Physicians and other health care workers are needed now more than ever to address the immediate challenges of COVID-19.
A fully online program for the Master of Clinical and Translational Science is being offered for the fall semester at the Medical College of Georgia, and applications are now being accepted.
The Master of Clinical and Translational Science is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to become leaders in translational research efforts within their respective fields.
“Individuals will gain an understanding of how to critically examine the literature,” said Jennifer Waller, program director at MCG’s Department of Population Health Science. “The ability to assess the methodology, results and conclusions published in the literature is essential to aid in the determination of whether clinical practice should evolve.”
Clinical investigators and health care professionals rely on a quantitative approach to perform not only research, but also methodologically sound decision making within their clinical domains. The program integrates research study design with analysis and interpretation by providing education in clinical trials, observational studies, biostatistics, and epidemiology.
The program comes at low or no cost and involves asynchronous learning in only four semesters of study.
“This MCTS program is ideal for anyone who wants to develop their ability to design and perform clinical or translational research projects,” said Dr. Adam Berman, professor at MCG’s Department of Cardiology and Department of Population Health Science. “Through a well-balanced and in-depth curriculum, students in the MCTS program will gain key competencies in statistical analysis, epidemiology, trial design and data interpretation.”
Those enrolled in the program will also take additional courses focusing upon data-driven clinical decision-making and fundamental health economic concepts.
“These are areas of growing importance in not only research, but also health care delivery,” Berman added.
Those interested in signing up for the fall can find out more here.