All three courses are required for MAS-CLRE students.
ISP Seminar Series A– 2 units - CLRE-295A
Students conduct an extensive literature search leading to the background and hypothesis/specific aim of their Independent Study Project, culminating in a written paper and class presentation for faculty and peer feedback. Mentorship topics will be discussed by guest speakers.
ISP Seminar Series B– 2 units - CLRE-295B
Students present a Research-In-Progress talk related to their ongoing Independent Study Project (ISP) work. They will submit an institutional review board (IRB) proposal/report including a Master protocol that would be submitted to the IRB. This will include the data management plans including case report forms, data analysis plans, sample size calculations and budget. Mentorship and career development topics will be discussed by guest speakers from academia and industry. Prerequisites: ISP Seminar Series A (CLRE 295A)
Independent Study Project – 2 units - CLRE-297
Students conduct a high-level clinical research project that integrates what they have learned in their formal coursework. The ISP will include their coursework in CLRE 295A and 295B and be presented as a final report that includes a complete description of the project including the study manual, study results, statistical analysis and a discussion of the findings. Students will make an oral presentation of their ISP to their 3 member ISP committee comprised of faculty and industry advisors. The ISP is an independent, creative scholarly activity, and students will be graded on their written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: ISP Seminar Series A & B (CLRE 295A, CLRE 295B) and department approval.