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Graduate Seminar in Clinical and Translational Research

CLTR 5000 - Graduate Seminar in Clinical and Translational Research

The Introduction to Clinical Research Course, utilizing lecture, the textbook Designing Clinical Research by Hulley and Cummings, et al. (Third Edition) and practical application writing a research proposal, provides training in the methods of clinical investigation to physicians and other health professionals.

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CLTR 5020 - Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research

Quantitative procedures including descriptive and inferential statistics, non-parametric approaches to data, and parametric analyses through factorial analysis of variance. Cross listed with NURS 5020.

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CLTR 5022 - Graduate Seminar in Clinical and Translational Research

Reading and discussion of methodological and statistical developments in various areas of clinical and translational research

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CLTR 5099 - Indepenent Study in Clinical and Translational Research

A reading course for those wishing to pursue special topics in the clinical and translational research under faculty supervision.

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CLTR 5252 - Cond/Trans Clin/Comm-Based Res to Improve Hlthcare Pol and Prac

Course learning objectives: Students taking this course will learn how to: 1. design effective investigations of healthcare practices and programs; 2. design, implement, and translate effective clinical and health-related interventions; 3. design effective evaluations of clinical and community-based practices and programs; 4. develop competitive applications for external funding.

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CLTR 5357 - Principles of Clinical and Translational Research I

This is the first core course in research methods, biostatistics and topics in clinical and translational research. In the methods section, the topics covered include Defining a Research Question, Cross-Sectional Studies, and Case-Control Studies. The Biostatistics section covers Probability Distributions, Sample Size Calculations, Hypothesis Testing, Odds Ratios and Logistic Regression. The major other topic is ethical issues in research, including specifically those related to the conduct of research with human beings.

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CLTR 5358 - Principles of Clinical and Translational Research II

This is the second core course in research methods, biostatistics and topics in clinical and translational research. The methods section covers Observational Perspective Studies, Randomized Controlled Trials, and Information Synthesis. The biostatistics section covers Analysis of Variance, Survival Analysis, Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials, and Methods of Meta-Analysis. The major other topics are data management and other informatics.

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CLTR 5359 - Principles of Clinical and Translational Research III

This is the third core course in research methods, biostatistics and topics in clinical and translational research. The methods section includes Instrument Development, Cross Cultural Adaptation of Research Instruments, Genetic Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacogenomics, and Secondary Data Analysis. The biostatistics section includes Handling Missing Data, Analysis of Genetic Epidemiologic Studies, Structural Equation Modeling, and Economic Analyses. The other topics include writing and presenting scientific information.

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CLTR 5407 - Clinical and Translational Research Practicum

This course seeks to provide practical training in the formulation and conduct of clinical and translational research. Specific aspects that will be covered during the 9-12 total hours of the practicum will be: the identification of a specific research question and its specification as one or more aims, review of the relevant literature, and specification of the methods to be employed in the conduct of the study, including experience in recruitment and retention of subjects, an IRB application and HIPAA documents preparation. The student will initiate a research project and participate in data collection and analysis, culminating in a report of the findings. These activities will be monitored and mentored by a research advisor who is a member of the Graduate Faculty.

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CLTR 5497 - Minority Health and Health Disparities

Health outcomes in the U.S. vary dramatically as a function of race and ethnicity. The course will highlight research that explores this issue from social, behavioral and psychological perspectives, as well as physical environment and biological perspective. The course will discuss ideas about the meaning of race and ethnicity in American society.

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