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Foundations in Clinical Research Level 7 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


7 Days







Course Information

You will have the opportunity to study aspects of clinical research in depth and to undertake an assignment. The assignment will provide you with the ability to critically and comprehensively evaluate the ethics and governance arrangements that need to be considered when submitting a protocol, when making amendments and when handling safety reporting and end of study reporting. Successful completion of this module attracts 20 credits at level 7. This 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 practitioners working within clinical research through the provision of programmes that combine academic achievement and the further development of clinical skills. The aim 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 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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