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Management of Clinical Trials


  • Provide essential knowledge and understanding of drug development and marketing authorization processes
  • Enable participants to understand issues related to human subject research
  • Describe the different clinical trial designs and methodologies
  • Give a theoretical and practical insight on project planning and management in clinical trials
  • Provide effective tools to comply with clinical research regulations and Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • Enable participants to successfully manage trial applications to ethics committees and regulatory authorities
  • Illustrate how to implement quality systems in clinical trials


Medical doctor, biologist, pharmacist, nurse, biochemist and other professional involved, or wishing to gain skills and knowledge in the field of clinical research

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and use in a relevant context the different Clinical Trial designs and methodologies
  • Be familiar with drug development and marketing authorization processes
  • Gain knowledge of GCP and of clinical research regulations in Switzerland, Europe and the United States
  • Become skilled at developing Case Report Form (CRF)
  • Coordinate the development of clinical trial protocols
  • Master effective project planning and management
  • Know how to manage applications for Ethics Committee (EC) and Regulatory Authority (RA)
  • Understand and implement Quality Systems used in Clinical Trials
  • Understand the issues related to research subject protection


8 modules: 

  • Principles and Methods in Clinical Research
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects
  • Preclinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Safety Management and Drug Development
  • Clinical Trials Set-up and Conduct – Part 1
  • Clinical Trials Set-up and Conduct – Part 2
  • Clinical Trials Close-out and Reporting
  • Audits and Inspections



Prof. Jules DESMEULES, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva


Dr François Curtin, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva
Dr Catherine Deloche, Solid Drug Development
Dr Françoise Lascombes, Clinical Research Center, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG)


The course is accredited by Swissethics, Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals (SwAPP), Swiss Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (SGKPT-SSPTC), Swiss Institute for postgraduate and continuous medical education (SWIF-ISFM)

11 février 2019