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 (

2017 Registration opens on June 7, 2017.  Click the link below to register.

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 9:00 – 4:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 4:30
Wednesday 9:00 – 4:30
Thursday 9:00 – 4:30
Friday 9:00 – 4:30

Enrollment Minimum: 5

Enrollment Maximum: 50

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

Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail

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