Doctoral students in engineering, nursing, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines can declare a focus in Clinical and Translational Science by earning the doctoral minor in Clinical Investigation to learn about applications of research to clinical disciplines. The minor provides students with foundational training in interdisciplinary clinical research, while emphasizing a scientific area of graduate study.
Students should be aware that:
- No course that counts for the major can also count for the minor. Frequently this means that students have to take two ethics courses—one for the major and one for the minor. The point of the minor focus is to add breadth to the student's coursework.
Important Note: For students who are funded by the TL1 Predoctoral Training Program, the minor requires additional training as described on the TL1 website.
The minor requires 10 credits (or 13 credits for students who choose the 6-credit B M I/POP HLTH 551/B M I/POP HLTH 552 sequence), including three required courses and a fourth elective required course. Note: For students who are funded by the TL1 Predoctoral Training Program, the minor requires additional training as described on the TL1 website.
|A graduate entry level biostatistics course. Possible course selections include: 1||1-6|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
| Introduction to Biostatistics for Population Health|
and Regression Methods for Population Health
|Introduction to Clinical Trials I|
|One lecture course in ethical conduct of research selected from the following list or an equivalent course approved by the executive committee:||1-2|
|Ethics and the responsible conduct of research and practice of Medical Physics|
|Ethics in Science|
|Advanced Topics (Topic: Responsible Conduct of Research)|
|Research Ethics: Scientific Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research|
|Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research|
|Research Ethics and Career Development|
|Responsible Conduct of Research for Biomedical Graduate Students|
|Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research for Biomedical Students|
|Select from the following to reach 10 credits (or 13 credits for students who choose the 6-credit POP HLTH/B M I 551/552 sequence):|
|NURSING/MEDICINE/POP HLTH 705||Seminar in Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Evidence||2|
|POP HLTH/SOC 797||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|B M I 544||Introduction to Clinical Trials II||3|
The 1-credit B M I 699 is for students with instructor consent who have prior statistics (no biostatistics coursework). Students who take this option must also complete 2 credits of POP HLTH/MEDICINE/NURSING 705 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Evidence or another biostatistics course chosen in consultation with the program faculty director.
Students earning a doctoral degree in related science, with a focus on Clinical and Translational Science (PhDCTS) have several faculty mentors to choose from, including but not limited to faculty in the Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation. Please peruse the faculty and their research here.