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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

Students pursuing the MS (Thesis Option) in MSIA - Patient-Oriented Research must complete the following courses: 

Statistics Requirements (1 course; choose between the following)
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Core Curriculum
One course in applied research OR one course in grant writing
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL STUDIES3
MSIA 970SEMINAR1
MSIA 899MASTERS THESIS1-9
Electives (3 courses)
Students must work with their Advisory Committee to select electives

Coursework: Non-Thesis Option

Contact Dr. Siu for details.