PharmaSchool: Introduction to Clinical Research

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Course Code: CTM001

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Duration: 1 or 2 Days


This course is suitable for anyone who is new to Clinical Trials, and needs an understanding of the industry, clinical research and clinical trials. The course can be tailored to a variety of audiences including new recruits and adminstrative staff.

Example Content

Background to the Industry

The Industry Today
New Product Development
Patent Protection
Race for Approval

Product Discovery

Target Identification
Target Validation/Prioritisation
Lead Identification
Lead Optimisation

Preclinical Development & Chemistry

Preclinical Testing
Chemistry & Manufacturing Considerations

Clinical Development/Clinical Research

Stages of Clinical Research
Phase I & Early Stage Clinical Research
Phase II
Phase III
Late Phase
Phase IIIb
Phase IV
Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS)
Generic Products

Overview of Process for a Clinical Trial

Obtain Relevant Approvals
Design Case Report Form (CRF)
Product Supply
Recruit, Manage & Monitor Subjects/Patients
Data Management
Analyse & Report Data

Organisations involved in clinical research

Organisations primarily interested in the outcome of research
Organisations taking part in conducting the clinical research
Organisations providing clinical research services

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