Academic Associate Program

5900: Clinical Research Methods and Practice I

The course is offered all semesters (spring, summer, and fall), and may be repeated. Students receive credit for conducting clinical research designed by University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital clinicians. Each student must attend a mandatory orientation (always the Friday before classes begin), a weekly class meeting, and six-12 hours/week of clinical shifts enrolling patients into research studies. Students who participate in this course work in a clinical setting, gain exposure to clinical research, interact with pediatric patients and their families, and develop relationships with Department of Pediatrics faculty. At the end of the course, the student will have gained experience in many aspects of pediatric clinical research, including, but not limited to: professionalism in the clinical setting, study design, Institutional Review Board, informed consent/assent, Good Clinical Practice, ethics, basic statistics, and scientific journals.

5901: Clinical Research Methods and Practice II

This is a course where students receive credit for conducting clinical research designed by University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital physicians. The course involves six-12 hours/week of clinical shifts enrolling patients into clinical research studies. There are also weekly class meetings pertaining to clinical research and medicine. Class content will be based on the given semester's studies, as well as student interests. Students who participate in this course have an opportunity to work in a clinical setting, gain exposure to clinical research, opportunities to train new students on clinical research, and develop relationships with Department of Pediatrics faculty. At the end of the course, the student will have increased clinical/administrative knowledge of approximately 12 studies .

5902: Clinical Research and Medicine

This is a course where students receive credit for conducting clinical research and working as a physician extender with the University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital physicians. The course involves three hours/week of clinical shifts enrolling patients into clinical research studies and six hours/week working as a Physician Extender. There are also weekly class meetings with course instructors Dr. Maija Holsti and Dr. Howard Kadish. Class content will be based on clinical medicine, case studies, and operations management. Students who participate in this course have an opportunity to work in a clinical setting, gain exposure to clinical research/operations management, opportunities to train new students on clinical research and develop relationships with Department of Pediatrics faculty. At the end of the course, the student will have increased clinical/administrative knowledge of approximately 12 studies and begin to understand the complexity of operations management in the Emergency Department.

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Elizabeth Arrigona
Administrative Program Coordinator
801-587-0677
elizabeth.arrigona@hsc.utah.edu

John D. Anderson
Academic Program Coordintaor
801-587-1467
john.d.anderson@hsc.utah.edu

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