Mayo Graduate School Course Information
This page contains quarterly detailed schedules and annual course schedules, as well as announcements about registration, course additions and course cancellations. Check periodically to stay up-to-date on current Mayo Graduate School (MGS) course offerings in clinical and translational science.
If you are looking for an elective course this winter, consider one of the following classes.
CTSC 5140: Epigenetics & Epigenomics: Impact on Translational Research and Future Medical Practice
This introductory course is designed to introduce students to epigenetics and epigenomics, which are promising to become an important foundation of modern medicine, including individualized health care delivery. Of great interest to translational medicine, emerging data demonstrate that epigenetic changes are often amenable to therapeutic intervention.
In this course, students will discuss molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic events, the tools for the design and execution of research in this discipline, how to generate and analyze data, and the application of epigenomics to diagnostic and therapeutic treatments.
- Faculty: Raul A. Urrutia, M.D., and Tamas Ordog, M.D.
CTSC 5710: Managing and Displaying Data
This course introduces the general principles and practical exercises of data management and presenting in medical research, including laboratory experiments, cohort observational studies and clinical trials. Topics include design of data collection systems, data quality control and monitoring, and how to create practical data presentations by graph.
This course will heavily focus on hands-on practices by introducing REDCap for data collection and management and statistical software for plots and tables. Prerequisites include CTSC 5600 and CTSC 5601.
- Faculty: Qian Shi, Ph.D.
CTSC 5760: Medical Decision Making
This course is intended to provide a sound and thorough introduction to the principles of clinical decision making in the areas of basic medical decision psychology and quantitative decision analysis.
Students will take pre- and post-tests for each half of the course, focusing on analyzing the approach of clinicians to realistic cases or clinical dilemmas, and utilizing the formal techniques of decision/cost-effectiveness analysis.
- Faculty: John B. Bundrick, M.D., and Mark Liebow, M.D., M.P.H.
CTSC 5920: Introduction to Health Care Systems Engineering: Optimizing Patient Care
Health systems engineering applies engineering tools to address improved efficiency, patient access, quality and safety. This course will discuss how operations management and operations research methods, including computer simulation, optimization, system dynamics and many others, can be applied to health care systems to dramatically improve performance.
Application areas such as patient and staff scheduling, patient yield management, optimizing patient pathways and treatment sequences, and others will be presented. Prerequisites include CTSC 5600.
- Faculty: Thomas R. Rohleder, Ph.D., and Jeanne M. Huddleston, M.D.
Course registration is completed through Self-Service Banner (EdLink Portal), a Web-based registration system that allows active and current students online, real-time registration, as well as access to their e-transcript.
- Log in to EdLink Portal with your Mayo Clinic LAN ID and password to access self-service course registration.
- A user guide is available (must be logged in to the Mayo network).
- FAQs for online and late course registration.
Quarterly detailed course schedules
Quarterly schedules are updated periodically. Please see course descriptions for additional course overviews and prerequisites.
Annual course schedule
The annual course schedule is updated throughout the year and is subject to change. For specific course dates and times, please refer to the quarterly detailed course schedule.
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