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340.660.01 Practical Skills in Conducting Research in Clinical Epidemiology and Investigation

1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lisa Jacobson
Course Instructors:

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

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Please contact Dr. Jacobson for consent.

For consent, contact: