Improving the patient's quality of life is one of the objectives of healthcare and, to achieve this, we must make every effort in research"

Research is a field that is growing every day, thanks to the efforts of public bodies and private institutions to invest in this field, achieving the appearance of successful drugs that allow the survival of patients fighting against diseases that until now had no cures or treatments that would allow them to improve their quality of life in the face of chronic illnesses. 

It is a multidisciplinary field in which professionals from different health fields participate. Therefore, in this case, TECH has designed this comprehensive program specifically for nurses, with the aim of acquiring specialized knowledge on Management and Monitoring of Clinical Trials for Nursing, through a theoretical and practical education provided by professionals with extensive experience. 

The teaching team of this Professional Master’s Degree has made a careful selection of topics, useful for experienced professionals working in the healthcare field. This program specializes the nurse in the field of clinical trials, being able to access the pharmaceutical industry field in the management and monitoring of clinical studies. 

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The structure of the contents has been designed by the best professionals in research and health, with an extensive background and recognized prestige in the profession, backed by the volume of cases reviewed, studied and diagnosed, and with extensive mastery of new technologies. 

This Professional Master’s Degree contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market” 

Module 1. Drug research and development

1.1. Development of New Drugs

1.1.1. Introduction
1.1.2. Development Phases of New Drugs
1.1.3. Discovery Phase
1.1.4. Preclinical Phase
1.1.5. Clinical Phase
1.1.6. Approval and Registration

1.2. Discovery of an Active Substance

1.2.1. Pharmacology
1.2.2. Seeding Trials
1.2.3. Pharmacological Interventions

1.3. Pharmacokinetics

1.3.1. Methods of Analysis
1.3.2. Absorption
1.3.3. Distribution
1.3.4. Metabolism
1.3.5. Excretion

1.4. Toxicology

1.4.1. Single Dose Toxicity
1.4.2. Repeated Dose Toxicity
1.4.3. Toxicokinetics
1.4.4. Carcinogenicity
1.4.5. Genotoxicity
1.4.6. Reproductive Toxicity
1.4.7. Tolerance
1.4.8. Dependency

1.5. Regulation of Drugs for Human Use

1.5.1. Introduction
1.5.2. Authorization Procedures
1.5.3. How a Drug is Evaluated: Authorization Dossier
1.5.4. Technical Data Sheet, Package Leaflet and EPAR
1.5.5. Conclusions

1.6. Pharmacovigilance

1.6.1. Pharmacovigilance in Development
1.6.2. Pharmacovigilance in Marketing Authorization
1.6.3. Post-Authorization Pharmacovigilance

1.7. Uses in Special Situations

1.7.1. Introduction
1.7.3. Examples:

1.8. From Authorization to Commercialization

1.8.1. Introduction
1.8.2. Drug Financing
1.8.3. Therapeutic Positioning Reports

1.9. Special Forms of Regulation

1.9.1. Advanced Therapies
1.9.2. Accelerated Approval
1.9.3. Biosimilars
1.9.4. Conditional Approval
1.9.5. Orphan Drugs

1.10. Dissemination of Research

1.10.1. Scientific Article
1.10.2. Types of Scientific Articles
1.10.3. Quality of Research Checklist
1.10.4. Drug Information Sources

Module 2. Clinical Trials I

2.1. Clinical Trials: Fundamental Concepts I

2.1.1. Introduction
2.1.2. Definition of clinical trial (CT)
2.1.3. History of Clinical Trials
2.1.4. Clinical Research
2.1.5. Parties Involved in CTs
2.1.6. Conclusions

2.2. Clinical Trials: Fundamental Concepts II

2.2.1. Standards of Good Clinical Practice
2.2.2. Clinical Trial Protocol and Annexes
2.2.3. Pharmacoeconomic Assessment
2.2.4. Aspects that Could Be Improved in Clinical Trials

2.3. Clinical Trials Classification

2.3.1. Clinical Trials Purpose
2.3.2. Clinical Trials According to the Scope of Research
2.3.3. Clinical Trials Methodology
2.3.4. Treatment Groups
2.3.5. Clinical Trials Masking
2.3.6. Treatment Assignment

