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Foundations in Clinical Research Level 6 Module



Friday 4 January 2019 - Friday 22 February 2019


UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery, Allied Health Professionals, Ambulance Service, Operating Department, Psychology, Health and Social Care

Start Date

4th January 2019

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice

Start Date

4th January 2018


7 Days







Course Information

On this module you will study aspects of clinical research in depth and undertake an assignment that will develop your ability to critically and comprehensively evaluate the ethics and governance arrangements that need to be considered when: submitting a protocol; making amendments; handling safety reporting and end of study reporting. Current imperatives to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well-designed research studies over the next five years mean that there is a need to offer training opportunities to practitioners working in clinical research via programmes that combine academic achievement and the further development of clinical skills. This flexible module will contribute to your career development by providing you with the research skills to plan, implement and conduct clinical research within current UK governance and legislative research structures.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the drug development process.  Understand the relevance of clinical trials to the development of evidence-based practice/ medicine
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of clinical research
  • Be aware of the importance of RCTs and the concept of blinding
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal frameworks governing clinical research
  • Discuss the importance of informed consent
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development and application of the research protocol
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the practicalities of the conduct of clinical research
  • Describe the difference between monitoring, audit and inspection
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the communication strategy within a study team, between a study team and the wider team and participants
  • Understand the importance and methods of research dissemination

How will I learn?

Face to face learning

Study Dates


4th, 18th, 25th January 2019

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February 2019

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Jenny Moore


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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