Physical Therapy Courses

Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

Semester 1

M02 601 DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE ANALYSIS IN PT I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Nancy Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT
Credit Hours: 2The program is located in the Division of Biostatistics, on the third floor of Shriners Building (706 S. Euclid Ave. at Clayton Road), Rooms 3301-3312.Includes processes required for effective clinical decision-making such as the use of models for classifying patient problems, decision trees, diagnostic classification systems, patient interviewing, health histories and outcome measures. Patient cases will be used to practice clinical decision-making skills. An introduction to basic research methods and systematic review of the literature.

M02 602 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Jennifer Stith, PT, PhD, LCSW, and Suzanne Cornbleet, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 1
An introduction to the profession of physical therapy, the APTA, professional behavior and clinical activities such as documentation and quality improvement. Includes ethics, legal issues and policies that guide professional behavior. Interpersonal skills and issues related to human diversity will be addressed. Students will complete a personal and family health history. Students will learn and practice using principles of patient teaching, negotiation and team building. Students will spend 80 hours at clinical sites.

M02 603 ESSENTIAL SKILLS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Susan Strecker, PT, DPT, and Judith Gelber, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 1
Beginning skills for patient management include using systems screening and reliable assessment of impairments including visual appraisal, vital signs, sensation, reflexes, pain, range of motion, muscle strength, infection control. Skill and safety in positioning, draping and managing wheelchairs and other equipment during patient-care activities such as walking and transfers will be developed.

M02 604 CELLS, SYSTEMS AND DISEASE I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Ruth Clark, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 1
The first of a two-semester course, this course focuses on a comprehensive review of normal physiology of the organ systems: musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune and digestive. Regulatory mechanisms to maintain homeostasis will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will be introduced to pharmacology and to the relevance of clinical laboratory values. Patient case studies will be used to integrate information. Introduction to the medical management will be provided for some diseases.

M02 605 NEUROSCIENCE
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 1
Focuses on the study of structures, organization and function of the nervous and muscular systems. Emphasis is on the sensory and motor systems involved in motor control and on basic knowledge required for clinical practice.

M02 606 KINESIOLOGY I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Marcie Harris Hayes, PT, DPT, MSCI, OCS
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 1
An introduction to the analysis of normal human movement activities through the application of mechanical concepts including displacement, velocity, acceleration, force and torque. Emphasizes kinematic and kinetic concepts relevant to human movement and study of the structures involved in movement.

Semester 2

M02 610 CELLS, SYSTEMS AND DISEASE II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Ruth Clark, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 2
A continuation of the first semester. Physicians will discuss medical management of selected diseases including the etiology, diagnosis, medical management and prognosis of medical diseases frequently encountered in the practice of physical therapy. Three areas of clinical competency will be emphasized through assigned readings and case studies: 1) screening for medical referral including emergent medical referral; 2) clinical decision skills pertaining to pathological implications of underlying disease processes and their relevance to guiding physical therapy intervention; 3) clinical decision skills pertaining to implications of medical management and their relevance to guiding physical therapy activity and exercise prescription.

M02 611 HUMAN ANATOMY
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Stacy Tylka, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
Credit Hours: 5
Semester: 2
Emphasis is on 1) musculoskeletal, neural and vascular systems of the extremities, head, neck and trunk, and 2) anatomical features relevant to current physical therapy practice. Lectures are complemented by student-performed dissection of human cadavers, instructor-prepared prosections and computer-assisted instruction.

M02 612 DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE ANALYSIS IN PT II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Barbara Norton, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Credit Hours: 2
Semester: 2
Continuation of research methods from the first semester. Includes descriptive, experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and statistics, hypothesis testing, continuation of measurement issues, hierarchy of credibility for rating research articles.

M02 613 KINESIOLOGY II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Renee Ivens, PT, DPT, and Judith Gelber, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 5
Semester: 2
Emphasizes principles of maturation and motor learning relative to the application of biomechanical principles to the analysis of human movement. Topics include developmental, anatomical, electromyographical and physiological elements of kinesiology with regard to individual joints and common functional activities such as gait and transitional movements.