2.4. Phase I Clinical Trials

2.4.1. Introduction
2.4.2. Phase I Clinical Trials Characteristics
2.4.3. Phase I Clinical Trials Design Single Dose Trials Multiple Dose Trials Pharmacodynamic Studies Pharmacokinetic Studies Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Studies

2.4.4. Phase I Units
2.4.5. Conclusions

2.5. Non-commercial Research

2.5.1. Introduction
2.5.2. Start-up of Non-Commercial Clinical Trials
2.5.3. Difficulties of the Independent Promoter
2.5.4. Promotion of Independent Clinical Research
2.5.5. Application for Grants for Non-commercial Clinical Research
2.5.6. Bibliography

2.6. Equivalence and Non-Inferiority EECC I

2.6.1. Equivalence and Non-Inferiority Clinical Trials Introduction Justification Therapeutic Equivalence and Bioequivalence Concept of Therapeutic Equivalence and Non-Inferiority Objectives Basic Statistical Aspects Intermediate Data Tracking Quality of Equivalence and Non-Inferiority RCTs Post-Equivalence

2.6.2. Conclusions

2.7. Equivalence and Non-Inferiority EECC II

2.7.1. Therapeutic Equivalence in Clinical Practice Level 1: Direct Trials Between 2 Drugs, with Equivalence or Non-Inferiority Design Level 2: Direct Trials Between 2 Drugs, with Statistically Significant Differences, but without Clinical Relevance Level 3: Not Statistically Significant Trials Level 4: Different Trials vs. a Third Common Denominator Level 5: Trials vs. Different Comparators and Observational Studies Supporting Documentation: Reviews, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Recommendations, Expert Opinion, Clinical Judgment

2.7.2. Conclusions

2.8. Guidelines for the Development of a Clinical Trial Protocol

2.8.1. Summary
2.8.2. Index
2.8.3. General Information
2.8.4. Justification
2.8.5. Hypothesis and Objectives of the Trial
2.8.6. Trial Design
2.8.7. Selection and Withdrawal of Subjects
2.8.8. Treatment of Subjects
2.8.9. Efficacy Assessment
2.8.10. Safety Assessment Adverse Events Adverse Events Management Adverse Events Notification

2.8.11. Statistics
2.8.12. Information and Consent
2.8.13. Conclusions

2.9. Non-Protocol Administrative Aspects of Clinical Trials

2.9.1. Documentation Required for the Start of the Trial
2.9.2. Subject Identification, Recruitment and Selection Records
2.9.3. Source Documents
2.9.4. Data Collection Notebooks (DCNs)
2.9.5. Monitoring
2.9.6. Conclusions

2.10. Data Collection Notebooks (DCNs)

2.10.1. Definition
2.10.2. Function
2.10.3. Importance and Confidentiality
2.10.4. Types of Data Collection Notebooks
2.10.5. Elaboration of the Data Collection Notebook Types of Data Order Graphic Design Filling in the Data Recommendations

2.10.6. Conclusions

Module 3. Clinical Trials II

3.1. Involvement of the Pharmacy Service in the Realization of Clinical Trials Sample Management I

3.1.1. Manufacturing/Importation
3.1.2. Acquisition
3.1.3. Reception Shipment Verification Label Checking Shipment Confirmation Entry Registration

3.1.4. Custody/Storage Expiration Control Relabeling Temperature Control

3.1.5. Sample Prescription Request
3.1.6. Medical Prescription Validation
3.1.7. Dispensing Dispensing Procedure Checking Storage Conditions and Expiration Date Dispensing Act Checkout

3.2. Involvement of the Pharmacy Service in the Realization of Clinical Trials Sample Management II

3.2.1. Preparation/Conditioning Introduction Exposure Routes and Handler Protection Centralized Preparation Unit Facilities Individual Protection Equipment Closed Systems and Handling Equipment Technical Aspects of Preparation Cleaning Standards Waste Treatment in the Preparation Area Actions in Case of Spill and/or Accidental Exposure

3.2.2. Accounting/Invento
3.2.3. Return/Destruction
3.2.4. Reports and Statistics

3.3. Involvement of the Pharmacy Service in the Realization of Clinical Trials Role of the Pharmacist

3.3.1. Visits Manager Preselection Visit Initiation Visit Monitoring Visit Audits and Inspections Closing Visit Archive

3.3.2. Member of the Ethics Committee
3.3.3. Clinical-Research Activity
3.3.4. Teaching Activity
3.3.5. Process Auditor
3.3.6. Complexity of CTs
3.3.7. CTs as Sustainability the Health Care System

