R 3 Courses
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3 courses are designed for all students in the health & life sciences, technology & engineering!
EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS
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260.700 - THEORY & PRACTICE OF SCIENCE
3rd term course on critical thinking across the science disciplines. What is science? How to distinguish between knowledge, belief or assumptions? What makes a scientific revolution? What are the limits of science?
260.701 - ANATOMY OF SCIENTIFIC ERROR
4th term course: What are sources of error? What are the limits of experimental reproducibility? What does it mean to be a responsible scientist? What role do errors play in discovery and innovation?
260.704 - DISSECTING THE LITERATURE
3rd term, interdisciplinary discussions enabling you to shine at your departmental journal clubs: We take the scalpel to the science literature and convey fundamentals of rigorous research methodology.
260.710 - SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Communication in the Life and Public Health Sciences
4th term, hands-on training in communication with professional, cross-disciplinary and lay audiences
THE QUEST FOR CAUSALITY
Planned for Fall 2018: What is considered evidence? Causality versus Correlation? Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets.
THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD APPLIED
Planned for Fall 2018: Introduction to research methodologies and design in the life and public health sciences
SEMINARS IN PRACTICAL ETHICS
Ethics in Science and Society
Planned for Spring 2019: Ethical considerations on pertinent problems in science, society and public policy (historic, current & arising)
260.707 - PROFESSIONAL TEACHING SKILLS
1st term: Evidence-based, practice applicable teaching skills to foster active learning in STEM- and health science educational environments.
CURRENT TOPICS IN THE SCIENCES
Lecture series and discussion forum on current controversies and emerging topics in the scientific enterprise.
Follow the link below for a recent talk by Dr. Arturo Casadevall on the current Crisis in the Biomedical Sciences!
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SHARE A SCIENCE STORY!
Seminar series about groundbreaking discoveries and developments in Health, Science, Technology and Engineering.
Starting in AY 2018/19
R3 News Newsletter Twitter Facebook Instagram Our curriculum provides opportunities to practice a critically-philosophical way of thinking science through meaningful, interdisciplinary applications to a student's field of interest as well as community outreach. Students explore various pertinent science topics, such as: What is knowledge or belief? What is considered evidence in different fields? The nature or errors in science, and how they differ from misconduct Scientific survival skills, such as statistical reasoning from real-world data sets Rigorous research design across the disciplines Ethics in science and society Effective communication and teamwork