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AHRO Masterclass in Clinical Research Nursing

Time limit: 90 days
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Full course description


As outlined by the Royal College of Nurses, clinical research nurses are important component of clinical research and are vital for improving patient care and treatment pathway. This course: AHRO Masterclass in clinical research nursing introduces an overview of research strategies and methods of patient-oriented research. It provides basic knowledge of clinical research by addressing key aspects of theory building, concepts of measurements, study design, and interpretation of data. Participants will assess and interpret clinical methods and results and use clinical results for developing new concepts

Course Outcome

  • After the course, participants should be able to:
  • Support patients through their treatment during clinical research
  • Prepare protocols and other clinical research documentation
  • Develop testable questions using available tools
  • Describe various types of research and study design
  • Identify problems associated with data collection and process of data collection
  • Identify statistical analytical methods and their interpretation
  • Understand how to write and submit a manuscript
  • Design a trial to address a particular clinical research question ( Report)

Course Modules

  • Introduction to clinical trials
  • Using PICO framework to develop testable clinical research question
  • Study designs
  • Statistics in clinical research
  • Recruitment to studies
  • Patients reported outcomes, their choice and application
  • Involving consumers in clinical research
  • Economic evaluation in clinical research
  • Data Management in clinical research
  • Communication of clinical research
  • Networking in clinical research
  • How to write and submit manuscript
  • Clinical research report

Teaching: The course will be taught through series of online tutorials, online formative exercises, series of pod-casts 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 essays, scientific article of high standard, 15 minutes presentations, and 3000 worded final assignment.

Other assessment




Written exercise


Report consisting of 4000

Written exercise


Critical review of patient reported outcome of a specific study ( 2000 words

Written exercise


Review of funding proposal for clinical trial (2000)



Participation in online learning activities throughout the course


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 nurses who want to improve their skills and understanding of clinical trials.