Eligible Subject: "Research Progress in Experimental and Applied Anatomy"
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.
*For applying: contact MUDr. Azzat Al-Redouan.
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-enrolment:
- Evidence of progress throughout the previous prerequisite course (Research in Clinical Morphology).
- Previous research contribution of conference participation.
- 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 load. 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 each)
- Prior approval from the project principal.
- Successfully performed one of the learned methods semi-independently.
- Analyzed and processed data - evaluated as project contribution.
- Work resulted in a publication.
- Active conference participation in local conference.
The organization of the course is as following:
- Candidates must have an active ongoing topic as an extension of a previous project.
- Upon approval, each student will have a created individual plan.
- Students will take part in data analysis and curation as well as manuscript drafting.
- 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.
- Visualization and illustrations.
- 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.
- The student is expected to deliver work that would result in journal publication. 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.