PHAR 5092 - Neuroscience Research Practicum
Course Director: Dr. Bill Clarke
Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer
Neuroscience students must complete a research practicum during the summer following the first year. Successful completion of the research practicum, including a report by the principal investigator that the student has clearly demonstrated the potential for productive and independent investigation, is a requirement for admission to candidacy. At the beginning of the research practicum, the principal investigator will discuss with the student the criteria that will be used to evaluate performance. At the end of the practicum, students will write a short research report (about 10 double-spaced, typewritten pages) in journal manuscript format (i.e. Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, References), and will present a 15-minute talk to members of the neuroscience track. Students are encouraged to work with their principal investigator who will assist them in the preparation and organization of the oral presentation.