Social Science Impact of Biomedical Research - TRBIO500

A course on health-related behavioral and social sciences that provides a basic understanding of the larger context around research topics.

Course Director: Mona AuYoung
Term: Winter
Credits: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Science is becoming more interdisciplinary, requiring researchers to work with others from different disciplines. This course on health-related behavioral and social sciences complements the biomedical courses offered at Scripps Research, offering students the chance to develop skills to enhance their work with key stakeholders (e.g., clinicians, community members, funders, etc.) and ability to design more competitive grant proposals, especially for interdisciplinary work.

This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of the larger context around research topics, including a general knowledge of major public health issues, health disparities, social determinants of health, diverse stakeholder populations, team science, and community engaged research. We will discuss these concepts in the context of current events and have discussions with diverse guest speakers from different fields. The course will also provide opportunities to interact with community stakeholders who are directly impacted by research or who impact its funding. Overall, the skills offered in this class will help prepare students to become more well-rounded and competitive researchers.

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