Required courses will utilize the learn by doing and just in time approaches so effectively promoted in the UCSF program. Small class sizes will encourage learning by participation, and didactic teaching will be incorporated as needed into active discussion format. At least 50% of class time will focus on interactive exchange, and whenever possible, courses will incorporate individual trainee projects. For example, each student will analyze his or her own clinical dataset as part of the Biostatistics course.
All of the required courses, as described below, have been specifically designed for the proposed MSCR. Courses were developed to give a greater clinical focus than is possible with currently available courses. The new courses complement electives. UH and UCSF offer a wide range of courses the trainees might elect.
- 640: Introduction to Clinical Research
- 641: Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics and Institutional Review Board
- 642: Applied Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- 643: Applied Biostatistics in Clinical Research
- 644: Bioanalytic Methods in Clinical Research
- 645: Clinical Research Protocol Development and Scientific Writing
- 646: Clinical Research Seminar
- 667: Advanced Biostatistics for Clinical Research