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Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course

Provides an intensive introduction to clinical research methods, emphasizing epidemiological & biostatistical methods.

Course Dates: July 11-15, 2022

The course will continue to be offered online for Summer 2022.


Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH
Director, ICTR
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS
Hurley Dorrier Professor & Chair in Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Program Manager

Karla McCarthy, MA
Academic Program Manager
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Training, Education, and Career Development Programs

Course Information

Visit the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health course catalog for more information. Course Number: PH.390.750.71

This year’s course will continue “live” via zoom for all lectures. A decision on in person small groups will be made before the beginning of the course. All students should continue to reference this site for updates.

How to Register

All Students must be registered for this course by July 1st due to the perquisite requirement.

Registration closes July 1st for all JHU affiliates registering for credit (check course catalog for add/drop period).

Registration closes June 24th for all Non-JHU affiliates and all students registering for non-credit.

Course Fees*

Non-credit registration – $1,270 total
For credit registration – $2,540 total (per credit $1,233)


Online via Zoom.
Some small group might meet in person. Students will be contacted prior to the beginning of class regarding location changes or updates.


CoursePlus opens July 1st – students will have access to pre-recorded lectures.

Abstracts are due July 5th via CoursePlus.

Pre-Test Requirement must be completed on July 6th via CoursePlus – instructions will be provided.

Weeklong intensive course, via zoom, July 11-15th.

Detailed schedule, subject to change.

Enrollment Maximum



Prior submission of an abstract for a research project will be required. Students will receive complete instructions after they register.

The abstract requirement for 2022 will be due no later than July 5th via CoursePlus.

Students will be required to watch a series of pre-recorded lectures in preparation for “live” lectures July 11-15th.

Recommended Textbooks

  1. Hulley SB, Cummings SR, Browner WS, Grady DG, Newman TB. (2013). Designing Clinical Research: 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (ISBN:  1608318044)
  2. Dawson B and Trapp RG. (2004). Basic and Clinical Biostatistics: 4th edition. McGraw-Hill. (ISBN:  0-07-141017-1)


  • Non-Credit Professional Development for all non-degree students.
  • Degree seeking students already enrolled at the Bloomberg School of Public Health register for credit.
  • School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows can register for credit or non-credit.


Laptops are mandatory. The course will require a reliable internet connection. Course materials and homework exercises will be provided electronically via CoursePlus. Student evaluations are based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base.

*Fees are subject to change