ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Ashley Brady
August 15, 2016


The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training. Class size may be limited, however, and will vary by module. 


Module Title: Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR)

Director: NIH Clinical Center

Content: The online Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR) is a course to train participants on how to effectively conduct clinical research. The course focuses on the spectrum of clinical research and the research process by highlighting epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues. 

Syllabus 2015-2016:
(To be updated when new syllabus is released by the NIH Clinical Center)

Time: Classes will run Monday and Tuesday nights from 4-5:30 pm central time from September 12, 2016- April 14, 2017. 

Location: 350 Light Hall

Class size: not limited

Registration requirements: This is a 2-step process.  Please register first with us in the BRET office (using the link below)so that we will be able to contact you with details we receive from the NIH Clinical Center. We will let you know once their registration has opened so that you can then create an account with the NIH Clinical Center to allow you to access the archived course materials and the exam at the end of the course.

Vanderbilt will be participating as both a live webcast AND archived material remote site. Therefore, as long as you have registered through the NIH Clinical Center Site, you will be able to use your email and password to access all archived lectures online within 24-48 hours of the webcast.  If you wish to watch the broadcast live, you should join us in Light Hall each week.

2015-2016 Course Flyer

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