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Core Courses

The core curriculum consists of 22 credits focusing on a variety of topics related to clinical and translational research. Completion of these 22 credits is required for both the Certificate and Master’s programs in Clinical and Translational Research.

Bioinformatics Workshop
Credits:
One
Instructor(s): 
Lucy Skrabanek, PhD

This focus of this workshop is on web-based bioinformatics tools. At the end of the course, trainees will be expected to have a solid foundation in the use of the fundamental tools of bioinformatics and how they apply to clinical and translational investigation.

Introduction to Biostatistics in Clinical Research
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
Paul Christos, DrPH, MS, MPH

This course is an introduction to the fundamental statistical issues in the design of clinical research studies.  Its primary emphasis is on understanding the design and analytic methods of clinical research from a statistical perspective.

Clinical Trials Design and Analysis
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
Marshall Glesby, MD, PhD and Timothy Wilkin, MD, MPH

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of how to design, conduct, and analyze clinical trials.

Data Management for Clinical Research
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
Elizabeth Wood, MS

This course is designed to familiarize individuals with computer technologies and procedures essential in current clinical research including database creation and management, data security, and basic medical informatics.

Ethical, Social and Legal Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research
Credits:
One
Instructor(s): 
Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, PhD, MS

This course is an examination of various ethical aspects that arise when conducting biomedical research. In order to evaluate such ethical concerns, students will review and critically analyze the philosophical underpinnings of current guidelines and regulations for the responsible conduct of research. Pre-requisite: Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research (offered in fall).

Foundations of Clinical Research
Credits:
Three
Instructor(s): 
Alvin Mushlin, MD

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the methodological foundations for research involving human subjects, while gaining an understanding of core epidemiological concepts, theory and applications of commonly used biostatistical methods, and investigative methods of clinical interventions.

Foundations of Epidemiology
Credits:
Three
Instructor(s): 
Patricia Cassano, MPH, PhD

Through a combination of video-conferencing and live lectures, this course will provide students with an introduction to basic and intermediate epidemiologic methods to build the foundation for further work in epidemiology either as practicing epidemiologists or as sophisticated users of epidemiologic information.

Research Proposals, Scientific Journalism & Public Speaking
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
John Wagner, PhD and Sushmita Mukherjee, MS, PhD

Students will develop and write a formal research proposal in an area of personal interest; write an article for a scientific journal; critically evaluate the merits of specific approaches to scientific problems and compose formal critiques; and develop an article that effectively presents scientific work to the general public.

Molecular Biology and Genetics in Clinical Research
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
Yuan-Shan Zhu, MD, PhD

This course is designed to introduce basic concepts and principles of molecular biology and molecular genetics; basic technology of molecular biology in translational research; contemporary concepts and technology of molecular genetics and molecular biology as related to clinical research and clinical medicine.

Principles of Clinical & Translational Pharmacology
Credits:
Two
Instructor(s): 
Esam El-Fakahany, PhD

This course is designed to present basic principles for understanding the rationale behind development of drug therapy with consideration of the factors involved in individual variability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenomics.

Research Grant Writing
Credits:
One
Instructor(s): 
Amy Markowitz, JD

This course provides an introduction to the basic skills, principles and techniques of successful grant writing and gives students understanding of the fundamental components of a grant proposal so they can develop competitive grant proposals. Students will draft grant proposals and review work among peers and in one-on-one tutorial sessions to strengthen their proposals.

Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research
Credits:
One
Instructor(s): 
Randi Silver, PhD and Helene Brazier-Mitouart, PhD

This course will inform trainees of federal, state, and institutional policies, regulations, and procedures, and provide trainees with critical analysis and problem-solving skills for ethical decision-making.

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