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Critical Dissection of Scientific Data

This course is required for all first and second year PBSB graduate students, but is open to all WCGS students. It is designed to train students in scientific presentation and critique. The structure is a formalized "journal club." Each student will choose a paper, which is subject to approval by the course directors. Each session will consist of a student formally presenting their selected paper to the class, which is expected to serve as a critical audience. The presentation should consist of an introduction of the relevant background literature, an objective presentation of the study, a subjective analysis/critique of the work and suggestions for future work. Presentations by 2nd year students will be scheduled first, giving the 1st year students the opportunity to learn from their more senior colleagues. Grading will be based on presentation quality and contribution to constructive feedback.

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