The capstone program is for health professionals or health program managers who do not have an existing student relationship with the University.
Students do not need to be seeking a degree to earn the Capstone Certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research.
Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree, as the required courses are graduate level.
The application is free, relatively brief, and online. Through the online application process, the university will determine whether the applicant is a Wisconsin resident or a non-Wisconsin resident for tuition purposes.
Submit your application to the Fundamentals of Clinical Research Certificate Program (UNCS453) through the Division of Continuing Studies.
Once admitted, you will receive a formal letter of admission. The letter will contain course enrollment instructions and information about tuition and registration deadlines.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.000 during the program to remain in good standing
- Additional option for ethical conduct of research may be available for new faculty or team-leading independently funded researchers
- Students complete 13–17 graduate-level 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.
- 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.