Graduation Requirements, Tuition, Courses, Term Schedule

Translational Biomedical Research Management student manager

Translational Biomedical Research Management M.S. Program

Graduation Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Payment Plan

Cost of Living

Financial Planning

Financial Aid

Course Descriptions

Term Schedule


Graduation Requirements

Completion of 36 credits of 80% online course work with remaining on-campus, blended learning experiences.

Course sequence is designed to develop specific competencies in: Leadership, Investigation, Operations, and Development.

  • TBRM 500: Introduction to Translational Biomedical Research Management- 3 credits
  • TBRM 502: Biostatistics & Informatics in Translational Biomedical Research Management- 3 credits
  • TBRM 504: Epidemiology- 3 credits
  • TBRM 506: Molecular Genetics & Personalized Medicine- 3 credits
  • TBRM 508: Project Management of Clinical Trials- 6 credits
  • TBRM 610: Advanced Methods in Clinical Trials- 6 credits
  • TBRM 612: Reporting of Clinical Trial Results- 3 credits
  • TBRM 620: Translational Biomedical Research Management Capstone- 3 credits
  • TBRM 695: Translational Biomedical Research Management Internship- 6 credits

Attendance is required for 3 out of 4 on-campus experiential sessions (3-5 days each). Assistance with planning, including obtaining a student visa for international students, will be provided by the college. As of March 2019, a total of $150/day per diem is estimated by the GSA for Otsego County. The full cost for travel, lodging and meals is the responsibility of the student.


Tuition & Fees

2 years | 36 credits | $900 per credit | no fees

Fall term tuition is due August 5 (6 credit hours – $5,400). Winter and Spring Terms are billed together and tuition is due January 5 (12 credit hours – $10,800).


Hartwick College Payment Plan

Hartwick College offers a ten-month interest-free Tuition Payment Plan option administered by Educational Computer Systems Inc. [ECSI]. Program enrollment begins June 1 and has an enrollment fee of $40 per semester or $65 per academic year. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for additional information at 607-431-4300, or you may email your questions to studentaccts@hartwick.edu.


Cost of Living

Attendance is required for 3 out of 4 on-campus experiential sessions (3-5 days each). Assistance with planning, including obtaining a student visa for international students, will be provided by the college. As of March 2019, a total of $150/day per diem is estimated by the GSA for Otsego County. The full cost for travel, lodging and meals is the responsibility of the student.


Financial Planning

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has developed GradSense, a platform that provides financial information for current and aspiring graduate students. On this platform, graduate candidates will find a set of interactive tools developed to help visualize borrowing and spending implications, potential future earnings, and money management. Explore topics of interest for graduate discussed include the value of pursuing an advanced degree, paying for your education, estimating cost of living, and preparing a budget for your time in graduate school.


Financial Aid

TBRM Master’s students may be eligible for unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.*

More Federal Loan Information
Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You may also contact the Financial Aid Office at 607-431-4130 or finaid@hartwick.edu with any questions.
*Pending approval


Course Descriptions

TBRM 500 Introduction to Translational Biomedical Research Management
3 credits, online

This course provides an overview of the drug/biologic/medical device development process, from discovery to mainstream clinical care; and an introduction to the clinical trials process. Students are introduced to the field of translational biomedical research and the sciences upon which it rests—genetics, pharmacology, epidemiology, biostatistics. Roles, responsibilities, professional societies, and career opportunities in the field are discussed. Ethical issues are also introduced.

TBRM 502 Biostatistics & Informatics in Translational Biomedical Research Management
3 credits, online

Biostatistics for the non-statistician—statistical study design, sample size, statistical analysis plans, and data quality plans. Use of computer systems that help researchers collect, store, organize, analyze, retrieve, and report clinical study information.

TBRM 504 Epidemiology
3 credits, online

Students become fluent in the language and resources available to gather data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases and conditions needing medical treatment. This knowledge will then be applied to choosing and developing a plan for a product for mitigation of a new disease. The history of epidemics and the effects of modern day medical counter-measures for these events will be studied. We will explore examples of recent emerging infectious illnesses, such as West Nile Virus, and population trends that increase risks for existing illness such as adult-onset diabetes.

Lectures and readings will review government policies in areas where diseases occur and will focus on the effects of these policies on mitigation or spread of disease. Students will learn the differences in health conditions in various economic groups and countries. We will review information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, professional societies and interest groups such as the American Cancer Society, and the World Health Organization. Our goal is to learn to use methods of access to glean information needed from the huge amount available.

