Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Tropical Medicine)
1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge base in the major sub disciples of the field of Tropical Medicine: bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, immunology, molecular epidemiology, and infectious disease ecology and bioinformatics.
2. Demonstrate a mastery of technical and experimental methodologies required to conduct research in the field of Tropical Medicine.
3. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute, interpret, and evaluate experimental studies in Tropical Medicine.
4. Demonstrate skills for instruction, assessment and mentoring of undergraduate, MS and PhD level students.
5. Demonstrate skills to verbally communicate scientific concepts and results in classroom lectures and other teaching formats and in professional seminars and presentations.
6. Demonstrate written communication skills as required in various professional duties including manuscript preparation for scientific publication, preparation of research grant applications, preparation of lecture notes, development of introductory and advanced courses in related disciplines.
7. Demonstrate sufficient mastery and scientific maturity to assess the work of peers in related fields.
8. Develop administrative skills to manage a research laboratory, supervise technical and professional staff, and assume responsibilities and provide leadership as a faculty member.
|Intended Student Learning Outcomes*|
|Course or Activity||1.
Tropical Medicine Knowledge Base
Mastery of Research Methods
Experimental Design & Execution
Instructional & Mentoring Skills
Written & Verbal Communication Skills
Peer evaluation & assessment
Manuscript, Grant Proposal & Course Development Skills
Research Laboratory Administration Skills
|TRMD 603, 604, 605, 608||I,A||I,R||R||R|
|TRMD 601, 606||I||I,R||I,R||I|
|TRMD 607, 609, 650, 653, 671, 672, 673, 705||R,A||R,A||R||I||R|
*”I”=introduced; “R”=reinforced and opportunity to practice; “M”=mastery at the senior or exit level; “A”=assessment evidence collected