Taught course

Clinical Trials (Online Distance Learning)

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

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for the programme we require a relevant undergraduate degree with a UK 2:1 or higher result, a medical degree or equivalent if outside the UK. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience (3-5 years) may be considered on a case by case basis. You may be admitted to the Certificate level only in the first instance. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module) Applicant should have access to a computer and broadband internet, and be able to commit 12-16 hours study per week.

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

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

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/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)131 537 3798