UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

HCS6342 - Research Methods and Professional Development in Neuroscience

HCS 6342 Research Methods and Professional Development in Neuroscience (3 semester credit hours) The goal of this course is to familiarize PhD students in Neuroscience with basic statistical analysis tools that are used in most rodent animal studies. Another goal is for students to learn how to present statistical analysis plans for rigor and reproducibility portions of grants and other projects. Another goal of the course is to familiarize students with how to raise funding for scientific projects. A focus will be on NIH funding, but we will cover fellowship grants, R-level grants, and SBIR/STTRs. Students will be required to write aims pages for proposed projects and to give presentations to their fellow students. A final goal of the course will be to work on general aspects of professional development in neuroscience. We will discuss pursuing postdoctoral and faculty and industrial positions and also discuss developing ideas that can lead to startup companies. Prerequisites: BBS majors only and department consent required. (3-0) Y