Description: Learn the key principles of clinical research/clinical trials; Observational vs Interventional trials; various forms of observational trials; randomized clinical trials

Timeline: Week 1


Description: A brief historical perspective. The 7 guiding ethical principles that govern clinical research 

Timeline: Week 2


Description: Introduction, overview, objectives of each phase of clinical trial research. 

Timeline: Week 3


Description: An overview of different study designs to use in clinical research - including case-control studies, cohort studies, ecological studies and cross-sectional studies 

Timeline: Week 4


Description: Importance of Informed Consent, Principles and Informed Consent Process. What are the patient's rights and how does the investigative team fulfill their responsibility to the patient. 

Timeline: Week 5


Description: "Introduction of qualitative research and how it differs from quantitative research. Describe the definition and differences between both types of research". 

Timeline: Week 6


Description: How do we execute clinical research and what responsibilities need to be met by each role of the team?

Timeline: Week 7


Description: Overview of the various component of an actual therapeutic protocol and the components that make up a successful trial. Importance of the research question.

Timeline: Week 8


Description: Understanding the role of protocol peer review, and learn how to review a protocol. 

Timeline: Week 9


Description: Additional Information.