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300.871.01
The Research and Proposal Writing Process II

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
4th term
Department:
Health Policy and Management
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Contact:
Lisa Reider (Semanic)
Resources:
Prerequisite:

300.870

Description:

Second 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. Develop a detailed beta version of the thesis proposal including the background and rationale, specific aims and hypotheses, study design and analytic approach
  3. Gain tools to prepare for the departmental and school-wide oral exam
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to 2nd year HPM doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required