The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements and application procedures is posted on the ICTR website.
The certificate addresses a well-documented gap in what should be a continuum between basic health and medical research discoveries and the application of those discoveries in clinical and public health practice. To bridge this gap new discoveries must move beyond efficacy studies to research that tests effectiveness in real world settings, exploring factors that facilitate or impede positive health outcomes. This requires engagement among community members, organizations, clinicians and researchers as partners in the research process and draws on a distinct set of skills. This certificate focuses on the development of skills to engage successfully in clinical and community health outcomes research.
Foundational knowledge to be acquired
Application/performance skills to be acquired
Human dimension (ethics and transdisciplinarity) skills to be acquired
An objective of this certificate program is to enroll students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and workforce sectors, including non-health fields such as education, public policy, anthropology, sociology, social work, and business. Course participation will be enriched by the perspectives of people who will have a variety of approaches to community health research questions.
The Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research curriculum consists of five courses and one project for a total of 14-to-15 credit hours. Depending on your course load, you may be able to complete course requirements within two years.
Translational and Outcomes Research in Health and Health Care, 3 credits
Course number: Pop Hlth 709
Electives, 8–9 credits
Students must take one course from each of three areas: (1) working with communities, (2) quantitative methods relevant to clinical and community outcomes research, and (3) qualitative methods relevant to clinical and community outcomes research. The certificate advisor can help students choose courses that qualify as fulfilling these requirements. At least one of the courses must be from outside the major. For important details and a list of suggested courses, see "Electives: Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research," under "Curriculum" on the program website.
Project, 2 credits
See "Project" under "Curriculum" on the program website.
Seminar, 1 credit
To fulfill the seminar requirement, students may choose from the following two seminars.
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements, application procedures, and student services coordinators is posted on the ICTR website.
Whether a student enrolls in the graduate/professional or capstone certificate program will depend on their educational goals. (Course requirements are the same for all.)
Graduate and professional students from any discipline are eligible to apply for enrollment in the certificate program. To be considered for admission, complete the following application procedures.
2. Application process for Capstone Certificate students
3. Notification of admission to the Capstone Certificate program
Within three weeks after the program receives the completed application, the student will receive notification of the admission decision. Students with questions about the status of their application, should contact Sharon Schumacher, email@example.com.
The fee structure for the Capstone certificate will be the same as that of credit-based graduate tuition rate, which is posted atthis link.
For information about the possibility of financial aid, see Capstone FAQs for Prospective Students.
After admission, the certificate advisory committee will review the student's research interests and recommend an advisor. Following that, the student will be notified with the name and contact information of the advisor. The student must schedule a meeting with the certificate advisor within the first month of the certificate program to identify learning and career objectives and to discuss the program in relation to the student's goals.
Capstone students will be working with two offices on campus:
For more information: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Box 2455, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792; firstname.lastname@example.org; ictr.wisc.edu/T2TRCertificate.
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