Curriculum

The University of Minnesota offers a unique environment for clinical research training as a national center of academic clinical research and having a substantial portfolio of clinical research within the Academic Health Center.

Specific expectations of our students include the ability to:

  • Pose clinical research questions
  • Review and critique the literature in the field
  • Understand and utilize different study design approaches
  • Understand research study implementation, data collection and quality control
  • Understand good clinical practice in research studies
  • Perform statistical design, analysis and data interpretation
  • Understand the factors associated with ethical conduct of research

Eleven of the 16 required credits will be offered entirely online.

Required Courses

PubH 6301 (3 cr) – Fundamentals of Clinical Research – available in-person fall term
PubH 6320 (3 cr) – Fundamentals of Epidemiology – available online or in-person
PubH 6450 (4 cr)– Biostatistics I – available online or in-person fall and spring
PubH 6742 (1 cr) – Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy – available online or in-person
PubH 6303 (2 cr) – Clinical Research Seminar – available in-person spring term
PubH 7415 (3 cr) – Clinical Trials – available online summer or fall term

Sample Schedule

Year One

Fall – PubH 6301 (3 cr) Fundamentals of Clinical Research
Spring – PubH 6450 (4 cr) Biostatistics I

Year Two

Fall – PubH 6742 (1 cr) Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Spring – PubH 6320 (3 cr) Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Year Three

Fall – PubH 7415 (3 cr) Clinical Trials
Spring – PubH 6303 (2 cr) Clinical Research Seminar

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