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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Molecular Biosciences 695 Graduate Courses  
Graduate School-New Brunswick
16:115:556 (S) Ethical Scientific Conduct (1) Introduction to ethical issues of scientific investigation, including intellectual property, plagiarism, conflict of interest, human and animal subjects, and record keeping. Intended for Ph.D. candidates in the biomedical sciences.
16:695:538 (F) Fundamentals of Molecular Bioscience (6) Foundational material necessary for graduate students to become fluent in the language of modern molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and biochemistry in order to engage in experimentally based discovery. Students will establish the foundational knowledge base on which to build critical reasoning skills and identify open questions in molecular biosciences. Prerequisite: Undergraduate training in biology.
16:695:539 (F) Experimental Methods in Molecular Biosciences (2) Experimental methodologies underlying foundational concepts in molecular biosciences. Through reading and discussion of a range of primary papers, students will become familiar with essential experimental approaches, as well as the importance of proper controls, data interpretation, and quantitative methods to address problems in molecular biosciences. Prerequisite: Undergraduate training in biology.
16:695:551,552 (F,S) Essential Skills I,II (1,1) Basic skills needed in a biological research setting. Expectations for graduate school; managing student-adviser relationships; basic laboratory calculations; hands-on use of tools for communicating science; applications of basic statistics; tools for management of the scientific literature, including database searching for relevant papers and proper citation of references. Presentation software and bioinformatics tools. Funding opportunities and grant writing.
Prerequisite: A solid foundation in biology.
16:695:552 (S) Essential Skills II (1 P/NC) Introduction to skills necessary to succeed in a modern research setting including writing and publishing scientific papers, maximizing attendance at scientific meetings, and instruction on teaching. Prerequisite: A solid foundation in biology.
16:695:600 (F,S) Progress Reports of Graduate Students in Molecular Biosciences (0, P/F) Annual research progress report aimed at developing public speaking and presentation skills. Students present annually to receive constructive feedback, and attend regularly to engage with their peers and offer feedback.
16:695:615,616 (F,S) Laboratory Rotation in Molecular and Cell Biology I,II (4, 2 or 4) Students participate in research projects in the laboratories of selected faculty members.
16:695:621-638 (S) Minicourses in Molecular Biosciences (1 each) Designed to engage students in reading, analyzing, and discussing the literature; oral or written presentations or projects. Topics will be method-based and/or discovery-based. Four-week courses, taken two at a time, for a total of 6 credits.
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