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Clinical trials in practice

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Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

The key steps in the logistical and practical implementation of a clinical trial are investigated in this module.It is a core module for the Clinical Trials programme, and is also open to LSHTM research degree students via the mixed mode of study option.

This includes clarifying and operationalising the primary and secondary objectives of clinical trials, the implications of design choices for implementation of a trial, trial governance, approvals (including Regulatory and ethics committee), and data collection and recruitment methods. The module will also explore quality assurance and control, and investigate both data processing and data management issues.


15 [150 hours]


Unseen written examination (2hr 15). If you fail the module, you are allowed one further attempt at the examination.

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.