Everything we do in healthcare – every tablet that’s prescribed, every treatment that’s given and every test that’s performed – has to be first discovered and then thoroughly evaluated before it can be put into practice.
This discovery and evaluation is done in a variety of ways, which collectively we call “research.” And research that involves people, we call “clinical research.”
This course is designed for anyone who wants to know more about modern healthcare, and the role of clinical research and discovery within it.
It will be of special interest to students at school or college, undergraduates or postgraduates who are contemplating a career in healthcare or the life sciences, as well as health and social care professionals and practitioners who want to find out more about the role of clinical research in improving healthcare.
No previous knowledge is needed to take this course.