Short course

Advanced Clinical Trial Design

Join leading experts from industry and academia and learn about current concepts and practical issues associated with the design, implementation and analysis of clinical trials.


Please note: This professional development course will not be offered in 2020.

Our comprehensive and industry relevant short course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the trends and issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Engage with industry and academic leaders and gain their insights on the latest developments in trial design (including adaptive design, stepped-wedge trials, registry-based clinical trials).  Explore fundamental concepts including selecting, recruiting and care of participants, design of study protocols, determination of study duration, regulatory and ethical issues, data management, site monitoring, quality assurance and analysis.

Designed for health professionals, post-doctoral researchers, higher degree research students or those who aspire to be a part of randomised clinical trials as a sub-study PI, project manager, clinical trial administrator or clinical research associate.

Limited scholarships are available for University of Melbourne Research Higher Degree students.

Group discounts

We offer group discounts for organisations interested in registering three or more staff members. For further details, contact Amy Kreitals.


We are offering 10 scholarships to University of Melbourne Research Higher Degree students. Recipients will receive a registration fee waiver. Please email an Expression of Interest including a brief description of your research interests and a current CV to Amy Kreitals.

Flexible study options

This course is delivered across three intensive sessions. Participants have the flexibility of registering for 1, 2, 3, 6 or all 9 days of the short course, with the option of choosing to attend the days and topics most relevant to their individual roles and learning needs.

Payment options

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Upcoming sessions

Upcoming dates for this course are yet to be announced.

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