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NURS 720. Foundations of Biobehavioral Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 704 or permission of instructor. This course provides a foundation for critically examining and developing research frameworks and models used to conduct biobehavioral research. The course explores assumptions about the dimensions, interactions and outcomes of biology and behavior from basic science through interventional approaches. This course discusses current applications of biobehavioral research including translational research to improve nursing practice and clinical outcomes.