4-Year Combined Program and 2-Year Research Only Program
Clinical and Population Translational Science Graduate Program: Genetic Epidemiology Track
You will enroll as a graduate student in the Master of Science Degree in Clinical and Population Translational Science (CPTS) program. CPTS is administered through the Division of Public Health Sciences of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Faculty members provide expertise and conduct research in the areas of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology, clinical trials methodology, biostatistics and grant writing. Under the Genetic Epidemiology Track of CPTS, the course of study will include core requirements supplemented by courses on Molecular Biology, Genetic Epidemiology and Advanced Genetics.
The major objectives of this Master’s Degree program are: provide training in conceptual/theoretical frameworks, research methodologies, and statistical methods essential to the design and conduct of clinical and epidemiologic research; provide training in the fundamentals of molecular biology, genetics/genomics and genetic epidemiology; and provide training in the basic skills of grant and manuscript preparation.
Students will be required to design a thesis project of publishable quality that is closely aligned with their interests and career objectives. Students will work closely with a pair of Program Faculty Mentors to design an individualized program of study suited to their needs.
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Master of Science Degree Clinical and Population Translational Science: Genetic Epidemiology Track
Fall Year 1(11 credits)
- CPTS 701. Foundations of Clinical and Translational Science (3)
- CPTS 730. Introduction to Statistics (4)
- CPTS 720. Epidemiology (3)
- MOGN 731 Molecular Biology (0) Audit
- CPTS 703 Ethics and Responsibility in CPTS 1 (1)
Spring Year 1 (14 credits)
- CPTS 742. Clinical Trial Methods (3)
- CPTS 732. Applied Linear Models (4)
- BICM 734 Human Molecular Genetics (2)
- CPTS 726 Genetic Epi (3)
- CPTS 704. Ethics and Responsibility in CPTS II (1)
Summer Year 1 (6 credits)
- CPTS 705. Team Science Practicum (3)
- CPTS 741. Research Grant Preparation (3)
- Completion of Your Thesis
As stated above, students will be required to design a thesis project of publishable quality that is closely aligned with their interests and career objectives. Thesis topic selections will be made in the spring semester of the first year and work to complete the thesis will be in the second year.