MPA 653: PA Master's Project I

Course Description Together, Master's Project I, II, and III (MPA 653-655) are designed as a "capstone" to the program. These seminars will assist students, as future health care professionals, in understanding how to put together a research study. Students work with a faculty advisor to formulate clinical questions and perform literature searches on the topics. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate analytical ability and comprehensive understanding of a subject. The research work allows the student to conduct literature reviews, explore and analyze problems, and design a study to answer a clinical question. Students learn the structure of a research project and APA style. A major responsibility for the student is to prepare a research proposal, and present to fellow students. Master's Project I culminates in the writing of the initial draft of a 20-30 page paper.
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