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Research proposal writing course

EPI 588 Preparing, Writing, & Critiquing Research Proposals

Experience in preparing, organizing, and writing research proposals, following NIH and AHRQ guidelines. Includes weekly assignments and didactic exercises, leading to final research proposal. All students participate in mock study section to review and critique proposals. Prerequisite: second-year graduate student (PhD recommended), or PhD or MD in health-related field. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with HSERV 578.

Spring 2022

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The Research and Proposal Writing Process I

First of 2-term HPM proposal writing course to assist PhD students in developing their dissertation proposal through updates and discussion of progress, and faculty lectures on relevant topics. Structured to cover major components of the proposal including, thesis topics and conceptualization, formulating specific aims, research questions and hypotheses, identifying sources of data, study design and methods, and logistical aspects of the oral examination process.

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

  1. Refine a dissertation research topic, specific research questions, and potential data sources
  2. Prepare a detailed beta version of the specific aims section of their proposal
  3. Prepare for the departmental and school-wide oral exams
  • 20% Participation
  • 80% Preparing a dissertation proposal

Restricted to 2nd year HPM doctoral students, or consent of department.

No consent required

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