Designing Clinical Research for Residents and Students
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.
1. Understand study design, data analysis and management,
and sample size calculations.
Lectures: 9-10:15 AM on Friday, Feb. 1 and every Monday and Wednesday
in Feb. except Feb. 18th.
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/
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.
See syllabus for reading assignments.
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.