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  • Planning and Managing Clinical Trials - Distance Learning 

    This module is aimed at healthcare professionals whose work directly involves them in clinical trials or those who wish to become involved in such work. This will include principal investigators, clinical research nurses, clinical trial managers and clinical trial administrators. The module can provide continuing Professional Development for any healthcare researchers.

    It will facilitate demonstration of training required by the European Directive 2001/20/EC and the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004. The module will offer students an opportunity to understand the principles of how to plan and manage clinical trials on human volunteers in accordance with current good clinical practice. Also, to explore and critically analyse applying the knowledge and skills in their own working environment.

    The module will use a blended learning approach of a workbook supported by electronic learning materials. Participative work within groups in an electronic discussion or bulletin board format will enable students to explore a variety of issues around research planning and project management. Throughout the module, the students will be encouraged to extend their knowledge and become familiar with key documents covering relevant policy and practice via the Internet.

  • If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

    Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.

    Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.
    Tuition fees
    Home/EU - part time fee: 2020/21: £1040 per single module. £1000 if taken as CPD

    Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

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    90% Coursework
    10% Online examination
    How this course helps you develop

    Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. 

    Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.
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