The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research was designed to meet the needs of practitioners and staff working in the NHS. The programme will support development of advanced knowledge and skills in clinical research, drawing on the breadth of interdisciplinary research skills within the Faculty of Health and Medicine and NHS partner organisations. The Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at doctors undertaking specialty training programmes or academic attachments (F1/F2 training) in NHS Trusts, senior medical trainees (Registrars), consultants or GPs who wish to develop career roles as research leaders, nurses, allied health professionals and NHS staff with interests in research (e.g. R&D staff).
The module addresses a core 'toolkit' for research in modern health service settings.
The module focuses on the regulatory management and governance of clinical research across the project life-cycle.
Upon successful completion of this module you will be awarded an NIHR CRN Good Clinical Practice Certificate.
The module explores the ways in which new research findings influence health care policy and practice.
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research delivered through 9 face to face contact days over a 9 month period.
Upon successful completion of module 2 you will be awarded the NIHR CRN Good Clinical Practice Certificate.
Assessment across the programme is varied incorporating research proposals and case reports, but there are no exams.
A first degree is not an essential requirement, we will take prior experience and learning into account on a case-by-case basis. For all our programmes we ask you to complete an application form. In addition, for our postgraduate courses we ask for a 500 word statement and recommendation from your line manager. Depending on your qualifications, we may ask you to undertake a pre-entry assessment.
If English is not your first language an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required (minimum element scores apply). Alternative qualifications are accepted.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact 0800 100 900.
For further information, please contact Dr Sally Spencer at email@example.com or 01524 593734.
Our aim is to make the application process as simple and efficient as possible for you. With this in mind, we would encourage you to apply online.
Upon completion of this certificate, should you wish to continue with your studies, you may progress to an MSc in Clinical Research.
Lancaster Medical School
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