Curriculum

The ICRT-Japan program curriculum will deliver introductory training in clinical research.  The program consists of online lectures, live interactive webinar sessions, and two four-day workshops in Okinawa, Japan. Content includes Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Programming in Stata, Study Design, Ethical Issues, Scientific Communication, Clinical Trials and Research Leadership concepts.

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Workshops

The intense workshop curriculum will focus on development of high yield clinical research skills via hands on experience. We will accelerate learners skill set building by focusing on team based and individual workshop exercises. Essential elements of the workshops will include exercises in research question development and study design, practical programming training in statistical software using real-life data sets, and critical methodological assessment of the clinical research literature. In addition, we provide training in mentorship, academic career development, and research program leadership. The workshops will occur in an intense but comfortable active learning environment which encourages collaboration and collegial networking with faculty and learners. 

The program curriculum will begin and end with two intensive, four-day, in-person workshops in January and July 2018. Attendance at the workshops is mandatory. 

Workshop 1

January 13-16, 2018. Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun
Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

Workshop 2

July 13-16, 2018. Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun
Okinawa, Japan 904-0495

Team Work

Teams will work together on assignments throughout the duration of the program.  The team assignments are designed to promote collaboration and interaction during and between workshops. Students will be randomly allocated to teams at the start of the program. All members of the team are required to contribute to team assignments and present team assignments to faculty.

Assignments

All students are required to complete all assignments and quizzes which will be graded as "pass" or "fail".