Offered: 2nd Year
Instructors: Sarah L. Poynton, PhD, Associate Professor
Credits: 1 credit
Principles of effective oral and written scientific presentation skills. Exercises include a grant proposal, oral presentations and review of publications
- Orientation to the principles and practices of scientific investigation – with emphasis on the creative aspect of science.
- Review the elements of scientific investigation – experimentation, chance, hypothesis, imagination, intuition, reason, observation, difficulties, strategy, personal, scientists.
- Introduction to library skills and literature searching.
- Examination of critical thinking.
- Planning and organizing your time.
- Identifying the elements of good scientific writing.
- Understanding the steps in producing a paper for publication.
- Critical review of scientific papers.
- Department library
- Welch Medical Library
- Course handouts
- 1:1 faculty – student interface
- Critical review critique
- Written assignment graded
- Oral presentation graded
- Final grade
See Departmental Calendar for the 2nd year students.
All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.