Clinical Trials


The Clinical Trials concentration prepares scholars to:

  • Describe the major study designs used in clinical trials.
  • Explain key similarities and differences between various clinical trial designs.
  • Evaluate clinical research questions and determine which trial design would best answer a given study question, keeping feasibility in mind.
  • Write clinical trial protocols based on their own research questions of interest.
  • Critique novel clinical trial designs in development, such as n-of-1 and adaptive trials.

Concentration leader

Nathan P. Staff, M.D., Ph.D.

Required credits

Course number Course title Credits
CTSC 5020 Regulatory Issues in Clinical Research 1
CTSC 5025 Introduction to Regulatory Science 1
CTSC 5602 Introduction to Utilizing Statistical Software in Clinical and Translational Research 1
CTSC 5720 Clinical Trials: Design and Conduct 1
CTSC 6170 The Science of Team Science: Strategies for Success 1
Total 5