Human Clinical Investigation: Theory
Clinicians trained in the basics of human clinical investigation are needed to design and initiate clinical trials in academic medicine and in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Certificate Program in Human Clinical Investigation: Theory will provide the core competencies and skills needed for those interested in clinical research or careers in academic medicine. This program is designed for clinicians, but could be taken by other interested in understanding the theory behind clinical trial design.
The objectives of this certificate option are:
- To provide the theory behind the design of human clinical studies and appropriate design and use of databases.
- To educate on the ethics and regulations governing clinical research
- To provide a background in statistics and epidemiology necessary for human clinical investigation
Who May Attend
Persons with scientific/medical background or experience who are interested in careers in clinical research. This certificate is most relevant to individuals with clinical backgrounds who are interested in being involved in human clinical research and leading research teams. This certificate focuses on the theory rather than the implementation. This certificate program is the didactic component of the MS Pharmacology program, Human Clinical Investigation track (no thesis is required for the certificate).
|GC 660||Statistical Methods of Data Analysis||3 credits|
|GC 630||Fundamentals of Clinical Trials (GC is pre-requisite)||3 credits|
|MI 580||Epidemiology (GC 660 is pre-requisite)||3 credits|
|GC 510||Database Designs and Management||2 credits|
|GC 640||Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct||1 credits|
|GC 690||Regulatory Issues in Human Subject Research||2 credits|
|Core Total||14 credits|
|Select 3 Credits from the Following *|
|PR 25||Clinical Pharmacology||3 credits|
|GC 515||Quality Measures/Outcomes Analysis in Healthcare||3 credits|
|GC 650||Economic Analysis of Healthcare Interventions||3 credits|
|GC 654||Pharmacoepidemiology||2 credits|
|PR 810, 820, 830||Pharmacology Clerkship Credits - only available for clinicians starting in the MSPR program and changing to the Certificate program||1-3 credits|
|Elective Total||3 credits|
|Certificate Total||17 credits|
|* Other courses may be substituted upon approval.
However, no substitutions can be made for clinicians wanting to
transfer these credits into the Human Clinical Investigation track
of the Master of Science in Pharmacology.
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