MSCI Concentrations

In addition to the clinical investigation core courses, the MSCI program has three concentrations that allow students to pursue courses tailored specifically to their interest in clinical and translational research.

Clinical Investigation Concentration

The Clinical Investigation Concentration provides scholars with a strong foundation in the methods, techniques, and applications of clinical and translational research.  Students enroll in core courses in statistics, ethics, writing and designing outcomes in clinical research, and complete electives, and mentored independent research.

Concentration
Requirements
Designing Outcomes and Clinical Research (M17-513)
or Epidemiology (M17-589)
Intermediate Methods for Clinical and
Outcomes Research (M17-589)
Statistics
Requirements
Introduction to Statistics (M17-522)
Intermediate Statistics (M17-524)
Ethics
Requirement
Ethical & Legal Issues (M17-510)
Writing
Requirement
Scientific Writing (M17-529) or
Grantsmanship (M17-528)
Seminar
Requirement
4 Semesters of MTPCI Research Seminar (M17-5140)
Electives 6 credits of electives
Research 6-8 credits of Mentored Independent Research (M17-5110)
Thesis Manuscript Submitted to a Peer-Reviewed Journal or
Entrepreneurial Focused Thesis

Translational Medicine Concentration

The Translational Medicine Concentration provides scholars with a strong foundation in the methods, techniques, and applications of clinical and translational research.  Students complete a biological and biomedical sciences fundamentals course (i.e. immunology, molecular biology, etc.), an intensive course in the fundamentals of bench research techniques, and electives to complement the core curriculum.

Concentration
Requirements
Designing Outcomes and Clinical Research (M17-513)
or Randomized Controlled Trials (M19-550)
Bench Fundamentals (M17-533)
3 credits DBBS Fundamentals Courses (L41-TBD)
Statistics
Requirements
Introduction to Statistics (M17-522)
Intermediate Statistics (M17-524)
Ethics
Requirement
Ethical & Legal Issues (M17-510)
Writing
Requirement
Scientific Writing (M17-529) or
Grantsmanship (M17-528)
Seminar
Requirement
4 Semesters of MTPCI Research Seminar (M17-5140)
Electives 3-6 credits of electives
Research 6-8 credits of Mentored Independent Research (M17-5110)
Thesis Manuscript Submitted to a Peer-Reviewed Journal or
Entrepreneurial Focused Thesis

Genetics/Genomics Concentration

The Genetics/Genomics concentration provides scholars with advanced methods training to conduct genetics and genomics studies in clinical and translational research and includes coursework in genetic epidemiology, genomics, advanced genetics, the fundamentals of mammalian genetics, and computational genetics.

Concentration
Requirements
Medical Data and Information Management (M17-5301)
3 credits Genetics/Genomics Related Courses (TBD)
Statistics
Requirements
Introduction to Statistics (M17-522)
Intermediate Statistics (M17-524)
Ethics
Requirement
Ethical & Legal Issues (M17-510)
Writing
Requirement
Scientific Writing (M17-529) or
Grantsmanship (M17-528)
Seminar
Requirement
4 Semesters of MTPCI Research Seminar (M17-5140)
Electives 6 credits of electives
Research 6-8 credits of Mentored Independent Research (M17-5110)
Thesis Manuscript Submitted to a Peer-Reviewed Journal or
Entrepreneurial Focused Thesis

 

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