Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Developing Professional Skills

A doctor gives a presentation from a whiteboard.

Being successful in the biomedical field, as in any other, requires a variety of professional skills, such as the ability to speak well in front of an audience. (Figure by MIT OCW.)


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Fall 2006



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This course consists of a series of seminars focused on the development of professional skills. Each semester focuses on a different topic, resulting in a repeating cycle that covers medical ethics, responsible conduct of research, written and oral technical communication, and translational issues. Material and activities include guest lectures, case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations.

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Mya Poe. HST.590 Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Developing Professional Skills. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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