Translational and Clinical Investigation, Graduate Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The graduate Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation requires 17 s.h. of graduate credit and may be completed in one year. Certificate requirements include didactic coursework, clinical research preceptorships, and clinical research seminar participation.

The Department of Epidemiology and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) offer the certificate for clinicians who seek advanced training in clinical methodology and applied patient-oriented research skills. The certificate program is open to individuals who hold a doctoral-level degree in a clinical discipline (e.g., MD, DO, DDS, PhD, PharmD, DVM), are practicing academic clinicians, and are admitted as graduate students to the College of Public Health or are enrolled in a basic or health science doctoral program at the University of Iowa. Other admission requirements are similar to those for the MS program in epidemiology.

The Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation requires the following work.

Required Courses

Course # Title Hours
All of these:
BIOS:4120Introduction to Biostatistics3
EPID:4400Epidemiology I: Principles3
EPID:5500Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology3
EPID:6950Clinical Research Ethics2


Course # Title Hours
6 s.h. from these:
BIOS:6210/IGPI:6210Applied Survival Analysis3
BIOS:6310/IGPI:6310/STAT:6550Introductory Longitudinal Data Analysis3
BIOS:6610/IGPI:6610Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials3
BIOS:7600/IGPI:7600Advanced Biostatistics Seminar0-3
CBH:5235Community-Based Participatory Research3
CBH:5305Evaluation: Approaches and Applications3
CBH:6205Designing and Implementing Interventions3
DPH:6004Principles of Oral Epidemiology0-3
EPID:5200/IGPI:5220Principles of Public Health Informatics3
EPID:5214Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies3
EPID:5560Biomarkers in Epidemiology3
EPID:5610Intermediate Epidemiology Data Analysis with SAS and R3
EPID:5570Zoonotic Diseases3
EPID:5600Introduction to Epidemiology Data Management and Analysis3
EPID:6000Independent Study in Epidemiologyarr.
EPID:6100Writing a Grant Proposal3
EPID:6150Writing for Medical Journals1
EPID:6250Genetics and Epidemiology3
EPID:6330Global Nutrition Policy2-3
EPID:6350Nutritional Epidemiology2
EPID:6360Nutrition Intervention in Clinical Trials Research2
EPID:6370Nutrition Intervention in Research Lab3
EPID:6400Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods4
EPID:6510/OEH:6520Injury Epidemiology3
EPID:6550/GHS:6550Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases3
EPID:6560Hospital Epidemiology2
EPID:6600Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases3
EPID:6655/BIOS:6650/IGPI:6650Causal Inference3
EPID:6900Design of Intervention and Clinical Trials3
EPID:6910Pharmacoepidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Research3
EPID:6950Clinical Research Ethics2
EPLS:5165/PSQF:5165Introduction to Program and Project Evaluation3
GEOG:3110/GHS:3111Geography of Health3
HMP:5315Health Information Systems2-3
HMP:5410Health Economics I3
HMP:7550Cost Effectiveness and Decision Analysis3
HMP:7960Analytic Issues in Health Services Research I3
HMP:7965/PHAR:7331Analytic Issues in Health Services Research II3
PCOL:5136Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics1
PHAR:5310Health Services Research Seminar1-2
PHAR:5350Introduction to Research Methods3
PHAR:6305Foundation Literature in Health Services Researcharr.
TBM:5001Introduction to Translational Biomedicine3