Ma Public Health Biology Thesis
- 4th term
- Variable Credit
- Academic Year:
- 2021 - 2022
- Instruction Method:
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Provides an opportunity for students to, in consultation with a faculty mentor from the Dept of Biochem and Molecular Bio, Environmental Health or Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, prepare a critical, scholarly paper on an agreed upon subject area.
- Learning Objectives:
- Compose, explain and defend a 20-30 page scholarly thesis that demonstrates a deep understanding of how biological principles and methods are used to understand, treat and/or prevent a particular condition of importance in the public health arena.
- Critically evaluate data described in scientific papers and integrate data from multiple papers into coherent theories about the regulation of complex biological processes and diseases.
- Synthesize public health principles learned during prior coursework through original writing project.
- Methods of Assessment:
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 100% Final Paper
- Enrollment Restriction:
Only for students in the Master of Arts program in Public Health Biology.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- Jointly Offered With:
- Special Comments:
Students must take MA in Public Health Biology Thesis in addition to a minimum of 42-43 didactic course credits in order to complete the degree program. A primary and secondary reader will be assigned to evaluate each student's Thesis. At least one reader will be from one of the three departments offering the program; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Health and Engineering and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.