Taught course

Clinical Trials (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent), or a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

We may also consider your application if you have 3-5 years' relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The online programme will provide a knowledge and understanding of the key elements and principles of clinical trial design, delivery and analysis. In addition to a knowledge and understanding of the principles of GCP and their practical implementation in clinical trials.

This programme is suitable for graduates in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, life sciences and other allied disciplines involved in Clinical Trials.

This programme will support the demand for appropriately qualified investigators to lead clinical trials of all phases. Each course is divided into a set of themed sections in which material is presented in a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts and archived webinars. Discussion board tasks and live expert guest lectures offer opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues under the guidance of expert teaching staff.

The programme covers Commercial Aspects of Drug Discovery and Development, Trial and Project Management, Statistics and Data Management, Regulations and Ethics, Imaging, Medical Devices and Complex Interventions.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate/odl-fees
International students
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/tuition-fees/postgraduate/odl-fees

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
MScCT@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 9242