PA/MSCR Curriculum

NOTE: MSCR sessions are 8 weeks (online).

Year 1

Summer Semester

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 505 Principles of Clinical Research 1.5  
CLNR 515 New Product Development 1.5  
Total Hours   3  

Fall Semester

Fall 1 Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 525 Medical Ethics 2  
CLNR 559 Managing & Monitoring Clinical Trials 3 CLNR 505 & 515
Total Hours   5  

Fall 2 Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 517 Biostatistical Inference 2 Statistics
CLNR 552 Scientific Communication 2  
CLNR 568 Project Management 2 CLNR559
Total Hours   6  

Spring Semester

Spring 1 Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 518 Intro to Biostatistical Modeling 2 CLNR517
CLNR 520 Advanced Data Management 2 CLNR505, CLNR515
Total Hours   4  

Spring 2 Courses

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 530 Regulatory Affairs 3  CLNR505, CLNR515
CLNR 566 Advanced Study Design & Analysis 3 CLNR517
Total Hours   6  

Summer Semester

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS PREREQUISITES
CLNR 606 Clinical Research Seminar 2  
CLNR 561 Healthcare Economics 2  
Total Hours   4  

Year 2: Begin MPAP curriculum

Block 1 Schedule (Summer start)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS
MPAP 531  Anatomy & Physiology 4
MPAP 536

Foundations of Health & Disease I

  • Pathophysiology
  • Genetic Basis of Disease
  • Approach to Patient
1
MPAP 504

Clinical Medicine I

  • Prevention/Nutrition
  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Disease
3
MPAP 515 Pharmacotherapeutics I 1
MPAP 522 Clinical Skills I·      H&P 3
Total Hours   12

Block 2 Schedule

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS
MPAP 537

Foundations of Health & Disease II

  • Anatomy & Physiology Review
  • Pathophysiology
  • Genetic Basis of Disease
  • Approach to Patient
1
MPAP 523 Clinical Skills II·      Includes EKG 4
MPAP 504 Clinical Medicine I·      Cardiology·      Pulmonology·      HEENT 3
MPAP 503 Behavioral Medicine 2
MPAP 516 Pharmacotherapeutics II 2
Total Hours   12

Block 3 Schedule

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS
MPAP 538 Foundations of Health & Disease III·      Anatomy & Physiology Review·      Pathophysiology·      Genetic Basis of Disease·      Approach to Patient 1
MPAP 505 Clinical Medicine II·      Hematology/Oncology·      Gastroenterology·      Nephrology 3
MPAP 524 Clinical Skills III 3
MPAP 521 Surgery 3
MPAP 517 Pharmacotherapeutics III 1
MPAP 519 Health Policy 1
Total Hours   12

Block 4 Schedule

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS
MPAP 526 Clinical Medicine IV ·      Endocrine·      Rheumatology·      Reproductive Health 3
MPAP 539 Foundations of Health & Disease IV·      Anatomy & Physiology Review·      Pathophysiology·      Genetic Basis of Disease·      Approach to Patient 1
MPAP 514 Orthopedics 1
MPAP 527 Pharmacotherapeutics IV 2
MPAP 525 Clinical Skills IV 4
Total Hours   11

 Block 5 Schedule

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE HOURS
MPAP 540

Foundations of Health & Disease V

  • Anatomy & Physiology Review
  • Pathophysiology
  • Genetic Basis of Disease
  • Approach to Patient
1
MPAP 528 Clinical Medicine V·      Psychiatric Medicine·      Pediatrics·      Neurology·      Geriatrics 4
MPAP 510 Emergency Medicine 3
MPAP 530 Pharmacotherapeutics V 1
MPAP 529 Clinical Skills V 3
Total Hours   12
Total Core Credits 59

Clinical Rotation Outline (Fall/Spring/Summer)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE/ROTATION TITLE HOURS
MPAP 601 Emergency Medicine 5
MPAP 602 Family Practice 5
MPAP 608* Primary Care 5
CLNR693* MPAP/MSCR Clinical Research Project I, II, III 5
MPAP 603 Internal Medicine 5
MPAP 604 Surgery 5
MPAP 605 Pediatrics 5
MPAP 606 Psychiatry 5
MPAP 607 OB/GYN 5
MPAP 611** Elective 1 5
MPAP 612** Elective 2 5
CLNR 695*** Clinical Research Project IV 2
MPAP 613 Senior Seminar 5
Total Clinical Credit Hours 62

*MPAP 608 (Primary Care) must be completed prior to beginning CLNR 693 (MPAP Clinical Research Project I, II, III). 

**Students will choose an elective clinical rotation relative to their Clinical Research Project and are allowed up to 4 weeks after completion of their clinical rotations to complete the research project.

***CLNR693 (MPAP Clinical Research Project I, II, III) must be completed before starting CLN695 (Clinical Research Project IV).  Both CLNR693 and CLNR695 must be completed prior to graduation. Failure to complete all requirements will result in students being unable to graduate.