IU School of Medicine



The student will be exposed to all facets of an advanced science laboratory, including data acquisition, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, oral presentation, and poster design. The course director will provide expertise and guidance.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Kathryn J. Jones (KJJones1@iupui.edu)

Director: Kathryn J. Jones, Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU School of Medicine, Medical Science Building, Rm 5035 (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Acquire, analyze and synthesize data obtained from a basic science laboratory setting (PBLI1)
  • 2) Critically evaluate primary literature and apply it to a research project (PBLI1)
  • 3) Effectively summarize and communicate the components of a research project to colleagues orally and in writing (ISC5)
  • 4) Create impactful, publishable figures and tables that clearly illustrate the findings of a research project (ISC5)


  • Research Evaluation Form; (The course director will evaluate the student's performance based on the completion of the learning objectives (stated above). This will take place in person, via-email, or via phone. The products of the student's time will be evaluated as appropriate, whether they be written documents, oral presentations, visual documents, etc).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year (Previous basic science laboratory experience must be deemed sufficient by the course director)

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 25% Laboratory; 50% Library/Research; 25% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Kathryn J. Jones (KJJones1@iupui.edu) Enrollment is at the sole discretion of the course director. The course director can refuse enrollment to any applicant based on their perceived fit for the elective, academic history, disciplinary history, etc. The student is allowed to complete their work from any geographic location. The student may be required to travel within or outside the state to accomplish the learning objectives.

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The student will have the opportunity to collaborate with graduate students, research scientists, MD-PhDs, product representatives, and support staff from a variety of specialties.

Service Learning Included: None