This course provides the opportunity to spend up to one year learning about a Clinical Trial Unit (CTU) and the design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials in a live environment. You will observe real time trial processes and PCTU activities and spend one to one time with knowledgeable and experienced PCTU tutors. Participants can choose to specialise in a particular area of CTU work such as statistics, data management, quality assurance or trial management. Some of your time will be spent on guided self-directed learning and your tutor will direct you to develop an individualised learning plan with access to specialised resource learning and practical tasks which will allow you to fully engage with the PCTU and your chosen area of interest.
- Registration on one of the PCTU 3 day taught courses, either ‘A Practical Guide to Cluster Randomised Trials and Stepped Wedge Design (introductory)’ or ‘Introduction to Pragmatic Clinical Trials’
- A minimum of 10 hours observing collaborations and other PCTU activities to gain experience and understanding of the life cycle of a trial
- A minimum of 6 hours with a lead tutor, to consolidate learning and discuss learning objectives and progress
- A minimum of 6 hours with a specialist tutor from your area of interest (statistics, data management, quality assurance or trial management)
Who this course is for
This course is ideal for those undertaking a Fellowship, new principle investigators or researchers who are interested in the work of a Clinical Trials Unit.
The course can start at any point in the year, but the number of places at any one time is limited. We usually require one months’ notice. Early expression of interest is recommended. The course is usually undertaken over a period of 9-12 months but can be customised to fit a shorter time frame if necessary.
Location: PCTU, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, E1 2AB
Availability: Limited places
Cost: £2900 external, £2600 for QMUL staff*
*Prices for 2017/18 academic year