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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 1st term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Lisa Jacobson
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructors:

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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
identify the required components of a clinical research study
prepare an informed consent for a clinical study
develop a plan for conducting clinical research
construct a recruitment strategy
distinguish among basic data collection procedures
develop data collection forms
assess quality assurance procedures for specific clinical study designs
define the requirements for conducting clinical trials
distinguish and identify reporting requirements for clinical studies

Methods of Assessment: laboratory exercises, class participation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Thursday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Enrollment Restriction: Restricted to graduate students.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Please contact Dr. Jacobson for consent.

For consent, contact:

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

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
  • CI