Learning Outcomes of the Graduate Program
All graduate students are required to carry out novel, original research. In addition, all graduate students are required, as part of their training, to present and participate in graduate student seminars, and to attend invited speaker seminars. The learning outcomes of this program are as follows:
a) Students will be competent in performing general laboratory techniques as well as techniques specific to their chosen area of research.
b) Students will be able to develop and execute a research project.
c) Students will develop scientific writing skills through the writing of a thesis and scientific paper(s) that result from their research.
d) Students will develop oral presentation skills through their participation in the seminar series and thesis committee meetings.
e) Students will develop the ability and confidence to clearly and succinctly communicate the results of their research to the scientific community.
f) Students will develop clinical thinking skills required of a researcher.