300.871.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 2 Credit(s)
Th 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe the essential elements of dissertation proposal development and the preliminary oral exam process
    • Constructively critique a dissertation proposal
    • Make progress on writing their dissertation proposals
    • Involve one’s faculty advisor to assist in achieving the objectives above
  • Course Description

    Assists doctoral students in preparing their dissertation proposal through presentations on their progress and faculty lectures on relevant topics, such as identifying research questions and writing hypotheses; reviewing the literature; sources of funding; protocol construction; and the Committee on Human Research.

  • Intended Audience

    restricted to 2nd year HPM doctoral students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and progress made on the proposal.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites


  • 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.