How to Write an Abstract of a Research Project

This is a short manual to guide scholars in writing abstract of a research project to submit for presentation or publication in medicine and related fields. Appendices supply sample abstracts for various study designs, and published guidelines for specific types of abstracts. This is not meant to be a comprehensive manual for designing and performing a study or analyzing data; It assumes that these steps have been completed.

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Date of Resource 2012

Genomic Competencies

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Genetic Counselor

  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 18:   Demonstrate understanding of the research process.
      • 18a:   Articulate the value of research to enhance the practice of genetic counseling.
      • 18b:   Demonstrate an ability to formulate a research question.
      • 18c:   Recognize the various roles a genetic counselor can play on a research team and identify opportunities to participate in and/or lead research studies.
      • 18d:   Identify available research-related resources.
      • 18e:   Apply knowledge of research methodology and study design to critically evaluate research outcomes.
      • 18f:   Apply knowledge of research methodology and study designs to educate clients about research studies relevant to them/their family.
      • 18g:   Describe the importance of human subjects' protection and the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.