May 19, 2022  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HLSC 402 - Scientific Writing


Credit(s): 2
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 112  and HLSC 225 .
Health Care Practitioners need to become informed consumers of the scientific literature, with the ability to process and synthesize scientific information. They must be able to recognize factual information and logical arguments and apply critical analysis to other forms of acquiring knowledge such as authority, rationalization and intuition. Additionally, they need to understand research methods and their evaluation and application. The course is designed as an introduction to critical thinking and to allow the student to be able to search, summarize, synthesize and process the scientific literature. The course should help students to think more critically about evaluating research studies, the arguments of others and to understand logical and persuasive arguments in science. Offered fall and spring semesters.



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