Knowledge of Neuroscience Concepts
Describe the current state of the discipline in their area of specialization as well as foundational theories, concepts, and practices of the field. Students will add new knowledge to their field through designing and conducting research procedures, collecting data, analyzing data, determining how new knowledge fits in with current understanding in the field, and disseminating their findings to the broader scientific community.
Develop professionally through research or teaching assistantships and presentation of their research (Neuro 694R).
Scientific Method and Research
Successfully apply the scientific method by generating a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis in their personal research that includes appropriate controls, and formulating defensible conclusions.
Critical Analysis and Effective Communication
Critically evaluate the current scientific literature in the discipline, write research proposals and papers, and make effective oral and written presentations. Publication of research in peer reviewed journals is strongly encouraged.
Hone teaching skills through presentation of their research and teaching practicums. Under the direction of a faculty mentor, teach in a formal class setting. Assess student learning and performance.