Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course

Epidemiology – Summer term (6 units)
Co-Directors: Daniel Ford, MD, MPH and Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS
Contact Person: Stacey Marks, MS (

2018 Registration opens on June 7, 2018.  

Course materials and homework exercises will be provided electronically. Student evaluations are based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base.

Course learning objectives: Define a research question. Understand the steps involved in conducting clinical research. Review and evaluate the main study designs used in clinical research: case-control, cohort, clinical trials, cross-sectional, met-analyses. Understand the basis of statistical analyses of clinical research studies. Understand the methodological basis of diagnostic and prognostic testing. Prepare and review a research project.

Location: East Baltimore, 2024 E. Monument Street Suite 1-500Q

Class Times: 
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m.  – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Enrollment Minimum: 5

Enrollment Maximum: 50

Prerequisites: Prior submission of an abstract for a research project.

Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail and Non-Credit Professional Development