Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science is the entry point for graduate-level training in clinical and translational science (CTS). The curriculum is designed to establish knowledge-based and skill-based competencies in CTS methods and technologies, scientific knowledge, measurement and statistics, research integrity (research ethics and responsible conduct of research), and team science. These competencies are required of all CTS scholars, regardless of level of training or academic concentration. The Certificate curriculum integrates scholars with diverse backgrounds and training into a common training environment with shared professional socialization experiences. 

Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science (14 Credits)

This program provides entry-level competency training in clinical and translational science for scholars interested in CTS research, broadly defined. The key elements of this certificate are (1) a curriculum focused on core CTS research competencies, and (2) mentored research training. 

Eligibility:

Application Process/Dates:

  • 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 applications will NOT be considered until the following semester

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

Course Credit

Semester(s) 

Offered

BSC 731

Methods and Technologies in Clinical and Translational Science

3

Fall and Spring

BSC 732 

Interdisciplinary Protocol Development 

3

Fall and Spring

BSC 733 

Seminar in Clinical and Translational Science

1

Fall and Spring

BSC 534

Ethics and Responsibility in Clinical Research

3

Fall and Spring

BSC 772

Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Clinical and Translational Research

3

Fall and Spring

BSC 790

Research in Medical Behavioral Science

1

Fall and Spring

 

Other Information: 

Integration with MS in Medical Sciences or 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. 

  • A separate application to these programs is required

 


 

Contacts

  • Victoria King, PhD

    • CCTS Executive Committee; Director, Workforce Development Office
    • vlking00@uky.edu
    • (859) 218-6167
  • Thomas H. Kelly, PhD

    • CCTS Executive Committee; Director, Faculty Development
    • thkelly@uky.edu
    • (859) 323-5206
  • Hannah Knudsen, PhD

    • Director, Graduate Studies
    • hkknud2@uky.edu
    • (859) 323-3947