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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the Masters in Clinical Research will possess: * A comprehensive understanding of the broad area of clinical research and issues associated with good clinical practice, ethics and regulations, as well as analytical and project and team management techniques. * A comprehensive foundation in the methods and rationales of clinical research in a relevant clinical speciality research area. * The ability to acquire and create knowledge about clinical research * High level analytic and problem solving skills using techniques acquired during the course and independent critical thinking in their field of relevant clinical speciality * The ability to apply theoretical knowledge in the independent design and implementation of a significant research project through to completion in a practical setting * The ability to write scholarly papers and present their research findings in a peer environment, such as a specialist conference or seminar
  • Academic Title
    Master of Clinical Research
  • Course description
    To satisfy the requirements of the Masters award (by coursework) students will complete subjects and a research project or minor research thesis accumulating a total of 150 points.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    360-803  Clinical Research Context and Practice
    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 o...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-802  Basic Clinical Research Tools
    Topics covered include: Basic descriptive data Probability and inference Analysis of two-way tables Differences of Means Simple correlation Case-series, cross-sectional, cohort, case-control studies and Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs). Measurement ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-820  Responsibilities and Ethics
    Topics covered include: Structure of Informed Consent documents Meaning of Informed in the context of blinding and randomisation to allocated treatments. Basic human rights in experimental settings The human being as an experimental subject and unit ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-817  Managing Projects and Teams
    Topics covered include:Designing, planning and managing projectsResource management, including insourcing and outsourcingProject budget managementDelivering outcomesCommon pitfalls to successful trial implementationRunning clinical trial, analysing a...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-843  Clinical Neuroscience Research
    Topics covered include: Frontiers in clinical neuroscience research Expert briefings on the current research questions in epilepsy, intellectual disability and autism, stroke and multiple sclerosis Research methods in clinical neurological genetics H...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-844  Neuroimaging for Clinical Research
    Topics covered include: Expert briefings on the current research questions in dementias, movement disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Major emphasis on cutting-edge human imaging techniques Cognitive functioning Research techniques in cli...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-845  Infectious Diseases
    Topics covered include: Recruitment strategies for infectious diseases Natural history versus intervention studies. Ethics of conduct of studies in the developed and developing worlds The informed consent process in infectious diseases The role of pl...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-841  Applied Analysis of Clinical Trials
    At the end of this subject, Clinicians should be able to: Understand the major statistical methods used in analysing data from clinical trialsPerform analysis on such data within limitations, using an appropriate statistical package.Understand the li...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-796  Good Clinical Practice and Applications
    Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:Review the evolution of Good Clinical Practice from its origins to currently acceptable standards and the imperative of keeping abreast of changing practices and regulationsDefine the ma...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-797  Clinical Psychiatric Research
    No description available     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-778  Clinical Immunisation Research
    Topics covered include: Recruitment strategies for immunisation studies Population versus intervention studies Ethics of conduct of studies in the developed and developing worlds The informed consent process in immunisation The role of control arms a...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-756  Clinical Research Thesis (50)
    Research areas relating to clinical research will be chosen after consultation between the student, the coordinator and their sponsoring organisation. Independent research under academic and industrial supervision. Specific supervision will be arrang...     Semester 1, Semester 2     50

    360-862  Research Project
    At the end of this subject, clinicians should be able to undertake a small clinical research project with limited collaborative input and be able to report their findings.     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

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