Clinical Research Training

Clinical research consist of activities that results in the development of new treatments and knowledge  for better health and care as well as developing evidences for new interventions that are safe and effective. Our clinical research training program’s objective is to build the skills of participants in clinical research and help develop them into global leaders in clinical research. Our courses are divided into three:  Professional Skills Development (PSD) which is for working professional who want to advance their knowledge.  Learners for are required to take a maximum of 50 credits. The next category is the short courses where a learner would take some of the standalone modules which result in the learner obtaining a certificate. These courses are usually delivered over short days for example 3-4 days or 3 months. The final category is postgraduate level studies: PG Certificate, PG Diploma, PG Masters, and professional doctorate in Clinical Research.

Short Courses

AHRO Masterclass in Statistics for clinical trial manager

Introduction

Clinical trial managers are now working closely with other groups within a clinical trial to ensure that data are collected, managed, and reported in a timely manner, accurately, and securely. Therefore the clinical trial manager must understand good clinical practices, protocol, protocol deviations, metadata, basic SDTM mapping, programming, and Excel. Therefore building the skills of clinical trial managers is essential

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various type of data and  how they are used
  • Describe confidence interval and p-values
  • Describe how to identify information to perform basic sample size calculation
  • Describe and interpret simple analysis
  • Define correlation and simpler linear regression
  • Understand the value and opportunities of data
  • Describe randomisation, blocking and power calculations

Course Modules

·        Normal Distribution

·        Basic Study design

·        Confidence Interval

·        Basic concepts in probability

·        Introduction to hypothesis test

·        Analysis of Contingency tables

·        T-test, non-parametric tests

·        Correlation and regression

·        Introduction to data science and results

·        Using Excel for Statistical & Data Analysis

·        Data integrity and statistical inference

·        Getting started with R

·        Study design: randomisation and blocking

·        Study design: power calculation

·        Method comparison & Reproducibility studies

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for clinical trial manager who want to improve their skills and understanding of statistics applied to clinical trials.

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Statistic in Clinical Trials

Introduction

This course covers advanced statistics in clinical trials and consists of protocol development and statistical analysis, use of statistical methods for analysing differences and estimating the effect of sizes.  The main focus of this course is to provide training on key statistical concepts required for conducting randomized clinical trials based on ICH E9 guidelines which will enable individuals acquire skills in these components and apply them to clinical trials

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe key statistical components involved in clinical trials
  • Describe  the effects of confidence intervals and P values
  • Describe  how and when to conduct covariate adjustment and subgroup analysis
  • Describe how P values and confidence intervals are adjusted in multiplicity
  • Described different types of clinical trial design and able to choose relevant design based on a given question
  • Describe issue to take into considerations when designing clinical trial, such as sample size calculation and analysing clinical trial data
  • Describe how to carry out sample size calculations
  • Describe how to select appropriate methods to enable you handle missing data and apply them in clinical trial datasets
  • Describe how to apply statistical concept when preparing a protocol or grant application

Course Modules

  • Statistical Methods
  • Randomized Control Trials Methodologies
  • Statistical Analysis Planning
  • Protocol Development
  • Data science
  • Communicating  statistics to non-statisticians
  • Practical Statistical where participants will be asked to design projects to address series of research questions associated with health issues in human. You will choose an appropriate number of individuals from the dataset and analysis the data using standard statistical computer packages such as Epilinfo, SPSS, and R. The report should be of high standard.

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available in our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 6000 worded final assignment (practical statistics).

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute
  • Show evidence of previous statistical knowledge

Resitting Assessment: Resit will be based on AHRO’s resit policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Systematic Review & Meta-analysis

Introduction

This course: AHRO Masterclass in systematic review and meta-analysis is aimed at enabling participants become proficient in developing and undertaking a Cochrane-style systematic review of interventions. No previous knowledge of systematic review is required

  Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe key stages of the systematic review process
  • Describe how to review question and develop a review protocol
  • Describe methods used for identifying resources of evidence for systematic reviews
  • Describe how to develop search strategy for identifying relevant studies for a specific review question
  • Understand how conduct literature search
  • Describe how to apply inclusion and exclusion criteria for relevant studies
  • Describe how to develop extraction form and outcome from reported studies
  • Critically appraise a systematic review
  • Describe how to use meta-analysis in data synthesis using computer software (RevMan)
  • Familiar with good practicing in systematic reviews
  • Understand how to assess heterogeneity
  • Conduct a standard systematic review for publication

Course Modules

  • Introduction and rationale for systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Question formulation and protocol development
  • Performing searches
  • Selecting studies and extracting data
  • Risk bias Analysis
  • Introduction to statistical methods
  • Introduction to meta-analysis
  • Publication bias
  • Understand risk  bias of non-randomized studies of interventions
  • Systematic reviews of observational studies
  • Systematic reviews in Randomised control trials
  • Data analysis
  • Understand PRISM and apply in your systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Reporting and disseminating systematic reviews

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Clinicians who want to be undertaking their own systematic reviews
  • PhD students
  • Members of academic systematic review teams
  • Pharmaceutical companies and consultancies who need an understand of review methods

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Fundamental of Clinical Trials

Introduction

This introductory course is designed for professionals around the world who want to build their knowledge on designing and conducting randomised clinical trials. The course will not consider non-randomised trials or other observational studies. The main focus will be on large multi-centre clinical trials involving both drugs and interventional trials.

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various type of data and  how they are used
  • Describe confidence interval and p-values
  • Describe how to identify information to perform basic sample size calculation
  • Describe and interpret simple analysis
  • Define correlation and simpler linear regression
  • Understand the value and opportunities of data
  • Describe randomisation, blocking and power calculations
  • Develop the knowledge of reporting and interpretation of randomized clinical trial

Course Modules

  • Principle of clinical trials
  • Introduction of observational studies
  • Randomisation
  • Blinding and Placebos
  • Monitoring trial results
  • Reporting trial results
  • Subgroup analysis
  • Multiple outcomes, treatments
  • Alternative designs
  • Protocol Reviews, Implementation, and Monitoring
  • Introduction to Informed  Consent
  • Introduction to Good Clinical Practice

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for anyone seeking an introductory course on randomised controlled trial who would like to be involved in design, conduct, and management, reporting or review of clinical trials. 

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Nursing

Introduction

As outlined by the Royal College of Nurses, clinical research nurses are important component of clinical research and are vital for improving patient care and treatment pathway.  This course: AHRO Masterclass in clinical research nursing introduces an overview of research strategies and methods of patient-oriented research. It provides basic knowledge of clinical research by addressing key aspects of theory building, concepts of measurements, study design, and interpretation of data. Participants will assess and interpret clinical methods and results and use clinical results for developing new concepts

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Support patients through their treatment during clinical research
  • Prepare protocols and other clinical research documentation
  • Develop testable questions using available tools
  • Describe various types of research and study design
  • Identify problems associated with data collection and process of data collection
  • Identify statistical analytical methods and their interpretation
  • Understand how to write and submit a manuscript
  • Design a trial to address a particular clinical research question ( Report)

Course Modules

  • Introduction to clinical trials
  • Using PICO framework to develop testable clinical research question
  • Study designs
  • Statistics in clinical research
  • Recruitment to studies
  • Patients reported outcomes, their choice and application
  • Involving consumers in clinical research
  • Economic evaluation in clinical research
  • Data Management in clinical research
  • Communication of clinical research
  • Networking in clinical research
  • How to write and submit manuscript
  • Clinical research report

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for nurses who want to improve their skills and understanding of clinical trials.

