CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

Clinical and Translational Science Program

The Clinical and Translational Science programs prepare healthcare professionals to perform Clinical and Translational Research. The program is intended for health care providers who would like to become clinical researchers as well as basic science researchers who want to expand their research into clinical arenas. The Clinical and Translational Science curriculum includes didactic instruction in the core areas of biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical research design; seminars on recent advances in clinical and translational science; and a mentored research project.  Graduates will have developed the necessary skills for designing and conducting clinical research, performing basic analysis of clinical research data, applying basic epidemiological principles in clinical research, preparing competitive grant proposals for extramural research funding, and preparing research manuscripts or publication in research journals.

The MCTS program, designed to be completed in 5 semesters, curriculum includes

  • Didactic coursework
    • 17 hours of core coursework
    • 4 hours of CTS seminar
    • 6 hours of elective coursework
  • A Capstone Project leading to an extramural grant submission

The CCTS program, designed to be completed in 3 semesters, curriculum includes

  • Didactic coursework
    • 14 hours of core coursework
    • 2 hours of CTS seminar
  • A Capstone Project leading to a research manuscript

Check out a complete list of the courses and course descriptions.

MCTS Program of Study

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

STAT 7010 – Biostatistics I (3cr)

STAT 8240 – Introduction to Clinical Trials (3cr)

SGSS 8011 – Responsible Conduct of Research (1cr)

SGSS 8130 – Scientific Grant Writing (1cr)

STAT 7020 – Biostatistics II (3cr)

STAT 8130 – Introduction to Epidemiology (3cr)

Approved Elective * (3cr)

STAT 8390 – Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science (2cr)

STAT 8400 – Mentored Research (3cr)

Year 2

STAT 8390 – Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science (2cr)

Approved Elective * (3cr)

STAT 8400 – Mentored Research (3cr)

STAT 8400 – Mentored Research (3cr) 

STAT 8260 – Design and Analysis of Observational Studies (3cr)

 

CCTS Program of Study

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year1

STAT 7010 – Biostatistics I (3cr)

STAT 8240 – Introduction to Clinical Trials (3cr)

SGSS 8011 – Responsible Conduct of Research (1cr)

SGSS 8130 – Scientific Grant Writing (1cr)

STAT 8130 – Introduction to Epidemiology (3cr) 

STAT 8260 – Design and Analysis of Observational Studies (3cr)

STAT 8400 – Mentored Research (2cr)

STAT 8390 – Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science (2cr)

STAT 8400 – Mentored Research (2cr)

 

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A STUDENT?

For more information on the course pre-requisites and other requirements for applying to
the Clinical & Translational Science program in Biostatistics, see our Prospective Students page.

 

Prospective Students