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223.861.01
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Doctoral Seminar

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
4th term
Department:
International Health
Credits:
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
In-person
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Melissa Hewett-Marx
Resources:
Description:

Creates a focused, small group environment for the entering PhD students, which actively engages them in relevant, challenging content necessary for success in the PhD program. Supports and extends the content of the seminar beyond those topics taught in the classroom setting. Expects each student to become a leading scientific expert during the years spent at JHU, as the doctoral student education does not merely consist of successful completion of required courses. Provides an opportunity to engage with senior faculty and move meaningfully toward the selection of a dissertation topic and the skills necessary to successfully complete the PhD.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Engage in intellectual discussion on a range of topics, including research study design, aims, and methods, career trajectories, doctoral level skill-sets, etc.
  2. Intelligently discuss the role of research in the improvement of the health status of populations throughout the world
  3. Constructively critique research methods employed by public health scientists
  4. Formulate research questions that may develop into dissertation topics
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

IH doctoral students

Instructor Consent:

No consent required