Designing Clinical Research (Two Month)
EPI 202 Summer 2017 (2 units)
Application Deadline: July 17, 2017
This course is an introduction to the process of clinical research, defined broadly as patient-oriented, translational, epidemiologic, comparative effectiveness, behavioral, outcomes, or health services research (i.e., any research that has individual human beings or groups of human beings as its unit of observation). Students are exposed to overarching concepts and essential vocabulary for designing and interpreting clinical research. This is primarily accomplished by instructing students in the creation of a research protocol that is intended to address a relevant research question in their specific area of interest.
The objectives for this course are for participants to:
|FACULTY & STAFF|
Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH
|Course Co-Director:||Joel Simon, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Warren Browner, MD, MPH
Steve Cummings, MD
|Deborah Grady, MD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine
|Michael Kohn, MD, MPP
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Thomas Nemwan, MD
|Online Section Leader:||
Stephen Francis, PhD
|In-Class Section Leaders:||TBA
Both an in-person and online version of the course are offered. The online version will feature the exact materials as the in-person version, with content being delivered through online recordings of the weekly lectures as well as online web conferencing for small group discussion sections. The online version also features the same access to course faculty for discussion and questions as the in-person version.
All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.
Designing Clinical Research by Stephen B. Hulley, MD, MPH et al. Wolters Kluwer. 4th Edition. 2013. UCSF library call number: R853.C55 D47.
Books may be purchased either through the publisher or a variety of commercial venues (e.g., Amazon.com).
Students are expected to attend all small group sections with only ONE excused absence permitted, and students are expected to inform their small group section leaders beforehand about any absence. Participation in small groups, timely completion of reading assignments and problems sets, and final submission of a completed protocol are minimum requirements for a passing grade.
Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will, upon request, receive a Certificate of Course Completion
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Weekly assignments will generally include:
To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Please see our fee page for cost information. The deadline for application is July 17, 2017. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.
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