The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the certificate in type 2 Translational Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements, application procedures, and student services coordinators is posted on the ICTR website.
The certificate addresses a well-documented gap in what should be a continuum between basic health and medical research discoveries and the application of those discoveries in clinical and public health practice. To bridge this gap new discoveries must move beyond efficacy studies (type 1 translational research) to research that tests effectiveness in real world settings.
What is Type 2 Translational Research?
Type 2 translational research (T2TR) builds on type 1 by focusing on the application of efficacious practices in typical community settings, exploring factors that facilitate or impede implementation. Type 2 translational research requires engagement among community members, organizations, clinicians and researchers as partners in the research process and draws on a distinct set of skills. This certificate focuses on the development of skills to engage successfully in T2TR.
Foundational knowledge to be acquired:
Application/performance skills to be acquired:
Human dimension (ethics and transdisciplinarity) skills to be acquired:
An objective of this certificate program is to enroll students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and workforce sectors, including non-health fields such as education, public policy, anthropology, sociology, social work, and business. Course participation will be enriched by the perspectives of people who will have a variety of approaches to community health research questions.
The Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research curriculum consists of five courses and one project for a total of 14-to-15 credit hours. Depending on your course load, you may be able to complete course requirements within two years.
Introduction to Type 2 Translational Research, 3 credits
Course number: Pop Hlth 650-035 (Pop Hlth 650 section 35)
Electives, 8–9 credits
Students must take one course from each of three areas: (1) working with communities, (2) quantitative methods relevant to T2TR, and (3) qualitative methods relevant to T2TR. The certificate advisor can help students choose courses that qualify as fulfilling these requirements. At least one of the courses must be from outside the major. For important details and a list of suggested courses, see "Electives: Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research," under Certificate Programs on the program website.
Project: Type 2 Translational Research, 2 credits
See "Planning and Proposing Your Project" under Certificate Programs on the program website.
Seminar: Type 2 Translational Rearch, 1 credit
To fulfill the seminar requirement, students may choose from the following two seminars.
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the administrative home of the Certificate in Type 2 Translational Research. Detailed information about the curriculum, admission requirements, application procedures, and student services coordinators is posted on the ICTR website.
There are T2TR certificates for graduate, professional and Capstone students. The course requirements are the same for all, but the application procedures differ.
To be admitted into the graduate certificate program, current graduate students must complete the following application requirements.
The professional certificate is for students enrolled in professional programs: doctor of medicine (MD), doctor of pharmacy (PharmD), doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), juris doctorate (JD), master of public health (MPH), and doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). Application procedures may differ among the various professional programs. If you are a professional student and would like to earn the Professional Certificate in T2TR, contact Sharon Schumacher at email@example.com.
Advising: After you have been admitted, the Certificate Advisors will review your stated research interests and recommend an advisor for you. Soon after that you will be notified with the name and contact information of your advisor. Schedule a meeting with your Certificate Advisor within the first month of your Certificate program to identify learning and career objectives and to discuss your program in relation to your goals.
For more information: UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, P.O. Box 2455, Clinical Science Center University of Wisconsin,Madison, WI 53792; 608-262-1415; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.uwictr.wisc.edu/node/26
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