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.
All graduate students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor. To apply to this minor, please log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change programs.
Students should also submit a form to declare the doctoral minor in Clinical Investigation. The program director will review your application for admittance, and reach out to you if there are any further questions.
The minor requires 9 credits. Note: For students who are funded by the TL1 Predoctoral Training Program, the minor requires additional training as described on the TL1 website.
Students complete the following course:
|Introduction to Clinical Trials I|
|Clinical Translational Science Requirement|
Students select one of the following courses to complete this requirement:
|Introduction to Clinical and Healthcare Research II|
|Clinical Research Informatics|
|Introduction to Epidemiology|
|Research Design Science Requirement|
CTS, stat, or methods courses. Students complete 3-credits to fulfill this requirement. Course must note 50% graduate student attribute. Possible course selections are listed below. For additional options, request approval from the program administrator.
|Regression Methods for Population Health|
|Health Information Systems|
|Advanced Regression Methods for Population Health|
|Survival Analysis Theory and Methods|
|Learning Based Methods for Computer Vision|
|Computational Cognitive Science|
|Advanced Qualitative Design and Methods|
|Introduction to Qualitative Research|
|Statistical Methods Applied to Education II|
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.