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Translational Science

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Gail D. Thomas, Ph.D.
H047 Medicine, Hershey Medical Center
Phone: 717-531-0003 Extension: 287087

The primary goal of this certificate is to provide a formal, structured program that allows medical and health care professionals, those wanting to enter the area of health care research, and graduate students seeking a career in a health care related discipline to develop or enhance a successful career in translational science. The curriculum includes courses in 4 specific translational science clusters. Candidates are required to complete 15 credits, including a 10 credit core of required 500-level courses and 5 elective credits. Courses must be selected from the detailed curriculum, or by permission in advance from the certificate director. Courses are available at the Hershey and University Park Campuses enabling the student to continue employment activities or graduate school programs. Candidates must obtain a B or better in each course.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

List of Courses Included in the Certificate: 10 credits

PHS 520 (3) or STAT 500 (3) or STAT 501 (3);
PHS 550 (3) or H P A 540 (3) OR STAT 507 (3);
PHS 580 (3) or STAT 503 (3) or STAT 509 (3);
PHS 500 (1) or MCIBS 591 (1) or BMS 591 (1)

Electives (In addition to the 10 required credits, select at least 5 credits from the following list.):

BB H 505, Behavioral Health Research Strategies (3)
BIOL 555, Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data (3)
BMMB 852, Applied Bioinformatics (2)
BMS 801, Writing Grant Proposals for Biomedical Research (1)
CTS 590, Clinical and Translational Science Colloquium (1)
H P A 528, Health Data Analysis for Research (3)
H P A 564, Research Methods in Health Services Research (3)
HD FS 503, Human Development Intervention: Analysis of Theories and Approaches (3)
HD FS 516, Methods of Research in Human Development (3)
KINES 588, Scientific Writing in Kinesiology (3)
MCIBS 555, Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data (3)
NUTR 540, Research Methods (3)
PHS 518, Scientific Communication (2)
PHS 519, Patient-Centered Research (3)
PHS 521, Applied Biostatistics (3)
PHS 536, Health Survey Research Methods (3)
PHS 540, Decision Analysis I (1)
STAT 555, Statistical Analysis of Genomics Data (3)

Effective Semester: Summer 2018
Expiration Semester: Spring 2023



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