M02 614 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS IN PT I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Suzanne Cornbleet, PT, DPT, and Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 2
Students will learn postural assessment and application of Movement Systems Balance. Analysis of functional activities, the essential components and compensatory strategies will prepare the student to begin to plan interventions for individuals with musculoskeletal problems. Skill in providing interventions of manual exercise, fitness training and functional mobility training will be developed. Cases will provide use of diagnostic systems relevant to musculoskeletal conditions.

M02 615 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 0.5
Semester: 2
Students will be assigned to part-time clinical experiences for 40 hours to allow practice of acquired skills in patient care, documentation and communication. Additional class time allows students to role play a clinical situation involving a patient examination and supervision by a clinical instructor.

M02 691 and 691A CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I (8 WEEKS)
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 2
An eight-week, full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty. Allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Also emphasizes development of professional behaviors.

Semester 3

M02 621 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Susan Racette, PhD, and David Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 3
A study of the responses of various physiological systems to exercise. Includes application and integration of these systems to various diseases and to human performance. Content will be coordinated with Diagnosis and Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions in PT.

M02 622 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF CARDIOPULMONARY CONDITIONS IN PT
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS, and Ethel Frese, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 3
Students will learn to assess, diagnose and treat movement-related cardiopulmonary conditions. Treatment techniques will include exercise and conditioning, breathing techniques, postural drainage and percussion. Interpretation of laboratory tests and pharmacology will prepare students to work with patients safely. Case studies will prepare students for general practice.

M02 623 ORTHOPEDIC MEDICINE
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Renee Ivens, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 2
Semester: 3
Physician lectures will provide students with information on surgical and nonsurgical procedures and post-operative management of patients with orthopedic conditions. Physicians will discuss medical diagnosis, clinical signs and symptoms, and management of selected conditions to prepare the student to use this information in Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions in PT II – III.

M02 624 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS IN PT II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Mary Kate McDonnell, PT, DPT, OCS and Stacy Tylka, PT, DPT,  WCS, CLT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 3
Students will acquire the skills needed to manage and prevent movement-related musculoskeletal problems of the spine, hip, knee and shoulder. Acute and post-acute care will be addressed. Integration of information from previous and concurrent courses will be stressed with emphasis on screening, examination, analysis of findings, diagnosis, design and implementation of intervention programs for patients with increasingly complex problems. Functional activities across the life span also will be addressed.

M02 625 NEUROLOGY MEDICINE
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Brendan Tanner, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 2
Semester: 3
Physician lectures will provide students with information on the medical management of patients with neurological conditions. Physicians will discuss medical diagnosis, clinical signs and symptoms and their natural progression, and management of selected conditions to prepare the student to use this information in Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Conditions in PT. Students attend class with occupational therapy students and work independently to meet the objectives of the course.

M02 627 ESSENTIAL CLINICAL SKILLS IN PT II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Tracy Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS and Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 3
Skill in providing interventions including massage and mobilization and the application of thermal, mechanical, hydro and electrotherapeutic modalities will be developed. Students will learn the basic indications for and prescription of adaptive equipment and wheelchairs.

M02 628 CASE INTEGRATION LAB I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Cheryl Caldwell, PT, DPT, CHT and Patricia McGee, PT, DPT, PCS
Credit Hours: 1
Semester: 3
Paper, video and live patient cases provided by faculty and students will be completed to provide practice in managing patients with varying movement-related diagnoses. Students participate in faculty-facilitated small groups to discuss their own patient cases and to develop skill in asking clinical questions, using the literature to support, practice and write a modified case report.

M02 629 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITIONS IN PT I
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA, and Susan Strecker, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 3
Students will acquire the skills to examine patients with neuromuscular disorders. Emphasis will be on screening, selecting tests and measures, examination, determining impairments and functional loss, and making a movement system diagnosis. Students will practice examining both adult and pediatric patients. Content related to motor control and motor learning will be integrated into the course. Course content will be integrated with the concurrent Neurology Medicine course.

