Clinical Research Related Courses
Part of a STAR Programme

In this course you get to understand the different laboratory tests commonly used in clinical research. You will comprehend the reasons for laboratory testing, the outcome of such test and the relevance to the study result. Also, the recognition of abnormalities related to body system is part of this training.

This 1-day course will cover the laboratory tests commonly employed in clinical research and is divided into two sections: haematology and clinical chemistry.

Course time
09h00 - 17h00
Who should attend

This course is specifically designed for non-medically qualified scientists working in clinical research and regulatory affairs.

No previous knowledge of laboratory testing is required.

Programme highlights
  • Haematology tests routinely conducted
    • normal values,
    • commonly seen abnormalities and their clinical significance.
  • Commonly employed tests in a clinical chemistry screen
    • electrolytes,
    • liver function tests,
    • renal function tests,
    • pancreatic function tests,
    • biomarkers of cardiac disease,
    • investigations concerned with metabolism and endocrinology.
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the reason for tests employed in trials
  • Have a clearer understanding of the meanings of “normal” and “clinically significant” results
  • Know the principal tests for each organ system
  • Recognise patterns of abnormality suggestive of organ damage



This course covers competencies that are part of the ECCRT Competency Framework

  • Scientific Concepts & Research Design (2)
  • Ethical & Participants Safety Considerations (0)
  • Investigational Product Development and Regulation (0)
  • Clinical Studies Operations (GCPs or ISO 14155) (1)
  • Study and Site Management (0)
  • Data Management and Informatics (0)
  • Leadership and Professionalism (0)
  • Communication (0)
  • Teamwork (0)
  • Business acumen (0)

Be aware that attending one of ECCRT open course does not guarantee that the competency is acquired but only guarantees that the related knowledge has been trained

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