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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
CRC101 Foundations of Clinical Research Credit Hours: 3.00
A comprehensive introduction to the clinical research process and practice. Includes history and evolution of clinical research, phases of clinical trials, protection of human subjects, clinical research team personnel and their roles, and the responsibilities of clinical research organizations. Also includes medical, clinical research, and standard pharmaceutical/pharmacological terms commonly used in clinical research; and issues of sensitivity, diversity, and ethics as applied to clinical research.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 160IN or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: Introductory class for program core.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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CRC201 Clinical Research Regulatory Compliance Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory process and regulatory requirements for clinical research. Includes an overview of the role and function of the FDA, the drug development process, preparation and maintenance of an Investigational New Drug (IND), regulatory documentation, safety reporting, and Good Clinical Practices (GCPs).
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Recommendation: Completion of CRC 101, or concurrent enrollment in the course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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CRC230 Introduction to Clinical Research Study Protocol Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the scientific development of research protocols and related regulatory requirements. Includes differentiations among research design types, rules for writing protocols, and ethical considerations relative to research protocols.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 101.
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Recommendation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CRC 201.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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CRC240 Pharmacology for Clinical Trials Credit Hours: 4.00
Essential drug knowledge and facts and their application in clinical research. Includes common medical diagnoses and their related drug treatments (brand name and generic); what constitutes a drug; the effects and modes of action of drugs upon the body (pharmacodynamics); method and rate of excretion and duration of the effect of drugs (pharmacokinetics); drug side effects; drug-drug interactions; and how to find and interpret drug-related information from primary literature. Also includes an overview of the drug development process from bench through post-approval marketing.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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CRC250 Clinical Research Site Coordination and Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the elements involved in implementing and managing a clinical trial from the perspective of the research site staff/team. Includes the identification and evaluation of sites and investigators, on-site budget management, and the coordination of subject participation.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 101, 201, 230.
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Offered: Spring.
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CRC260IN Lab Skills and Professional Practice Credit Hours: 3.00
Clinical skills training to prepare for clinical research coordinator internship, with emphasis on applying clinical research project coordination concepts and practices in a simulated research setting. Includes research subject communication techniques, medical history review, adverse events, vital signs, EKG procedures, blood collection and specimen processing, storage and shipping. Also includes application of clinical research project coordination practices related to a protocol; research and medical terminology; recruitment, enrollment and retention practices; informed consent; detection of errors within study reports and casework; documentation of medications, adverse events and serious adverse events; review of study subject's file data for completeness and accuracy; and regulatory and legal mandates related to clinical trials.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 101, 201, 230, 240, 250.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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CRC270 Research Management for Sponsors and CRO's Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the elements involved in implementing, monitoring and managing a clinical study from the perspective of the Sponsor or Contract Research Organization (CRO). Includes overall project planning, development of study goals, preparation of budget and contracts, implementation of monitoring visits, and effective management of research sites.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 250.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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CRC291 Clinical Research Coordinator Internship Credit Hours: 1-3.00
Supervised work experience in a clinical research setting. Includes emphasis on the observation and enhancement of professional and management skills team communication and interaction, and the application of research principles, procedures, protocols, and regulations in the workplace. Student will rotate through a variety of research sites agreed upon by the instructor and student.
Prerequisite(s): CRC 101, 201, 230, 240, 250, 260IN.
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Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of three credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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CRC296 Clinical Research Independent Study: Clinical Project Credit Hours: 1-6.00
Students independently continue their development in Clinical Research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Content will be determined by instructor and student.
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Information: Students must obtain lead faculty approval before enrolling in this course.
Information: Course content and performance objectives will be kept on file in the campus curriculum coordinator's program file.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.