Designing Clinical Research (One Month)
Application Deadline: August 17, 2018
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, which is intended to address a relevant research question in their specific discipline.
The objectives for this course are for participants to:
Content is delivered via textbook readings, lectures, which students view on their own online, in-person small group discussion sections, and a final protocol review.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Parnassus
All course materials and handouts will be posted on the course's online syllabus.
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 groups 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.
Consult the CLE course website for instructions and deadlines for submitting course assignments. Students will receive an e-mail during the week of August 20-24 with instructions for preparing the first course assignment, which is due at the start of the first small group section on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
This course is limited to clinical residents at UCSF. To appy for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Cost and submission information are in the application. The deadline for application is August 17, 2018. Only one application needs to be completed for all courses desired during the quarter.