Clinical Trials in Practice (NURS5068)


This unit of study will provide students with the knowledge and skills of translating clinical trials methods and theory into practice. Students will be introduced to principles of clinical trial project management including the management of patient recruitment and follow up, monitoring study progress, clinical trial budgeting and funding. This unit of study will also focus on the ethical and legal framework which governs clinical trials including ethics approval, informing patients, and obtaining consent in the context of clinical trials and various patient populations. A key feature of clinical trials relates to quality assurance aspects such as documentation of study procedures and clinical trial audit, consequently emphasis will be placed on the development of clinical trials reports, results and publications.

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2500wd assignment (40%) and 1500wd assignment (30%) and online activities (30%)

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