Scientific Writing in Health Sciences: Developing a Manuscript for Publication II
- East Baltimore
- 4th term
- Health Behavior and Society
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
- Synchronous Online
- Class Times:
- Wednesday, 3:30 - 6:20pm
410.638.01 Students who did not take the first part of the series can request permission from the instructor.
Students may wish to take this course if they are interested in pursuing academic positions or careers that involve professional writing related to social and behavioral sciences. This course is also appropriate for students who want to communicate and disseminate their research findings to promote public health.
This course guides students in the writing of scientific manuscripts for publication in an area related to social and behavioral sciences. The goal of the course is to facilitate more effective writing of research articles using practical examples and peer feedback. Topics include: completion of the manuscript; drafting a cover letter; the process of peer review; revising a manuscript; and proofs and ultimate publication. Students end the course with a completed manuscript for ready for submission to a journal for publication.
- Learning Objectives:
- Practice principles of good scientific writing
- Evaluate and critique scientific writing of peers
- Identify relevant ethical issues in authorship and publishing
- Write the introduction, discussion, and conclusion sections of scientific manuscripts for publication
- Write a cover letter for scientific manuscripts
- Submit manuscripts for publication
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 20% Written Assignment(s)
- 50% Final Paper
- 15% Participation
- 15% Peer-feedback
- Enrollment Restriction:
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Master’s-level students with permission of the instructor.
- For consent, contact: