Getting Started in Clinical Research for New Investigators

Event details

Course Title: Getting Started in Research for New Investigators.  This course is only open to Melbourne Children's employees

21 March 2017
8 September 2017
Time: 9.00am -  5.00pm
Room 1.053
Health Education & Learning Precinct (HELP)
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Level 1 West Building
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road

Duration: 1 full day
Fee: $120.00 (Melbourne Children's employees only)

Course Details

An introduction to designing a clinical study, including development of the research question and appropriate study design with an emphasis on concepts such as sources of errors, randomisation, blinding, and practical issues, such as data collection and questionnaire design.  Topics covered in the course include:

  • Developing the research question
  • Research design - intervention and observation
  • Protocol development
  • Ethical approval; consent principles and practice
  • Good clinical research practice
  • Analysis planning

Materials supplied: Full set of course notes 

Participants to supply: N/A
Refreshments: morning and afternoon tea provided



Internal participants
Please organise with your admin/finance person to arrange transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 50259.  Send a copy of the internal transfer request along with the registration form.
Payment by cheque: Please make cheque payable to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and forward with registration form.
Payment by credit card: Please complete details on the registration form.
Cancellation of registration
No refund of payment will be paid for cancellations or swapping of course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.


Donna De Sair
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
T: 9345 6368