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In this course, students apply all previously learned concepts to produce a capstone project.  This will demonstrate an understanding of the publishing process, including ethics and fair use copyright, and the usefulness of “Instructions for Authors.” Students will learn how to use primary and secondary trial registries (such as “clinicaltrials.gov”, and others) and how to locate sources of guidelines for publishing various kinds of trials, such as CONSORT and EQUATOR Network.  The “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors will be required reading as will CONSORT documents.  Students will locate a clinical trial in JAMA or any Archives journal.  They will then find the clinical record for the trial, list publications that have come about because of the trial, and present a review of it covering all aspects of the IMRAD format.  They will review the publication for consistency with the CONSORT statement and the ICMJE “Recommendations”.  They will prepare and present a PowerPoint project from the above materials.  Students will also edit a short prose piece and take a quiz on publishing terms.

Course Number: FPM-40630
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Medical Writing

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