Clinical Research Context and Practice

Subject 360-803 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Clinical Research is a dynamic field of biomedical research activity tackling practical issues in the management and treatment of patients. This subject provides an overview that will equip a researcher with a broad appreciation of the many aspects of clinical research, from the ethical issues to the essentials of integrity and quality. It provides a thorough basic foundation in clinical research and the conceptual framework for more advanced study by filling out the terminology and underlying techniques used in clinical research settings.
Assessment: One assignment of 4,000 words (100%). Students will be required to design a research study, specifying the infrastructure required, ethical issues that need to be addressed, safety monitoring that needs to be applied, how patients will be selected, and what measures will quantify exposure and response.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

Understand the basic principles involved in patient-oriented research
Understand the infrastructure needs to perform clinical research
Understand appropriate scientific conduct in clinical research
Be familiar with issues of safety and monitoring, both of subjects and data
Understand the role and issues of patient selection
Understand the phases of studies
Understand the issues involved in measurement of exposure and response
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Master of Clinical Research
Professional Certificate in Clinical Research

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