SCIENTIFIC WRITING IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
The focus of this course will be learning how to organize, write, and review a primary research paper with an emphasis on writing skills through hands-on experience. Through a combination of in-class lectures and independent work, the students will learn how to organize and write a publishable research paper. By the end of the course, students will have a completed manuscript suitable for submission and peer review. Students will become aware of the common problems associated with each section including Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. Students will learn about current issues surrounding the ethics of publication and authorship. Students will review each others' completed manuscripts and discuss the critiques in the format of a journal editorial review board. Students are expected to bring a work in progress for this course. If not actively working on a manuscript, students should seek a project through their advisor.