SCIENTIFIC WRITING IN HUMAN GENETICS
Writing and communication skills are amongst the most important assets for any human genetics researcher and/or public health genetics professional. By facilitated discussions and reading and writing exercises/assignments, Scientific Writing in Human Genetics is designed to empower Human Genetics students to establish the communication mindset to write clear and compelling scientific narratives in plain language, utilize the writing resources available on campus and online, improve their scientific writing skills, and complete a solid draft of the Background/Introduction section of their MPH essay, MS Thesis, or PhD research proposal/comprehensive exam document (and possibly, additional sections, including methods, results, or the entire MPH essay) or another academic work with permission of the instructor. The ability to write and use standard English language is required. Whether English is your first or second language, if you are not comfortable writing grammatically correct and properly punctuated English, an "ESL course" is recommended.