M02 692 and 692A CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II (8 WEEKS)
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 3
An eight-week, full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty. Allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Also emphasizes development of professional behaviors.

Semester 4

M02 626 MODERATORS OF HEALTH, WELLNESS AND REHABILITATION
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Jennifer Stith, PT, PhD, LCSW
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 4
Designed to explore individual attitudes toward health, illness, disability and death. Emphasizes the effect of these attitudes on individual goals, motivation, expectations, interpersonal relationships and exercise adherence. Investigates individual health attitudes, personal values, family interaction, stress management and concepts of wellness. Age-related issues will be addressed.

M02 635 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT III
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Jennifer Stith, PT, PhD, LCSW
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 4
Focuses on clinical application of compliance and motivation principles. Peer teaching, communication, consultation skills, leadership skills, lobbying legislation, documentation and negotiation in the clinic will be practiced. Students will practice decision making, supervision and delegation. Students will prepare résumés and begin career planning.

M02 636 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN PT
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS and Traci Norris, PT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 4
Students will acquire the skills needed to manage movement-related problems in patients with diabetes, burns, arthritis, wounds, amputation, obesity, oncological problems, incontinence, pregnancy, pain, genetic conditions and orthotic needs. Students will become familiar with care in both the neonatology unit and emergency room. Integration of information from previous and concurrent courses will be stressed with emphasis on screening, examination, analysis of findings, diagnosis, design and implementation of intervention programs for patients with increasingly complex problems. Functional activities across the life span will be addressed.

M02 638 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS IN PT III
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Gregory Holtzman, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 4
Students will acquire the skills needed to manage and prevent movement-related musculoskeletal problems of the spine, neck, elbow, wrist and hand, ankle and foot. Integration of information from previous and concurrent courses will be stressed with emphasis on screening, examination, analysis of findings, diagnosis, design and implementation of intervention programs for acute and post-acute patients with increasingly complex problems. Functional activities across the life span will be addressed.

M02 642 CASE INTEGRATION II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters:  Nancy Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT, and Tracy Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS
Credit Hours: 1
Semester: 4
Students will be updated on the use of movement-related diagnostic systems and hear a practice case from a faculty member. Using data on a patient studied during CE II, students will work in small groups with a faculty mentor to 1) orally present the case in five minutes using a rounds fashion; 2) develop a clinical question; 3) search the literature for 6-8 articles that will address the clinical question, summarizing the articles and completing a systematic review using matrix method; and 4) complete a modified case report.

M02 643 DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITIONS IN PT II
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA, and Susan Strecker, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 4
Students will build on their skills for examining patients with neuromuscular disorders and diagnosing movement system dysfunction.  Additional skills acquired will be designing and implementing intervention plans to address impairments and functional loss in patients of all ages. To aid in selecting appropriate interventions students will consider patient prognosis. Students will learn to prescribe wheelchairs and orthotics, fabricate splints, apply kinesiotape, and use a variety of medical equipment. Motor control and motor learning principles will be integrated into the course.

M02 693 and 693A CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III (10 WEEKS)
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 5
Semester: Summer
A full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty. Allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Also emphasizes development of professional behaviors.

M02 694 and 694A  CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV (12 WEEKS)
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 6
Semester: Fall
A full-time clinical experience supervised by clinical faculty. Allows the student to practice evaluation and treatment skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory. Also emphasizes development of professional behaviors.

M02 650 DIAGNOSIS AND EVIDENCE ANALYSIS IN PT III
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Nancy Bloom, PT, DPT, MSOT, and Tracy Spitznagle, PT, DPT, WCS
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 5
Students will prepare written case reports based on patients seen during their clinical experiences. Students will defend the use of diagnostic classifications and integrate the literature to support their case. Students will practice selecting appropriate outcome measures, designing clinical research questions, and using data to make decisions about individual and group treatment. Students will apply concepts of reliability and validity to assess their measurements.

