Introduction to Clinical Trials

Short course: Introduction to Clinical Trials

This course is stand-alone and also accredited as part of the Translational Research PhD.

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Introduction to Clinical Trials

***Register your Expression of Interest in this course by direct email to the Convenor

Convenor Dr Steven Petratos. Email:
Presenter Ms Sue Mason
Date 26 - 29 May, 2020
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Venue Level 5, Alfred Centre (99 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004)
Suitable for Medical doctors, biomedical scientists, nurses, physiotherapists, clinicians, epidemiologists, psychologists, pharmacists, biochemists and public health researchers who are interested in understanding and applying the principles of Clinical Trial Study Design and Co-ordination.
Aims After completing this course participants will be able to:
  • Define pathways of Drug Development - 1 day
  • Understand the foundations of good clinical practice (GCP) – 1 day
  • Understand how to develop relevant questions and protocols when conducting Clinical Research – 1 days
  • Define what is involved when managing Regulatory Documents – 0.5 day
Overview This short course, Introduction to Clinical Trials, will consist of formal lectures, small group discussions and workshops. The course aims to develop fundamental knowledge in Clinical Trial Study Design and Co- ordination for all participants. It will specifically provide instruction in developing a clinical research question and creating a concise protocol that includes literature review, study design, subject sampling and recruitment, instruments and other measurement approaches, sample size, consent form, budget and timetable.
Materials All learning materials will be provided to participants.
Award A certificate of completion will be provided to all participants.
Fee AUD $880 (inc GST). Note, register your interest with the course convenor first before proceeding to pay: Ecart link
Places Participant numbers are capped at 20.

While the information contained herein was correct at the date of publication, Monash reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise.





Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre

Overview of drug development

Ms Sue Mason



Tute Room 3, Level 5, Alfred Centre Understanding GCP and conducting clinical research Ms Sue Mason


9am-5pm Seminar Room 2, Level 5, Alfred Centre Conducting clinical research Ms Sue Mason


9am-12pm Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Alfred Centre Clinical trial documentation Ms Sue Mason



Seminar Room 2, Level 5, Alfred Centre Surgery Seminar Room, Level 5, Block E Capstone project (Only for Monash students) Ms Sue Mason, Dr Steven Petratos

BOOKING LINK : Link (Registration open for 2020)

Target audience

  • GR: Graduate Research including PhD and Masters
  • Research staff
  • International students enrolled through Monash University