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Advisory Committee

Dr. Ka-Chun (Joseph) Siu (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Bhavana Dave, and Dr. Laura Bilek

PhD Curriculum

Students enrolled in MSIA - Patient-Oriented Clinical Research PhD program engage in and learn the processes of patient-oriented clinical research. This is research directly involves patients, evaluating either 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. 

Coursework

Students pursuing the PhD in MSIA - Patient-Oriented Research must complete the following courses:

Statistics Requirements
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Core Curriculum
One course in applied research
One course in grant writing
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL STUDIES3
MSIA 970SEMINAR1
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (4 courses)
Students will work with their Supervisory Committee to select appropriate electives
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training