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390.750.01
Introduction to Clinical Research

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
Summer term
Department:
Clinical Investigation
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Dates:
Mon 07/13/2020 - Fri 07/17/2020
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th,  8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday,  8:00am - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
Contact:
Karla McCarthy
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Students must submit an abstract for a research project prior to the beginning of the course.

Description:

Provides an intensive introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological & biostatistical methods.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define a research question
  2. Describe the steps involved in conducting clinical research
  3. Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional, meta-analyses
  4. Explain the basis of statistical analyses of clinical research studies
  5. Describe the methodological basis of diagnostic and prognostic testing
  6. Prepare and review a research project
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Group Work
  • 10% In-class Exercises
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Due to COVID this course has moved to an online format using Zoom. Students are expected to use a computer with working WIFI/Internet access.