Clinical Trials, Short Course

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • Tuition
    1585
    Tuition (Module)
    1585
    Tuition (Module)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This course provides attendees with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs). Lectures and practical sessions cover the key issues to be considered in design, conduct, analysis and reporting, with a focus on major clinical trials which directly influence clinical practice. Topics are addressed with perspectives from both public sector research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Accreditation

The 2016 course was approved by the UK Royal College of Physicians for 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.  They expect the same approval for 2017. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 19 - 23 June 2017
  • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
    Highschool

Programme Structure

Course Content

The topics to be covered will include:

  • Design of RCT: randomisation, blinding, trial size
  • Ethical conduct: participant consent, data monitoring and when to stop early
  • Certified Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training
  • Introduction to statistical methods for both design and analysis
  • Alternative designs for clinical trials
  • Reporting: how to write, and critique, a clinical trial report
  • Clinical trials in practice
  • Practical experience in development of a clinical trial protocol. (Participants will work in small groups to develop and present trial protocols.)

Lecturers

Jennifer Nicholas, Tim Collier, Rebecca Swinson

Academic Requirements

The course is relevant to all those who want to gain an understanding of the rigorous evaluation of interventions in health care, including clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists with an interest in clinical trials. 

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 1585 International
  • GBP 1585 EU/EEA
payable by 15 May 2017

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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