The 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. The course is offered annually October-March. There is no charge for the course; however, the textbook, Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Third Edition is suggested as supplemental information for the course.
This course will be of interest to physicians, scientists, medical and health students, nurses, public health professionals, and all other health professionals planning a career in clinical research.UCLA registrants watch the lectures after they are ARCHIVED on the IPPCR course website at https://ippcr.nihtraining.com/login.php (This option allows the student the most freedom as the lectures will be posted to the course website within 48 hours of taking place and the student is free to login to the course website anytime to watch the recorded lectures.)
For the 2015-2016 academic year, NIH upgraded the live lecture broadcasting and recording mechanisms from Adobe Connect to the NIH Video Cast system https://videocast.nih.gov/ . This will enable all participants world-wide to more easily access the live and archived lectures. A special added feature of the new system is that the recorded lectures will now be posted on YouTube. This will be a tremendous benefit for all our remote site participants for whom it may be challenging to secure a strong internet connection and it also will allow lectures to be downloaded, which is not possible with Adobe Connect.
Course Dates: October 13, 2015-March 22, 2016
The 2015-2016 schedule (113 KB) is now available; the schedule is subject to change throughout the year. A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course, which includes scoring 75% or higher on the course assessment.
Course Assessment and Certificate:
The course assessment, which is in a multiple choice format, is posted online on the course website the day after the last lecture and remains available for 3 weeks. Once you electronically submit your answers, your exam is instantly graded and you will receive your score. If you pass the assessment with a score of 75% or higher, a link will appear for you to save and print a PDF version of your Certificate of Completion.
Choose UCLA as the "Name of Remote Site": https://ippcr.nihtraining.com/register.php?remote_site=true
Questions? Here is the link to the general IPPCR website: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr1.html or contact Gail Panatier.