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Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation

Course Logistics and Content

Training program candidates will complete two required and at least two elective courses.

For the achievement award, SOCI participants must complete two required courses and at least two electives.  The courses are officially taken as non-credit and regular attendance and completion of all coursework is required. The Training program is not open to Johns Hopkins University degree students. However, with the course director’s approval, JHU degree students can take individual courses as electives for-credit outside of the training program.  Participants may apply and begin the program at any point during the academic year.

Also, with appropriate backgrounds as determined by the course director, single courses can be taken without enrolling in the training program.

Courses can be taken on-site, online, or a combination of the two.  All on-site courses will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.  The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Academic Year consists of four 8-week terms.  For term dates, please view the current Academic Year Calendar.

Lectures, case studies and small group discussions with faculty will clarify the subject matter. Readings and homework assignments will be used to assure adequate preparation. Peer critiques of student projects will be used throughout the sequence. At the end of each course, students will be given a post-test in the form of an exam and/or final project or paper.

Required Courses

Introduction to Online Learning (non-credit, free, mandatory for new online students)

Students who are taking an online course for the first time must register for Introduction to Online Learning (IOL).  This course is a free mandatory course that will prepare a learner, and their computer, for taking an online course through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Please view the IOL schedule and do not wait until the last minute to register for this course. 

390.676 Design of Clinical Studies (3 credits)**

390.672 Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data (3 credits)**

** On site courses are open to SOCI Training Program students ONLY

Electives

Students must also complete two of the following:

390.677 Database Design and Implementation in Clinical Research

390.673 Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research (3 credits)

390.675 Outcomes and Effectiveness Research (3 credits)

390.678 Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation (3 credits)

312.693  Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (3 credits)

On-Site Course Schedule

Summer - July 28 - August 13, 2014

(390.677.01)  Database Design and Implementation
(Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7/28, 7/30, 7/31, 8/4, 8/6, 8/7, 8/11 and 8/13 from 5:00-7:00 pm)
This course is not available online

First Term - September 2 - October 24, 2014

(390.673.01)  Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research
(Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm) Due to the Labor Day holiday, the first class will be on Tuesday, Sept. 2

Second Term - October 27 - December 19, 2014

(390.676.01)  Design of Clinical Studies
(Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm)

Third Term - January 20 - March 13, 2015 

(390.672.01)  Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data
(Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm)

Fourth Term - March 23 - May 15, 2015

(390.678.01)  Quality Improvement and Knowledge Translation
(Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 pm)
 

(390.675.01)  Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
(Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 pm)

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Academic Year consists of four 8-week terms.  For term dates, please view the current Academic Year Calendar.
 

Online Course Schedule

First Term - September 2 - October 24, 2014 

(312.693.81)  Introduction to Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research

Second Term - October 27 - December 19, 2014

(390.673.81)  Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research

Third Term - January 20 - March 13, 2015 

(390.676.81)  Design of Clinical Studies

Fourth Term - March 23 - May 15, 2015 

(390.672.81)  Quantitative Analysis of Clinical Data

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Academic Year consists of four 8-week terms.  For term dates, please view the current Academic Year Calendar.

Course Requirements

SOCI Training Program candidates must satisfactorily complete two required courses and two elective courses.

Participants may apply and begin the program at any point during the academic year. 

For each course 6 of 8 classes must be attended, and all online discussions, homework and class assignments must be completed, including any take-home exams or projects.   

The training program must be completed within three years of entry.  

An achievement award, signed by the dean of the Bloomberg School and the program director, will be presented to those who successfully complete four or more courses. This award may be acceptable as evidence of advanced training in clinical investigation for purposes of employment or advancement.