College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Introduction to Orthopaedic Research

TITLE: Introduction to Orthopedic Research                                                 

COURSE NO.: SOMN 604                                

DEPARTMENT:  Orthopaedic Surgery                              

DURATION:  Fall/Spring Semester                      

DIRECTOR:  Dr. Ahmed Suparno Bahar Moni (

COORDINATOR:  Saraya Parnell ( 419-383-6560            

FACULTY PARTICIPANTS: Department Staff                     

SEMESTERS AVAILABLE: Fall (M2), Spring (M1)      


LOCATION: Department of Orthopaedics – HSC Campus


This elective gives students the opportunity to get experience in the field of orthopedic research. The student will be exposed to a variety of research projects with the opportunity to present the results of the work in conferences or publish in journals. Students will work independently or with a resident/attending physician/doctor/fellow on the research project(s). There is great flexibility in this program so students can meet their own goals. (This experience is invaluable for students interested in Orthopedic Surgery as well as the students who are interested in doing clinical or experimental research.)


The student will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of basic sciences to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, prevention, and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.  (EPOs: MK-4)
  2. Apply scientific principles or methods required to practice evidence-based medicine. (EPOs: MK-7)
  3. Apply biomedical knowledge to understand clinical problems and to interpret laboratory data, imaging studies, or other diagnostic tests and procedures to deliver safe and effective clinical care in musculoskeletal disorders. (EPOs: PC-6)
  4. Collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team. (EPOs: PC-9)
  5. Identify personal limitations in knowledge and clinical skills, independently set learning and improvement goals, and participate in reflective practice to continuously improve as a lifelong learner. (EPOs: PBL-1)
  6. Continually identify, analyze, and implement new knowledge, guidelines, standards, technologies, or products that have been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes. (EPOs: PBL-2)
  7. Incorporate all forms of feedback to address gaps in knowledge, skills, and behaviors. (EPOs: PBL-3)


  • Lectures
    • Introduction research: scientific method
    • Writing a case report
    • Writing a review report
    • Literature review
    • Writing a grant proposal
    • Manuscript preparation
    • IRB
    • Informed Consent
  • Group discussion
  • Self-directed learning
  • Self-evaluation
  • Evaluate the appropriate use of the following in any research reports:
    • the subject population
    • methods employed
    • statistical procedures
    • research bias
    • conclusions


The student is not expected to complete a project during one semester, however, they need to be involved actively in the research project throughout the semester.

The student may need to assist a resident/doctor/fellow/attending physician with collecting and analyzing data, or the student may wish to work independently from start to end of a research project.

ELECTIVE EVALUATION: Students will be given an evaluation at the completion of the program.

PREREQUISITES (if any): n/a

ECC Approved
July 2023             

Last Updated: 7/25/23