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Biomedical Writing II

East Baltimore
4th term
Clinical Investigation
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
  • Sarah Poynton
Sarah Poynton



Introduces the process of writing peer-reviewed research papers and provides a brief overview of grant proposal writing. Emphasizes a logical organization, clear writing, and an understanding of readers' and reviewers' expectations. Students prepare selected sections of a first draft of a research paper based on their own research, and they receive feedback on their drafts through in-class discussion and written comments from the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Write a high quality biomedical research paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
  2. Demonstrate logical organization, clear and effective writing, and an understanding of readers’ and reviewers’ expectations
  3. Describe the content that reviewers expect to see in each of the main sections of a peer-reviewed biomedical research paper
  4. Demonstrate the ability to edit texts, figures and tables for content, form and style
  5. Critically analyze, and recommend revisions to, a draft of a biomedical research paper written by a peer, to improve its organization and style
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Homework
  • 50% Participation


Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

max of 2 non-GTPCI students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Permission is required of all non-GTPCI students

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