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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2016-2017

ELECT EPHAD - Research in Biochemical, Molecular, or Clinical Toxicology


ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Kenneth E. McMartin, Ph.D. PHONE: 318.675.7871
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: 5-216 or F8-36
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: Blocks 1-4 & 8-11
COURSE CODE: EPHAD Must have approval prior to enrolling in course - please see information in Moodle

1 credit

Goals:

  1. Understanding the similarities and differences between clinical and basic research.
  2. Sharing research-related information effectively with other clinicians and scientists.
  3. Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.
  4. Functioning as a “team player” with others involved in research studies.

 

Objectives:

Research Project

  • Participate in research projects that involve basic mechanisticstudiesorclinicalstudiesonnewantidotesfortoxic alcohol poisonings
  • Develop hypotheses for evaluation during the rotation, as appropriate.
  • Independently collect data for a research project

 

Knowledge

  • Become proficient in basic research techniques including cell culture, membrane transport, measurement of toxicity parameters, as well as analysis using gas chromatography and high pressure liquid chromatography
  • Identify key principles for the ethical conduct of research.

 

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Work together with a research team.
  • Write organized, appropriately focused, and accurate research lab notebook
  • Organize data into presentable formats (digital, poster, oral presentation).

 

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate personal accountability and respect when interacting with members of the research team.
  • Demonstrate punctuality and ability to complete research-related tasks efficiently.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS

 

The first duty will be to consult with the elective director to discuss the research interest of the student. After that, the direction of the elective towards an individual or cooperative project will be chosen. Then, the student will work in the director’s laboratory daily. Daily duties would depend on the actual analysis going on at that time. Ancillary duties would be reading and library research to prepare the project design and to develop any techniques needed to carry out the project.

READING ASSIGNMENTS

                As needed for the research project.

HOURS PER WEEK

CONF      _  HRS          WARD              HRS        LAB         30         HRS        LIBRARY   5   HRS

OR                HRS         CLINIC            HRS              LECTURE              HRS      READING    5__HRS

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK:   40_     

All except block 1

Pass/Fail