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    Offered: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Quarters, Second Year
    Instructors: Gary P. Lees, Associate Professor, Lead Instructor
    Timothy H. Phelps, Associate Professor
    David Rini, Associate Professor
    Corinne Sandone, Associate Professor
    Sarah Poynton, Associate Professor
    Juan Garcia, Assistant Professor
    Jennifer Fairman, Assistant Professor
    Credits: 10 credit hours:
    1st Quarter: 1 Lecture hour and 3 Studio hours per week
    2nd Quarter: 3 Lecture hours and 24 Studio hours per week
    3rd Quarter: 3 Lecture hours and 20 Studio hours per week

    Original investigation with expository illustrations (includes 3-D instructional model, computer visualized images, animated sequence, or video) completed under a University approved faculty preceptor and department faculty advisor. All work complies with University research, publication, copyright, and patent policy.

    COURSE objectives

    Discuss accumulative literature relative to the thesis topic. Use cataloging and retrieval systems of a library as well as technical aids in bibliographic searches. Be able to test a model program or instructional sequence for its educational value. Produce a written thesis according to the prescribed University format, provide needed copies, produce accompanying documents; and deliver all by the final date set by the University. Select the most appropriate form(s) for illustrative components and prepare all visual material in accordance with its reproduction requirements.


  • Medical school, clinical subspecialty, department, and University libraries; private library sources; and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Preceptor and advisor expertise.
  • Facilities and materials, and equipment provided by preceptor and/or department; outside sources are arranged as needed.
  • Scholarship awards, when available.

    COURSE assignments

    Each student-preceptor-advisor team arranges individually according to project.

    COURSE evaluation

  • 1:1 faculty-student interface
  • Scheduled preceptor-student and preceptor-advisor meetings
  • Discussion of student's own work from media courses
  • Preceptor's letter of thesis acceptance
  • Thesis review by the School of Medicine MA-PhD Committee and Graduate Board
  • Final grade


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