3.4. Clinical Trials in the Hospital Urology Service I

3.4.1. Basic Principles of Urologic Pathology Related to Clinical Trials Non-Oncologic Urologic Pathology Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Urinary Infection Erectile Dysfunction Hypogonadism Oncologic Urologic Pathology Bladder Tumors Prostate Cancer

3.4.2. Background and Rationale for Clinical Trials in Urology Foundation Background Placebo Rationale Name and Mechanism of Action of the Investigational Product Conclusions from Previous Studies in Humans Benefits and Risks of Study Medication Dosage and Administration Medication Management Guidelines at Home Overdosage/Infradosification Double-Blind/Open Study

3.4.3. Objectives and Assessment Criteria of the Study Study Objectives Safety Objective Exploratory Objectives Assessment Criteria of the Study Main Efficacy Assessment Criteria Secondary Efficacy Assessment Criteria

3.4.4. Research Plan
3.4.5. Preselection of Candidates for Clinical Trials
3.4.6. Study Procedures by Period

3.5. Clinical Trials in the Urology Service II

3.5.1. Patient Retention Post-Treatment Monitoring Visits Long-Term Monitoring Visits

3.5.2. Safety Assessments Adverse Effects Management SAEs Management Assigned Treatment Emergency Unblinding

3.5.3. Study Administration Dose-Limiting Toxicities Interrupting the Treatment

3.5.5. Quality Control and Compliance Authorization of Subjects Protected Health Information Retention of Study Records and Files Data Collection Notebooks Protocol Amendments

3.5.6. Conclusions

3.6. Approval of a Clinical Trial to the Urology Service Steps to Follow Trial Conclusion

3.6.1. Feasibility
3.6.2. Preselection Visit Main Investigators Role Logistics and Hospital Resources

3.6.3. Documentation
3.6.4. Initiation Visit
3.6.5. Source Document Patient’s Clinical History Hospital Reports

3.6.6. Vendors Interactive Web Response Systems (IWRS) Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) Images Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reactions (SUSARs) Accounting

3.6.7. Training
3.6.8. Delegation of Functions
3.6.9. Visit to Other Services Involved
3.6.10. Closing the Trial

3.7. General Information about Clinical Trials in Children and Adolescents

3.7.1. History of Clinical Trials in Children
3.7.2. Informed Consent

3.8. Clinical Trials in Adolescents

3.8.1. Adolescent Clinical Trials Practical Features
3.8.2. New Approaches to Adolescent Trials

3.9. Clinical Trials in Children

3.9.1. Specific Physiological Characteristics of the Child
3.9.2. Children Clinical Trials

3.10. Clinical Trials in Neonatal

3.10.1. Specific Physiological Characteristics the Neonatal
3.10.2. Neonatal Clinical Trials

Module 4. Monitoring of Clinical Trials I

4.1. Promoter I

4.1.1. General Aspects
4.1.2. Promoter Responsibilities

4.2. Promoter II

4.2.1. Project Management
4.2.2. Non-commercial Research

4.3. Protocol

4.3.1. Definition and Content
4.3.2. Protocol Compliance

4.4. Monitoring

4.4.1. Introduction
4.4.2. Definition
4.4.3. Monitoring Objectives
4.4.4. Types of Monitoring: Traditional and Risk-Based

4.5. Clinical Trial Monitor I

4.5.1. Who can be a Monitor?
4.5.2. CRO: Clinical Research Organization
4.5.3. Monitoring Plan

4.6. The Monitor II

4.6.1. Monitors Responsibilities
4.6.2. Verification of Source Documents Source Documents Verification (SDV)
4.6.3. Monitors Report and Monitoring Letter

4.7. Selection Visit

4.7.1. Researcher Selection
4.7.2. Aspects to Take into Account
4.7.3. Suitability of Facilities
4.7.4. Visit to other Hospital Services
4.7.5. Deficiencies in Study Facilities and Staffing

