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Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM)

The online non-thesis Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management (CROM) program, offered by Drexel's nationally-ranked College of Medicine, is tailored for experienced research professionals seeking credentials and clinical management skills. The program provides graduates with an advanced skill set to manage the conduct of clinical investigations, while introducing participants to relevant business, legal and ethical issues. Students work with advisors to customize their course plans to meet career goals.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management program will achieve six program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Successfully apply the framework and philosophies of research to the management of clinical trials, employing quality principles of current good clinical practice to produce valid and useful data
  • Demonstrate sound ethical principles and values as they are recognized and upheld in research involving a human population
  • Use current statistical knowledge and methods in the design, implementation, conduct and assessment of clinical trial management
  • Explain the elements of clinical study design, implementation, and data integrity and quality assurance
  • Summarize the legislative and regulatory framework that supports the development and registration of new medicines, devices and biologics
  • Describe and evaluate the design conduct and documentation of clinical trials as required for GCP guidelines

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Certificate of Study in Clinical Research (CCR)

The Certificate of Study in Clinical Research (CCR) program is a valuable resource for both professionals seeking credentials and career-movers entering the clinical research field. Drexel's certificate can lead to the master's program for eligible and interested students.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Certificate of Study in Clinical Research program will achieve five program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Successfully apply the framework and philosophies of research to the management of clinical trials, employing quality principles of current good clinical practice to produce valid and useful data
  • Demonstrate sound ethical principles and values as they are recognized and upheld in research involving a human population
  • Describe and evaluate the design conduct and documentation of clinical trials as required for GCP guidelines
  • Explain the elements of clinical study design, implementation, and data integrity and quality assurance
  • Summarize the legislative and regulatory framework that supports the development and registration of new medicines, devices and biologics

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Master of Science in Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP)

The online non-thesis Master of Science in Clinical Research for Health Professionals (CRHP) program is tailored for residents, fellows, and clinicians seeking knowledge in the conduct of translational and pharmaceutical research. The degree often acts as an advanced preparation for independent investigators and other practicing researchers familiar with the industry, while developing their clinical careers. CRHP students earn additional real-world clinical experience through a comprehensive research project at their home institution under the guidance of a local experienced, doctoral-level mentor.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Clinical Research for Health Professionals program will achieve seven program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Successfully apply the framework and philosophies of research to the management of clinical trials, employing quality principles of current good clinical practice to produce valid and useful data
  • Demonstrate sound ethical principles and values as they are recognized and upheld in research involving a human population
  • Use current statistical knowledge and methods in the design, implementation, conduct, and assessment of clinical trial management
  • Explain the elements of clinical study design, implementation, and data integrity and quality assurance
  • Evaluate scientific and clinical research literature to effectively interpret the results of clinical research, thereby enhancing the decision-making process
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental principles in biostatistics and how they apply to clinical trials and medical data, choosing the appropriate study design, reviewing case report forms, report and analysis plans, and statistical sections of the clinical study report
  • Effectively communicate the content and relevance of clinical research findings to the scientist and non-scientist community

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Certificate in Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research (CQCR)

The Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research (CQCR) Certificate is designed for residents, fellows, and other clinicians seeking graduate-level training in the basic principles of clinical research, including data analysis, understanding medical literature, and communicating results. The certificate is a valuable professional credential that demonstrates an advanced skillset in evaluating and assimilating evidence from scientific studies related to patient care.

Program Level Outcomes

Graduates of the Quantitative Principles for Clinical Research certificate program will achieve six program level outcomes that describe the skills, competencies and knowledge gained through completion of the program curriculum.

  • Evaluate scientific and clinical research literature to effectively interpret the results of clinical research, thereby enhancing the decision-making process
  • Effectively communicate the content and relevance of clinical research findings to the scientist and non-scientist community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of epidemiology and how they apply to clinical research
  • Apply guidelines for good pharmacoepidemiology practices
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of fundamental principles in biostatistics and how they apply to clinical trials and medical data, choosing the appropriate study design, reviewing case report forms, report and analysis plans, and statistical sections of the clinical study report
  • Demonstrate an understanding of biostatistics methods to evaluate medical literature and interpret the results of the statistical methods

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