Biomedical & Translational Science M.S. (MS-BATS)

Biomedical & Translational Science (MS-BATS) Learning Outcomes

The MS-BATS program in the UCI School of Medicine is designed to train clinical researchers who are proficient in the following skills:

PLO1: Core Knowledge 

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of core concepts that underlie the conduct, interpretation and effective dissemination of clinical research 
  • Understand current concepts, issues and applications of clinical policy and health services research 
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge of clinical research, focused on comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based medicine sufficient to conduct mentored research in those areas 

PLO2: Research Methods and Analysis 

  • Understand and be able to formulate research questions appropriate for clinical research, particularly comparative effectiveness and evidence-based medicine research 
  • Design, conduct, interpret and present a mentored research project 
  • Understand and apply measurement methods to clinical research projects 
  • Understand the principles of and be able to implement practices related research ethics 
  • Understand, interpret and be able to critique statistical techniques across a broad range of applications in clinical research 

PLO3: Pedagogy 

  • Participate in and communicate effectively during classroom discussions of literature; be able to lead classroom discussions critiquing and applying topics related to course content 
  • Be able to use instructional materials, technologies, etc. in leading groups discussions related to empirical literature, personal research projects/progress, etc. 

PLO4: Scholarly Communication 

  • Present and discussion clinical literature and implications for interpretation of research findings for clinical care 
  • Participate in publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals 
  • Complete the thesis project and publish a master’s thesis 
  • Concisely communicate research results effectively through oral presentations, including seminars, scientific meetings, conferences and other venues 
  • Use available media and technologies to communicate research results to scientific audiences 
  • Summarize research results effectively for abstract submissions, poster sessions and other scientific venues 

PLO5: Professionalism 

  • Make effective contributions to scientific teams; be able to work in interdisciplinary research groups 
  • Mentor junior researchers 
  • Understand and be able to contribute to the ‘learning healthcare system’ – conceptualize clinical policy focused projects, systematic literature reviews, etc. 
  • Understand and avoid conflicts of interest and make full disclosure before undertaking any research project  
  • Adhere to all relevant ethical standards and practices for responsible conduct of clinical research  
  • Understand appropriate standard and regulations regarding protection of human subjects, and ensure the safety and welfare of any human subjects participating in research projects 
  • Execute research in accordance with standards of scientific objectivity, accountability and excellence 
  • Continue to advance knowledge and understanding of translational, clinical policy and health services research through education and training 

PLO6: Independent Research 

  • Develop, conduct, analyze and interpret a research project with guidance from multi-disciplinary mentoring team 
  • Produce scholarship consistent with comparable to scope, content and quality necessary to meet standards for publication in peer-reviewed journals in clinical and health services research

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