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Management

Introduction

The success of clinical trials depends on timely delivery and recruitment of subject that require the use of good trial management. High quality data is promoted through data and quality management processes which must be combined with trial safety reporting. Also of essence are ongoing assessment and evaluation of trial risks. This course will look at various aspect of clinical research management

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various type of data and  how they are used
  • Describe confidence interval and p-values
  • Describe how to identify information to perform basic sample size calculation
  • Describe and interpret simple analysis
  • Define correlation and simpler linear regression
  • Understand the value and opportunities of data
  • Describe randomisation, blocking and power calculations

Course Modules

·        Introduction to clinical trials

·        How to design clinical trials

·        Managing clinical trials

·        Developing  study protocol

·        Patient and public involvement in research

·        Recruitment  in clinical trials

·        Patient and Public Involvement in research

·        Consent clinical trials

·        Data Management

·        Risk , Opportunity, and change

·        Project Structure and Tracking

·        Leadership  and communication skills in clinical research

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for CRAs, CTAs, Project managers, clinical trials staffs, medical advisers, and data managers.

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Pharmacovigilence

Introduction

Pharmacovigilence is a continuous process required to confirm drug safety and ensure the welfare of patients. This means any organization that is involved in clinical trial or drug development needs to be aware of Pharmacovigilence. This course will provide the platform to providing valuable insights into  identifying, validating, quantifying and evaluating any adverse events of drugs and devices

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various type of data and  how they are used
  • Describe confidence interval and p-values
  • Describe how to identify information to perform basic sample size calculation
  • Describe and interpret simple analysis
  • Define correlation and simpler linear regression
  • Understand the value and opportunities of data
  • Describe randomisation, blocking and power calculations

Course Modules

  • Preclinical Development to IND
  • The Economic Perspective
  • Drug  Research & Development
  • Benefit-risk assessment in drug development
  • Drug Development, Approval, and Safety
  • Drug Safety in Pre- and Post Approval Phases

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available in our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for professionals who want to improve their skills and understanding of Pharmacovigilence in clinical trials.

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Methodology

Introduction

This course will provide participants with the essential knowledge of clinical research in a summarized and concise manner to understand the process of clinical trials and work toward building their skills for future research-related jobs

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a research question and formulate a testable hypothesis
  • Design and implement a clinical research study
  • Describe the skills needed for clinical research study
  • Describe the skills to perform statistical analysis using  STATA software
  • Ethical principles in clinical research
  • Scientific communication
  • Literature mining and organization
  • Critical evaluation of medical literature

Course Modules

  • Framing a testable Question
  • Designing a study &  types of research
  • Available sources of data
  • Available  software used in clinical research
  • Descriptive data analysis
  • Inferential data analysis
  • Discussing  results and risk of bias
  • Presenting the study result
  • Ethics in  human subject research


Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for clinical trial manager who want to improve their skills and understanding of statistics applied to clinical trials.

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Data Management

Introduction

Clinical trial managers are now working closely with other groups within a clinical trial to ensure that data us collected, managed, and reported in a timely manner, accurately, and securely. Therefore the clinical trial manager must understand good clinical practices, protocol, protocol deviations, metadata, basic SDTM mapping, programming, and Excel. Therefore building the skills of clinical trial managers is essential

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various type of data and  how they are used
  • Describe confidence interval and p-values
  • Describe how to identify information to perform basic sample size calculation
  • Describe and interpret simple analysis
  • Define correlation and simpler linear regression
  • Understand the value and opportunities of data
  • Describe randomisation, blocking and power calculations

Course Modules

·        Normal Distribution

·        Basic Study design

·        Confidence Interval

·        Basic concepts in probability

·        Introduction to hypothesis test

·        Analysis of Contingency tables

·        T-test, non-parametric tests

·        Correlation and regression

·        Introduction to data science and results

·        Using Excel for Statistical & Data Analysis

·        Data integrity and statistical inference

·        Getting started with R

·        Study design: randomisation and blocking

·        Study design: power calculation

·        Method comparison & Reproducibility studies

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available in our VLE (Canvas).

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Bioethics

Introduction

Clinical trial managers are now working closely with other groups within a clinical trial to ensure that data us collected, managed, and reported in a timely manner, accurately, and securely. Therefore the clinical trial manager must understand good clinical practices, protocol, protocol deviations, metadata, basic SDTM mapping, programming, and Excel. Therefore building the skills of clinical trial managers is essential

Course Outcome

After the course, participants should be able to:

  • Core concepts in bioethics, including well-being, justice, and autonomy
  • Skills required to discuss the bioethics topics such as abortion and euthanasia
  • Key bioethics terms such as informed consent and medical futility
  • Skills required to evaluate the ethical principles relevant to clinical research

Course Modules

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Grant Writing

Introduction

This course introduces the skills in preparing grant proposals, including an introduction to NIH grants. The course gives the students the essential tools to design their own proposals for obtaining grants for their research and developing their own careers. This course is intended for researchers who plan to submit grant proposals. 

