Clinical Research Design Instruction

Category: Signature Pedagogy Programme

Duration: 2 Days


Friday - 2:00 PM to 6:50 PM

Saturday - 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Date: Dec 15, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023

Application Deadline:

Dec 10, 2023

Delivery Method: In-person

Course Fee: TBA

Course registrations open from Oct 26, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023


The course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview and strong foundation of Clinical Research Methodologies, which will guide participants on how to design, conduct and document clinical research. Pakistan has one of the highest reported burden of communicable and infectious diseases in the world and the situation is likely to decline in the coming years. Pakistan is also, one of the hardest hit countries by climate change, where in addition to a change in the endemicity of diseases like Dengue fever, climate change has also led to an onslaught of communicable diseases like gastroenteritis, pneumococcal pneumonia and Tuberculosis (TB). Designing preventive interventions for lowering the burden of such diseases require, (a) an in-depth understanding of the local context and practices involved in the spread of such infections and (b) a system to translate this knowledge into designing targeted interventions for lowering the overall disease burden.

Major barriers in the development of such programs are un-availability of an enabling system and lack of the critical mass of physician-scientists and basic-science researchers trained in translational research methods required to understand and address the rapidly evolving healthcare needs of the local community. Towards that the course on clinical research design will provide a strong foundation in performing high quality, and locally relevant translational research in Pakistan. The course will start with fundamental concepts, and essential vocabulary for designing and interpreting clinical research. Later during interactive sessions, case studies and real-world examples will be used to provide a deeper understanding of clinical research methodologies and highlight errors in study designs. Case-based methodologies will also be used to hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills. With the project-based approach students will be able apply these concepts by creating a research protocol that is intended to address a relevant research question in their specific area of interest.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants taking this course will gain proficiency in;

  • Skills required to design clinical research

  • Understanding Methodologies used for designing clinical studies (Observational and Clinical Trials)

  • Protocol development for research (research questions, aims and objectives, and study design)

  • Ethical issues in clinical research

  • Develop an understanding of the peer review process associated with scientific manuscripts and grant proposals

  • Scientific writing

Centre for Continuing Education Studies
Course Outline


Dr Shaper Mirza
Associate Professor at the Department of Life Sciences
Doctorate, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Application Process:

Participants must register online through the CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have the following:

- A passport-sized photograph for the CES smartcard. It should be against a white background.

- Correct CNIC details.

Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage, and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.

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Once the payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours, and your payment status will be updated to "ENROLLED" in the online application portal.


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