222.861.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 1 Credit(s)
12:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the differences between a resume and curriculum vitae
    • Identify the components of a research career that they would like to pursue and opportunities at JHU to support the process
    • Conduct a literature review in an area of interest
    • Develop a concept paper for a study in an area of interest
    • Write an NIH-style grant on a research topic of interest
    • Give presentations on a research topic of interest
  • Course Description

    Facilitates doctoral students in the development of research ideas and their dissertation proposals. Topics will vary by term but will include the following: how to develop a research idea, and components of a solid research proposal – background, design, methods, sample size, analysis, writing to different audiences, research designs in nutrition, ethical review, funding sources and requirements, budgeting, staff management, thesis and manuscript preparation, and professional development.

  • Intended Audience

    doctoral students in the Human Nutrition Program Area

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on oral presentations, written sections of the proposal, attendance, and class participation

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • 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.