Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
Curriculum (20 semester hours)
Fall Semester (8 hrs)
Spring Semester (8 hrs)
- STAT 7010 Biostatistics I (3 hrs)
- STAT 8240 Introduction to Clinical Trials (3 hrs)
- SGSS 8011 - Responsible Conduct of Research (1 hr)
- SGSS 8130 - Scientific Grant Writing (1 hr)
Summer Semester (4 hrs)
- STAT 8130 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 hrs)
- STAT 8260 Design and Analysis of Observational Studies (3 hrs)
- STAT 8400 Mentored Research (2 hrs)
- STAT 8390 Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science (2 hrs)
- STAT 8400 Mentored Research (2hrs)
Course Descriptions for CCTS Program
STAT 7010 Biostatistics I (3 Credit Hours)
This course offers an introduction to the basic statistical techniques used to analyze and interpret data in the health sciences and related fields. Emphasis is on application of these methods, with the following topics covered: graphical methods, probability, discrete and continuous distribution, inferential statistics (estimation and hypothesis testing for the one and two-sample case) for numeric and categorical data, non-parametric methods, analysis of variance, regression, correlation and critical reading of the research literature.
STAT 8130 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 Credit Hours)
This course serves as an introduction to epidemiology. Topics include basic concepts, types of studies, description and analysis of epidemiologic data, and epidemiology in disease control.
STAT 8240 Introduction to Clinical Trials (3 Credit Hours)
This introductory course will address basic statistical techniques used in clinical trials. Material presented will include the principles underlying the planning, management and implementation of clinical trials, the application of basic statistical methods used in the analysis of data from clinical trials, and the interpretation of results.
STAT 8260 Design and Analysis of Observational Studies (3 Credit Hours)
Advantages and disadvantages of prospective and retrospective study designs; design and analysis issues in both cohort and case-control studies, including proper selection of study subjects, data quality, sources and types of bias, controlling for confounding, maximizing participation and minimizing loss to follow-up in prospective studies, power and sample size; statistical methods including chi-square, log-linear models, logistic regression, Cox regression; use of statistical packages such as SAS and StatXact for analysis. Review and discussion of current representative studies.
STAT 8390 Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science (2 Credit Hour)
This course consists of clinical and translational research seminars by GHSU faculty members and visiting researchers. Students will have an opportunity to talk to each speaker informally and to serve as hosts to visiting scientists.
STAT 8400 Mentored Research in Clinical and Translational Science (1 - 12 Credit Hours)
The student works closely with his/her faculty mentors and Advisory Committee on an in-depth study of a research question of interest to both student and mentors. The course may be repeated as necessary until the student completes the research.
SGSS 8011 Responsible Conduct of Research (1 Credit Hour)
This course will provide an overview, via lecture and discussion, of critical issues related to the responsible conduct of research. In addition, it will fulfill the requirements established by the Office of Research Integrity and the Public Health Service for ensuring that PHS-supported researchers are provided adequate instruction in conducting responsible research and ensuring integrity of the research record.
SGSS 8130 Scientific Grant Writing (1 Credit Hour)
Practical course on grant writing. Specific steps in writing a grant Application, from the hypothesis and Specific steps in writing a grant Application, from the hypothesis and Specific Aims through the final product, are presented and discussed as the student writes an application that will be submitted to a granting agency.