Masters in Clinical Research

Sample Individual Candidate Curriculum

The Table below illustrates the proposed curriculum model for full time students. In that a number of candidates are expected to be part time (medical students, interns or residents) an example of a part time curriculum has been developed and is available for review.

TABLE 1: Program Curriculum Model

Semester Course
Credits
Sem
Total
Fall (Semester 1)
BIOM 640 Introduction to Clinical Research
2
BIOM 641 Legal and Regulatory Issues, Bioethics & Institutional Review Board
2
BIOM 642 Applied Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
3
BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar
1
  Credits this semester  
8
 
  Credit Progress
8
Spring (Semester 2)
BIOM 643 Applied Biostatistics in Clinical Research
3
BIOM 644 Bioanalytic Methods in Clinical Research
2
BIOM 645 Clinical Research Protocol Development & Scientific Writing
3
   
BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar
1
  Credits this semester  
9
  Credit Progress    
17
Summer (Semester 3)
BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar
1
BIOM 660/700 Biomedical Research Practicum or Thesis Research
3
BIOM 699 Directed Reading*
3
  Elective course
3
  Credits this semester  
4
 
  Credit Progress    
21
Fall (Semester 4)
BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar
1
BIOM 660/700 Biomedical Research Practicum or Thesis Research
2
BIOM 699 Directed Reading*
3
BIOM 667 Advanced Biostatistics
3
  Credits this semester  
6
 
  Credit Progress    
28
Spring (Semester 5)
BIOM 646 Clinical Research Seminar
1
BIOM 660/700 Biomedical Research Practicum or Thesis Research
3
BIOM 699 Directed Reading*
3
  Elective course
2
  Credits this semester  
6
 
  Total number of credits
33

* If Form II is not completed

Possible Elective Choices

BIOM 667 Advanced Biostatistics in Clinical Research
BIOM 699 Directed Reading (2) (as Programming in SAS with Jim Davis)
BIOM 699 Directed Reading
Qualitative Research Methods (3)
Survey Research Methods (2)
Medical Informatics (2)
Gender Considerations in Research (2)
Multivariate Methods (3)
Principles of Human Genetics (3)
Health Economics and Policy (3)

It will be possible for students who have completed previous course work to present requests for waivers in accordance with Graduate Division policy so that previous course work can be used to meet course requirements. Decision making regarding such petitions will be the responsibility of the Faculty and decisions made on an individual basis.