Clinical Studies: Planning and Implementation of Clinical Research
Included in Study
PhD Programme in Health and Sport Sciences
English if English speaking participants.
On successful completion of the course, the candidate:
Has advanced knowledge of how to identify the society’s needs for clinical studies and health research priorities and how to include clinical challenges and relevant issues
Has advanced knowledge of how to evaluate, design and implement complex clinical studies, including interventions and use of digital tools
Has advanced knowledge of research ethics
Has advanced knowledge of implementation of user involvement throughout the study
Has advanced knowledge of how to publish (disseminate) study results
Can critically evaluate existing theory, previous studies and clinical practice to identify knowledge gap in health care and practice
Can outline hypothesizes, aims and outcomes for clinical studies
Can use relevant research methods to address the research question in clinical studies
Can write a research protocol for clinical studies
Can make ethical considerations, include user participation and national and international cooperation partners, use laws and regulations and how to register clinical studies and biobanks
Have skills to monitor clinical studies, recruiting participants, and plan a good study infrastructure and financing
Can distinguish variability, reliability and statistical and clinical relevance of a clinical study
Can critically evaluate, interpret, and disseminate empirical evidence of clinical study (Vancouver rules)
Is in the forefront when it comes to identifying needs for, plan, implement and evaluate the effect of interventions in clinical studies and clinical studies in general in accordance with updated ethics, laws and regulations
Can communicate relevant knowledge through scientific and popular scientific channels
Various clinical intervention studies and instruments for measurement
Drafting a research protocol for a clinical intervention study including ethical considerations, user involvement and sample size calculations
Methodology, principles and practical implementation and application of clinical intervention studies
Results assessment and dissemination
Teaching and learning methods will consist of a combination of lectures, group work, practical workshops, discussions and presentations based on course topics and the candidates own research experiences and work.
Participation in compulsory lectures, group work, practical workshops, discussions and presentations as stated in the course pamphlet.
Assessment methods and criteria
Individual two-weeks home examination. The examination will be assessed as pass/fail.
Electronical evaluation by SurveyXact after completing the course.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Admission for external candidates
Contact person: Associate Professor Randi Eikeland (firstname.lastname@example.org)