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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 catalog

BIOCH 400 - Dissertation Research

1-9 Credits

This course consists of conducting research to fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.  The research is conducted under the direction and guidance of the student’s approved faculty research advisor and research advisory committee members.  Initially, the students learn about a specific dissertation research topic, then generate a hypothesis and master the techniques required to test that hypothesis.  As the project develops, students continue to collect data, acquire new techniques and learn the literature relevant to their research project.  Consequently, as the research advances students are exposed to new methods and new information each semester as they develop their research skills.  The students meet regularly with their advisors and committees and provide oral and written updates of their research progress.  Because each student is responsible for a different project, the length of time required to complete each project varies as does the number of times the student registers for this course.  Amount of credit for each semester is stated at the time of registration. Students are eligible to register for this course ONLY  after they have been accepted for PhD candidacy.