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6496. Public Health Doctoral Seminar: Scholarship and Professional Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Advanced graduate students in public health with at least 30 credits in coursework toward doctoral degree including Intermediate Epidemiology or Intermediate Biostatistics; familiarity with a software analysis package; instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

This seminar is a comprehensive survey course exposing pre-candidate doctoral students to a number of advanced methodological topics in public health research and practice as well as ethical conduct in research (e.g., authorship criteria) and career considerations (e.g., range of employment opportunities, grant-writing process, pedagogical theory and practices). In addition to class lectures, students will gain experience in presenting research ideas for critique by faculty and fellow students. Specifically, the term project will be a longitudinal exercise to develop a Specific Aims Page or an outline for a manuscript; both augmented with preliminary data. At the end of the semester, students will present a 15-20 minute talk on their project to the full Public Health program of students, faculty and staff. Each class session will be split between content delivered by faculty and weekly progress reports on the term projects, with slightly more time allocated for discussion of the latter. In addition to topical material presented by the Co-Instructors, guest faculty periodically will present information about their research, career paths, etc.

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