Applications to the certificate program are considered on a rolling basis. Students in graduate or professional school at the UW–Madison simply apply in time to register for the semester in which they want to start the certificate courses.
Submit the Graduate or Professional Certificate application.
All forms and materials can be emailed in PDF form (preferred), delivered, or mailed to:
Deidre Vincevineus, Student Services Coordinator
2112 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
The Certificate Program in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research consists of five courses for a total of 13-17 credits.
|Graduate Entry-Level Biostatistics||3-6|
|Students select one of the following:|
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
| Introduction to Biostatistics for Population Health|
and Regression Methods for Population Health
|Independent Study 1|
|Other Required Courses|
|B M I/STAT 542||Introduction to Clinical Trials I||3|
|B M I 544||Introduction to Clinical Trials II||3|
|POP HLTH/SOC 797||Introduction to Epidemiology||3|
|One lecture course in ethical conduct of research selected from the following list of courses:||1-2|
|Research Ethics and Career Development|
|Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research|
|Ethics in Science|
|Research Ethics: Scientific Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research|
|Responsible Conduct of Research for Biomedical Graduate Students|
|Advanced Topics (Topic: Responsible Conduct of Research)|
The 1-credit B M I 699 is for students with instructor consent who have prior statistics (not biostatistics) coursework. Students who take this option must also complete an additional 2 credits of FAM MED 701 or POP HLTH/MEDICINE/NURSING 705.
Questions can be directed to Deidre Vincevineus, Student Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Determine when it is appropriate to use a patient-oriented research design to investigate a translational clinical problem.
- Understand the principles of clinical research design and statistical analysis.
- Understand the principles of multidisciplinary patient-oriented clinical research protocols.
- Apply and foster professional, ethical and responsible conduct of clinical research.