TICR Program Seminar for First Year Masterís
and Certificate Program Scholars
EPI 220/230 2018-2019 (1 unit)
Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
The TICR Program First Year Seminar provides scholars the opportunity to have their research intensively critiqued by a group of interested peers and helps bring together in — practical situations — the theoretical topics covered in other parts of the TICR Program. It also gives scholars experience critiquing others' work, which will be a regular task in their professional activities. We start in Fall Quarter by reviewing protocols created in the Summer Designing Clinical Research course and then move in Winter and Spring to discussing the implementation of research, including questionnaires, abstracts, manuscripts, or new protocols.
The objectives for the seminar are for scholars to:
In Spring Quarter, the Seminar will meet every other Tuesday afternoon starting on Apr. 2 until May 28, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
Everyone should expect to present at least twice and be a primary reviewer at least twice over the course of the year.
Section leaders will develop and maintain a schedule of presenters and reviewers. It is the scholar's responsibility to switch with a colleague when conflicts arise.
Content of sessions
Sessions will generally include reviews of two scholars' protocols or other materials.
The initial sessions are for Designing Clinical Research protocols. After these initial sessions are completed, scholars should present research or products they are actively developing, which may include (but are not limited to) new protocols (complete or partial), abstracts, manuscripts, grants, and other research products, based on presenter needs. The presenter should include a brief cover memo with specific questions/areas of focus, especially if submitting a large volume of materials for review by the group. Materials should be submitted through the CLE forum.
The review process structure is as follows:
The author must upload the materials directly to their section's forum on the course's web-based syllabus by 5 pm on the Thursday prior to the session date.
Grades are Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) and will be based on attendance and participation.
The importance of attendance cannot be overemphasized. If you do not attend, you deprive yourself of the learning opportunity, but you also deprive your colleagues of your valuable feedback. We do understand that professional travel and health issues occasionally mean you will miss a session, and we expect that this may happen up to 2-3 times during the year for some scholars. For each absence, please:
This course is restricted to those enrolled in the Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate Program (ATCR) and the Master's in Clinical Research Degree Program.