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 spring, consider one of the following classes.
CTSC 5761: Propensity Scoring Methods for Observational Health Services Research
Propensity score methods are a set of potent tools that an empirical researcher can apply to mimic a randomized control trial (RCT) retrospectively using an observational database and have emerged as some of the most widely used methods for estimating treatment effects in observational studies.
Although RCTs are considered gold standards for generating evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of an intervention (for example, a drug or device), RCTs may not always be feasible due to their prohibitive costs, possible harm to the participants and limited generalizability to the real-world population.
As an alternative, propensity score methods have been used widely in health services and outcomes research. Their relevance received a further boost with the 2010 Affordable Care Act that emphasized comparative effectiveness research using observational databases to generate real-world evidence of alternative interventions. Prerequisites are CTSC 5600, 5610 and 5640 (previously or concurrently).
- Faculty: Bijan J. Borah, Ph.D.
CTSC 5660: Statistical Design, Analysis & Application of Bioinformatics
This course provides an introduction of concepts to consider when designing and analyzing high-dimensional omics data. Concepts that are covered include variability, bias, appropriate study designs, sample selection, data quality control, data pre-processing and statistical analysis.
Case studies may include data from gene expression microarrays, methylation microarrays, protein mass spectrometry, copy number variation (CNV) platforms and next-generation messenger RNA (mRNA) sequencing. Prerequisite is CTSC 5600.
- Faculty: Ann L. Oberg, Ph.D., and Jeanette E. Eckel Passow, Ph.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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