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New MSc in Clinical Trials at Oxford

25 November 2019   (0 Comments)
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The Nuffield Department of Health, University of Oxford, have just launched their MSc in Clinical Trials. The course is a two-year, part-time distance learning course that provides thorough training in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting randomised clinical trials. 

By the end of the course, students should have the knowledge and skills required to design and undertake a clinical trial. By running a fully integrated course covering all key aspects of clinical trials, students will acquire a good understanding of the theoretical underpinning as well as the practical aspects of randomised clinical trials and have an in-depth training in trials methodology. The course will cover different types of trials and clinical conditions, with a focus on large, streamlined clinical outcome trials in cardiovascular disease.

The specific aims are to provide:

  • in-depth training in, and understanding of, the principles and practice of conducting randomised clinical trials;
  •  a forum for the nurturing of future global leaders in clinical trials in cardiovascular medicine and beyond.

Teaching is delivered virtually (via online lectures, tutorials and group work) during the first year, and for the first two whole terms and part of the third term in the second year. The curriculum comprises eight compulsory modules of varying length and intensity across six terms:

  • An introduction to the principles of randomised trials
  •  The regulatory and ethical framework and participant involvement
  • Design to implementation
  • Data management and analysis
  • Big data and new technologies
  • Different types of trial in particular populations
  • Health economics and Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Meta-analyses and the reporting of trial results

The course is open to trial managers, and applications must be received by Friday 10 January 2020. 

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