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An Intro to Literature Reviews for Clinical Research Training

Before diving into primary research, a responsible researcher will examine, evaluate, and synthesize what has already been published on the subject by writing a literature review. This article provides a succinct overview of the relevant findings on a given topic and helps researchers identify relevant frameworks for their upcoming project. Although many researchers are eager to launch new clinical trials after completing their training, it is imperative to conduct a literature review first. Understanding literature reviews will help you maximize originality, relevance, and impact in your future research career. What Is the Purpose of Literature Reviews After Clinical Research Training?.. READ MORE »

Considering CCRP Training? Know These Basic Biostatistics Concepts

When we read health-related statistics such as 1 in 8 Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer, or that men are typically diagnosed with heart disease around 10 years younger than women in Canada, we have biostatistics to thank for these important conclusions. Biostatistics involves analyzing and interpreting data drawn from health sciences in order to better understand public health concerns such as chronic disease, cancer, and AIDS, as well as critical concepts such as human development and the relationship between genetics and the environment. Biostatistics also plays a key role in many scientific fields, including:  biology clinical medicine.. READ MORE »

An Intro to Post-marketing Surveillance for Clinical Research Program Students

If you are interested in becoming a clinical research professional, your role in the safety and marketing of pharmaceuticals or other product life cycles will be major. Whether you work in pharmacovigilance, with natural health products, cosmetics, or other related industries, understanding the phases of a product’s life cycle is key. As defined by Health Canada, the life cycle of a product includes several stages: Pre-clinical studies Clinical trials Submission of product information to regulatory agency Regulatory agency decision on whether to authorize sale of the product Public access to product Post-market surveillance, inspection, and investigation To learn more about.. READ MORE »

A Primer on Safety Signal Interpretation for Clinical Research Careers

If you would like to combine your interest in science and health,then a career in clinical research may be the right choice. When you study clinical research, you have the chance to learn about topics such as pharmacovigilance practices.These generally refer to how pharmaceutical products are developed, tested, and monitored to ensure they are safe and consistent. One of the key components of pharmacovigilance practices for clinical research,as well as aftermarket surveillance, is safety signal interpretation. Keep reading to learn more about this process and how it factors into clinical research. What Are Safety Signals? As you take courses to.. READ MORE »

An Intro to Extraction Methods for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Cannabis plants contain over 100 cannabinoids and terpenoids, including the most commonly known and extracted compounds: CBD and THC. Some extractions are “whole-plant,” meaning that no single chemical or compound is concentrated in the extraction process. However, most methods of extraction are designed to target specific components of the cannabis plant. Extractions from cannabis plants are used in all sorts of products, including oils and edibles, which offer an alternative to smoking the plant and, in some cases, offer different effects. Keep reading for an introduction to this important process! Learn the Extraction Factors to Consider in a Cannabis Course.. READ MORE »

In Quality Control Courses? Learn the Role of Dissolution in the Development of Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical scientists started to recognize the importance of dissolution testing in the 1950s. During that decade, theories about the absorption of drugs like aspirin into the bloodstream were starting to be more widely understood. However, studies involving dissolution began as early as 1897 with Noyes and Whitney.   Today, dissolution testing plays an integral role in the development and approval of pharmaceutical products, especially generic oral dosage form drugs. It is an indispensable analytical test for drug regulations, quality control, and quality assurance.   Keep reading to learn more about how these tests work throughout the life cycle of pharmaceuticals… READ MORE »

Common Job Interview Questions for Students in CCRP Training

A career as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) will be both demanding and rewarding, and come with a variety of different kinds of opportunities. When you begin your job search, it will be important to keep in mind two essential questions: What kind of job are you best suited to? What kind of organization is best suited to you? If you have a clear idea of what you want to do, then it will be easier to make sure you are making the most out of your applications. When you are called in for an interview, your targeted approach.. READ MORE »

Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics and What They Mean for Students in Clinical Research Training

Over the past decade Canada has made significant investments into clinical trial health research through educational institutions, research centres, and hospitals. These investments are intended to maintain Canada’s status as a top site for global pharmaceutical companies to do clinical trial research. It is therefore important for anyone interested in clinical research to understand the roles of different branches of statistics in this area of study. From research and development to post-marketing monitoring of pharmaceuticals, clinical research relies on statistics. To test hypotheses, answer questions, and adhere to regulations, a study or trial must be designed to gather the appropriate.. READ MORE »

What Grads with a Clinical Research Diploma Should Know About Drug Lifecycles

The product development lifecycle of drugs is longer than many people think. New therapeutic products, which are drugs or biologics, undergo a complex process that takes approximately 10 to 12 years from start to finish. When you work in clinical research, you will play a role in the industry that brings new drugs and medical devices to market. There are many stages to this process, all of which are important. Without clinical research, this process wouldn’t be complete. Read on to learn more about what’s involved in a drug lifecycle, with a focus on why clinical research is an integral.. READ MORE »

In Clinical Research Training? Here’s How a Heart Medication Could Help Treat Cancer

As cancer treatment research works towards drugs that have anti-aging properties, this may help treat or prevent the spread of growths. Since poorly aging cells can enable the development of the disease, this could act as an effective treatment. The process of aging in cells is called senescence. Senescence is normal and is the body’s way of getting rid of older, damaged matter. However, when the process is not taking place normally, it is thought that this can allow tumors to grow. Drugs that eliminate poorly aging cells are called senolytics. Read on for how scientists have discovered a pre-existing.. READ MORE »

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