Course Catalog » Epidemiology 150.03

Subject: Epidemiology
Course Number: 150.03
Course Title: Designing Clinical Research (One Month)
Units: 2
School: Graduate Division
Department: Clinical Research Program

Course Description: This online course guides residents and students through the essential components for writing a clinical research protocol, developed around their own clinical research question. Students attend lectures and small group seminars as well as being given the opportunity for an optional peer review session in the last week of the course. The course will cover research questions, hypotheses, specific aims, study types, sample size estimation, power calculations, and data analysis.
Prerequisites: Possession of at least an undergraduate degree or enrollment in the UCSF Pre-Health Undergraduate Program (PUP) or SF-BUILD program. An idea for a clinical research question that has been discussed with a research mentor. Proficiency with word processing software, biomedical literature searching, and reference management software. Exceptions to prerequisites may be made with Course Director consent.
Restrictions: This course is part of the Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program and may have space limitations. Auditing is not permitted.
Activities: Direct - Discussion, Online - Web-based course work, Student - Discussion, Student - Web-based course work

Instructor of Record: M. Okumura
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? No
Repeat course for credit? No