Learning Outcomes for Anatomy & Neurobiology Ph.D.
The PhD program in Anatomy and Neurobiology trains graduate students to become proficient and successful investigators who are able to:
PLO 1. Core Knowledge
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of central concepts in the biomedical sciences
- Understand the current concepts in neuroscience
- Demonstrate specialized knowledge of neuroscience sufficient to carry out substantive independent research
PLO 2. Research Methods and Analysis.
- Formulate hypotheses based on current concepts in the field and
- Design, conduct, and interpret their own research projects
- Understand the range of tools appropriate for research in their neuroscience sub-field
- Understand and follow research ethics
PLO 3. Pedagogy
- Communicate effectively to large and small groups in pedagogical settings such as discussion formats (and also in lecture formats)
- Identify and effectively deploy suitable technologies for use in all aspects of instruction
PLO 4. Scholarly Communication
- Review and cogently discuss relevant literature and their significance.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed publications and in a dissertation
- communicate research results effectively through oral presentations at scientific seminars, conferences, and other venues
- Make clear and cogent oral presentations, including effective use of technology
PLO 5. Professionalism
- Select appropriate conference venues for their neuroscience research (as well as application areas)
- Write compelling abstracts describing their research for consideration at research conferences in neuroscience research, or appropriate application areas
- Prepare talks (both short and long) suitable for presentation at a research conference
- Make effective contributions to research teams and learning seminars
- Make effective contributions to department, university, community, and professional service
- Mentor junior researchers (e.g., undergraduates, beginning graduate students)
PLO 6. Independent Research
- Develop their own research projects that meet high standards of theoretical and methodological rigor with lasting impact
- Produce scholarship that is comparable in scope and format to articles that appear in leading peer-reviewed journals in neuroscience
- Supervise junior researchers (e.g., high school students, undergraduates, beginning graduate students) effectively
We’re here to help. Please contact Venette Van Duyn to request services.