Basics of Clinical Trials

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Clinical Trials in 7 Easy Courses

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                         #1 in Series  of 7 Courses  

The world of clinical trials is more important than ever before. With the introduction of COVID-19, many people are interested in learning more about how clinical trials work. This first course in our series is free and focuses on the basics of clinical trials. Once completed, you can decide if you want to continue learning with us.

This course was designed to help those with a Life Science background understand the basics of how the clinical trials system works. You’ll learn about the different types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and what happens after a trial is completed. This course is essential for anyone considering a career in clinical trials. Enroll in this free basics class today and start the important journey of learning about this important topic!

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The Basics of Clinical Trials

Researchers are constantly exploring new frontiers and solving new problems like how to prevent COVID. Sometimes humans participate in studies also called trials so that researchers can gain new insights into how to treat and prevent disease.

120 min.

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Dr. Christina Blanchard-Horan


Dr. Blanchard-Horan is an international specialist with 20 years of experience working in research, 10 in clinical trials.

Jabin Sharma is a certified international clinical research associated. She has worked in India, Canada and on numerous US funded studies. Jabin has been with GHL for the past four years.

Jabin Sharma


Jabin Sharma is an experienced clinical trials study coordinator and international clinical research associate in India and Canada on numerous US-government-funded studies

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Courses in Clinical Trials

Other courses in this series will enhance your knowledge, making it easier to step into your role in clinical trials.

Ethics of Clinical Trials

Ethics & the Role of History

Few subjects are as important to modern society as clinical trials. The ethical principles governing these trials have been shaped by centuries of history, and this course will help you understand that history. You’ll learn about the work that led to our current system of ethical review and IRBs, and how those systems came into being. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the functions, processes, and regulations governing clinical trials today. This is essential information for anyone interested in science, medicine, or public policy. Enroll now and get a head start on learning about one of the most important topics of our time.

1hr. 10min.

Who carries out Clinical Trials and Who Participates?

Who Studies Whom

Designing and building clinical trials means understanding who is conducting the study as well as for whom the study is conducted, the population!


2hrs 1min.

How to Get Involved in Clinical Trials Research

Volunteer or Worker

Getting involved in clinical trials. What Resources can you use? Where do you go next?

1hr. 35min.

Nuts & Bolts of Clinical Trials

Designing & Conducting Studies

How to design and build clinical trial protocols and systems from the ground up. Answering those critical questions you want to be answered.

The importance of data when it comes to making sound decisions in healthcare is undisputed. In an era of ever-changing guidelines and requirements, having a comprehensive understanding of clinical trial design is crucial for success. This course provides students with a solid foundation in the design and conduct of clinical trials.

Through expert instruction, students will learn how to develop a study protocol, select an appropriate control group, and randomize patients, and blind study personnel. The use of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems will also be discussed. Students will gain an understanding of the various statistical methods used in analyzing data from clinical trials, as well as the ethical considerations that must be taken into account when conducting research on human subjects.

This course is essential for anyone who wants to work in the field of clinical research or who plans to conduct their own clinical studies. It is also a valuable resource for healthcare professionals who need to better understand the process of clinical trial design and implementation.


2hrs 1min.

Where Clinical Trials are Conducted

Why are we Testing Drugs There?

Clinical trials are conducted to test drugs or therapeutic options for patients. Clinical trials are usually conducted at sites where the population is representative of the people who will use the intervention if it proves to be an improvement over the standard of care, whatever that might be.

1hr. 35min.

How to Work in Clinical Trials Research

Next Steps to Involvement

Getting involved in clinical trials. What Resources can you use? Where do you go next?

1hr. 35min.