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Clinical Trial Practice and Management


Universität Basel UNIBAS


Basel (BS)




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Gesundheit, Pflege, Medizin - Natur, Naturwissenschaften


Humanmedizin - Interdisziplinäre Naturwissenschaften - Pflege, Pflegewissenschaft


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Aktualisiert 19.06.2024


Beschreibung des Angebots

Successful clinical research requires clinical experience, but also extensive knowledge about all phases of the clinical research process, awareness of regulatory requirements as well as project management and leadership skills. The complex and highly competitive nature of clinical research results in a growing need for well-trained clinical research professionals, not least those working as study coordinators, study managers, clinical monitors or clinical research assistants.

Clinical research professionals usually start their careers with background knowledge from diverse graduate trainings often lacking structured training in clinical research. Still, they are facing highly demanding responsibilities in a complex, ever-evolving, interdisciplinary and often multinational environment. Fortunately, training at the postgraduate level is increasingly being recognized as essential to developing scientific, technical and interpersonal competences to ultimately enhance the quality of clinical research.

The goal of this program is to prepare trainees for the variety of management and leadership roles in different clinical research settings such as academia, pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech industry, clinical research organisations and regulatory agencies.

Aufbau der Ausbildung

This program consists of the two postgraduate educational programs CAS Clinical Research I (or equivalent training) and CAS Clinical Research II plus a diploma thesis and an oral exam.

The CAS Clinical Research I and II programs comprise a total of 7 teaching modules. Teaching modules consist of online courses for self-study and individual completion and classroom training sessions (2-3 days with practical exercises and group discussions). Acquired competencies will be checked by multiple-choice tests and homework assignments.

To gain insights into the daily work life in a clinical research profession, two one-week internships (work-shadowings) at a host site within the field of clinical research have to be completed. The host’s main field of activity should be different from the student’s main expertise. It is the responsibility of the student to find a suitable host for the internship.

After completion of the CAS Clinical Research I and II programs, students are required to formulate a diploma thesis related to their personal work environment or special interest within the scope of clinical research. A final oral examination will be conducted by experts within clinical research for each individual student.

Successful completion of this DAS program will be awarded with 31 ECTS credit points and the accredited university title “Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) Clinical Trial Practice and Management”.

Individuals interested in a shorter educational program may want to access more detailed information on CAS Clinical Research I, CAS Study Nurse/Coordinator and CAS Clinical Research II.



People working in any area of clinical research either in academia or in industry (study nurses, study coordinators, clinical research associates, study physicians, assistant physicians, etc.) People holding a science degree (minimum Bachelor's) or medical students with an interest in pursuing continuing education in clinical research practices. Individuals holding a degree equivalent to CAS Clinical Research I or II should please contact the Directors of Studies for a personal consulting.




CHF 14'850.-

Fees include course materials, provisions during coffee/tea breaks and overhead fees.


  • Diploma of Advanced Studies DAS

Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) Clinical Trial Practice and Management, University of Basel

Praktische Hinweise

Ort / Adresse

  • Basel (BS)

University Hospital Basel
Schanzenstrasse 55
4031 Basel

Zeitlicher Ablauf


2-year program

Zeitliche Beanspruchung

  • Teilzeit


  • Englisch


Auskünfte / Kontakt

Mareike Gräter
Training and Education
Department of Clinical Research
University of Basel
c/o University Hospital Basel
Spitalstrasse 8/12
CH-4031 Basel

Phone +41 61 556 59 76

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