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"Clinical Research"

Continuing medical education in oncology
(Certificate of Advanced Studies)

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

Prerequisites:

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.

Everything else you need to know

Dates and details

  • Deadline for registration: Annually 15 March

  • Introductory workshop: Individually scheduled in March/April (1 day online seminar)

  • Online learning phase: April - July

  • Seminar week 1 - Closing workshop: July  (4 days attendance workshop)

  • Examination: July  

Attendance seminar

The attendance seminar takes place in the exclusive conference rooms of the university’s own Villa Eberhardt in Ulm where you will meet the students of the Master's program for their final workshop. In addition to the challenging workshop program which includes also the examination, you will have time to get to know each other personally and to form networks. 

 

 

Organization and stay during the attendance seminar

Arrival and departure to the attendance seminar are organized by yourselves. We will provide you with all information on arrival and departure arrangements in good time and we will be happy to help you to organize your hotel accommodation. Accommodation is not included in the tuition and must be borne by separately.

The venue of the attendance seminar in July is the location "Villa Eberhardt": You may easily reach it by public transport. We will provide you with all information in good time.

 

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the "Clinical Research" module, you will receive the corresponding Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) as well as the Certificate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

This continuing medical education is certified with 86 CME (further continuing medical education points of the Baden-Württemberg Medical Association) or 10 ECTS points.

 

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FAQ

Who is eligible for the Certificate of Advanced Study Course – Clincial Research?

Physicians (specialists or specialists-to-be in oncology and haematology or from neighbouring disciplines with a professional experience of at least one year

Scientists (natural, engineering and economic sciences) with a professional experience of at least one year

 

How and when do I have to apply?

Please submit the notification by March 15 at the latest.

Thereafter you will receive a confirmation message with the list of the requested documents which you have to submit then via email.

Course Clinical Research: Which documents do I need to submit?
  1. Original Bachelor degree certificate in medicine, natural sciences or engineering courses or equivalent at the level of usually four years of studies or 240 ECTS credits.
  2. Original transcript of records (or equivalent) including the official grading scale (minimum grade for passing the Bachelor degree or equivalent, maximum grade)
  3. Certified translations in English or German of the documents if the originals are not in English or German.
  • Note: Please bear in mind that translations are only valid if submitted together with the originals (see points 1. and 2. of this section).
  1. Employment verification for professional experience by indicating the time periods.
  • Note: This serves to ensure that the required professional experience has been earned. You do not need to document all employment of your professional life, just the year required for admission.
  1. Curriculum Vitae
How much is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee is 4,875 € for one-off payment respectively 5,275 € (in 2 instalments).

Travel, living expenses and accommodation costs during the attendance seminars is not included in the fee. For full board an amount of about 100 € per day should be calculated.

How long is the duration of the certificate course?

The course takes 1 semester (April to July)

When does the certificate course start?

The course starts every year in April.

What is the tuition language?

The tuition language is English. There is no requirement to be proficient in German.

When is the seminar and how do I have to attend?

The introduction to the learning platform will be held as an online seminar (1 day, end of March).

There is one attendance seminar (4 days in July) where the exam will be held as well.

 

 

How is the exam organized?

The exam will be held at the end of the course during the mandatory attendance seminar. The exam is performed tablet- or paperbased and consists of a selection of single-choice-questions covering the subject of the course.

Which degree will I obtain after successful completion of the certificate course?

Upon successful completion of the “Clinical Research” module, you will receive the corresponding Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) as well as also the Certficate of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

This continuing medical education is certified with 86 CME (further continuing medical education points of the Baden-Württemberg Medical Association) or 10 ECTS points.

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