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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6840
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-02-14
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-10-17
  2. Department: USF Health Office of Research
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 600105
  5. Contact Person: Sandra Anderson
  6. Phone: 45566
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6840
  10. Full Title: Cultural & Diversity Issues in Clinical Research
  11. Credit Hours: 2
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Diversity in Clinical Research
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Postdoctoral status, doctoral student in Medical Sciences
  23. Corequisites: Permission of Instructor
  24. Course Description: Promotes understanding of reasons for including the broadest populations possible in clinical research studies in terms of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, age, literacy, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status. Instructor permission, not repeatable.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course has been developed to meet the requirements of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program for training health professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct academic patient-oriented research. The course is required t
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? No course currently exists that comprehensively covers the topics provided in this course for patient-oriented researchers. It is part of a required sequence to meet a concentration in Clinical and Translational Research in the Master of Science in Medical Sciences degree program in the College of Medicine. The course would only be available to other programs after consultation with the course director.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. One time.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Minimum qualifications include either a PhD or MD and experience in addressing cultural and diversity issues in patient populations.
  29. Objectives: 1. To explore the impact of cultural influences on clinical and translational research participation (including the researcher's own cultural awareness).

    2. To examine key considerations (i.e., access to care, literacy, health status) when planning broad participation of diverse populations in clinical research.

    3. To relate the importance of developing trusting relationships for fostering enhanced healthcare interactions.

    4. To identify and analyze meaningful strategies, which contribute toward broad participation of diverse populations in clinical/translational research.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will learn awareness of issues and strategies for fostering involvement of diverse populations in clinical and translational research. They will examine their own experiences and analyze the outcomes and propose improved methods of handling diversity issues in patient care and clinical research. They will participate in and report on their experiences in community activities involving diverse populations. They will develop plans for broad recruitment of subjects for clinical studies.
  31. Major Topics: PART ONE-UNDERSTANDINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS: Introduction to a) rationale for including broad representation of populations in research, and, b)health disparities and research implications. Relationship of culture and race/ethnicity to research. Health literacy-messages, meanings and miscommunications. Translations, linguistics and meaning. Developing relevant communications-materials, interventions and consent documents. Types of clinical trials. Lessons learned from the field. PART TWO-EXPLORING SOCIAL, CULTURAL LINGUISTIC AND STRUCTURAL ISSUES. Cross-cultural issues that affect minority recruitment and retention in clinical trials. Characteristics of culture, society and larger systems associated with research. The uninsured. Cognitively impaired and the older adult. Children and adolescents in clinical research. Women in clinical research. Psychiatrically ill and substance abusers as research subjects. Recruitment of diverse populations.
  32. Textbooks: None required.
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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