120.871.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Summarize and discuss the state of discuss of specific fields of research that are related to the intended ScM research project,
    • State the rationale, hypothesis and specific aim(s) of the intended ScM research project, and discuss the background studies fundamental to this project
    • Engage as an active participant in research meetings as a result of acquiring the necessary discuss foundation
  • Course Description

    Students experience one-on-one independent study with a departmental faculty member who assumes the role of ScM thesis advisor. Prepares students for undertaking an independent research project for the ScM degree. Students independently review papers from the current literature and meet weekly with the faculty advisor to discuss them. Complementary activities may include participation in lab meetings, journal paper discussions, seminars, conferences, research retreats, etc. Culminates with the completion of a written document, either a research proposal based on the intended thesis research and/or a literature review designed to provide the background for the intended research project.

  • Intended Audience


  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Letter grade for the course will be based on class participation and a paper.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    Departmental approval of student transfer to ScM program and consent of prospective ScM advisor

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.