W3700y - Independent Clinical Research
Prerequisites: Concurrent with registering for this course, a student must provide a written approval from a mentor and submit a research proposal. BIOL 3700 will provide an opportunity for students interested in independent research work in a hospital or hospice setting. In these settings, where patients and their needs Are paramount, and where IRB rules and basic medical ethics make "Wet-lab biology research" inappropriate, undergraduate may well find a way nevertheless, to assist and participate in ongoing clinical research. Such students, once they have identified a mentor willing to provide support, participation, and advising, may apply to the faculty member in charge of the course for 2-4 points/semester in BIOL W3700.
This course will closely follow procedures already in place for BIOL 3500, but will ask potential mentors to provide evidence that students will gain hands-on experience in a clinical setting, while participating in a hospital- or hospice-based research agenda.
Number of Credits: 1-4
Semester: spring 2011
Section Number: 001
Days of the Week: by arrangement
Course Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/w3500/index.htm
Instructor: Robert Pollack