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Designing Clinical Research for Residents and Students
EPI 150.03 Winter 2008
(2 units)



OVERVIEW

This course guides research scholars through the essential components for writing a clinical research protocol, developed around their own clinical research question. The students will attend twice-weekly lectures and small seminar groups for four weeks as well as a peer review session in the last week of the course. The course will cover generation of research questions, hypotheses, specific aims, study design, sample size estimation, and data analysis.

OBJECTIVES

1. Understand study design, data analysis and management, and sample size calculations.
2. Understand the inferences that may be drawn from findings of clinical research studies.
3. Draft a five-page clinical research protocol.
4. Provide peer review and be able to helpfully critique co-learners' protocols.

PREREQUISITES
  • Must be a dental, medical, nursing, or pharmacy student, or be serving as a postgraduate clinical trainee (e.g., Resident).

  • Must have consent of training program supervisor.

  • Must provide a Research Question they will work on and the name of a mentor with whom they will work.
  • FACULTY & STAFF

    Course Director: Douglas Bauer, MD
    email: dbauer@psg.ucsf.edu
    Co-Director:

    Tom Novotny, MD, MPH
    email: novotnyt@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

    Lecturers:

    Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD
    email:bibbinsk@medicine.ucsf.edu

    Steve Hulley, MD MPH
    email: shulley@psg.ucsf.edu
    Chuck McCulloch, PhD
    email: chuck@biostat.ucsf.edu
    Jay Paul, PhD
    email: jay.paul@ucsf.edu
    Jeff Tice, MD
    email: jtice@medicine.ucsf.edu

    FORMAT

    Lectures: 9-10:15 AM on Friday, Feb. 1 and every Monday and Wednesday in Feb. except Feb. 18th.
    Small Groups: 10:30-Noon, following the lectures each day.

    TEXTBOOK

    Designing Clinical Research by S. Hulley et al. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 3rd Edition. 2006.

    Take NIH Certification on-line for Human Subject Protections: Basic Course https://www.researchonline.ucsf.edu/

    GRADING

    Students are expected to attend all classes and small groups with only ONE excused absence permitted. Participation in small groups, completion of reading assignments and problems on a daily basis, and final submission of completed protocol are minimum requirements for a passing grade.

    ASSIGNMENTS

    See syllabus for reading assignments.

    ENROLLMENT/PAYMENT

    PLEASE APPLY EARLY AS SPACE IS LIMITED. APPLICATIONS FOR WINTER 2008 ARE DUE BY JANUARY 4, 2008.

    Application (Word doc, 20KB)

    Payment for this course for UCSF Residents is provided by the Clinical and Translational Science Training (CTST) Resident Research Program. Payment for School of Medicine Medical Students is provided by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Course fees apply for all other students.