SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIA IN THE LAB SCIENCES Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesThis course will prepare you to be able to do the following: 1. Give effective presentations at conferences 2. Think creatively and independently 3. Prepare an application package 4. Interview for a job The course should make it possible for you to do the following: 1. Time management 2. Organize a poster or verbal presentation 3. Write effective cover letters 4. Prepare a curriculum vitae or resume 5. Write and review manuscripts After successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following: 1. Publish and review manuscripts 2. Present your research more effectively 3. Successfully network 4. Understand the interview process 5. Get hired for a postdoc or job (either academic or non-academic)
Aimed at providing MMI and other lab sciences with the skills necessary to present and publish data and to find post-docs and/or jobs in the laboratory sciences. Topics include time management and organization, preparing effective conference presentations, manuscripts, and curriculum vitae, networking, interviewing, and getting hired.
MMI ScM and PhD students
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Writing assignments. Attendance
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.