4.8. Start Up in a Clinical Research Center

4.8.1. Definition and Functionality
4.8.2. Essential Documents at the Beginning of the Trial

4.9. Initiation Visit

4.9.1. Objective
4.9.2. Preparing the Initiation Visit
4.9.3. Investigators File
4.9.4. Investigator Meeting

4.10. Initial Visit in Hospital Pharmacy

4.10.1. Objective
4.10.2. Investigational Drug Management
4.10.3. Temperature Control
4.10.4. General Deviation Procedure

Module 5. Monitoring of Clinical Trials II

5.1. Follow-Up Visit

5.1.1. Preparation Letter Confirming the Visit Preparation

5.1.2. Center Development Documentation Review SAE Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria Collate

5.1.3. Research Team Training Monitoring Monitoring Report Preparation Issue Tracking Team Support Monitoring Letter Temperature Adequate Medication Reception Expiration Dispensing Setting Up Return Storage Documentation Samples Local and Central Types Temperature Registration Calibration/Maintenance Certificate Meeting with the Research Team Signature of Pending Documentation Discussion of Findings Re-Training Corrective Actions Review of ISF (Investigator Site File) Clinical Investigations (CIs) and Protocols New Approvals from the Ethics Committee and the AEMPS LOGs Site Visit Letter New Documentation Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reactions (SUSARs) Concept Principal Investigator Review Electronic Notebook

5.2. Close-Out Visit

5.2.1. Definition
5.2.2. Reasons for Close-Out Visits Completion of the Clinical Trial Not Complying with Protocol Not Complying with Good Clinical Practices At the Investigators Request Low Recruitment

5.2.3. Procedures and Responsibilities Before the Close-Out Visit During the Close-Out Visit After the Close-Out Visit

5.2.4. Pharmacy Close-Out Visit
5.2.5. Final Report
5.2.6. Conclusions

5.3. Queries Management, Database Slicing

5.3.1. Definition
5.3.2. Queries Rules
5.3.3. How are Queries Generated? Automatically By the Monitor By an External Reviewer

5.3.4. When are Queries Generated? After a Monitoring Visit Close to Closing a Database

5.3.5.  Query Status Open Pending Revision Closed

5.3.6. Database Slicing Most Frequent Database Slicing Errors

5.3.7. Conclusions

5.4. AE Management and SAE Notification

5.4.1. Definitions Adverse Events Adverse Event (AE) Adverse Reactions (AR) Serious Adverse Event(SAE) or Serious Adverse Reaction (SAR) Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reaction (SUSAR) 

5.4.2. Data to be Collected by the Researcher
5.4.3. Collection and Assessment of the Safety Data Obtained in the Clinical Trial Description Dates Unraveling Intensity Actions Taken Causal Relationship Basic Questions Who Notifies, What is Notified, Who is Notified, How are they Notified, When are they Notified?

5.4.4. Procedures for the Communication of AE/AR with Investigational Drugs Expedited Notification of Individual Cases Periodic Security Reports Ad Hoc Safety Reports Annual Reports

5.4.5. Special Interest Events
5.4.6. Conclusions

5.5. Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Standard Operating Procedures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

5.5.1. Definition and objectives
5.5.2. Writing a SOP Procedure Format Implementation Review 

5.5.3. SOP Feasibility and Site Qualification Visit Procedures

5.5.4. SOP Initiation Visit Procedures Prior to the Initiation Visit Procedures During the Initiation Visit Monitoring Initiation Visit Procedures

5.5.5. SOP Monitoring Visit Procedures Prior to the Monitoring Visit Procedures During the Monitoring Visit Monitoring Letter

5.5.6. SOP for Closing Visit Preparing the Close-Out Visit Manage the Close-Out Visit Monitoring After a Close-Up Visit

5.5.7. Conclusions

5.6. Quality Guarantee Audits and Inspections

5.6.1. Definition
5.6.2. Types of Audits Internal Audits External Audits or Inspections

5.6.3. How Prepare an Audit
5.6.4. Principal Findings
5.6.5. Conclusions

5.7. Protocol Deviations

5.7.1. Criteria Non-Compliance with Inclusion Criteria Compliance with Exclusion Criteria

5.7.2. International Classification of Functioning (ICF) Deficiencies Correct Signatures on Documents (CI, LOG) Correct Dates Correct Documentation Correct Storage Correct Version

5.7.3. Out-Of-Window Visits
5.7.4. Poor or Wrong Documentation
5.7.5. The 5 Rights Right Patient Right Drug Right Time Right Dose Right Route

