University of London International Programmes

University of London International Programmes

Clinical Trials

The course aims to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of randomised controlled trials of health interventions; skills to scrutinize information, to critically analyse and carry out research, and to communicate effectively.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class honours degree, or the equivalent, in a subject appropriate to the course or an appropriate professional or technical qualification; minimum 3 years' relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a second class honours degree; PgDip: either a first degree in a subject appropriate to the course or in another discipline which has suitable preliminary training or previous education and experience without a first degree, which satisfies the University that the applicant has obtained a level of academic proficiency equivalent to a first degree; advanced level of ability to work in English is required, must pass a test of proficiency in English acceptable to the University, e.g. a TOEFL score of 580 or a British Council (IELTS) score of 6.5; there is a minimum computer specification for this course.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of clinical trials, basic statistics for clinical trials, clinical trials in practice, reporting and reviewing clinical trials; protocol development; trial designs, project management and research co-ordination, regulatory affairs, good clinical practice and ethics, data management, data monitoring and interim analyses, design and analysis of epidemiological studies, further statistical methods in clinical trials, cluster randomised trials; epidemiology of communicable diseases, epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, advanced statistical methods in epidemiology, molecular and genetic epidemiology, economic evaluation, health care evaluation.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies from module to module but will include a combination of unseen written papers and written assignments.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,360 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 9,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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