Eligible Subject: "Research in Clinical Morphology"
This is a second in series subject and is intended to individually train candidate students interested in pursuing extracurricular research activity in the field of clinical morphology. In addition, the students can utilize this intensive course as a port into future postdoctoral studies.
Enrollment ONLY by pre-arrangement with the subject guarantee.
Candidates will be selected based on the following selection factors:
- Availability of suitable project.
- Academic background and goals orientation.
- Strong communication skills.
- Familiarity with research objectives.
- Enthusiastic attitude towards exploration and problem solving.
- Willing to dedicate time and put in effort.
Conditions to be accepted for re-enrollment:
- Evidence of progress throughout the previous course (Methodology in Morphology).
- Sufficient previous contribution of promising results.
- Positive tutor evaluation of previous work.
- Continuation of in process project or availability of new suitable projects.
Enrolled students are expected to be willing to spend minimally 5 hours a week of work. Also a full commitment of at least one academic year is expected.
Aim of the course
The aim of this subject is to provide opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge outside the scope of the traditional in-class learning by semi-independently solving problems and actively contribute to scientific publications.
Credits requirements: (2 semesters course - 3 credits)
- Prior approval from the project principal.
- Data acquisition and literature survey - evaluated as project contribution.
- Work resulted in contribution to a publication.
- Active conference participation - 2LF Scientific Conference.
- Submitting individual plan progress report.
The organization of the course is as following:
- Candidates need to first arrange topic proposal with the head of the designated project.
- Upon selection and approval, each student will have a created individual plan.
- Students will take part in literature surveys and referencing.
- Students will undergo basic relevant methodology and laboratory training based on the nature of the assigned tasks:
- Dry bones morphometry and Gross anatomy dissection skills.
- Stereoscopic anatomy dissection skills.
- Brain sections microscopic observations.
- Microscopic Imaging processing and analysis.
- Sonography and Radiological imaging interpretations.
- Data acquisition, Biostatistics and meta-analysis.
- Students will carry on the task of data collection and analysis under supervision.
- Students will actively attend scientific meetings in teams:
- Seminary interactive sessions.
- Report on progress and work assessment.
- Elaborations on encountered obstacles and technicalities.
- Discussing the findings.
- Submitting and presenting the research work. Based on the portion and nature of the contribution, the student will hold the rights of authorship ranging from co-authorship to first-authorship in the published work.