- Course Number:
- HE 207
- Course Title:
- Seminar in Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences
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Course DescriptionIntroduces an interdisciplinary, science-based overview of key issues and current research in scientific fields of study related to biomedical, behavioral, and health sciences through class meetings and off-campus professional seminars sponsored by academic and research institutions throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Recommended: WR 121. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Recommended Prerequisite: Writing 121
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
? Analyze and synthesize scientific information in order to determine relevance to ones own academic field.
? Use knowledge of current scientific research and key biomedical, behavioral and health sciences personnel in order to advance scholarship
and participation in the scientific research community.
Course Activities and Design
Students attend five classes and three pre-approved off-campus biomedical, behavioral or heath sciences seminars. Prior to attending seminars, students research seminar topics and present findings to classmates. Following seminar attendance, students present seminar reviews, researcher biosketches and a written paper exploring how the seminars inform their academic field of study. Students upload coursework online for peer review and feedback.
? Topical Background Research
? Written Seminar Review and Personal Response
? Written Researcher/Speaker Biosketch
? In-depth exploration of one seminar topic
? Oral and written presentations
? Peer review and feedback.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Written paper exploring academically relevant fields of scientific inquiry Written topic background research, seminar reviews and biosketches
Oral Presentation Peer Feedback and Review
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
? Examine and discuss issues of academically relevant fields of science
? Advance the concepts of independent study and research, self-knowledge, and the ability to assess work critically
? Analyze, synthesize and integrate a variety of sources and information and establish relevance to ones own academic field of interest
? Demonstrate awareness of sponsor or institution based researcher bias and audience in the context of biomedical, behavioral and health science research
? Increased expertise in the process of written seminar reviews and biosketches
? Increased expertise in the process of performing preliminary topical background research.
? Engagement with scientific scholarship and participation in a community of research scholars
? A sense of responsibility for personal, academic, professional growth and development
? Ability to use library databases to access academic and nonacademic sources