Clinical Research Level 1 Programme (September 2022 intake)

Programme Duration: 02 September 2022 to 18 November 2022

Venue: Zoom (Online)

Organiser: SCRI Academy

CRC Level 1 Programme (September 2022) - Equipping Junior Clinical Research Coordinators with Essential Skills for their Career Ahead

On 2 September 2022, SCRI was pumped with excitement to welcome 38 participants to the second run of the CRC Level 1 Programme this year. The course received an overwhelming response in registrations and the class size was increased from the usual 30 to 38.

As the national learning and development platform for CRCs, the increase in sign-ups from across the public healthcare institutions is welcome, as SCRI is committed to develop a well-trained talent pool of CRCs who are the bedrock of the clinical research ecosystem in Singapore. The course attendees, many with less than a year’s experience, journeyed through the 12-week comprehensive programme to learn the basics of coordinating clinical trials, from protocol feasibility to study start-up, ethics and regulation, recruitment and study closure. The CRCs were equipped with fundamental knowledge of the daily operations and duties in coordinating clinical trials through class demonstrations, role-playing sessions and case scenarios.

Participants shared their answers with one another as Ms Valerie Wee, Senior Executive from the Group Education and Research department, NHG conducted the lesson and shared case scenarios on how to effectively receive informed consent from trial participants. The session was valuable as the CRCs shared their experience and practices from their respective institutions

Ms Tan Siew Hoon, Trainer from SCRI Academy, conducting an interactive group activity that provide CRCs opportunities to share knowledge and insights from their experiences together.

Feedback from our participants:

“It provides [very informative] trials regulations and what to do for each kind of situation.” said one participant

“I am more well equipped and better prepared as a CRC to perform my job and handle challenges better” said another participant

Congratulations to the CRCs who completed the virtual programme. We wish you a fulfilling career ahead with meaningful encounters with patients and researchers as you support Singapore’s clinical research community.

SCRI would especially like to thank our collaborators – Nanyang Polytechnic, National Healthcare Group, Health Sciences Authority, Q2 Solutions and Ms Michellore Aguilar from SingHealth Investigational Medicine Unit for their enduring support throughout the programme.

From 2023, the CRC training will be reverting to in-person classes. Click here to find out more about the CRC Level 1 Programme!

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