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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Clinical Research, B.S.


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This undergraduate program will prepare health science professionals to participate in the science and business of developing health care products and protocols, from discovery to market and human utilization. This four year undergraduate program includes a didactic curriculum and a mentored experience or internship in clinical research during the senior year. The university studies, collaterals, and electives (64 hours) and core curriculum (60 hours) are designed to provide essential knowledge and skills to promote competency for professional practice.

Program Objectives


The curriculum is designed to provide competency in:

  • clinical research methodologies, including protocols and regulatory compliance,
  • data collection, analysis and synthesis derived from human-oriented research,
  • research ethics,
  • assessment and evaluation of the safety and efficacy of investigational products,
  • application of knowledge and skills gained in the basic sciences to clinical situations,
  • oral and written scientific presentation, and
  • collaborative team membership.

The program of study is consistent with national guidelines for the discipline and approved by the University Curriculum Committee, and the Faculty Senate.

Computer Requirement:


To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.S. in Clinical Research a student must successfully complete CLR 301 .

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.S. in Clinical Research a student must successfully complete CLR 305 .

Requirements for the B.S. Degree with a Major in Clinical Research:


Additional Information:


A “C” (2.00) or better is required in each required CLR core course in order to progress. A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better is required for graduation.

A “C-” (1.98) or better is required in all required non-CLR CHM courses in order to apply to/progress in the program.

A “C” (2.0) or better is required in all required non-CLR courses (with the exception of CHM courses) in order to apply to/progress in the program.

Many of the required courses are sequential, have prerequisites, and may be offered only once a year; therefore, it is imperative that students consult with the academic advisor and follow the prescribed program of study. Students are also expected to complete the university studies requirements during the freshman and sophomore years because of the rigor and concentration of lab courses and the internship in the major. The recommended 15-17 semester hour course load each semester is necessary to complete the program in four academic years. In addition to the university studies and required prerequisite courses, elective credits are also included in the 124 hours required for graduation. To qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Research, 25% of the total semester hours must be taken in residence at UNCW.

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