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MS Program in Health Services

Clinical and Translational Research Concentration

The concentration in Clinical and Translational Research is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in clinical and translational research methods as well as related competencies such as grant writing, ethical research conduct, and leadership.

Students who complete this concentration will have met core competencies established by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, making this concentration an excellent option for scholars involved in Clinical Translational Sciences Awards (CTSA) programs.

Students electing to pursue the Clinical and Translational Research Concentration must satisfy the Core MS Requirements for the School of Public Health and Department of Health Systems and Population Health, as well as the additional requirements listed below.

Clinical and Translational Research Concentration Additional Requirements

Effective Autumn 2020

Required:

NURS 587 (3 credits- year 1 all quarters)
Leadership Seminar Course

HSERV 600
Biomedical Research Integrity Program as Independent Study

Optional: BIME 530
Introduction to Biomedical Health and Informatics


And one of the following:

HSERV 514
Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities

HSERV 555
Health Disparities

HSERV 548/EPI 548
Research Methods for Social and Contextual Determinants of Health

HSERV 581
Strategies of Health Promotion


And two of the following, minimum of 5 total credits:

HSERV 583
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine

HSERV 584
Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine

HSERV 578
Preparing, Writing, and Critiquing Scientific Research Proposals

HSERV 527
Survey Research Methods

HSERV 523
Advanced Health Services Research Methods: Large Public Databases

HSERV 5XX
Advanced Qualitative Methods

A note on the Seminar Requirement:
CTR students with a clinical background should complete three quarters of the Clinical Fellows section of the HSERV 592 seminar, instead of taking two quarters of the general MS section.