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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Courses

  • Research Rotation (PREP) | BBS 550

    Programs: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

    Research rotations are defined periods of research experience under the direction of a faculty member. They are intended to familiarize the student with concepts and techniques in several areas of research and to assist the student in evaluating research laboratories and projects that might be developed into a dissertation project. The student will participate in an ongoing research project, gain familiarity with concepts underlying the research, acquire a working knowledge of techniques used in the research, and write a report and present an oral summary of the results of the research.

    Course DirectorVaries

    Semester Offered: Fall, Spring

    Last Taught: Taught every Fall and Spring semester

  • Introduction to Cellular Metabolism and Disease | BBS 748

    Programs: Interdisciplinary, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program, Translational Science

    This intense 3-week course will expose students to a variety of topics related to cellular metabolism. The course will cover material ranging from foundational principles to current leading-edge research. The principles and mechanisms regulating metabolism will be explored from multiple perspectives, including biochemistry, biophysics, genetics, molecular biology and cell biology. 

    Course Director: Brian Lewis, Amy Walker

    Semester Offered: Fall, Summer

    Last Taught: Fall 2021

  • Research Assistantship (PREP) | CTS 550

    Programs: Clinical & Population Health Research, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

    Laboratory rotations are defined periods of research experience under the direction of a faculty member. They are intended to familiarize the student with concepts and techniques in several areas of research and to assist the student in evaluating research laboratories and projects that might be developed into a dissertation project. The student will participate in an on-going research project; gain familiarity with concepts underlying the research; acquire a working knowledge of techniques used in the research; and write a report and present an oral summary of the results of the research.

    Course DirectorFaculty member in whose lab student is working

    Semester Offered: Fall, Spring

    Last Taught: Taught every Fall and Spring semester

  • Advanced Epidemiology and Research Methods | CTS 602A

    Programs: Clinical & Population Health Research, MS in Clinical Investigation, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

    Building on basic skills in epidemiology and scientific research methods, this two-semester course will cover research design, sampling, hypothesis development and testing. Students will develop skills in use of clinical and epidemiological databases and national health surveys. In addition, methodological strengths of various quantitative and qualitative techniques and designs will be explored. Students will have problem sets to complete, in addition to assignments to develop original research approaches to specific scientific and clinical questions.

    Prerequisites: CTS605A or equivalent or permission from course coordinator 

    Course Director: William Jesdale

    Semester Offered: Fall

    Last Taught: Fall 2021

  • Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research | CTS 605A

    Programs: Clinical & Population Health Research, MS in Clinical Investigation, Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

    This course reviews basic principles of epidemiology, investigation of disease outbreaks, and the application of various observational and experimental research designs and strategies to clinical, epidemiological, and translational research. Didactic instruction, readings, and problem sets (including lab-based analyses) are utilized to more fully understand epidemics and their causes, as well as various study designs including cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort designs, and randomized clinical trials. Students also will learn how to design surveillance systems and develop and evaluate screening and diagnostic tests. Students are graded on in-class participation and two writing assignments (write-up of lab exercise and in-class student presentation). This is a full semester course with a total of 30 contact hours.

    Course Director: Jonggyu Baek

    Semester Offered: Fall, Summer

    Last Taught: Fall 2021

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