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Foundations in Clinical Research (Level 7)



Friday 5 January 2018 - Friday 23 February 2018


UEA, Norwich

Event Category:

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

Start Date

January 2018

Service Priority

Research & Evidence-based Practice


7 Days







The module provides you with the opportunity to study aspects of clinical research in depth and to undertake an assignment which provides you with the flexibility of either developing a risk assessment and recruitment strategy for a research proposal or critically evaluating the ethics and governance arrangements that need to be considered within a given research proposal. Successful completion of this module attracts 20 credits at level 6 and level 7. 
This module is designed to better equip you for your current role as a clinical research practitioner by developing your current knowledge, skills and practice of clinical research.  The module has been developed in response to current imperatives to double the number of patients taking part in clinical trials and other well designed research studies over the next five years. Consequently, there is a need to offer opportunities for training for health care professionals working within clinical research through the provision of programmes that combine academic achievement and the further development of clinical skills. The aim of this module is to contribute to your career development by offering a flexible module that provides you with the necessary research skills to plan implement and conduct clinical research within current UK NHS 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

5,19,26 January 2018

2,9,16,23 February

* Please be advised that course dates and timings may change

Course Director

Jenny Moore

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