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MS Key Courses

BIOM 615 Introduction to Clinical Nutrition (3)

Overview of applied clinical nutrition that includes nutrients, dietary recommendations for healthy populations and medical nutrition therapies for patients with diet related diseases or conditions. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: BIOL 171 (or higher) or PHYL 141 or ZOOL 141 or consent.

BIOM 640 Introduction to Clinical Research (3)

Instruction in developing clinical research questions and creating a concise protocol that includes a literature review, study design, subject recruitment and sampling, instruments, other measures and bioinformatics, sample size, consent form, budget and timetable. A-F only.

BIOM 641 Legal and Regulatory Issues and Bioethics (2)

Ethical dilemmas in clinical research are identified and resolved in case studies, research on human participants regulation are discussed. Research misconduct is defined. Ethical considerations in protocol development and clinical research are explored. A-F only. (Cross-listed with CMB 626)

BIOM 644 Translational Research Methods (2)

Lectures focus on translational research methods through selected genetic and acquired diseases including cancer, neurodevelopmental, inflammatory-immune and metabolic disorders with insight into analyses of DNA, RNA, genomics-proteomics, cell and animal models, and advanced imaging. A-F only. Pre: consent.

BIOM 647 Cultural Competence in Biomedical Research I (3)

Introductory lecture-seminar on the conduct of multidisciplinary research from a culturally competent perspective.

BIOM 654 Medical Genetics (2)

Focus on heritable disorders, genetic mechanisms, patterns of inheritance, phenotype-genotype correlations, genetic/environmental factors, clinical diagnoses, genomic and precision medicine. A-F only.

BIOM 660 Mentored Research Practicum (V)

Conduct research under the direction of a mentor. Participants will be responsible for submission of a proposal, acquisition of IRB approval, and conduct of the project. Repeatable five times or up to 12 credits. BIOM students only. A-F only.

BIOM 699 Directed Research (V)

Students may register on approval of department. CR/NC only. Repeatable unlimited times.

BIOM 700 Thesis Research (V)

Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable seven times or up to 8 credits. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

QHS 401 Mathematic Preparation for Quantitative Health Sciences (3)

Mathematics preparation for quantitative health sciences. Includes selective topics in linear algebra, advanced calculus and probability theory. A-F only.

QHS 499 Directed Reading/Research (V)

Directed reading/research in quantitative health sciences. Students will work closely with a QHS faculty member or mentor who will guide them through quantitative methodologies and/or the process of conducting a research study. Repeatable three times or up to 12 credits. A-F only.

QHS 600 Biostatistics Concepts for Clinical Researchers (3)

Provide biostatistical concepts to clinical researchers. Students will obtain the ability to demonstrate an understanding of key biostatistical concepts in clinical research; and interpret statistical findings most commonly reported in clinical and healthcare literature. Graduate students only.

QHS 601 Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3)

Fundamental biomedical statistics concepts and tools will be introduced, as well as their applications to biomedical data. Students will perform hands-on analysis using statistical software and learn to interpret and present the results. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as TRMD 655)

QHS 602 Generalized Linear Models (3)

Advanced biomedical statistics principles and tools as well as their applications will be introduced. Topics include: model selection, hierarchical model, repeated measurements, proportion hazard model, classification methods, structural equation modeling and multivariate analysis. A-F only. Pre: QHS 601 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.

QHS 605 – Data Management and Visualization for Health Sciences (3)

Data management and visualization is essential to all aspects of health sciences. Through hands-on experiences in R, will introduce data processing, manipulation, visualization and reproducibility, with an emphasis on clinical, medical, and health science problems. A-F only.

QHS 610 Bioinformatics I (3)

Fundamental concepts in bioinformatics with a strong emphasis on hands-on training. Topics such as molecular biology, sequence alignment, biological databases, phylogeny, and genomics including microarray and RNA-Seq data analysis. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed with TRMD 653)

QHS 611 Bioinformatics II (3)

Focus on bioinformatics approaches for functional genomics related to DNA, RNA, and protein. Provides overview of virus, bacteria, and human genome and bioinformatics approaches to human disease. A-F only. Pre: QHS 610 (or equivalent) (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.

QHS 620 Introduction to Clinical Trials (2)

Introduction to clinical trials. Topics include history, definitions/terminology, adverse events, FDA and government regulatory agencies, ethics; monitoring committees, recruitment, introduction to protocol development, basis designs. A-F only.

QHS 621 Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials (2)

Covers basic and advanced statistical methods utilized in clinical trials design, conduct, and data analysis. Topics cover statistician’s role in drug development and DSMB, statistical theory in phases I-IV clinical trial designs and analysis. A-F only. Pre: 601 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B or consent.

QHS 646 Quantitative Health and Clinical Research Seminar (1)

Provides overview of research related to health in Hawai‘i and advances in quantitative health and clinical research. Topics include ethnic disparities in health, social and cultural factors, ethics, biostatistics and bioinformatics. Repeatable six times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent

QHS 650 Secondary Data Analysis (3)

Will allow students who are new to using secondary data to become comfortable with accessing the data, forming hypotheses, and designing study proposals. Will introduce examples with basic and advanced techniques. A-F only. Pre: 601 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B- .

QHS 670 Special Topics in Quantitative Health Sciences (V)

Special topics in quantitative health sciences. Reflects special research interest of QHS faculty or guest lecturers. Repeatable unlimited times. A-F only.

QHS 670 Special Topics in Quantitative Health Sciences (2) – Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (2)

Study the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors and preventive factors of common chronic diseases.

QHS 670 Special Topics in Quantitative Health Sciences (2) – Machine Learning for Data Science (2)

Introduces machine learning techniques with a strong emphasis on hands-on training. 

QHS 675 Biostatistical Consulting (2)

Investigate the roles and responsibilities of the biostatistician as both consultant and collaborator with biomedical researchers, guide students in enhancing problem-solving and communication skills, and provide opportunity to observe real-life biostatistical consultations. A-F only. Pre: 601 and 602 (or equivalent) with minimum grades of B, and consent.

QHS 676 Biostatistical Consulting Practicum (V)

Under the supervision of biostatistics faculty members, students will have the opportunity to provide statistical consultations to biomedical researchers and gain hands-on experience conducting biostatistical analysis in solving real-life analytic problems. Repeatable two times, up to six credits. A-F only. Pre: 675 (or concurrent) with a minimum grade of B.

QHS 699 Directed Research (V)

Directed research in quantitative health sciences. Students will work closely with a QHS faculty member or mentor who will guide them through the process of conducting a research study. Repeatable unlimited times. A-F only.

Last updated: 09/12/2023

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