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NURS 721 Advanced Concepts in Biobehavioral Research
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Nursing Knowledge Development: Theory, Philosophy and Science,


Course Level: Doctoral

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: PhD Students

Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University

Pre-requisites: A foundations course in biobehavioral research or permission of the instructor.

Course Description: This course focuses on applying concepts and measures used in biobehavioral research. It also discusses biobehavioral research priority areas, current methods, and data sources. In addition, students will evaluate the types of measures used in biobehavioral research and relate these to their own focus areas. Students will apply their knowledge from NURS 720 to develop a research proposal incorporating a research framework, concepts and measures, and methods used in biobehavioral research.


Method of Instruction: blended

Delivery Platform: Blackboard

Campus visits required: 0

Course Contact: Fonda Neal



Tuition: $825/credit hour


Other considerations: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Explore current biobehavioral research priorities. 2. Critically examine biobehavioral methods, measures, and standards. 3. Compare and contrast different data sources. 4. Develop a research proposal including a research framework, concepts and measures, and methods in the student’s area of research.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:



Section: C01
Instructor: Theresa Swift-Scanlan
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-19-19
End Date: 05-10-19


Section: C01
Instructor: Theresa Swift-Scanlan
Seats: 3
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-21
End Date: 05-07-21

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