Program Description

The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHI) at the School of Medicine (SOM) offers a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research. The Graduate Certificate is a valuable credential for health care professionals who want exposure to the fundamentals of clinical research methods and applications. Junior faculty, clinical fellows, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, clinical research coordinators, and other health professionals will advance their research careers and become more discriminate consumers of research upon completion of this program.

Please visit our Department Website to learn more about this program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Have the ability to perform statistical analysis
  • Have the ability to generate a research hypothesis
  • Have the ability to propose, conduct, and report research

Curriculum Description

Students must complete the following courses while maintaining a 3.0 or better grade point average to earn the Graduate Certificate:

MEDB 5501Biostatistics I3
MEDB 5510Clinical Research Methodology3
MEDB 5511Principles and Applications of Epidemiology3
MEDB 5512Clinical Trials3
MEDB 5513Overview of Health Services Research3

Since the Graduate Certificate includes coursework that counts toward the Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MSB)  Degree, Graduate Certificate graduates will be offered the option of applying to the MSB program. If accepted, they will be able to apply 15 credit hours towards completion of the MSB degree or the MSB with an emphasis in Clinical Research.

Admission Requirements

Please visit our Admissions Page to learn about our requirements.