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Summer Term Electives
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Information for Continuing Certificate and MCR students:
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All Certificate and MCR students have a course plan that has been entered into Degree Audit. Please take a moment to check this plan, particularly if you have veered off the typical course plan. This plan will be used to register you in the coming terms.
You can access your plan via your student self-serve account in SIS. This is the same location where you review your account information. It takes only three clicks from the main menu; click on 'Student Services', click on 'Degree Audit', and then click on 'View Degree Audit'. Once you have entered your degree audit, the "worksheet" will show the courses you have taken and what's left to do and the "planner" will show the courses you have planned.
If you have any questions about your plan, please contact Karen as soon as possible so that it can be updated.
The Sakai Capstone site is the go-to place for information about capstone projects. If you are finishing the first year this term, you will need to meet with the program director, Cindy Morris, about your capstone plans. If you haven't signed up to meet with her, please do so as soon as possible. Once you meet with Cindy, we will be in touch to confirm your plans and distribution of capstone credits.
Summer Term 2017 ElectivesTo ensure registration, contact Karen before June 20th.
HIP 520 Medical Informatics (2 credits, elective subject to tuition)
HIP 522 Fundamentals for RCTS (1.5 credits, elective tuition-free)
Course Director: Cynthia Morris, PhD, MPH
Tuesdays, June 27- Aug 8, 4:30-6:30, location TBD
Format: Large group lectures, interactive exercises, interactive discussion.
This course covers the principles of clinical trial design, implementation, and management, including single- and multi-center trials and new trial designs (pragmatic, adaptive). Each trainee is expected to develop a working protocol for a clinical trial as a result of this class, and to read and critically appraise published trials. Conventional trials of drug treatment will be discussed, with some emphasis on conducting trials of alternative medicines, surgical or device therapy, and nutritional and other interventions requiring counseling. Each class period includes discussion, in a journal club format, of a recently published clinical trial that illustrates the lecture topic.
The goal of Community-based Research is to educate students about: 1) the rationale and benefits of engaging in the end-users of research in study design and conduct; 2) differing levels of community engagement and participation in research project; 3) different roles that community stakeholders and members can plan in research; 4) challenges and opportunities in conducting research with and in communities; and 5) logistical issues when involving community partners in research. Faculty with experience in clinical, health services, and community-based research will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of these topics. The course will employ didactic lectures, small group discussions sessions, interactive exercises and field trips. Homework assignments will include directed reading and the development of a brief (2-page) protocol for a community-based research project.
Fall Term 2017 Electives
Registration begins August 14 for Fall term. Contact Karen for registration in one of these electives!
This course will introduce students to the methodology of systematic reviews by working through the steps of a review using examples and discussion to explore various methodological approaches and identifying quality standards. Students will be asked to read and evaluate systematic reviews, discuss the process of reviews, and to consider various methodological approaches, including the pros and cons or suitable context for each. At the end of the course, students will feel comfortable reading, evaluating and applying systematic reviews from the perspective of a user.
Course Directors: Nicole Steckler, PhD
Offered over 2 Fri pm (3:00-7:00 pm)/Sat am sessions (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
Format: short lectures, discussion, self-assessment and group exercises, and experiential learning.