This elective course is designed to provide the student with the initial skills to perform a research project. The student will work with a faculty advisor to identify an area for research, explore scientific articles relating to the research subject, and develop a research hypothesis. Additionally, laboratory safety will be a part of the training (CITI), an IRB will be developed with the faculty member as well as any grant applications that may be available. The student will work with the Research Committee for guidance and approval of the research project.
This elective course provides the student with the foundation for understanding and applying quantitative research within the context of evidence-based practice in cardiac perfusion. Students are encouraged to share results with the perfusion community via a poster or oral presentation at a national meeting. Basic research skills shall be utilized for the project. The student will investigate existing scientific literature and provide a research design for the implementation of the research study.
This course is a continuation of CVSPG 810 Research Elective. Following the initial investigation of the research topic, the student will implement the research protocol and initiate the process of data collection. Statistical analysis of the data, creation of a scientific paper/poster will be required for students final reporting.