The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)
2016 Fall Semester Courses
Survey Research and Questionnaire Design
Tuesdays (4:30 – 6:00pm)
September 1 – November 11, 2016
This course will provide an overview of survey research methods for health-related research with patients or other population groups. The course goals are to provide students with an understanding of survey research by hands-on experience designing a survey research project in an area of interest. This will include reviewing the relevant literature, generating hypotheses, and making decisions about measurement, survey design, sampling, recruitment, data collection methods, and statistical analysis.
Multicultural Approaches to Community Health and Disease Prevention
Days, Times & Dates TBA
This course will provide an overview of cultural diversity and its impact on the development and implementation of health promotion policies, programs, and health services research. Students will learn how to recognize human differences, identify their own biases, and foster the development of awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills required to implement effective health promotion and disease prevention care for culturally diverse populations. The use of qualitative research in understanding cultural differences will also be explored. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand how cultural differences impact their research.
Wednesdays (4:00 – 5:00pm)
August 31 – October 5, 2016
This course is designed to give students an overview of genomics technologies including microarray and next-generation sequencing and their applications in the biomedical field leading to design, analysis and interpretation of microarray and next-generation sequencing experiments. The course will cover all the latest techniques and theories and will be organized by a combination of lecture and practical sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays (11:40am – 12:55pm)
August 25 – December 1, 2016
This course covers the basics of biology and the principles and practice of microfabrication techniques. Course lectures are largely from guest faculty with expertise in the presented topic areas. The course focuses on applications in biomedical and biological research. A team design project that stresses interdisciplinary communication and problem solving is one of the course requirements. The course meets twice weekly with 75-minute classes. All lectures are video-conferenced from Cornell University, Ithaca, to Weill Cornell Medical College and other cooperating institutions.