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Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science

Graduate Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science

Introduction

This unique certificate program is offered at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in conjunction with the Master of Science Program in Clinical and Translational Science and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science consists of coursework in two main concentrations of clinical and translational science — 1) Translational Research, or 2) Commercial Development of Drugs, Biologics, Devices, and Diagnostics.

The Program offers 12 graduate credits which may be applied toward the MS Program in Clinical and Translational Science at MCW or other programs which offer advanced degrees in Clinical Translational Science, if completed with a “B” or better. Students will participate in core and elective courses currently being offered through the MS Program in Clinical and Translational Science.

The certificate program builds on the following foundational courses: Biostatistics I, Introduction to Clinical and Translational Science, Introduction to Epidemiology, Clinical Trial Design, Clinical and Translational Research Seminar, and Ethics and Integrity in Science.

Curriculum

Additional elective courses are offered in two broad areas of emphasis from which students can choose. These areas of emphasis and corresponding curricula (foundational courses and recommended electives) are as follows:

Translational Research

Fall
  • Translational Genetics (2 credits)
  • Seminar (.5 credit)
  • Biostatistics 1 (3 credits)
  • Intro to Clinical Translational Research (1 credit)
  • Clinical Trial Design (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (2 credits)
Spring
  • Seminar (.5 credit)
  • Ethics and Integrity in Science (1 credit)
  • Models of Disease and Drug Discovery (1 credit)

Total Credits: 12

Commercial Development of Drugs, Biologics, Devices and Diagnostics

Fall
  • Seminar (.5 credit)
  • Biostatistics 1 (3 credits)
  • Intro to Clinical Translational Research (1 credit)
  • Clinical Trial Design (1 credit)
  • Introduction to Epidemiology (2 credits)
Spring
  • Seminar (.5 credit)
  • Ethics and Integrity in Science (1 credit)
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property (1 credit)
Summer
  • Biomedical Technology Standards and Regulations (2 credits)

Total Credits: 12

Download the Fall 2013 Certificate in CTS Program Textbook List
Books may be purchased through the MCW bookstore or from an online bookseller of your choice.

Application Information

How to Apply

  • Visit: www.mcw.edu/gradschool
  • Click “Admissions & Registration”
  • Click “Admission”
  • Click the “Apply Online” button
  • Create an account

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission: July 1
Spring Admission: November 1

Academic Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree
  • 3.0 overall Grade Point Average
  • Submission of transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate and higher education institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) not required

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