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340.660.98 Practical Skills in Conducting Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Investigation


2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Barcelona, Spain
Wed 11/28/2012 - Fri 11/30/2012
Class Times:
  • W Th F,  8:30am - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Judy Holzer
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

340.752 Epidemiologic Methods II and 140.622 Statistical Methods in Public Health or 140.652 Methods in Biostatistics


Emphasizes the practical aspects of conducting and organizing a clinical research project. Focuses on developing skills to conduct and manage a research protocol, monitor the data collection, manage the data, and disseminate results. Covers basic components of a clinical research team, the components of good clinical practice, the responsibilities, expertise and tasks that each member is expected to perform, and organizational, logistical and attitudinal issues that need to be addressed in producing an effective research group specifically translational research and the kinds of issues that arise in the multi-disciplinary teams brought together to conduct it.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. identify the required components of a clinical research study
  2. prepare an informed consent for a clinical study
  3. develop a plan for conducting clinical research
  4. construct a recruitment strategy
  5. distinguish among basic data collection procedures
  6. develop data collection forms
  7. assess quality assurance procedures for specific clinical study designs
  8. define the requirements for conducting clinical trials
  9. distinguish and identify reporting requirements for clinical studies
Methods of Assessment:

laboratory exercises, class participation

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Full-time degree candidates must obtain permission from Judy Holzer inHPM in order to register for this course.

For consent, contact: