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AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Methodology

Time limit: 90 days
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Full course description


This course will provide participants with the essential knowledge of clinical research in a summarized and concise manner to understand the process of clinical trials and work toward building their skills for future research-related jobs.


Course Outcome 

After the course, participants should be able to: 

  • Develop a research question and formulate a testable hypothesis  
  • Design and implement a clinical research study 
  • Describe the skills needed for clinical research study 
  • Describe the skills to perform statistical analysis using STATA software 
  • Ethical principles in clinical research 
  • Scientific communication 
  • Literature mining and organization 
  • Critical evaluation of medical literature 


Course Modules 

  • Framing a testable Question 
  • Designing a study & types of research 
  • Available sources of data 
  • Available software used in clinical research 
  • Descriptive data analysis 
  • Inferential data analysis 
  • Discussing results and risk of bias 
  • Presenting the study result 
  • Ethics in human subject research 

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of podcasts and discussion forums. It is compulsory that student take part in 90% of online tutorials Self-directed learning is an essential component of this training. Electronic learning resources will be made available via our VLE.  


Learning breakdown: Our online courses combine several elements to create a balanced blend of learning. Learners will be able to learn at their own pace during the week by viewing content, engaged in discussions, and completing assignments. It is expected that on the average, 8 to 10 hours per week is required for a course. 


Assessment:  Assessment for this course is based on summative assessment which counts to the module mark. Each summative assessment for a module will be made of a 1000 word essay, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment. 


Duration: 12 weeks 


Commitment: 8-10 hours per week as follows: 




Projected time (Hours) 


Interactive learning 








Self-guided Research/Learning 




Live sessions 




Eligibility: The course is designed for clinical trial manager who want to improve their skills and understanding of statistics applied to clinical trials.