and d) develop a study design and analytic approach to answer the study questions.
  2. Prepare a first draft of a formal research proposal for independent thesis research
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 10% Interim Assessment
  • 5% Assignments
  • 40% Paper(s)
  • 35% Written Assignment(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With: