If you are interested in knowing more about modern healthcare and the role of clinical research within it, then the latest online course, “Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research”, brought to you by the University of Leeds and the NIHR is a perfect learning opportunity.


Healthcare moves forward thanks to research, improving our understanding of conditions, helping to find better ways to diagnose, treat and cure different diseases. The course is open to anyone interested in clinical research but particularly anyone who is contemplating a career in healthcare or the life sciences, and health and social care professionals and practitioners interested in how clinical research can improve healthcare.

The course can be joined for free and lasts for four weeks – each week you need to find just one hour of your time. As part of this course, you’ll explore the way in the process of clinical research is put into practice. Working through case studies, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the different roles in a research team, including the vital role of the patient in the process of discovery. Also, you’ll learn more about the impact that media have in published research, and will be able to evaluate the rules, regulations and best practices involved in clinical research.

In addition, you will learn how clinical research is regulated (both in the UK and internationally), the way in which clinical research is funded, and how the results of research are put into practice.


The course started this week, but it’s not too late to take part. Why not register today?