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Educational Programs in Clinical Research

No Existing Research Degree

No Existing Research Degree

Program of Study for Students with No Existing Advanced Research Degree

The proposed curriculum consists of a minimum of 54 credit hours: 36 credit hours of coursework (of which at least 24 are graded) and 18 credit hours of dissertation research.*

Curriculum Components

# of Credits

Required coursework

19 (16 are graded)

Core Electives

2

Electives, Independent Study, Pre-Dissertation Research

11

PhD Dissertation CRSP 701

18

Total Minimum # of Credits

54

*The total number of graded credit hours/dissertation research credit hours are based on guidelines set forth by the School of Graduate Studies.

Required Courses

Course #

Course Title

Units

Grading

CRSP 440

Translational and Patient-Oriented Research Theory

3

Graded

CRSP 550

Meta-analysis and Evidence Synthesis

2-3

Graded

CRSP 401

Introduction to Clinical Research

(3)

Graded

EPBI 431

Statistical Methods 1

3

Graded

EPBI 432

Statistical Methods II

3

Graded

CRSP 603

Research Ethics and Regulation

2

Graded

 

TOTAL GRADED

16 (13)

 

CRSP 450

Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical and Translational Research

0

P/F

CRSP 501

Team Science

1

P/F

CRSP 412

Communication in Clinical Research I – Grant Writing

1

P/F

CRSP 413

Communication in Clinical Research II – Oral Presentation, Posters, and the Mass Media

1

P/F

 

TOTAL P/F

3

 

TOTAL REQUIRED

 

19 (16)

 

Core Electives

Students must take a minimum of 2 credit hours of courses from the list below, depending on their specific needs and mentor approval.

Course #

Course Title

Units

Grading

CRSP 402

Study Design and Epidemiologic Methods

3

Graded

CRSP 502

Leadership Skills for Clinical Research Teams

2

Graded

SYBB 421

Clinical Informatics

3

Graded

EPBI 450

Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies

3

Graded

EPBI 467

Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness Research

2-3

Graded

Electives

Students will take electives and CRSP 601 Research Practicum to satisfy the graded and pass/fail course requirements and to advance to candidacy. These courses are selected based on students’ needs and mentor approval. Any CWRU credit-bearing course may qualify. The courses could be ‘field specific’ or include other core elective courses not taken as part of the requirement above. The following list is for illustrative purposes:

Course #

Course Title

Units

Grading

IBIS or other

Field specific, e.g. Immunology, Physiology, Pathology

Up to 18

Graded

NURS 518

Qualitative Nursing Research

3

Graded

SASS 614

Models of Qualitative Research

3

Graded

CRSP 504

Managing Research Records - A System's Approach

2-3

P/F

CRSP 510

Health Disparities

3

Graded

CRSP 500

Design and Analysis of Observational Studies

3

Graded

CRSP 505

Investigating Social Determinants of Health

2-3

P/F

EPBI 400

Statistics as Integral to the Scientific Method

3

P/F

EPBI 411

Introduction to Health Behavior

3

Graded

CRSP 410

Independent Study (e.g., laboratory, clinic, community based)

Variable

P/F

Research Component

Course #

Course Title

Units

Grading

CRSP 601

Research Practicum

Variable

P/F

CRSP 701

Dissertation Research

18

S/U