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Design and Analysis of Clinical Research MS-BATS 232/LEC/1 4.0 Units Spring Quarter 2016 Class Meeting Information This course meets at the Health Policy Research Institute and online April 2 -- June 4 Instructor Information Name: Sherrie H. Kaplan, PhD, MPH Office Phone: (949) 824.7286 Email: [email protected] Website: Dr. Sherrie Kaplan is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Healthcare Measurement and Evaluation, Professor of Medicine, University of California, Irvine (UCI), School of Medicine and Executive Co-Director of the UCI Health Policy Research Institute. Trained in psychometrics, she is well known for her work in the development of measures of the quality of technical and interpersonal care, health status and quality of life, particularly for vulnerable populations. In her distinguished career as a leading social scientist in medicine, she has conducted ground-breaking research demonstrating that patients’ effective participation in treatment decisions has positive effects on patients’ health outcomes. Her work on the application of psychometric techniques to the assessment of performance of varying levels of the healthcare system, from healthcare organizations to individual physicians, has made her a national expert on this current and controversial topic. Dr. Kaplan was recognized for her teaching of research methods during her years at Tufts School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. Course Description The rising importance of evidence-based medicine and the recent emphasis on personalized medicine, underscore the relevance of well-conducted and correctly interpreted clinical research. Using Designing Clinical Research 3 rd Edition as its text, this course will present and discuss the conduct of clinical research, from the construction of researchable questions, through the array of study designs available to address such questions, organization and planning of studies, methodologic issues (sampling, power, randomization, blinding, bias and error) important for many types of studies, and conclude with the writing, preparation and funding of research proposals. Prerequisites – Classes or Knowledge Required for this Course Introduction to Medical Statistics Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology 1
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Course Objectives At the end of this course, students will be able to: Critically evaluate designs of studies described in the clinical literature Generate a researchable clinical research question Draft a research proposal to address that question Course Text or Online Resources Required texts for this course are: Designing Clinical Research 4 th Edition by Stephen B. Hulley, Steven R.
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