The Introduction to Biostatistics in Clinical Investigation course provides an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques commonly encountered in medical research. Lecture topics include study design, probability, comparing sample means and proportions, survival analysis, and sample size/power calculations. Lectures are supplemented with a computer lab to incorporate lecture content into practical application by introducing the statistical software package SPSS to describe and analyze data.
Videos featuring various lecturers who discuss the methods and rationale behind performing clinical research.
In spring the Investigative Medicine program offers two term-long courses on grant writing. During the course students will gain intensive, practical experience in evaluating and preparing grant proposals, including introduction to NIH study section format. The course gives new clinical investigators the essential tools to design and to initiate their own proposals for obtaining grants to do research and to develop their own careers.