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Biomedical Writing II

East Baltimore
4th Term
Clinical Investigation
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025


Introduces the process of writing peer-reviewed research papers and provides a brief overview of grant proposal writing. Emphasizes a logical organization, clear writing, and an understanding of readers' and reviewers' expectations. Prepares selected sections of a first draft of a research paper based on their own research, and they receive feedback on their drafts through in-class discussion and written comments from the instructor.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Generate and present valid research questions that address topics of public health importance
  2. Present scientific data that you generate by writing a high-quality biomedical research paper suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal
  3. Demonstrate logical organization, clear and effective writing, and an understanding of readers’ and reviewers’ expectations
  4. Describe the content that reviewers expect to see in each of the main sections of a peer-reviewed biomedical research paper
  5. Demonstrate the ability to edit texts, figures and tables for content, form and style
  6. Critically analyze, and recommend revisions to, a draft of a biomedical research paper written by a peer, to improve its organization and style
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Homework
  • 50% Participation
Final grade applies to all terms
Enrollment Restriction
max of 2 non-GTPCI students