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Effective: Summer 2014

Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter)

Description -
Research project on a specialized area of interventional pulmonology. Specific topics to be determined by the instructor.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Understand basic research principles
  2. Understand Statistical concepts
  3. Plan and conduct a research study
  4. Prepare the study for publishing
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Multimedia classroom
  2. Computer access for online Etudes component

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Basic research principles
    1. Ethics and research
    2. Outcomes research
  2. Understand Statistical concepts
    1. Biostatistics
    2. Review descriptive statistics
  3. Plan and conduct a research study
    1. Employ the scientific method
    2. Complete all steps involved in conducting the scientific research
      1. Develop the study idea
      2. Search the literature
      3. Consult the experts
      4. Write the protocol
      5. Obtain the necessary permission
      6. Collect the data
      7. Measure the data
      8. Describe the data
  4. Prepare the study for publishing
    1. Select a venue to submit your paper to
    2. Structure of your capstone project
      1. Title
      2. Abstract
      3. Introduction
      4. Methods
      5. Results
      6. Discussion
      7. Conclusion
      8. Illustrations
    3. Submission of your capstone project
      1. First steps involved in submitting your paper
      2. Peer review process
      3. Revision process
      4. Production process
Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation of the capstone project using a project grade checklist. Weekly assignments corresponding to the steps involved in the development of the research topic for the capstone project.
Representative Text(s) -
Ernst & Herth, Principles and Practice of Interventional Pulmonology. New York, Springer Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9781461442912
Chatburn, R. Handbook for Health Care Research. Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA 2011.

Disciplines -
Respiratory Technologies
Method of Instruction -
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to Lecture, discussion, online modules, and tutorials.

Lab Content -
Not applicable
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Types of required reading and writing may include, but are not limited to weekly reading from the textbook, research articles and clinical studies, cooperative learning exercises and online content. Weekly assignments apply the steps in developing the selected research topic. This course will culminate in a capstone project in the form of research or other project that articulates the design, organization, statistics, and data anlysis used. The project will be prepared for oral and written presentation that could be submitted for publication.