Clinical and Translational Sciences Curriculum

CTS Master of Science (36 credits)

Course Number, Course Name, Credit Hours

CTS Year 1 – Semester 1 (12 credits):

  • BIOS 5013, Biostatistics I, 3 credits [CORE]
  • EPID 5112, Epidemiology, 3 credits [CORE]
  • BMIG 5002, Biomedicine for Informaticists, 3 credits [CORE]
  • PCOL 5120, Scientific Communications & Ethics III, 1 credit [CORE]
  • IBSD 5101, Research, 2 credits

CTS Year 1 – Semester 2 (10 credits):

  • REGS 5107, Design & Mgmt Clinical Trials, 3 credits [CORE]
  • PCOL 5121, Scientific Communications & Ethics IV, 1 credit [CORE]
  • IBSD 6103, Seminar, 1 credit
  • IBSD 5101, Research, 2 credits
  • Elective, 3 credits (could be variable depending on course from Group A, B, or C below)

CTS Year 2 – Semester 1 (6-8 credits):

  • IBSD 5101, Research, 2 credits
  • Elective, 4-6 credits (could be variable depending on course from Group A, B, or C below)

CTS Year 2 – Semester 2 (6-8 credits):

  • IBSD XXXX, Capstone, 6 credits (non-thesis MS) or IBSD 5106, Thesis (thesis option)
  • Elective, 0-2 credits (open to all graduate courses)

Electives:

Group A – Clinical Study, Practice, Management and Regulation Courses (Minimum of 3 credits required)

  • PSGP 5121, U.S. Healthcare System, 3 credits
  • REGS 6101, Good Regulatory Practices, 3 credits
  • REGS 6013, Principles of Food and Drug Regulations, 3 credits

Group B – Study Design and Research Method Courses (Minimum of 3 credits required)

  • EPID 5322, Epidemiology II, 3 credits
  • EPID 5224, Clinical Epidemiology, 3 credits
  • CSDP 6101, Advanced Research Methods Theory, 3 credits
  • HBHE 5105, Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health, 3 credits
  • NPHD 5101, Research Methodology, 3 credits
  • HBHE 5325, Survey Research Methods, 3 credits
  • HPMT 6303 / PSGP 5118, Applied Research Methods using Retrospective Data Resources, 3 credits
  • HPMT 6313, Advanced Methods in Health Services Research, 3 credits

Group C – Required Computation Courses (Minimum of 1 credit)

  • BIOS 5111, Biostatistics Computing with R1, 1 credit
  • BIOS 5213, Biostatistics Computing with SAS I, 3 credits
  • BMIG 5003, Computational Methods for Informaticists, 3 credits
  • BMIG 5211, Scientific Data Visualizations, 1 credit
  • HPMT 5334, Data Visualization for Healthcare Analytics, 3 credits
  • HPMT 5335, Data Mining in Healthcare, 3 credits

CTS Doctor of Philosophy (72 credits)

PhD students take same required Core curriculum and Group A, B, C curriculum as MS, in addition to additional Research Area Electives. They also substitute Dissertation for Thesis and take a minimum of 4 credits of Seminar.

CTS Certificate (13 Credits)

Certificate students are required to take Biostatistics I (BIOS 5013) and 4 credit hours of research (IBSD 5101). They also need 6 credit hours of electives.
-For the Hematology/Oncology Emphasis, the electives should be: Special Topics in IBS-Cancer Biology (IBSD 6101-Section 003); and Special Topics in IBS-Grant Writing and Cancer Research Project Design (IBSD 6101-Section 006).
-For the Pediatric Emphasis, the electives should be: Special Topics in IBS-Longitudinal Pediatric Curriculum (IBSD 6101-Section 002); and Special Topics in IBS-Quality Improvement (IBSD 6101-Section 005).

Curriculum for MS and PhD Students

CTS Curriculum for MS and PhD students