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Program Director

Dr. Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu

MS Curriculum

Students enrolled in this sub-plan engage in and learn the processes of patient-oriented clinical research. This is research that directly involves patients, either evaluating their tissue, behavior, physiology or responses to an intervention. Types of research considered patient-oriented include, but are not limited to: the use of human tissues to study diagnostic techniques, the mechanism of disease, effectiveness of treatment interventions, and clinical trials.  Both Thesis and Non-Thesis degree options are offered.

Coursework: Thesis Option

Statistics Requirements (1 course; choose between the following)
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Core Curriculum
One course in applied research OR one course in grant writing
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
MSIA 970SEMINAR1
MSIA 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
Electives (3 courses)
Students must work with their Advisory Committee to select electives

Coursework: Non-Thesis Option

Students pursing the MS (Non-Thesis Option) in MSIA - Patient Orientated Research must complete the following courses:

STATISTICS REQUIREMENT
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES (or)3
HPME 830RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
CORE CURRICULUM
PHYT 942SPECIAL TOPICS1-6
FOCUS AREA REQUIRMENTS: Students are required to take at least three graded courses (minimum 2 cred hours) from the focus areas below. The student's Adviosry Committee will approve specific focus area courses.