Being able to function as a clinician-scientist requires a deep commitment to the Translational and Health System Science program’s key objectives. This is especially true in today’s health system, where the advent of the electronic health record has elevated the need for clinician-scientists adept at informatics and implementation science based-approaches to improving care. The Clinical and Translational Investigation track is an excellent alternative for those who aspire to build the skill set necessary to become a leader in effectively collecting and analyzing this data.
The track offers a pathway to the MS degree that can be completed in as few as 3 academic terms, along with a completed capstone project written in the style of a research grant. A concentration in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control is available to students in this track, requiring additional coursework and a capstone project relevant to the focus area.
In addition, the program offers a graduate certificate in as few as 2 academic terms. This abridged offering requires the completion of at least 15 hours of selected coursework in the track, ethics training, and demonstrated competency in graduate-level biostatistics. The certificate does not require a capstone project. Certificate students in this track may select from 1 of 3 focus areas: Clinical, Behavioral Science, or Basic Science.
Downloadable: Clinical and Translational Science certificate requirements
Students who do not begin their certificate pursuit with graduate-level ethics or biostatistics courses in their background may take the program’s offerings to meet the certificate’s requirement.
Clinical and Translational Investigation Core Courses
|THSS 703||Ethics and Responsibility in THSS I
||Ethics and Responsibility in THSS II
||Introduction to Biostatistics
||Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
||Clinical Trial Methods
||Translational Research Methods I
||Translational Research Methods II
Clinical and Translational Investigation Capstone Project Courses for the MS degree
*May be repeated as dictated by the plan of study. †May be exempted for students pursuing the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control concentration.
|THSS 736||Implementation Science
||Scientific Writing||2 Credits|
||Research Grant Preparation||1 Credit|
||Research Paper||1-9 Credits|
Plans-of-Study for the Clinical and Translational Investigation Track
Downloadable: Standard MS degree plan-of-study
Downloadable: Standard certificate plan-of-study