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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

ELECT EPHAC - Research in Pharmacology


ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Ronald Klein, Ph.D. PHONE: 318.675.7850
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: 5-203
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 4 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: EPHAC
Must have approval prior to enrolling in course–please see information in Moodle

1 credit

Course Objectives

*Demonstrate/conduct the stages of basic research including hypothesis and design, data acquisition, and statistical analysis, in the fields of pharmacology/toxicology/neuroscience.

*Collect, organize, graph, and critically interpret pharmacology/toxicology/neuroscience data.

*Describe suitable methodologies for answering the research question, and critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of alternate technical approaches.

*Integrate clinical experiences with basic science by mastery of the current knowledge on the disease being studied, and novel therapeutic strategies under study.

*Present research findings to peers, physicians, and scientists.

Primary goals of the course

 

Independent research in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience under the direction of participating departmental faculty (e.g., Dr. Klein, Dr. Goeders, and others). The goal is to gain some hands-on research experience and also master the background and terminology of the overall problem/field being studied in terms of human health and disease and clinical relevance.

 

 

Specific objectives required for the student to meet the goal(s) of the course

To be assigned by the faculty research mentor. A mix of both laboratory experimentation and scholarly study of the literature and other sources, to achieve set objectives as determined by the mentor and the student.

 

Necessary resources for learning

 

Texts on Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience, pertinent review and research articles from the journals, book chapters, other online and current media resources.

 

Outcome and evaluation measures

The laboratory notebook and a 3-5 page laboratory report will be used to help assess the student’s knowledge, skills, and professionalism (punctual attendance, maturity, interaction with faculty and other staff, etc.). Participation at scheduled lab meetings and potentially at research poster sessions on campus will help hone the student’s communication and overall professional skills.  

HOURS PER WEEK

CONF      _  HRS          WARD              HRS        LAB         40         HRS        LIBRARY   2   HRS

OR                HRS         CLINIC            HRS              LECTURE              HRS      READING    2__HRS

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:   44_     

All

Pass/Fail