5.7.6. Missing Samples and Parameters Missing Samples Parameter Not Performed Sample Not Sent On Time Time of Sample Collection Request for Kits Out of Time

5.7.7. Information Privacy Information Security Reporting Security Photo Security

5.7.8. Temperature Deviations Register Inform Act

5.7.9. Open Blinding at the Wrong Time
5.7.10. PI Availability Not Updated in Interactive Voice Response Services (IVRS) Not Sent on Time Not Registered on Time Broken Stock

5.7.11. Forbidden Medication
5.7.12. Key and Non-Key

5.8. Source and Essential Documents

5.8.1. Features
5.8.2. Source Documents Location
5.8.3. Source Document Access
5.8.4. Source Document Types
5.8.5. How to Correct a Source Document
5.8.6. Source Document Retention Time
5.8.7. Main Components of the Medical History
5.8.8. Investigator's Brochure (IB)

5.9. Monitoring Plan

5.9.1. Visits
5.9.2. Frequency (F)
5.9.3. Organisation
5.9.4. Confirmation
5.9.5. Site Issues Categorization
5.9.6. Communication with Researchers
5.9.7. Research Team Training
5.9.8. Trial Master File
5.9.9. Reference Documents
5.9.10. Electronic Notebooks Remote Review
5.9.11. Data Privacy
5.9.12. Center Management Activities

5.10. Data Collection Notebooks

5.10.1. Concept and History
5.10.2. Timeline Compliance
5.10.3. Data Validation
5.10.4. Management of Data Inconsistencies or Queries
5.10.5. Data Exports
5.10.6. Security and Roles
5.10.7. Traceability and Logs
5.10.8. Report Generation
5.10.9. Notifications and Alerts
5.10.10. Electronic Notebook Vs. Paper Notebook

Module 6. Coordination of Clinical Trials I

6.1. The Researcher’s File – General Aspects

6.1.1. What is the Researcher's File? What type of Documentation Should It Contain and Why? How Long Should the Information be Stored?
6.1.2. Contract Original Copies Amendments

6.1.3. Ethical Committees Approvals Amendments

6.1.4. Regulatory Authorities Approvals Modifications Monitoring and Final Reports

6.1.5. Civil Liability Insurance

6.2. Documentation Associated with the Research Team

6.2.1. CV
6.2.2. Good Clinical Practice Certificate
6.2.3. Specific Training Certificates
6.2.4. Signed Statement of the Investigator, Financial Disclosure
6.2.5. Task Delegation

6.3. Study Protocol and Monitoring

6.3.1. Protocol Versions, Summary and Pocket Guides
6.3.2. Protocol
6.3.3. Protocol Amendments
6.3.4. Protocol Signature Form

6.4. Patient Related Material

6.4.1. Patient Information Form and Informed Consent Form (Copies and Specimens for Signature)
6.4.2. Modifications to the Consent (Copies and Specimens for Signature)
6.4.3. Study Participation Cards
6.4.4. Information for Primary Care Physicians
6.4.5. Questionnaires

6.5. Patient Forms, Monitoring Visits

6.5.1. Patient (Screening)  Form
6.5.2. Patient Recruitment and Identification Form
6.5.3. Visit Logs and Reports Form

6.6. Data Collection Notebooks (DCNs)

6.6.1. Types
6.6.2. Guide or Manual for Data Entry in the DCN
6.6.3. Copy of DCN

6.7. Investigator's Brochure (Studies with Medical Devices) or Fact Sheet (Clinical Trials with Medication)

6.7.1. Investigators Brochure (IB)
6.7.2. Technical Data Sheets of the Drugs Under Study (If Marketed)
6.7.3. Instructions for the Control of Specific Parameters (Example)
6.7.4. Instructions for Return of Medication or Medical Devices

6.8. Material Related to Laboratory and Specific Procedures

6.8.1. Central Laboratories and Sample Shipping Documents
6.8.2. Local Laboratory: Qualification Certificates and Ranks
6.8.3. Instructions for Acquiring and/or Processing Medical Images
6.8.4. Sample and Material Shipment

6.9. Security/Safety

6.9.1. Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
6.9.2. Notification Instructions
6.9.3. Relevant Security Correspondence

