R 3ISE Courses
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3ISE courses are open for all students in the health & life sciences, technology & engineering!
260.700 - THEORY & PRACTICE OF SCIENCE
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
What are sources of error? What are the limits of reproducibility in research practice? What does it mean to be a responsible scientist? What role do errors play in discovery and innovation?
260.702 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMEDICAL REASONING
What is considered evidence? How do we evaluate it for hypothesis testing? How do we arrive at decisions in science through analysis, visualization and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data sets?
260.703 METHODS & INNOVATION
What is the philosophy behind experimental research design? How do we establish redundancy? How do we select appropriate controls? How do we effectively work with models?
550.600 LIVING SCIENCE ETHICS
Ethical considerations on pertinent problems in science, society and public policy (historic, current & arising)
260.710 - SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
Hands-on training in communication with professional, cross-disciplinary and lay audiences
260.704 - DISSECTING THE LITERATURE
Through interdisciplinary discussions we take the scalpel to the science literature and evaluate published articles and preprints for rigorous research methodology, clarity of fact
presentation and congruency of results and interpretation.
260.707 - PROFESSIONAL TEACHING SKILLS
Evidence-based, practice applicable teaching skills to foster active learning in STEM- and health science educational environments.
CURRENT TOPICS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
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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EVENTS & PUBLICATIONS
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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