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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Clinical Research Minor

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The Clinical Research Program offers a Minor in Clinical Research which focuses on fundamentals of clinical research methods, regulatory considerations, operational steps and clinical background involved in phases one through four of biopharmaceutical product development. The program content is relevant to employment in pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, clinical research service providers, and clinical settings enrolling clinical trial subjects. The minor will allow students gaining expertise in other areas (e.g., statistics, chemistry, biology, etc.) to master the fundamental aspects of clinical research for careers in the clinical research industry or conducting clinical research as a clinician.

The Clinical Research Minor is not a nursing or laboratory based program.

Program Objectives for the Minor in Clinical Research

Upon completion of the Minor students should be able to:

  • Discuss the foundational elements of clinical research methodologies described in study protocols with emphasis on study design, ethical aspects, operational aspects, and regulatory compliance.
  • Explain scientific and regulatory concepts related to the development, design, and analysis of clinical studies for biopharmaceutical and medical device product development.  
  • Discuss clinical study operations in the context of Good Clinical Practice and other relevant guidelines and regulations
  • Describe the collection, flow, and management of data through a clinical study and the role of statistics and informatics.

The Clinical Research minor is not a nursing or laboratory-based program.

Requirements for a minor in Clinical Research

Completion of a minor in Clinical Research requires 9-10 credit hours from the following core courses and at least 9 credit hours from the electives specified below.

Electives (9 credit hours):

At least 9 credit hours from an of the following with at least 3 credit hours from 300 or 400 level courses:

Total: 18-19 core credit hours

Additional Information

A ‘C’ (2.00) or better average is required in all courses counted toward the minor.

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