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Doctoral Seminar in Proposal Development

1st term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Laura Caulfield

Facilitates doctoral students in the development of research ideas and their dissertation proposals. Incudes the following topics that will vary by term: how to develop a research idea, and components of a solid research proposal – background, design, methods, sample size, analysis, writing to different audiences, research designs in nutrition, ethical review, funding sources and requirements, budgeting, staff management, thesis and manuscript preparation, and professional development.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the differences between a resume and curriculum vitae
  2. Identify the components of a research career that they would like to pursue and opportunities at JHU to support the process
  3. Conduct a literature review in an area of interest
  4. Develop a concept paper for a study in an area of interest
  5. Write an NIH-style grant on a research topic of interest
  6. Give presentations on a research topic of interest
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Written Assignment(s)
  • 40% Presentation(s)

Enrollment Restriction:

doctoral students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This is the virtual/online section of an onsite section. You must commit to the modality in which you register.