TBRM 506 Molecular Genetics & Personalized Medicine
3 credits, online

This course builds knowledge of research methods in this field including: genetic tests — new uses for existing tests and development of new tests, personalized indications (genomic and other) for treatment, how a companion diagnostic is developed in conjunction with a new investigational drug, and the potential for collaboration between diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies. The regulatory aspect of approval of prescreening patients for prognostic genomic markers before entering clinical trials – and having "enriched populations" – focuses on ways of accelerating development of a drug with prescreening testing (smaller, more efficient, cost effective, faster trials) compared with old empiric methods. The adoption of new molecular tests into clinical care and commercial aspects is covered.

TBRM 508 Project Management in Clinical Trials
6 credits, on-campus and online

Project management concepts and skills are discussed as related to the following aspects of clinical trials: study design, finance, approvals, project initiation, compliance with U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, universal standards, monitoring, auditing, quality control, clinical data management, project management, personnel management, ethical issues, study conclusion, application for and use of patents; managing U.S. and international clinical trials. (Prerequisite: TBRM 500-506)

TBRM 610 Advanced Methods in Clinical Trials
6 credits, on-campus and online

The course comprises three modules: (1) Advanced biostatistical models of clinical exploration that can lead drugs, devices, or biologic preparations to licensure and availability for patient use; (2) Advanced concepts in informatics, including computerized data collection methods with embedded tables and analysis plans; and (3) Advanced clinical study techniques that allow efficient study execution in appropriate patient groups, including all age groups. Assessment results are translated into clinical trial direction or revision of existing clinical trial plans. All students complete all three modules, and each student completes an individual term project that focuses on one of the above advanced topics, allowing her or him to develop particular expertise in a chosen area. (Prerequisite: TBRM 508)

TBRM 612 Reporting of Clinical Trial Results
3 credits, online

Students gain experience with interpreting research findings, drawing conclusions, and verifying that results support conclusions. Students prepare and deliver oral presentations and poster sessions. The experiences in this course enhance the understanding of norms and practices for professional conduct in scientific research. The course focuses on the criteria used to create and evaluate clinical trials reports. (Prerequisite: TBRM 510)

TBRM 620 Translational Biomedical Research Management Capstone
3 credits, on-campus and online

Students integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the curriculum by applying them to a series of case studies that present typical challenges encountered in the workplace. (Prerequisite: TBRM 512)

TBRM 695 Translational Biomedical Research Management Internship
6 credits, job site, online connection to instructor, occasional classroom meetings

Each student is placed with an employer (which could be his or her own current employer) for a full semester, during which he or she is given assignments that allow practice with a range of skills required in a translational biomedical research management role. Online class sessions promote shared learning and reflection. (Prerequisite: TBRM 520)


TBRM Inaugural Cohort Terms Schedule

YEAR 1
*On-Campus Experiential Session

Fall Term:

*Program Launch:
Monday, August 17 – Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Convocation Day
  • Orientation Day
  • TBRM Leaders Forum Launch
  • Team Building Activities

TBRM 500 – Introduction to TBRM (3 credit hours)
TBRM 502 – Biostatistics & Informatics in TBRM (3 credit hours)

August 17, 2020 – November 22, 2020
BREAK November 23, 2020 – November 29, 2020

Winter Term:

TBRM 504 – Epidemiology (3 credit hours)
TBRM 506 – Molecular Genetics & Personalized Medicine (3 credit hours)

November 30, 2020 – March 21, 2021
BREAK TBA

Spring Term:

TBRM 508 – Project Management of Clinical Trials (6 credit hours)
Pre-requisites: TBRM 500, 502, 504, 506

*TBRM Leaders Workshop:
Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Team building exercises
  • Team management exercises
  • Project planning exercises
  • Budget planning exercises
  • Idea pitching
  • Management awards ceremony
March 22, 2021 – June 27, 2021

YEAR 2
*On-Campus Experiential Session

Fall Term:

*Applied Clinical Research Methods Workshop:
Monday, August 16 – Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • Clinical Research Expert discussion sessions
  • Policy & Regulatory discussion sessions
  • TBRM Leaders Forum (with Master Year 1)
  • Team building activities (with Master Year 1)
  • Participate in the Year 1’s Convocation Day

TBRM 610 – Advanced Methods in Clinical Trials (6 credit hours)
Pre-requisite: TBRM 508

August 16, 2021 – November 21, 2021
BREAK November 22, 2021 – November 28, 2021

Winter Term:

TBRM 612 – Reporting of Clinical Trials (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisite: TBRM 610

TBRM 620 – Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

November 29, 2021 – March 20, 2022
BREAK TBA

*Hartwick’s Translational Biomedical Research Management Workshop:
Friday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 22, 2022

  • TBRM Leaders Forum
  • Team building activities
  • Translational Career Development Workshop
  • Capstone Project Presentations
  • Experiential Internship Preparation Day
 

Spring Term:

TBRM 695 – Translational Biomedical Research Management Internship (6 credit hours)
Pre-requisite: TBRM 620

 

March 21, 2022 – June 26, 2022

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