OPH 950 Research in Basic or Clinical Ophthalmology, 4-8 credits

This course is designed to introduce the student to the methods of basic and/or clinical ophthalmic research. Goals of the course are to learn how to develop a research protocol, collect and analyze data and effectively present data. Students will be encouraged to present their completed projects at the annual university research day. Travel funds are available through various departmental sources for presentations at national scientific forums.

For information regarding ongoing research projects in the department contact Steven Fliesler, PhD. Students may spend either four weeks or eight weeks; however, eight weeks is preferable.

Prior to registering for a research elective, students will need to meet with Dr. Milling regarding project and work with the department to find a faculty mentor. Students should discuss project ideas with their mentor and provide a short description of the research they would like to conduct during the elective. Students will then take this description to the department chair and/or course director for approval. After obtaining approval, students will complete a drop/add form, working with the appropriate department/course coordinators and send the completed form to the registrar in order to register for the research elective.

MS3 must contact the course coordinator prior to registering.

Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4

Modules: A-K Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 2

Course Coordinator: Elaine Taylor