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Introduction to Clinical Research Methods/Introduction à la méthodologie en recherche clinique - ED 52/Série 3

Responsible Faculty: Doctoral school (FBM-DOCT)

Teacher(s): Isabelle Peytremann Bridevaux

Validity: 2016 ->

No timetable defined.

Course (optional)


Teaching language(s): English, French
Public: Yes
Credits: 2.00


- Improve knowledge of classic study designs used in individual oriented medical research
Prepare a short research protocol based on the discussed and written material.
Arouse documentary research on methodological aspects of clinical medical research and their application in practice.


Participants complete the set programme:
write up a short research protocol (5-6 pages) focusing on methodological aspects and answering the questions asked for at least one theme
present his project during a seminar (30 minutes structured presentation)
participate actively to all seminars, which implies the study of each seminar's theme and interacting during the presentation discussions
The first 3 sessions will target main methdological aspects of the study designs used in clinical research, as well as the content and format of protocols. The following sessions will be dedicated to students' presentations.


Personal Work : Yes
Personal Presentation : Yes
Final test : No
Evaluation of the participation by the teacher : Yes



Programme requirements

1 To have followed an introductory course in bibliographic research. 2 Methodologic references are provided to the participants who will look for additionnal references and informations (methodologic and specific to their domain)

Grant requirements

Success in the examination and certificate of participation delivered by the organizers.

Access requirements

Registration: via the Doctoral School. Period 3.

Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
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