Administrative Unit: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
College/School: School of Medicine and Public Health
Minors and Certificates: Graduate/Professional Certificate

To conduct patient-oriented clinical studies adequately, it is necessary to understand the principles of research design and statistical analysis. With increasing complexities in clinical research, it is imperative that clinical researchers receive a minimum training in clinical research methods. The objective of the certificate in the fundamentals of clinical research is to provide formalized training in clinical research methodology and a practicum in research design and statistical analysis in patient-oriented clinical research. Areas of study include: biostatistics, epidemiology, research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, and clinical trials eesign and implementation.

The certificate in fundamentals of clinical research consists of six required courses for a total of 16 semester credits.

Required Courses
B M I/​STAT  541 Introduction to Biostatistics3
B M I/​STAT  541 Introduction to Biostatistics3
B M I 544 Introduction to Clinical Trials II3
B M I/​STAT  546 Practicum in Clinical Trial Data Analysis and Interpretation3
Select one lecture course in ethical conduct of research from the following:1-2
Research Ethics and Career Development
Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Investigation
Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research
Advanced or Special Topics in Cancer Research
POP HLTH/​SOC  797 Introduction to Epidemiology3
Total Credits16-17

Applications to the certificate program are considered on a rolling basis.