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Charles Muller
UROL 499
Seattle Campus

Undergraduate Research

The student participates in current urologic research projects under supervision of full-time staff. Certain specific problems may be elected by the student. Elective for medical students.

Class description

Training in research methods and research in the Male Fertility Lab. Research may be lab work or records analysis.

Student learning goals

Hypothesis building and the scientific method

Experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Basic laboratory skills, and advanced testing protocols if required.

Basic knowledge of reproduction, focusing on human.

Specific knowledge of sperm production, maturation, and function related to infertility and fertilization.

General method of instruction

One-to-one discussions with professor and lab staff. Outside readings. Hands-on practice of lab techniques and data analysis, with support from the lab. Independent study and research.

Recommended preparation

Interest in biology. Biology or chemistry lab courses recommended.

Class assignments and grading

Reading assignments tailored to student's interest.

Final paper written in scientific journal format.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Charles Muller
Date: 09/21/2012