PATH 438 Directed Studies Research Course

PATH 438 – Directed Studies Research Course


What is it?
The objective of Pathology 438 is to provide students with experience in research.  Research projects are carried out in the laboratory of a faculty member of the Department of Pathology who acts as a supervisor.  The student is expected to participate in the design of the project as well as perform experimental manipulations and data analysis.  So far as is possible the project should be small enough to be complete in its self.  The choice of topics is left to the discretion of the supervisor in agreement with the student.  More technical topics such as method development and evaluation are entirely appropriate.  Pathology 438 may include library research.

On completion, the student presents his/her results in the form of a written research paper (format to follow a journal appropriate to the field).  Course grade is based upon the results of an oral presentation (10%) graded by two members of the faculty (other than the supervisor) knowledgeable in the field of study; the contents of the written paper (45%) and an evaluation of the student by the supervisor (45%).  The supervisor is expected to exercise an editorial and analytical function in the preparation of the research paper.

Oral Presentations Day:  FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017, 1pm-4:30pm, Rm G226, Department of Pathology, UBC Hospital

Written reports are to be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, room G117, Department of Pathology, 2211 Wesbrook Mall by 12:00noon, FRIDAY, APRIL  7, 2017.  NO EXTENSIONS.

This course has variable credits:  2, 3, 4, or 6. Currently only the 6 credit section is offered.  Note: Students usually spend more than the formal 78 hours required for a 6 credit course.

If you have other questions that have not been addressed, please contact the Course Coordinator, Dr. Seow.