Singapore University of Social Sciences

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials (BME215)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 31 May 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: SkillsFuture, Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

School/Department: School of Science & Technology


In this course, students will be introduced to the basic principles behind the design of clinical research trials to effectively test medical hypotheses. The critical components of a well designed clinical research protocol will be explored. Students will be exposed to the different types of clinical trials used in the industrial, government and academic sectors for pharmaceutical, medical device, or biologic interventions.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus. To be confirmed


  • Introduction to Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Trial Design, Protocol and Planning
  • Clinical Trial Regulation
  • Clinical Trial Administration and Management
  • Biostatistics
  • Scientific Writing and Scientific Literature Appraisal

Learning Outcome

  • Comment on the different clinical trial types, phases, processes and parties involved
  • Examine the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved in clinical trials
  • Illustrate the essential features of clinical trial design, protocol write-up and project planning
  • Discuss on the regulatory issues and bodies concerned
  • Practice the principles of good clinical practice
  • Analyze the clinical data collected using basic statistical tools.
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