This course will explore the basic concepts of research in the health sciences. Problem finding, formulation of a research question, methodology, design, data collection and interpretation will be addressed. Ethical considerations in research will be examined. Published research articles will be analyzed critically. At the midway point of this course, the student will submit a draft version of a scholarly systematic literature review that is a suitable foundation for original empirical research and also appropriate for publication as a clinical review article. Application of the theoretical information will result in the development of an original document reflecting analysis of a medical problem, an intensive literature review or a project approved by the Thesis Committee. Working under the guidance of a faculty mentor, the student will develop the draft document into a completed clinical review article suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, submit a proposal for an original study and present an oral defense of the final project before the Thesis Committee.