6.10. Others

6.10.1. Contact Information
6.10.2. Note to File
6.10.3. Correspondence with the Promoter
6.10.4. Acknowledgements of Receipt
6.10.5. Newsletter

Module 7. Coordination of Clinical Trials II

7.1. Research Team

7.1.1. Components of a Research Team Principal Investigator Sub-Investigator Coordinator Rest of the Team

7.1.2. Responsibilities of the Research Team Compliance with Good Clinical Practices and Current Legislation Compliance of the Study Protocol Care and Maintenance of the Research Archive

7.1.3. Task Delegation Document Details Example

7.2. Trial Coordinator

7.2.1. Responsibilities Primary Responsibilities Secondary Responsibilities

7.2.2. Capabilities and Competencies Academic Background Skills

7.2.3. Clinical Trials vs. Observational Study Types of Clinical Trials Types of Observational Studies

7.3. Protocol

7.3.1. Primary and Secondary Objectives What Are They and Who Defines Them? Importance During the Course of the Clinical Trial

7.3.2. Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria Example

7.3.3. Flowchart Document and Explanation

7.3.4. Concomitant Medication and Prohibited Medication Concomitant Drug Forbidden Medication Washout Periods

7.4. Documentation Required to Initiate Clinical Trial

7.4.1. Curriculum of the Research Team Basic Notions of a Research Curriculum Good Clinical Practice Example

7.4.2. Good Clinical Practice Origin of Good Clinical Practices How to Get Certified? Expiration

7.4.3. Suitability of the Research Team Who Signs the Document? Presentation to Ethics Committee

7.4.4. Suitability of Facilities Who Signs the Document? Ethical Committee Presentation

7.4.5. Calibration Certificates Calibration Calibration Equipment Valid Certifications Expiration

7.4.6. Other Training Necessary Certifications According Protocol

7.5. Main Functions Trial Coordinator

7.5.1. Documentation Preparation Documentation Requested for Approval of the Study at the Center

7.5.2. Investigator Meeting Importance Attendees

7.5.3. Initiation Visit Duties of the Coordinator Functions of the Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigators Promoter Monitor

7.5.4. Monitoring Visit Preparation After a Monitoring Visit Functions During the Monitoring Visit

7.5.5. End-Of-Study Visit Storage of the Researchers File

7.6. Relationship with the Patient

7.6.1. Preparation of Visits Consents and Amendments Visit Window Identify the Responsibilities of the Investigation Team during the Visit Visit Calculator Preparation of Documentation to be Used During the Visit

7.6.2. Complementary Tests Analysis Chest X-Ray Electrocardiogram

7.6.3. Calendar of Visits Example

7.7. Samples

7.7.1. Equipment and Materials Necessary Centrifuge Incubator Refrigerators

7.7.2. Processing of Samples General Procedure Example

7.7.3. Laboratory Kits What are they? Expiration

7.7.4. Shipment of Samples Sample Storage Ambient Temperature Shipment Shipping Frozen Samples

7.8. Data Collection Notebooks

7.8.1. What Is It? Types of Notebooks Paper Notebook Electronic Notebook Specific Notebooks According to Protocol

7.8.2. How To Complete It? Example

7.8.3. Query What Is a Query? Resolution Time Who Can Open a Query?

7.9. Randomization Systems

7.9.1. What Is It?
7.9.2. Types of IWRS: Telephonics Electronics

7.9.3. Responsibilities Researcher Vs. Research Team Screening Randomization Scheduled Visits Unscheduled Visits Blinding Opening

7.9.4. Medication Who Receives the Medication? Drug Traceability

7.9.5. Return of Medication Functions of the Research Team in the Return of Medication

7.10. Biological Treatments

7.10.1. Coordination of Clinical Trials with Biologics Biological Treatments Types of Treatment

7.10.2. Types of Studies Biological Criteria Placebo Biological Criteria Biological Criteria

7.10.3. Biological Management Administration Traceability

7.10.4. Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Lupus Scleroderma

Module 8. Follow-up of Patients in Clinical Trials

8.1. Patient Care in Outpatient Clinics

8.1.1. Visits in the Protocol Visits and Procedures Window of Realization of the Different Visits Database Considerations

