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Certificate in Clinical Research: Core Curriculum

Description of the Certificate Curriculum

The certificate curriculum provides trainees with the basic set of skills that are required by clinical investigators in all fields of interest. These skills include an understanding of the following: research design and epidemiologic methods; biostatistics; study and survey design; measurement of outcomes; and ethical and regulatory principles of research involving human subjects.

Sequence of the Core Curriculum

The curriculum uses structured didactic techniques that are complemented with hands-on experience in clinical research methodology. The set of required courses has been carefully designed to provide some level of reinforcement without redundancy. After completing the core curriculum the trainee completes a required course in ethics and regulation of clinical research, plus 6 additional credits of approved coursework

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirement

Clinical Research Degree Program students are required to attend 8, 1-hour Responsible Conduct in Research workshops. These workshops are offering through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). More information and a schedule of these workshops can be found here. The ICRE will work with CTSI to track student attendance. At the time of graduation, students must have at least 8 hours of RCR training in order to be eligible to graduate.

Required Courses for the Certificate in Clinical Research
Course numberCourse titleCreditsTerm offered
CLRES 2005 Computer Methods in Clinical Research 1.0 every Summer
CLRES 2010 Clinical Research Methods 3.0 every Summer
CLRES 2020 Biostatistics 4.0 every Summer
CLRES 2040 Measurement in Clinical Research 1.0 every Summer