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MEDT 423 Applications in Biotechnology/Research Design

(Credits: 4)

This course explores the theory of research design and requires that the student demonstrate his/her understanding through integration of design theory into actual laboratory research. The didactic portion of the course is presented during a weekly one-hour class where theory is presented and discussed. Under the direction of an assigned academic UMB researcher, the student performs hands-on non-paid independent and original research as a means of applying the research design theory. Weekly homework assignments, on such topics as hypothesis formulation, design of a research study and critique of the scientific paper, are reviewed in class and will serve to meld the theory with its laboratory application. At the end of the term, students will present their research findings as an abstract, a poster, an oral presentation and a paper.

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