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Continuing medical education "Clinical Research"
The 4-month certificate continuing medical education course "Clinical Research" (Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) + Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)) provides you everything you need for the proper conduct of a clinical trial and its subsequent publication. In the first course, you recapitulate or learn "Biometry", i.e. biostatics and how to apply the different methods properly. The courses "Clinical Trials" and "Ethical Aspects" contain knowledge, guidelines, ethics in the adherence to guidelines, and training from the inception of a trial, throughout its proper conduct and conclusion to its publication. The online learning phase concludes with a very interactive course on project management and other aspects that play a role in drug approval and reimbursement.
During the final seminar you will sit your module examination the day after an intensive and very helpful biometry repetition, refresh your knowledge of biometrics and learn how to extract molecular diagnostics from databases independently.
In addition, you will be joining our Master's students, for the communication and presentation training and may explore personal coaching. After a visit to a local production plant of biosimilars, you will be able to join the elder class for their thesis presentations. You will furthermore receive scientific writing and literature management training.
Detailed information on the continuing medical education "Clinical Research"
- What am I going to learn?
- How does the program suit me?
- How am I going to learn?
Agenda and curriculum
Blended Learning – a contemporary learning concept
The continuing medical education module “Clinical Research” follows the Advanced Oncology Blended Learning concept. This means that 90% of the lessons are available online as a collection of almost 100 didactic videos. The relevant literature is available for download. Lecturers and staff are at your disposal to clarify questions about content and organization of the course.
Course 1: Biometry:
Biometry focuses on key aspects of biostatistics and their application to the field of oncology. The units comprise study types, statistical tests, survival analysis, and sample size estimation for clinical trials in oncology.
Course 2: Clinical trials:
This course delivers the toolbox for setting up, running and publishing a clinical trial. Aspects like quality assurance and transfer of study results into clinical rpractice are being discussed by examples from the CCCU-based clinical trials center.
Course 3: Ethical Aspects:
This course deals with ethical principles for informed consent, biobanking, study participation, collaboration between stakeholders with a different background (academic/industry). Equally important is the unit on the prevention and the detection of scientific misconduct and fraud.
Course 4: Project Management:
This course provides basics in project management with case scenarios and problem-solving strategies from the pharmaceutical industry.
Participants and goals
The continuing medical education module “Clinical Research” is perfect for
- Specialists (and specialists-to-be, i.e. fellows in clinical training) in oncology and haematology
- Physicians from neighbouring disciplines
- Scientists (natural, engineering and economic sciences) if you would like to deepen your knowledge of oncology
Your previously acquired knowledge:
You will need the following:
- Physicians and Scientist: Professional experience of at least one year
Your personal support:
Throughout the entire period of your continuing medical education programme, you will have direct personal contact for all questions pertaining to your education.
Study smart: The “Study Advanced Oncology” platform
Advanced Oncology Blended-Learning: 90% online learning, 10% attendance seminars:
In the continuing medical education training “Clinical Research” you learn 90% online, self-determined and flexible in time. About 10% of the total time is covered by the attendance seminar.
Your seminar documents:
You will receive all important information digitally before starting your continuing medical education.
Digital learning platform:
At the beginning of the continuing education, you will receive access to our learning platform “Study Advanced Oncology”, which was redesigned in 2021. Here you will find all your teaching materials including learning videos and documentation. The platform is to be used as a browser application without any additional installation. All you need is a computer with internet connection.
The content itself contains many interactive elements. You will learn flexibly and independently in terms of time and location until the module examination.