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BHS 308 Overview of Clinical Research (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This course is an overview of the basic concepts in clinical research. Emphasis is given to clinical research in a global setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To become familiar with the basic epidemiologic methods involved in clinical research.
  • To be able to discuss the principles involved in the ethics of clinical research, the legal issues involved in clinical research, and the regulations involved in human subjects research, including the role of institutional review boards (IRBs) in clinical research.
  • To become familiar with the principles and issues involved in monitoring patient-oriented research.
  • To be able to discuss the role of clinical research in a global setting.
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.