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Department of Biostatistics

Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis (M.S.)

 

Year Started: 1985
Offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
(Cohorts start in October of odd numbered years)

The On Job/On Campus Master's in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis Program was developed to provide a means for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, pharmacologists and others who are involved in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analysis appropriate to such research while remaining in their existing employment. Providing this educational program for clinical researchers addresses two problems:

  1. a shortage of persons with clinical expertise who are trained in research methods
  2. inadequacies in the design of clinical research.

These problems reflect the increasing complexity of research, the pressure on faculty to do research and the limited education at most medical, dental and pharmacy schools about research design and statistical analysis. Since schools educating clinicians cannot be expected to include research design and statistics in the curriculum when only a small number of their students will become faculty and researchers, education designed specifically for clinical researchers is needed.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

PROGRAM BROCHURE

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PROGRAM SCHEDULE


Contact Information:
(734) 615-9812
(734) 763-2215 (fax)
sph.bio.inquiries@umich.edu

Approximate Tuition per Year (2013-2015):
Year 1

MI Resident - $21,642
Non-MI Resident - $35,985
Year 2
MI Resident - $14,428
Non-MI Resident - $23,990

How Students are Financed: Employer and self-financed

Credit Hours: 37

Length of Program: 19 months

Tracked with Other Programs: No

No. of Weekend Sessions: 19

Days in Weekend: 4 days (Thursday - Sunday)

Typical Cohort Enrollment: 40

Who Participates:
Faculty and researchers employed by medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and nursing schools, teaching hospitals, research organizations, etc, who wish to develop experience in research design and statistical analysis.

Why Initiated:
To provide a means for clinicians involved in clinical research to develop expertise in research design and statistical analyses appropriate to such research while remaining in their existing employment.

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