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NURS 720 Foundations of Biobehavioral Clinical Research
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Research Methodology,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: A Philosophy of Science course is recommended but not required.

Course Description: This course provides a foundation for critically examining and developing research frameworks and models used to conduct biobehavioral research. This course explores assumptions about the dimensions, interactions, and outcomes of biology and behavior from basic science through interventional approaches. This course discusses current applications of biobehavioral research including translational research to improve nursing practice and clinical outcomes.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $825/credit hour


Other considerations: At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Examine different frameworks and models used in biobehavioral research. 2. Explore dimensions of biobehavioral research from basic science through interventions. 3. Compare and contrast different approaches to biobehavioral research. 4. Critique biobehavioral research evidence as applied to nursing practice and policy. 5. Develop a research framework/model in the student’s area of interest.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2018

Section: C01
Instructor:Nancy Jallo PhD
Credits: 3 / Semester


Section: C02
Instructor:Nancy Jallo /Kyungeh An
Credits: 3 / Semester


Section: 001
Instructor:Kyungeh An, Ph.D.
Credits: 3 / Semester

Dr. Nancy Jallo, coteaching

Funding to develop this project was provided in part by the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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