9am to 4.30pm, Monday, 3 June to Friday, 7 June 2019


Menzies School of Health Research, Building Red 9, Charles Darwin University Casuarina campus, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.


Clinical trials are a cornerstone of evidence-based practice in health. This five-day short course provides an introduction to study design, management, analyses and reporting of clinical trials. Participants are introduced to key concepts and requirements for ethical conduct and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) with a focus on international health trials. The course focuses on public sector and investigator-initiated research rather than pharmaceutical industry research. Participants will develop their own research protocol and will gain some hands-on experience in conducting clinical research. This program is designed to cover the fundamentals of methods for clinical trials (including trial design, randomisation, blinding, sample size etc.), ethical conduct and GCP, design of data collection tools and data management, introduction to data analysis and reporting of clinical trials.

Topics to be covered 

Day 1: Introduction to key concepts in clinical research and GCP
Day 2: Clinical trial design
Day 3: Clinical trial management, data collection tools and data management
Day 4: Data analyses for clinical trials
Day 5: Clinical trial reporting

The course coordinator

The course will be coordinated by Dr Kamala Ley-Thriemer. Kamala has extensive experience in clinical trial design, management and analyses, and has conducted large-scale trials aiming to improve therapeutic options for a range of infectious diseases both in Africa and Asia. Kamala is the clinical trials coordinator at Menzies School of Health Research. She has lived and worked in the field in Asia and throughout Africa for many years, focusing on malaria, typhoid and cholera. She has expertise in vaccine trials, therapeutic trials and epidemiological studies. Kamala’s current research is focused on malaria studies, including a radical cure for vivax malaria and improving in-country capacity for malaria control.


AUD $2,000.00


Please register at http://tix.yt/menzies-clinical-trials-2019

Other information

Morning tea, lunch, refreshments and all study materials included. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance which can be used to apply for professional development points.

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For more information and to register your interest, email our Education and Training team.

About Darwin

Darwin is a lively harbour city well-known as Australia’s gateway to world-class nature and cultural activities and experiences. With a population in excess of 130,000, it is a destination renowned for its tropical climate and colourful characters.

Darwin is the place to visit to see crocodiles in their natural habitat, enjoy fresh seafood, go fishing for the catch of a lifetime, watch the sun set while cruising the Top End, take a dip in the sea, trek the best trails, and party at the lively clubs and bars. There’s so much to do in Darwin. We can’t mention the fun things to do here and not talk about the WWII tourism. East Point Military Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Darwin Military Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience and Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility are just some of the locations that played a historic role during WWII.

Accommodation options
  • International House Darwin
    Closest to Menzies School of Health Research – a five-minute walk.
  • If you would like to be located near Menzies, look for accommodation in Casuarina, Tiwi and surrounding suburbs. 
  • If you would prefer to stay in the city centre, this is approximately 20 minutes drive from Menzies. The cost of a taxi to Menzies from the city is about $30.

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Bus: click here to view the bus timetables.

Taxi companies: Blue Taxi Company

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Ride sharing: click here for information about ride-sharing company, Hi Oscar.


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