Homeopathic Research Dual Program
The American Medical College of Homeopathy and Arizona State University College of Nursing have partnered to create a Homeopathic Research Dual Program. This combined program allows students to graduate with combined degrees including a Doctor of Homeopathy degree and a master’s of science degree in Clinical Research Management. This program spans six years. For more information about the ASU program visit the ASU Clinical Research Management Program website.
About the Masters in Science Clinical Research Management Program
The Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Management (MS CRM) at the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University is a fully online program that prepares graduates to lead complex global clinical research operations at multiple types of employer settings in the rapidly growing clinical research industry. Graduates of this program will be qualified to fill specialized positions including regulatory affairs, clinical research operations, auditing, and monitoring. Potential employers include medical drug, device, and product developers, governmental regulatory agencies, healthcare institutions, organizations conducting clinical research, academic medical institutions, and national and international contract research organizations.
Program Features and Benefits
This major offers a trans-disciplinary approach to provide an education strong in the commercial and fiscal practices of conducting clinical research, the ethical and regulatory aspects of clinical research, and the overall operational management of clinical drug, biological, and medical device trials. The MS CRM program integrates the principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and cost-effectiveness for adoption into clinical research. Students accepted into this program will learn
- Clinical research study designs involved in the development of new drugs, medical devices, biologics, vaccines, and other medical related consumer products
- Clinical research project and data management,
- Trends in global clinical trial operations,
- Regulatory requirements for healthcare-regulated product development,
- Clinical research process improvement techniques,
- International, federal, state, and local regulations guiding clinical research,
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements and conduct of ethical research,
- Cost effectiveness analysis; and
- Fiscal aspects of the clinical trial global industry.
Designed to be flexible and conducive to the adult learner, the 33-credit MS-CRM program offers all core courses online. We do provide a 2-day orientation session in August of each year in Phoenix, Arizona. While this session is not mandatory, students are encouraged to attend. Each course is semester based, with online lecture modules, discussion forums, required readings, small group, and self-study assignments. Students participate in individual group projects, papers, presentations, and graded online discussion groups.
The AMCH/ASU Dual research program is designed to span six years. Click here for a sample schedule of how the curriculum at both institutions dovetails together. In addition, it is possible to take the ASU Master’s of Science, Clinical Research Management sequentially with the AMCH Doctor of Homeopathy Program. Other options are also available.
Non Matriculation at ASU
AMCH students are permitted to take up to 9 semester credits in the ASU Masters of Science, Clinical Research Management Program without formally enrolling. We recommend this option to students who wish to have further training in research but are not ready to commit to the full dual degree program. We recommend the following three courses as being the most essential for AMCH students:
- HCR 561 Responsible Conduct of Research (3): Concepts and policies for the responsible conduct of research (RCOR), Institutional Review Boards and dissemination of findings will be introduced.The course is designed to provide a context for the historical evolution of current Human Subjects Protection Programs and the mechanisms developed to guide researchers and protect the rights of research subjects. This course will also provide an in-depth examination of the ethical issues encountered in conducting clinical research including research with vulnerable populations, conflict of interest, and scientific misconduct. The course intent is to provide opportunities for student to develop study protocols, progress reports, journal publications, and scientific presentations.
- HCR 568 Healthcare Project Management (3): Knowledge, skills, and technology needed to support excellent global project management in clinical research settings.The course covers the nine areas in the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The nine areas include: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources,communications, risk, and procurement. The context of this course is clinical research. Students will examine the relevant issues of effective management of today’s complex global, clinical-research projects and will use this knowledge and Microsoft Project technology to plan a “real world” project with a global component within a clinical research setting.
- HCR557 Research Design and Methods for Clinical Research and Regulatory Science (3): The focus of this course is on the assessment of ethical design and methods used in clinical research and regulatory science; measurement issues in conducting research across diverse populations; reliability, validity, bias, and confounding; and appropriate statistical measurement and analysis for given study designs.
Students should apply separately to both the AMCH Homeopathic Practitioner Program and the Arizona State University Master of Science, Clinical Research Management Program.
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