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ACR 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study is available for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ACR 620. Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Major human organ systems. Cellular structure, function, and metabolism. Development of medical devices and combination products to diagnose, mitigate, or cure pathological conditions.
Semester Offered: Fall


ACR 622. Lifecycle of the Clinical Product

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Phases of the medical-product-development life cycle.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ACR 624. Biostatistics for Clinical Trials

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Statistical tools used in the design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical studies. FDA and ICH guidance.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 626. Evidence Based Medicine

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Published clinical experience. Practice and principles of evidence-based medicine relating to common chronic diseases and conditions. The relationship between published experience and the role of medical devices and combination products.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 628. Regulatory Compliance and Research Ethics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Regulations associated with research ethics, regulatory and global standards for research conduct, and how to problem solve real-world cases. Regulations and standards for clinical trials. Communication and ethical considerations in negative product-performance situations.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 630. Clinical Study Design and Planning

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Protocol development, study design selection, budgeting, investigational plan requirements, and site selection. Legal and regulatory aspects.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 632. Clinical Study Operations and Execution

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Roles and responsibilities of practitioners. Study tracking tools and strategies for clinical project management.
Prerequisites: ACR 630
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 634. Clinical Risk Management and Safety

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Risk analysis, mitigation, assurance, and control in clinical trials. Clinical quality control. Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA), adverse events, protocol deviations, safety issues and advisory and safety committees.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 636. Communications and Reporting for Clinical Trials

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Regulatory reporting requirements related to the clinical research of medical products. Communication skills and required documentation.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 640. Clinical Research Leadership

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Roles and responsibilities in leadership. Clinical leadership, integration of cross-functional objectives, and critical thinking.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 641. Communication for MedTech Professionals

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Medical/scientific writing, persuasive writing, professional presentations, self-awareness, giving and receiving feedback.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ACR 644. Internship in Applied Clinical Research

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Professional experience in clinical research.
Prerequisites: ACR 620, ACR 622, ACR 641, ACR 624, ACR626, ACR628
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ACR 691. Enrollment Continuation

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Description: Intended for master's students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Repeatable to 10 credits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ACR 696. Clinical Culminating Experience

Credits: 1-2 View Details
Description: Research paper integrating information acquired in at least three courses, comprehensive written examination, and oral examination. Students may conduct a research project with administrative approval. A total of 2 credits are required. Project may be completed over 1 or 2 semesters.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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