Curriculum Development of Human Clinical Trials for the Next Generation Biomedical PhD Students and Early Career Researchers in Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Project Number 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-HED-000023177
CONSCIOUS II is a project aimed at training postgraduate students and early-career researchers in clinical trials. This is where there is a particular weakness in the educational process. The previous CONSCIOUS project aimed to fill this gap partially; however, this project focused on undergraduate students and a more general perspective. In contrast, postgraduate students and junior researchers have pretty different requirements concerning the need, if not necessity, to plan a clinical trial as part of their own research activity. The CONSCIOUS II project is thus complementary, follow-up, and more in-depth. The project will be implemented from 11/2021 to 10/2024.
The CONSCIOUS II project is supported by ECRIN, an associate partner and reviewer of the prepared materials, and its national nodes. Thus, existing both national and international expertise will be used. This time Masaryk University is the coordinator, and all the universities involved in the preparation of the previous CONSCIOUS project – University of Pécs (Hungary), University College Cork (Ireland), University of Paris (France), Nova University Lisbon (Portugal) – remain partners, and the University of Széged (Hungary) is a new partner.
In the project, e-learning materials will be developed in international collaboration, focusing on practical aspects of planning and organizing clinical trials, complemented by several chapters on interdisciplinary skills.
Topics of e-learning lessons:
Lifecycle of the Trial
Quality and regulatory affairs and sources of regulatory information
Pharmacovigilance and study medication
Data management and statistical analysis
Early phase trials
Pediatric clinical trials
Chapters within the interdisciplinary curriculum:
Leadership, team management and networking skills in research
Scientific Publishing and open Research
Teaching the teachers: innovative pedagogical methods in health education
* All 12 e-learning lessons will be published and made available freely on the learning platform, which will allow the enrichment of the materials with interactive and application elements. The outlines of the individual chapters can be accessed in turn on the project website.
The project is also planning to pilot international lectures – one lecturer will give lectures to students from different universities and countries. In this way, we want to deepen the cooperation between universities and students. The pilot lessons are expected to take place between November 2023 and February 2024. For any changes and updates, please visit the project website: http://conscious2.eu/ where the invitation, registration, and detailed program will also appear well in advance.
You can also get acquainted with all the project materials, content, and format of the lessons in the planned Multiplier Events:
- May 2023 in Paris (France)
- November 2023 in Pécs (Hungary)
- May 2024 in Brno (Czech Republic)
- October 2024 in Lisbon (Portugal)
Are you interested in the project? Would you like to know more? Would you like to receive regular information about planned events and published materials? Would you like to participate in the pilot training?
Do not hesitate to contact us:
PharmDr. Jitka Rychlíčková, Ph.D., BCPS, Principal Investigator email@example.com
Project website: http://conscious2.eu/
Project Identification: 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-HED-000023177
Project Period: 11/2021 – 10/2024
Investor/Program/Project type: European Union – Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices; Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth
Masaryk University Faculty or unit: Faculty of Medicine
Project Principal Investigator: PharmDr. Jitka Rychlíčková, Ph.D.
- University of Pécs
- University College Cork
- Nova University Lisbon
- University of Paris
- University of Szeged