This course builds on previous courses, DENG 701 Introduction to Research Methods and DENG 202 Biostatistics. This course is based on the premise that students enrolled in this sequence are more likely to go into clinical practice. Consequently, the course is designed to give students a "hands on" experience with conducting a clinical study. During the semester, students will formulate and develop a research study designed to investigate a problem relevant to their clinical disciplines. Students will then gather background literature, design the study, specify how the variables in their study will be measured, develop a data capture instrument, enter and manage the data, perform appropriate analyses, interpret the data, and write a report. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, presented in previous courses will be used to analyze and to present study findings, including shells for tables and figures.