Netherlands, Utrecht (NL)

Clinical Research Monitoring

when 6 July 2015 - 17 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1265

All main aspects of clinical research monitoring will be covered during this intensive (two-week) course. Participation in the course is an important step-up for working as a CRA (clinical research associate), CTA (clinical trial assistant) or CRC (clinical research coordinator). It will also help to gain knowledge and skills in all major aspects of GCP and clinical development.

Would you like to learn about the clinical development of new innovative drug products, its ethical aspects, regulations and quality assurance?
You will follow an intensive program and collaborate with other foreign students from all over the world. Program aspects are the history, ethical considerations, Good Clinical Practice and quality assurance of clinical trials.
During the first week of the course the theory of clinical development and monitoring will be dealt with in various lectures. A guest lecture by a CRA will be part of the program, and the week will end with a theoretical exam.
The second week will be devoted to hands-on patient dossier monitoring, which belongs to the core activities of the CRA (clinical Research Associate). This week will be closed with an exam in which you can show your monitoring skills acquired during the course.
We will also devote some time on other aspects of the work of a CRA/CTA/CRC, such as job applications, how to give a presentation and oral communication skills.
If you are interested in clinical research, these two weeks will change your life!
Some quotes by former year students:
- This course has given me what I expected and much more: I’m very pleased with it! The first week with theory was very nice to listen to. Also the monitoring week was great.
- Now I know what a CRA can do
- The weeks were brilliant. Don’t change anything!
- Good mix of theory and practice
- Very inspiring teacher. Thanks a lot!
- Practical and hands-on, appreciate the interaction between teacher and students

Course leader

Dr. A. A. van Dooren M.Ed.

Target group

Health care students (medical, pharmaceutical, nursing etc.)
Health care professionals who are (going to be) involved in clinical (drug) trials.
Anyone interested in clinical trial job opportunities (CTA, CRA, CRC)

Course aim

To get a thorough insight in applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines of clinical trials
To acquire necessary skills to monitor the conduction of a clinical trial and to report quality-related findings
To get an understanding of the ethical considerations affecting clinical drug trials and patient safety
To communicate as a CRA (clinical research associate)

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1265: Course + course materials + housing

Will you attend a course on Healthcare or Life Science? As a student of Utrecht Summer School, you'll receive a 30% discount on all courses of Elevate Health, the online academy founded by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. Elevate offers a broad curriculum of interactive online courses in the field of medical and veterinary sciences. After confirmation and payment of your Summer School course, you'll automatically receive your personal discount code to enroll in your Elevate course. Please visit the Elevate website to see the complete course overview.
EUR 925: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course

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