The goal of this program is to impart information and skills necessary to successfully start or enhance a new career as a clinical research professional. The program provides a profound background on the development of new therapies with a focus on drug development, covers key ethical aspects of conducting research involving human participants, teaches the regulatory and legal requirements of performing clinical studies and finally thoroughly explains the planning and performance competences of conducting clinical trials.
This continuing education program has been designed to meet the needs of young clinical research professionals from industry and academia (study nurses, study coordinators, study physicians, clinical trial/research associates, clinical monitors), as well as for new members of ethics committees. Furthermore it provides an opportunity for graduates from life sciences and medical schools to gain a comprehensive understanding of the phases of clinical research and the practical aspects of clinical trial planning and conduct.
Students who are interested in a broader training on operational aspects of clinical trials including management and leadership skills may be interested in complementing their knowledge through an additional CAS Clinical Research II (Advanced Clinical Trial Management). After successful completion of both the CAS Clinical Research I and the CAS Clinical Research II, it is possible to receive the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) Clinical Trial Practice and Management by composition of a diploma thesis and passing a final oral examination.