Outcome

  • Skills required for developing a research question and formulating a testable hypothesis
  • Skills of designing a clinical research study
  • Skills of using databases and searching them
  • Different sections of grant proposals
  • Design and write different sections of grant proposals
  • Skills of finding the fund resources
  • Skills of submitting grant proposals

Modules

  • Introduction to framing a testable Question
  • Introduction to designing a study
  • Introduction to ethical principles relevant to clinical research
  • Introduction to available sources of data
  • Introduction to available sources of funds for health and research
  • The structure of a grant proposal
  • Knowing the specific aim of your research
  • Knowing the strategy of your research
  • Writing and re-writing a grant application
  • Skills and resources needed for submitting a grant application

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate who have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Using Databases

Introduction

This course involves the use of existing data to conduct research. It will provide the foundations of clinical research by addressing key aspects of theory building, concepts of measurements, study design, and interpretation of data.  Students will assess and interpret clinical methods and results and use clinical results for developing new concepts.

Outcome

After taking part in this course, participant should be able to :

  • Develop a research question and formulate a testable hypothesis
  • Design and begin to implement a clinical research study
  • Evaluate the ethical principles relevant to clinical research
  • Perform statistical analyses using Stata software/ R package
  • Understand how to present the result and discussion of your research
  • Understand the skills required to present a clinical research study
  • Understand how to prepare and submit a poster presentation
  • Understand how to prepare and submit a manuscript to a journal

Modules

  • Framing a testable Question
  • Designing a study,
  • Types of clinical  research
  • Available sources of data
  • Available groups of software
  • Data analysis
  • Descriptive data analysis
  • Inferential data analysis
  • Introduction to discussing the result and risk of bias
  • Introduction to presenting the study result
  • Human subject research ethics

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Advanced Observation Epidemiological Methods

 Introduction

This course will provide the foundations of clinical research by addressing key aspects of theory building, concepts of measurements, study design, and interpretation of data.  Students will assess and interpret clinical methods and results and use clinical results for developing new concepts.

Outcome

After this taking part in this course, participant should be able to:

  • Develop a research question and formulate a testable hypothesis
  • Design and begin to implement a clinical research study
  • Understand the skills required to present a clinical research study
  • Understand skills required to critically evaluate medical literature
  • Perform essential statistical analyses using STATA software
  • Understand skills required to utilize the ethical principles relevant to clinical research

Modules

  • Introduction to framing a testable Question
  • Designing a study
  • Introduction to available sources of data
  • Introduction to available groups of software
  • Randomized Control Trials
  • Cohort Studies
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Descriptive data analysis
  • Inferential data analysis
  • Introduction to discussing the result and risk of bias
  • Human subject research ethics
  • Introduction to presenting the study result

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility:  Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

AHRO Masterclass in Statistical Analysis of Healthcare Data

Introduction

This course involves the use of existing data to conduct research.It will teach the students the basics of statistical analysis – types of variables, common distributions, hypothesis testing – and will enable them to use the already existing datasets for their research. Students will learn to use the R package or Stata software.

Outcome

After taking part in this course, participant should be able:

  • Describe the skills required to develop a research question
  • Understand the skills required to formulate a testable hypothesis
  • Understand skills required to design and begin to implement a clinical research study
  • Understand the skills required to present a clinical research study
  • Critically evaluate medical literature
  • Perform essential statistical analyses using STATA software
  • Understand skills required to utilize the ethical principles relevant to clinical research

Modules

  • Introduction to framing a testable Question
  • Introduction to designing a study, types of research
  • Introduction to available sources of data
  • Introduction to available groups of software
  • Data Summaries and Descriptive Statistics
  • Probability and Probability Distributions
  • Inference Concerning Means
  • Inference concerning proportions and counts
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Regression and Correlation
  • Introduction to presenting the study result
  • Introduction to human subject research ethics

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for:

  • Graduate or have successfully completed a professional course
  • Individuals with professional work experience in health-related institute

Show evidence of previous statistical knowledge

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

AHRO Masterclass in Patients Safety in Clinical Trials

Introduction:

Patients’ safety in clinical trials is highly essential with the goal of safety monitoring in clinical trials being to identify, evaluate, minimize and appropriately manage clinical trials. This course will provide the platform for participants to build their skills strict review process of clinical research.