M02 651 ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Beth Crowner, PT, DPT, NCS, MPPA
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 5
Dynamics of organizations and department will be discussed using case examples. Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by physical therapists early in their careers. Principles of administration and management that enable the physical therapist to supervise supportive personnel, to understand fiscal issues including reimbursement and to recommend staffing schedules and patterns will be addressed. Students will learn marketing and public relations strategies.

M02 652 ALTERNATIVE SKILLS AND PRACTICE ENVIRONMENTS
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Lynette Khoo-Summers, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 5
Physical therapy practice in work and community settings will be addressed. Special PT tests and the interpretation of other tests will be integrated into cases. Students also will be introduced to care in the ER, issues related to genetics and genomics and the importance of changes in medical care to PT. A unit on ergonomics is included. Alternative medicine and alternative PT practice (using an evidence-based practice approach) will be studied. PT topics may include craniosacral therapy, pilates, tai-chi, functional stabilization, therapeutic horsemanship, muscle energy, magnets and others. Student will learn about chiropractic, acupuncture, functional capacity evaluation and focus more on chronic pain. Students will also explore recreational options for disabled populations.

M02 653 HEALTH, FITNESS AND PREVENTION
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 5
Emphasis will be on critiquing and designing fitness and wellness programs for well and special populations. Programs will focus on those for employee fitness, diabetes, arthritis, obesity and the elderly. Students will participate in and evaluate group treatments and recreational exercise. Use of exercise equipment will be addressed.

M02 654 CASE INTEGRATION LAB III
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Masters: Mary Kate McDonnell, PT, DPT, OCS, and Suzanne Cornbleet, PT, DPT
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: 5
A variety of teaching methods, including rounds format, assessment centers and student presentations will enable students to integrate information from across the curriculum to complete complex case studies. Emphasis will be on pharmacology, other tests, moderators, establishing time frames and setting priorities for care. Age-related issues will be addressed.

M02 655 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT IV
Department: Program in Physical Therapy
Course Master: Tamara Burlis, PT, DPT, CCS
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: 5
Focus will be on the professional skills students need to function in entry-level practice in a variety of settings. Students will study licensure, participate in lobbying and a mock House of Delegates. Skills in serving as an expert witness, a leader, peer instructor and clinical instruction will be developed. Students will be expected to participate in a service project and activities of the APTA. Cultural and race issues will be actively explored.

Courses – PhD in Movement Science Program

L63 5110 INSTRUMENTATION THEORY AND APPLICATION I
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Joe Klaesner, PhD
Credit Hours: 4
Semester: Fall
This course is designed for the student to have a greater understanding of computer hardware, software and the interaction between these two which makes the use of the computer so useful in research. Basic computer architecture and operating systems will be discussed in this class. The student will gain a basic understanding of software programming logic and structures. The student will use “C” to write several programs for the class. The students will also be exposed to software packages that may include LabView, Matlab, Visual-3D and Excel. The class is organized in a lecture/lab structure.

L63 5115 INSTRUMENTATION THEORY AND APPLICATION II
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Joe Klaesner, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Spring
The main goal of this class is to make students comfortable in the identification of data acquisition equipment that is appropriate for their chosen research area. Instrumentation II is an introduction to electrical components and circuits and their role in the function of laboratory instrumentation. The student will be exposed to basic electronic design of filters, amplifiers and A/D sampling. Also included is exposure to selected pieces of laboratory instrumentation. The class is organized in a lecture/lab structure.

L63 5210 TEACHING PRACTICUM I
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Ruth Clark, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 2
Semester: Fall and Spring
The teaching practicum provides an opportunity for the doctoral student to engage in a focused and supervised classroom teaching experience. The student’s teaching should be in a content area relevant to the student’s area of interest. Students are expected to provide at least 6 hours of formal classroom instruction; to include a minimum of 4 hours of lecture presentation to an appropriate educational audience.

L63 5220 LAB PRACTICUM I
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Faculty
Credit Hours: 1-2
Semester: Fall and Spring
Supervised and focused laboratory research experience. Development of a specific portion of ongoing research by generating a project proposal and pilot data. Culminates with the production of a written report on the project.

