Date(s) - 13/09/2018
All Day

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London
16th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond

Closing date for applications: 24 August 2018
Date: 13 and 28 September 2018
Venue: NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC, 16th floor, Guy’s hospital

This course was originally designed for nurses and allied health professionals who are new to research posts, or as a refresher for other staff who wish to be updated. The NIHR GCP course is a prerequisite for this course. Please contact Nhlanhla Mguni  for further information.


The objective is to provide a foundation of knowledge to enable you to develop your practice in clinical research no matter what aspect of research you are currently working in. It offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the management and running of clinical studies. You will be able to apply relevant knowledge and skills gained from the course to your working environment, and you will be able to build on your experience in the clinical research arena for improved collaborative working.

Course Elements

Eleven course elements will be covered during the two-day course in 30-60 minute slots. You must attend both days to receive your certificate. There will also be course introduction and evaluation sessions.

  1. Historical context of research
  2. The basics of clinical research methodology
  3. Human subjects protection, advocacy and the 6 C’s
  4. Patient information giving and Informed consent: process and principals
  5. Recruitment and retention of patients in clinical research
  6. Protocol review and feasibility
  7. Study management and documentation
  8. Roles and responsibilities of the research team
  9. Monitoring, audits and MHRA
  10. Drug and medical device development
  11. The national and international picture


The course will be delivered using a variety of teaching strategies include lectures, group-work and student-led discussions.


Course assessment will include a multiple choice questionnaire and completion of a three-month post course reflective piece for submission into your professional portfolio as evidence of learning.


To apply to take part in this course, please fill out the application form and return to or Nhlanhla Mguni by 24 August.