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Summer Term Electives
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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 haven't submitted your proposed plans to us you can do do on this Sakai site. Typically, first year students will submit their plans sometime during the summer before Fall Term. Once you have a plan in place, we can figure out the best way to distribute your credits.
Summer Term 2016 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
Wednesdays, June 29- Aug 3, 4:30-6:30, SON 358
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 Health Disparities Research is to educate students about: 1) disparities in health, health care, and research participation; 2) the social and cultural determinants of health and health disparities; and 3) challenges and opportunities in working with disadvantaged populations. Faculty with experience in clinical, health services, and disparities research will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of these topics. The course will employ primarily didactic methods, but small group breakout sessions and interactive exercises will also be employed. Homework assignments will include directed reading and preparation for class discussions.
Fall Term 2016 Electives
Registration begins August 15 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
Fri, Oct 21, 3:45-7:45 pm, Sat, Oct 22, 9am-1pm, Fri, Nov 4, 3:45-7:45 pm, Sat, Nov 5, 9am-1pm; 4 hours each day
Format: short lectures, discussion, self-assessment and group exercises, and experiential learning.