Training course “Clinical Trial Coordinator"

Another training course with accreditation of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic will take place in Brno on 7 – 9 November 2013. The training course is organized by the National Centre of Nursing and you can join us throught this link.

Clinical Trial Coordinator


In May 2013 I took part in the Brno training course “Clinical Trial Coordinator“ and I would like to report it briefly.
The course was designed in a very interesting way and I have gathered a great piece of valuable information. And therefore it crossed my mind that that this paper could inspire further medical and other staff interested in education in the field of Clinical Trial Coordinator.

The course took place in the National Centre of Nursing and Other Health Professions (NCONZO) and consisted of theoretical and practical part. It is intended for more groups of listeners/trainees, mainly for the Clinical Trial Coordinators themselves as well as for other specialists participating in the clinical study. I am speaking about the staff from the field of administration or pharmacy who would like to discuss the issue of the clinical study from a different point of view.

The fact that the Clinical Trial Coordinators themselves, physicians, start-up coordinators or the data managers lecture and teach is considered a great plus of this training course. The trainee thus obtains information from the specialists, who coordination of clinical assessment and work with the patients is the daily bread for and who are able and willing to notify the valuable experience and/or answer specific questions.

And what is the very scope of this training course? Firstly, to learn what is the everyday work of the Clinical Trial Coordinator. Secondly, why is this profession so important and how preparation for and the process of assessment itself can be facilitated and improved. Obtaining theoretical knowledge from the field of legislation, process of drug development and good clinical practice is another valuable contribution. We are familiarized with types, design and methodology of clinical studies. Step by step we discuss such topics like notification of adverse effects, protocol, informed consent, monitoring, and study medication up to trends of new drugs. Ethic aspects of assessment are discussed as well.
The practical part has also been prepared very well by the coordinators. We were working with the protocol, patients’ report sheets, informed consent, forms for filling in adverse effects, and the trainees try to find the necessary information in the documents, to fill them and to learn orientation in them.
In conclusion I would like to add that if you are interested in such training course, you have the chance. Thanks to a great interest and success of the first training course the National Centre of Nursing and Other Health Professions invites you for a new training course in autumn.

Another training course with accreditation of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic will take place in Brno on 7 – 9 November 2013. The training course is organized by the National Centre of Nursing and Other Health Profession and you can sign in the course via the website. The training course is named “the Clinical Trial Coordinator” and has the number 467. The number of trainees is restricted to 25 participants. Price of the training course is CZK 3,521 VAT exclusive (CZK 4,260 VAT inclusive). The course is passed by the test (examination). The certificate is issued after the specialized practice is met.
Irena Součková, Institute of Pharmacology of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, Brno

souckova@med.muni.cz