8.2. Materials Used in the Different Study Visits

8.2.1. Questionnaires
8.2.2. Drug Adherence Cards
8.2.3. Symptom Cards
8.2.4. Study Card
8.2.5. Electronic Devices
8.2.6. Suicide Risk Scales
8.2.7. Material for the Displacement of Patients
8.2.8. Others

8.3. Strategies for Patient Retention:

8.3.1. Possible Causes for Abandonment of a Clinical Trial
8.3.2. Strategies and Solutions to the Possible Causes of Abandonment
8.3.3. Long-Term Monitoring of Patients Leaving the Study Prematurely

8.4. Loss of Patient Follow-Up:

8.4.1. Definition of Loss of Monitoring
8.4.2. Causes of Loss of Monitoring
8.4.3. Resumption of Monitoring Re-Inclusion Back into the Protocol

8.5. Adherence to Pharmacological Treatment under Study

8.5.1. Calculation of Adherence to Pharmacological Treatment
8.5.2. Risk Factors for Therapeutic Non-Compliance
8.5.3. Strategies to Strengthen Adherence to Treatment
8.5.4. Treatment Dropout
8.5.5. Study Drug Interactions

8.6. Follow-Up of Adverse Reactions, and Symptom Management in the Study Medication Intake

8.6.1. Study Medication Different Drug Presentations Procedure and Preparation of Study Medication

8.6.2. Drug-Related Adverse Reactions
8.6.3. Non-Drug Related Adverse Reactions
8.6.4. Adverse Reaction Treatment

8.7. Monitoring of Patient Attendance at Study Visits

8.7.1. Visit Calculator
8.7.2. Study Visits Control
8.7.3. Tools for Compliance and Visitor Control

8.8. Difficulties in Patient Monitoring Within a Clinical Trial

8.8.1. Problems Related to Adverse Patient Events
8.8.2. Problems Related to the Patients Work Situation
8.8.3. Problems Related to the Patients Residence
8.8.4. Problems Related to the Patients Legal Status
8.8.5. Solutions and their Treatments

8.9. Monitoring of Patients in Treatment with Psychopharmaceuticals
8.10. Monitoring of Patients During Hospitalization

Module 9. Biostatistics

9.1. Study Design

9.1.1. Research Question
9.1.2. Population to Analyze
9.1.3. Classification Comparison between Groups Maintenance of the Described Conditions Assignment to Treatment Group Degree of Masking Modality of Intervention Centers Involved

9.2. Types of Randomized Clinical Trials: Validity and Biases

9.2.1. Types of Clinical Trials Superiority Study Equivalence or Bioequivalence Study Non-Inferiority Study

9.2.2. Analysis and Validity of Results Internal Validity External Validity

9.2.3. Biases Selection Measurement Confusion

9.3. Sample Size Protocol Deviations

9.3.1. Parameters Used
9.3.2. Protocol Justification
9.3.3. Protocol Deviations

9.4.  Methodology

9.4.1. Missing Data Handling
9.4.2. Statistical Methods Description of Data Survival Logistic Regression Mixed Models Sensitivity Analysis Multiplicity Analysis

9.5. When Does the Statistician Become Part of the Project

9.5.1. Statistician Role
9.5.2. Points of the Protocol to be Reviewed and Described by the Statistician Study Design The Primary and Secondary Objectives of the Study Sample Size Calculation Variables Statistical Justification Material and Methods used to Study the Objectives of the Study

9.6. CRD Design

9.6.1. Information Gathering Variables Dictionary
9.6.2. Variables and Data Entry
9.6.3. Database Security, Testing and Debugging

9.7. Statistical Analysis Plan

9.7.1. What is a Statistical Analysis Plan?
9.7.2. When to Perform the Statistical Analysis Plan
9.7.3. Statistical Analysis Plan Parts

9.8. Intermediate Analysis

9.8.1. Reasons for an Early Stopping of a Clinical Trial
9.8.2. Implications of Early Termination of a Clinical Trial
9.8.3. Statistical Designs

9.9. Final Analysis

9.9.1. Final Report Criteria
9.9.2. Plan Deviations
9.9.3. Guidelines for the Elaboration of the Final Report of a Clinical Trial

9.10. Statistical Review of a Protocol

9.10.1. Checklist
9.10.2. Frequent Errors in the Review of a Protocol

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