Department of Public Health Sciences

Department of Public Health Sciences

The Department of Public Health Sciences and its Chair Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD, MPH, add expertise in the design and interpretation of clinical infectious diseases research. The Master's Degree in Clinical Research is required for all Infectious Diseases MD postdoctoral trainees specializing in clinical research. Tuition for the Master's Degree is provided by the training grant, and to date all 9 MD postdoctoral trainees specializing in clinical research and supported over the last 10 years by this grant have completed, or are currently enrolled, in the program.

The typical coursework for the program is:

Fall Semester: 16 credit hours

  • PHS 6600     Biostatistics Lab (1)
  • PHS 7000     Introduction to Biostatistics (3)
  • PHS 7010     Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3)
  • PHS 7070     Intro Health Care Informatics (3)
  • PHS 7100     Health Care Policy (3)
  • PHS 7450     Database Design & Implementation (3)

 

Spring Semester: 16 credit hours + 2 electives* (below)

  • PHS 7001     Introduction to Biostatistics II (3)
  • PHS 7020     Applied Epidemiological Methods (3)
  • PHS 7120     Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes (3)
  • PHS 7170     Epidemiology Lab (1)
  • Choose 2     Specialty Electives in Clinical Research
  1. PHS 7310     Introduction to Clinical Trials (3)
  2. PHS 7420     Clinical Decision Support (3)
  3. PHS 8950     Supervised Research (3)

 

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