L63 5230 LAB PRACTICUM II
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Faculty
Credit Hours: 1-2
Semester: Fall and Spring
Supervised and focused laboratory research experience. Development of a specific portion of ongoing research by generating a project proposal and pilot data. Culminates with the production of a written report on the project.

L63 5410 MOVEMENT SCIENCE I: BIOENERGETICS
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: W. Todd Cade, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Spring
This didactic course is designed to provide a comprehensive examination of skeletal muscle bioenergetics: structure, function, physiologic regulation of substrate utilization and physiological/pathological adaptation (mutability) to external and internal stimuli. The course is designed to provide the student with a solid basis in muscle structure, function and physiology needed for high-level clinical care. Course content will include skeletal muscle histology, function of intracellular and extracellular muscle proteins, mechanisms of contraction, myogenesis, utilization of fuel substrates including hormonal control and the effects of exercise, mechanical properties of muscle and the response of muscle to training, disuse and selected pathologies.

L63 5510 MOVEMENT SCIENCE II: BIOMECHANICS
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Dequan Zou, DSc
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall
The focus of this course will be upon understanding mechanical principles as they relate to the study of human movement. The course will use an integration of quantitative principles and published literature to explore methods to study biomechanics and also to learn how the human body responds to mechanical stimuli in healthy and selected disease conditions.

L63 5610 MOVEMENT SCIENCE III: BIOCONTROL
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Catherine Lang, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall
This goal of this course is to understand how the nervous system controls movement and how human movement is affected after pathology to the nervous system. Each class session will consist of an introductory lecture followed by student-led discussions of selected papers. During the course, we will gain insight into how the enormous repertoire of human movements (e.g., gait, posture, voluntary hand movements) is controlled by a distributed motor system (e.g., spinal cord, basal ganglia, motor cortex), how pathology to the system alters movements and how various structures in the system may or may not be able to compensate for each other.

L63 5710 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Faculty
Credit Hours: 1-6
Semester: Fall and Spring
Opportunity to pursue individual projects under supervision of a Movement Science faculty member.

L63 5720 RESEARCH IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Faculty
Credit Hours: 1-6
Semester: Fall and Spring
Opportunity to pursue non-dissertation research on an individual basis under the supervision and direction of a Movement Science faculty member.

L63 5730 READINGS IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Faculty
Credits 1-6
Semester: Fall and Spring
Opportunity to pursue individual work under the supervision and direction of an IPMS faculty member.

L63 5850 PROGRAM SEMINAR
Department: Movement Science
Course Master: Gammon Earhart, PT, PhD
Credit Hours: 1
Semester: Fall and Spring
Departmental seminar focused on review of current literature, scholarly presentation and the development of skills in developing and presenting grant proposals. Required for each of the first four semesters of enrollment in the Movement Science program.

M17 522 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Department: Clinical Investigation
Course Master: Sarah Boslaugh, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Every Fall
This is a basic course in statistics with particular focus on the health sciences. It is taught in a user-friendly manner with emphasis on use of SPSS, statistical analysis software commonly used in clinical research. The course will teach basic statistical methods in which clinical researchers should have facility to execute their own analyses.

M17 524 INTERMEDIATE STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Department: CRTC
Course Master: Sarah Boslaugh, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Every Spring
This 15-week course is designed to build on skills developed in Introduction to Statistics for the Health Sciences and to foster basic expertise required to independently use common multivariate biostatistical methods to analyze clinical research data for peer-review presentation and publication.

M17 588 EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH
Department: CRTC
Course Master: Mario Schootman, PhD
Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Every Spring
This course introduces principles of epidemiology as they apply to clinical research. The course provides basic tools used in descriptive and analytical epidemiology, which are crucial for making informed decisions in the care of patients. Critical thinking and scientific/analytic competencies are emphasized throughout the course.

BIO 5011 ETHICS AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Department: Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Course Master: Robert Mercer, PhD
Credit Hours: 1
Semester: Spring