Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Information:

Victoria King, PhD
Career Development Director
Phone: (859) 218-6167
Email: vicky.king@uky.edu

Eligibility: All CTS scholars must either be enrolled in a UK graduate program or accepted into post-baccalaureate status through the Graduate School in order to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science. Full-time UK employees may use the Employee Education Program to cover tuition costs.

Application: Prior to submitting an application, prospective scholars must contact Victoria King, PhD, (Career Development Director, CCTS; email: vicky.king@uky.edu; tel: 859-218-6167) about the Certificate program. Prospective scholars must submit a completed CTS Scholars Application online.  Application materials include transcripts, a current curriculum vitae (CV), and two letters of support.  Applications are accepted for both the Fall and Spring semesters.  All application materials for the Fall semester must be received by May 1.  All application materials for the Spring semester must be received by October 1. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered until the following application cycle.  Following review of applications by the Admissions Committee, applicants will be notified of their status.

Please note: Application to the graduate programs in Clinical and Translational Science is a two-stage process. Applicants must first complete the CTS Scholars Application online. If applicants are accepted to the program, they must also submit an additional application to the Graduate School in order to matriculate into the program.

Program Detail

Curriculum: The Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) requires the completion of the following didactic courses (14 credit hours) including a Research Practicum:

Course Number Title Description Course Credits Semester(s) Offered
BSC 731 Methods and Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science Overview course designed to introduce students to major CTS methods and technologies, enable students to interpret and evaluate research findings, enhance appreciation for multidisciplinary approaches to CTS, and enhance interdisciplinary vocabulary. BSC 731 Methods and Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science is a prerequisite to BSC 732 and must be completed prior to taking BSC 732. 3 Fall and Spring
BSC 732 Interdisciplinary Protocol Development Interactive course designed to orient students to leadership and teamwork processes of clinical and translational research and to train students to function effectively in teams. BSC 731 Methods and Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science is a prerequisite to BSC 732 and must be completed prior to taking BSC 732. 3 Fall and Spring
BSC 733 Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science This seminar course is designed to orient students to clinical and translational research community and activities at the University of Kentucky and to incorporate a multidisciplinary cooperative approach to clinical and translational research. Students are expected to apply their knowledge of effective scientific communication, responsible conduct of research, and methods and technologies of clinical and translational science to ongoing discussions. The course will consist of four evening seminars focusing on different topics of clinical and translational research, as well as, 3 additional seminars of the student’s choice. Prereq: Graduate standing. 1 Fall and Spring
BSC 534 Ethics and Responsibility in Clinical Research The goal of this course is to provide an overview of ethical considerations when conducting and reporting clinical research, as well as to provide experience in the practice and application of ethics to clinical science. Prereq: This course is designed for scholars pursuing research training in clinical and translational science to integrate and apply knowledge obtained in previous training. Permission is required from the Course Director for entry into the class.

Note: CPH 665/PHR 665: Ethical Issues in Clinical Research (3 credit hours – Spring Semester) can be substituted.

3 Fall and Spring
BSC 772 Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research This course is for students that are either actively engaged in clinical and/or translational research or intend to be involved in research in the near future. This courses consists of lectures, demonstrations and discussion sessions on biostatistics for the health sciences. The course activities are intended to promote the application of biostatistics to research concepts in the students’ areas of interest and to foster practical knowledge that supports students’ own research interests.
Note: STA 580: Biostatistics or equivalent course can be substituted.
3 Fall and Spring
BSC 790 Research Practicum Research practicum based on a detailed research training plan developed with the mentor that contributes to original research and peer-reviewed publication. 1 Fall andSpring

 

Other Information:

Integration with MS in Medical Sciences/PhD in Clinical and Translational Science: The 14 credit hours of didactic coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science may be applied to the MS in Medical Sciences (CTS Pathway) or PhD in Clinical and Translational Science.

Scholars are also encouraged to attend any or all of the CCTS seminar series, the CCTS Spring Conferences, the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series, and additional seminars, lectures, grand rounds and special events, based on their research interests and career development needs.

Visit the Related Links to download the CTS Scholars Application, for Graduate School application information, for information on the MS in Medical Sciences (CTS Pathway) and PhD in Clinical and Translational Science programs and on the UK Employee Education Program.