The Graduate Certificate in Cancer Prevention (CCP) is designed to provide graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and other health care professionals with a formal introduction to the essential components involved in the advancement of all levels of science for the prevention of cancer.
This 12 semester-credit-hour (SCH) program, operated in the UT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), offers formal coursework in topics relevant to cancer prevention and translational science including biostatistics, topics in cancer prevention, epidemiology, and clinical trials design and analysis. The CCP program will focus on the unique risks for cancer in the South Texas region.
The CCP program is an alternative for health professionals who do not have the time to complete the requirements of an advanced Master’s or Doctoral degree and to graduate students, fellows, and others who desire additional training in the evolving discipline of cancer prevention to supplement their clinical or basic science training.
The CCP program assumes sufficient educational background and experience in the biological or biomedical sciences. It is expected that most students will have a health professional degree or a BS/BA or MS/MA degree with emphasis in a health-related discipline. General requirements include:
Other application materials include:
Applications and all other required application materials will be processed through the online application system for the UT Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This application is available at: http://apply.embark.com/grad/UTHSCSA/. Applications are accepted year-round, but applications must be submitted within the GSBS deadlines for submission.
Twelve semester credit hours (SCH) are required to obtain the Certificate in Cancer Prevention.
Required Courses– 8 SCH. The following courses must be successfully completed:
Responsible Conduct of Patient-Oriented Clinical Research
Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Methods – 1
Patient-Oriented Research Biostatistics – 1
Introduction to Translational Science
Topics in Cancer Prevention
Practicum in Cancer Prevention
*Enrollment in two semesters may be required.
Elective Courses – 4 SCH. Diverse elective courses are available to accommodate the varying interests of the graduate students in this program:
Integrat Molecular Biology with Pt-Orient Clinical Research
Data Management, Quality Control, and Regulatory Issues
Introduction to Informatics
Translational Science Practicum
Intro to Intellect Property, Tech Transfer, & Communication
Practicum: IntellectProperty, Tech Transfer & Communication
Practicum: Integrat Molec Bio with Pt-Orient Clin Research
Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Methods – 2
Patient-Oriented Research Biostatistics – 2
Grantsmanship and Peer Review
Health Services Research
Instrument Development and Validation
Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
Cross Cultural Adaptation of Research Instruments
Practicum in IACUC Procedures
Topics in Translational Science
Practicum in IRB Procedures
Selected Topics in Advanced Research Ethics
After completing all course requirements, the CCP student must complete a Request for Certification Form. This will be forwarded to the Committee on Graduate Studies (COGS) for approval. Once approved by the COGS, the recommendation for awarding a Certificate in Cancer Prevention will be forwarded to the GSBS Dean. With this final approval, the Certificate will be issued.
Certification Request Form
Please contact Monica Trevino (firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-450-1437) at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center for questions about the CCP program.
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