Outcome:

After taking part in this course, participant should be able to:

  • Describe background and principle theories on extent and causes of harm in clinical trials
  • Demonstrate critical understanding how to plan and execute clinical research projects
  • Develop the required skills and understanding on dealing with complex issues
  • Develop cognitive skills to identify adverse events and use this to improve clinical research protocol at both local and organizational level
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a chosen research topic
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce written critique of a research paper

Modules

  • The informed consent process
  • Fundamental of safety, Quality and harm prevention
  • Reviewing and approving clinical trial protocol
  • Ongoing Monitoring of clinical trial
  • Safety evaluation
  • Evaluating a research team
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMBs) for Phase 3 trials

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials.  Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.

Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course.

Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Duration: 12 weeks

Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Timetable:  November: February:  April:  August

Eligibility: The course is designed for healthcare professionals ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists as well as allied health professionals, managers, and others who are interested in patient safety in clinical trials.

Resitting Assessment:  Resits will be based on AHRO’s Resits Policy

Price: £1,200

Level: Postgraduate short-course (CPD)

PG Certificate/PG Diploma/ Masters in Clinical Research

Our postgraduate programme in clinical research will equip health and social care practitioners to develop their skills to enable them to design and lead high-quality clinical research activities.

Outcome

After undertaking this course, participants should be able to:

·        Design and implement well-designed clinical research studies

·        Demonstrate the skills to design, implement and develop a report of clinical trials

·        Lead a clinical research team

·        Understand and perform statistical approaches to analyse clinical research data

·        Critically evaluate published papers

·        Conduct peer-review process of a manuscript

·        Implement Good Clinical Practice during research

·        Critically evaluate various study protocol designs and the related clinical research process

Participants

Graduate degree in a relevant subject, including medicine, nursing, psychology, biological sciences, or related subjects. Applicants with relevant professional experience and without a graduate degree should contact the Director of Courses

Modules

For PG Certificate, participants would choose up to 60 credits

For PG Diploma Certificate, participants will choose up to 120 credits

For MSc Certificate, participants will choose 120 credits plus a dissertation or Capstone ( 60 credits)

·        Fundamental of clinical research ( 15 credits)

·        Advanced Clinical Research Methodology (15 credits)

·        Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis (15 credits)

·        Bioethics  (15 credits)

·        Scientific Writing & Publication (15 credits)

·        Managing Research  (15 credits)

·        Grant Writing ( 15 credits)

·        Biostatistics  (15 credits)

·        Data Management (15 credits)

Teaching: The course will be taught online through a series of preparatory content, lectures, quizzes, seminars and symposiums, plus a series of podcasts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that students take part in 90% of online lectures. Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available in our VLE.

Residential Component: The course includes 2 weeks of compulsory intensive residential activities in Glasgow.  This provides students and faculties to meet face-to-face for tutorials on time management and leadership training. As part of the assessment, students will write and submit a standard article for publication, and there will be a series of group presentations.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on summative assessments, which count to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 3000-word essay, a scientific article of a high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 4000 worded final assignment consisting of a specific theme such as cardiovascular condition, oncology, infectious diseases, etc. For those progressing to MSc, a dissertation or Capstone (60 credits) is required.

Fees and Funding

The clinical research training programme is aimed at professionals working in healthcare settings who want to develop a career in research. The programme is flexible with options of existing with a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc for up to 3 years.  

Full MSc fees is £12,000 for UK students and £12,000 for international students

Intake: September & February every year

Level: Postgraduate

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